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De Adriaan Windmill, Haarlem, Amsterdam

When Amsterdam overwhelms me, I travel about 15 minutes west to Haarlem. A gentler, more laid-back atmosphere takes over and I feel myself relax. I love wandering around the streets and along the banks of the Spaarne river that runs through Haarlem. One of my favourite spots to spend time is the De Adriaan windmill….

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rice fields in Bali

2019 Travel Plans – where I am going & where I would like to go

2019 has only just started, and already my plans for the year are beginning to come together. I am going to try to be more spontaneous and not book too far in advance this year so that I can take advantage of any last minute opportunities that come along. Although I really enjoy housesitting, I…

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Seven Mile Beach Cayman Islands 2018

Review of 2018 – not quite what I planned!

As we start into the new year of 2019, it is a chance to review the year past and wow, what a year 2018 was!  Not all the plans I made at the beginning of the year came to fruition. Trips were cancelled, changed at the last minute, it turned out quite different to how to…

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The Best Travel Gifts

The Best Travel Gifts for the Traveller in Your Life 2018

It is that time of the year again when we start looking for presents for our loved ones. To save you some time, and maybe some money, I’ve created this list of gift ideas for the traveller or would-be travellers, ideal for Christmas, birthdays or just general gifts. *This post contains affiliate links. For more…

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Traverse18 Blogging Conference in Rotterdam

The Traverse Events team have just released the details of Traverse19 which will take place in Trentino in Italy next June. This year’s Traverse18 in Rotterdam was my first ever blogging event and I wasn’t really sure what I was letting myself in for. So if you are thinking about going to Traverse19 and want…

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The Bloggers Retreat

Bloggers’ Retreat with The Travel Hack and the Twins That Travel

As I drove down to Somerset earlier this year, I mentally went through the list of bloggers that I would be joining on the first-ever Bloggers’ Retreat. Bloggers I followed, I looked up to and wanted to emulate would be there, learning with me. And here was me, in my first six months of blogging,…

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