Travel advice

It’s my mission to inspire you to travel and help you plan your trips. Here you can find all the practical posts I’ve written about my travels:

Vancouver: A 2 Day Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

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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Things To Do In Drumheller: A Day Trip Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

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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40 Things To See And Do On Vancouver Island

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 Perfect Taiwan Itinerary: A One Month Travel Guide

Did you know Taiwan has the largest number and density of high mountains in the world? I for sure did not! And this wasn’t the only thing about Taiwan that surprised me. I had no idea this little island used to be called ‘Ilha Formosa’, meaning ‘beautiful island’ in Portuguese. A fitting name though, Taiwan is beautiful indeed and really green! Even…

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Hualien And Taroko Gorge: 3 Day Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

The East coast was my favorite part of Taiwan and I have only seen a small section! There are steep cliffs, a stunning blue ocean, marble mountains and green jungle. It’s also much less populated than the rest of Taiwan, only 4% of the Taiwanese live on the East Coast. We spent 3 days (plus 1 travel day) in Hualien and…

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Where To Stay In Taiwan On A Budget: 10 Accommodations Under €40

I have to admit I was a little worried about finding affordable accommodation in Taiwan. It’s easy to find great budget accommodation when you are traveling around Southeast Asia, but in many other parts of the world accommodation makes up the biggest chunk of your daily travel budget. But after doing the calculations for my Taiwan travel budget post, I was surprised to…

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Things to do in Winnipeg: The Perfect 3 Day Itinerary And City Guide

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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The Ultimate Packing List For A Long Term Trip Around The World

After living out of a backpack for almost 2 years (in total) I felt it was about time I wrote a detailed post about how to pack for long-term travel. Before going on my five month trip to New Zealand and Southeast Asia in 2015, I spent a lot of time planning what to take with me and what to leave…

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Taiwan: A Budget Breakdown

Taiwan isn’t part of the typical backpacker trail around Southeast Asia and I don’t know why… I really feel this small island deserves much more attention, Taiwan has so much to offer! Perhaps it’s because travelers feel it will be too expensive and I admit I also wasn’t sure what to expect from the cost of travel in Taiwan. However, after spending a…

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Things To Do In Kenting National Park, Taiwan: A Complete Travel Guide

After 3 days in Kaohsiung we made our way to beautiful green Kenting National Park, one of the highlights of our 1 month trip around Taiwan. Kenting National Park is one of the 9 National Parks in Taiwan and we spent 3 days exploring the area on a scooter. In this post you can find: A map and list of…

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