North America

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in North America! So far I’ve traveled to:

After spending 2 and a half months driving around Canada, I can confidently say it’s one of the best road trip countries in the world! We started our trip in Vancouver, bought a car and explored Vancouver Island before arriving at start of the much anticipated Highway 99, aka the Sea to Sky highway, from Vancouver to Whistler. And despite…

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Believe me when I say I was a little scared about buying a car for our Canada and U.S.A. road trip. We had never owned a car before, not even back home in the Netherlands. After all, why waste money on a car in a tiny country where you can reach everything by public transport. That meant however, we had…

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Vancouver was our first stop in Canada and I’ll be honest: it wasn’t love at first sight. When we arrived it was cold and rain was pouring down from a dark-grey sky. We couldn’t even see the mountains north of this famous city on the west coast of British Columbia… Sloshing through the streets in our rain soaked clothes wasn’t that…

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Have you heard of Drumheller? To be honest, I had not before visiting this spectacular area in Alberta. The Canadian Rockies tend to get all the attention (granted, they are magnificient), but I really like Drumheller as well. We had never seen Badlands before and Drumheller is Badlands XXL. The rock formations are absolutely amazing, plus, it’s nowhere near as busy…

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Vancouver Island was the first place in Canada we explored after buying our GMC Safari van. We had spent an entire week in Vancouver decking out our little house on wheels and were craving the outdoors and to be away from the city. Enter Vancouver Island: an island about 500 km long and 100 km wide and the perfect introduction…

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The surprise of our Canada road trip was Winnipeg. Yes, Winnipeg, you read correct! I’ll admit I did not know much about Winnipeg before visiting. Sure, I knew it was the capital of Manitoba, but that was about it. But you know what… Winnipeg is supercool and there are so many things to see and do! During the weekend of…

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Looking back on 2016 I am filled with gratitude. I had a fantastic year, with so many amazing experiences. When I started counting how many days I had been abroad in 2016 I was a little shocked… My total of travel days for 2016 comes to a whopping 87! 87 travel days! I know it’s not nearly as much as in 2015, but…

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Santiago de Cuba is the second city of Cuba and said to be the most colorful, hot and musical city of the island. It’s a city with an interesting history and an important part in the Cuban revolution. Santiago de Cuba was the place where Fidel Castro attacked Cuartel Moncada and where the resistance against the Cuban government first took…

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I wrote this post the day I got back from Cuba, over 2 months ago. But I didn’t have the guts to publish it… However, after having read this honest and inspirational post from Liz of Young Adventuress  I decided I did not want my own self-doubt holding me back from publishing this post. I don’t want to listen to…

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One of the things that surprised me about Cuba is how varied the country is! On the jeep safari to the village of Biran and the Salto del Guayabo waterfall I came across rice fields, pine forest, tropical jungle and farmland. I drove over roads that were in perfect condition and roads that could barely be called road and I had…

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