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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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Golden Thrills in Huacachina, Peru
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“You want to hear the story about Huacachina?” I wasn’t sure what to expect from this lady who approached me, saying that she’s a direct descendant of the Incas. Since it’s important to be open-minded, I nodded. “Sure!” I smiled … Read More

In Bergamo, when it drizzles…
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According to the weather app, it’s sunny here in Bergamo, I said. Outside, the rain was pouring down on a bunch of black umbrellas moving forward on the Via Bartolomeo Colleoni.   Kerstin opened the window and gazed out as if … Read More

The Salar de Uyuni: Where Heaven Meets Earth
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  White. An endless ivory carpet stretching for miles and miles up to the horizon. ¿Puede bajar la ventana por favor? Richard nods and opens the badly tinted window on my right side. I put my face out to breathe in the … Read More

Lesbian Travelers: Steph & Kaitlin from Lez See the World
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Canada is one of the gay-friendliest country in the world. So when we connected with Steph and Kaitlin, a married lesbian couple of travelers from Canada, we decided to interview them. Being full time travelers since 2016, here are their … Read More

Prickles and pigments… in Nazca, Peru
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We were driving past a cactus field in Nazca when our guide suddenly pulled over the vehicle. Come, I want to show you something, he said. The other couple in the car seemed to hesitate for a moment, but the … Read More

Lesbian Travelers: Jennifer and Laura from The Rainbow Route
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Jennifer is a lesbian from Vancouver, exploring the world and blogging about her travel adventures around the globe with her wife Laura, as well as LGBTQ and gluten-free travels on her blog “The Rainbow Route“. We’re delighted to share Jennifer’s … Read More

Luxembourg: our country from the perspectives of travelers
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Oh you girls are from Luxembourg! Rich kids living in a financial paradise, huh?! For a moment, we thought that the lady was going to charge us double for our night in Brancion, just because we’re from Luxembourg!   To … Read More

Lesser-Known Towns in Europe for Weekend Getaways
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Why don’t you like to visit the major European cities? My sister seemed confused when I told her that we prefer to spend our weekends in smaller and lesser-known towns in Europe. It’s not that we don’t like metropolises. Rome, … Read More

LGBTQ Pride Parades
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The other day, someone asked us what the LGBTQ Pride Parade really means to us. Is it just an exuberant festival or a political march? And are Pride Parades still important to us, now that we’re legally married?   Before … Read More

Travel (mis)adventures in London
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This morning I received a travel newsletter about the ten best capitals in Europe. London is one of them. The article features some breathtaking pictures of London, which made me decide to spend our next city trip in the British … Read More

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