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30+ Best European Destinations in Summer
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I don’t know who Jenny Han really is. But it doesn’t matter. I like this quote and I totally agree with what she says about the months between June and August. Or perhaps, I am biased since I was born … Read More

Visiting Xi’an: A Journey through Chinese History
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As our bullet train approached the outskirts of Xi’an, we sped past hundreds of modern high-rise buildings still under construction. Lined up like gigantic dominos, identical in height and design, these skyscrapers reminded us of towering Tetris tiles.   At … Read More

Exploring London’s East End
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  It was raining cats and dogs outside when I told Kerstin that we should spend our Twixmas in London. She was standing behind me, so I couldn’t see her eyes. But I was almost sure that she was rolling … Read More

Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona
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  Arizona, especially Phoenix, Antelope Canyon and Sedona, has been on our bucket list for many years. So when my nephew asked me to attend his graduation ceremony in Phoenix last May, I immediately booked a last minute flight even if … Read More

Best European Destinations during Twixmas
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Have you ever heard of Twixmas ? That’s the period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, or to be exact from December 26 to December 31st. While some return to work after Chrismas Day, many of us – especially here in … Read More

Turpan and the Bezeklik Caves
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  Legend has it that it never rains in Turpan in summertime. And yet, the courtyard of hotel the Silk Road Lodges was sodden when we left our oriental-style room.   Oh yes! Finally, a few drops to cool down … Read More

Unforgettable Experiences in Bolivia
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  Not so long ago, as we were putting together our itinerary for Peru, I received an email from Kerstin’s great aunt. The lady is in her 70s, but keeps roaming the world despite the many illnesses she has. And … Read More

Traveling along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan
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In Yunnan, girls wear flowers in all four seasons. And toes are exposed all year round.   These are two of the famous Eighteen Oddities of Yunnan Province. Located in southwestern China at an average altitude of 1,900 meters above … Read More

Trekking the Ancient Silk Road in China
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A trip always starts with a dream. A perfume, a promise and a thirst to discover different cultures and customs. The ancient Silk Road has always intrigued us. A trade route that connected Europe and China via Central Asia, and … Read More

Summer in Asia: where to go according to travelers
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  When we think of summer, we dream of warm temperatures and long sunny days. But traveling to Asia during the summer months can be tricky : most Asian destinations are hot, sticky and humid. You might also experience lots of … Read More

Peace and Quiet at Orval Abbey, Belgium
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It’s very typical in Belgium: the road splits in two and there’s no sign where each path leads to. Kerstin slowed down her car. Which way? she asked. The one on the left would take us back to where we … Read More

Exploring St. Augustine, Florida
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  Remember to drink a cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice at the welcome center when you drive into Florida! My big sis insisted as if it were the best fresh orange juice ever. After all, she lived in Florida in the … Read More

20 Best Places to Visit in Greece
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  We were sitting in a vegan restaurant in Cusco, chatting with a lovely Greek couple whom we met on Taquile island the previous week. So what is your favorite country? they asked. It took me less than a second to … Read More

Spring in Europe: 30 destinations to escape the crowds
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  Spring, especially April, May and early June, is our favourite time to explore Europe. It’s finally warm enough to not shiver while travelling around Northern Europe. And it’s still not too hot to go hiking in Southern Europe. However, with … Read More

Lesbian Travelers: Roxanne & Maartje from Once Upon A Journey
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There is “love at first sight”, and there is “friendship turning into relationship”. When we found Roxanne and Maartje on Instagram, and saw the way they look at each other in their colourful travel photos, we were eager to know … Read More

Exploring Peru: Our 18 Greatest Experiences
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A prophet once said “Don’t tell me what a man says, don’t tell me what a man knows. Tell me where he’s traveled” I wonder about that, do we get smarter, more enlightenment as we travel? Does travel bring wisdom? … Read More

An Underground Boat Tour in the Remouchamps Caves, Belgium
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When I was a kid, crawling through caves was one of my obsessions. Now as an adult, I keep hunting down caves. May it be for writing inspiration, out of scientific curiosity, or to satisfy my need of adventure.   … Read More

20 Things to do in Dublin other than drinking
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  With over 700 pubs, you can’t possible visit Dublin and NOT drink a whiskey or a Guinness beer or an Irish coffee… or all of them! This is what everyone said when I told them that I’ll have to … Read More

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10 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in China
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  When I was a kid, I loved Chinese landscape paintings. I could spend hours examining the few reproductions that my parents had at home. One day I was told that they depicted the Karst Mountains of Guilin. Ever since … Read More

Best European Destinations in February
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    If you’re in Europe in February, what will you do? Will you spend a romantic weekend with your lover on Valentine’s Day? Celebrate Carnival or Candlemas? Or will you rather go skiing? Or travel to a more clement location? … Read More

Lesbian Travelers: Ali & Jenni
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Ali and Jenni are a lesbian couple who met and fell in love in Boston. A city we’ve wanted to visit for quite some time now, but still haven’t made it to New England. Today, we’d like to share not … Read More

Palma de Mallorca: from Breasts to Buildings…
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  We have never seen as many breasts as in Mallorca. Firm breasts, soft breasts, large hanging breasts, crispy brown breasts… seriously: l’embarras du choix!   Commonly called Ballermann in German, Mallorca is known to be a mecca of hedonism and … Read More

Best European Destinations in January
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    Do you feel a little bit blue in January? We both did for many years. With the holiday season over, the impossible new year’s resolutions, the long winter nights and cold temperatures here in Europe, we often ended … Read More

Rediscovering Metz: a lesser-known city in France
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  Metz! Ici, Metz! The snappish female voice repeated it twice. Insisting on the triple s at the end of the word. We looked at each other and bursted into laughter, imitating the SNCF voice by adding a few other … Read More

7 Reasons to Visit Strasbourg during Christmas Time
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  Imagine strolling around snow-covered wooden chalets scattered all over the city. While sipping on a cup of mulled wine and watching quaint half-timbered houses lit up with thousands of festive winter lights. The scent of choucroute here, the savour … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 3
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  November is one of our favourite moments to explore Europe. Those who also live in – or have visited Europe during summer or winter holidays probably know how expensive and crowded European destinations can be.   November however is … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 2
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November can be a great month to explore Europe.   There’s no doubt that the days are shorter, and the weather chillier. But in November prices are also lower than in any other month of the year, and tourists are either … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 1
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In November, the days turn shorter and the leaves turn amber. Summer is long gone and winter holidays are still far away. In November, we sit amidst falling leaves, listening to the breath of autumn combing through our hair. In … Read More

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