When it comes to traveling, seeing wildlife will always be one of the biggest highlights for me. In New Zealand, the native wildlife consists mostly out of birds so if you want to get a bigger wildlife fix, your best bet is to head to the ocean. The cold waters that surround New Zealand are known for its abundance of marine life, amongst others Fur seals, Sperm whales, Blue whales, Killer whales and tons of dolphins. Almost every bay even has its own variety of dolphins that look and behave completely different. In search of seeing some beautiful animals, I headed to the wildlife heaven called Kaikoura on the South Island of New Zealand. Continue Reading
Hey guys, while I have been settling into Australian life yet again, the blog has been a bit quiet. But not anymore! Most of you might not realize but in order to write on a regular basis, one need a routine and some regularity. You need to stick around in one location for a little bit and preferably not live out of a hostel. Continue Reading
Franz Josef was on the bucket list for New Zealand from the second I knew I was going to this amazing country. A land where the ocean meets the mountains and the sunsets are mind-blowing? Where do I sign up?!
The west coast of New Zealand is a unique place in the world. The views are so breathtaking that legends say people were too busy looking around that they were getting too lazy. So the gods introduced sandflies. Pesky tiny flies that harass you for a good portion of the day and will make sure that you’re not lazing around on the gorgeous west coast beaches.
Don’t let them stop you from visiting the coast though as it has so much going for it. The West Coast Tourism Board was kind enough to invite us (thanks to the excellent organization skills of my friend Lieselot) to their little part of the country so we could explore it to the fullest. Here is my quick guide to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Continue Reading
One of your most valuable memories of your travels are your photos and videos.
Most of us are traveling around with both a smartphone and a camera on hand. Always snapping shots can build up to quite a few photos you want to keep safe. If you’re anything like me, you might shoot your photos and videos in RAW which means they take up A LOT of space. Adding to that, I have my phone in my hand most of the time and am continuously snapping away for Instagram, Instagram stories or Snapchat (are you following me yet?).
All of these photos and videos add up to a lot of databytes, because in the end, that’s what it’s all about. Any traveler worries about their precious memories getting lost or maybe even stolen. Therefore it is very important to keep track of where these photos are and to backup your travel photos as much as possible. I’ve heard so many horror stories about people losing all their photos after a hard drive drops on the floor, an SD-card breaks (they do break!) or your laptop crashes. While I struggled with backing up my photos in the beginning, I have now found a system that works perfectly for me. Continue Reading
Right before the madness of leaving Belgium and the holidays, I was invited to visit the Alsace area. On the schedule were several Christmas markets and way too much delicious wine. The area is well known for its crazy Christmas markets and you’ll find plenty of articles online about them everywhere. Nonetheless, I will share a bit about my journey during Christmas time any way. Because the markets are so well-known, they were also super busy. I would love to visit the area when it’s more quiet. Whether you’re coming in for the pretty houses or the wines, there are plenty of reasons why you should put the Alsace area on your bucket list! Continue Reading
So much has happened since my last post! First of all, I’m on the other side of the world. I’m actually in one of the furthest places I can make it to from Belgium, Christchurch. It took three flights to get here. Continue Reading
Flipping through a hostel’s Lonely Planet of Indonesia, my attention was drawn by human-eating dragons. These dragons can can follow their prey, sometimes as big as a buffalo, for up two weeks and would even eat their own children. What? Does this even exist? I set out to find out how to see these crazy dragons. Continue Reading