guide to franz josef and fox glacier

A Quick Guide to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

Posted on March 30, 2017

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

How to Organize and Back Up Your Travel Photos

Posted on February 21, 2017

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

Why you should put the Alsace area on your Bucket List

Posted on February 4, 2017

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

My New Zealand Top 5 bucket list

Posted on January 26, 2017

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

How To See Komodo Dragons without an expensive tour

Posted on December 7, 2016

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

My First Travel Video

Posted on December 6, 2016

Wow guys, it took me a while to make my first travel video. To say that this was a steep learning curve is an understatement. After collecting all my Australia footage, I realized all has been shot on my iPhone,… Continue Reading

travelers gift guide under 50 euro

Traveler’s Gift Guide Under 50 Euro

Posted on November 28, 2016

Our family has a secret santa tradition which I love. It makes life so much easier to only have to buy gifts for one person. Now faith usually has it that you draw the one person from the family that you have no idea for. As I was brainstorming the present I wanted to get for my beloved family member, I also all of a sudden had to think about what I would like. You see, if you have a traveler in the family, thinking of a good present can be hard. You want to make sure that your traveling friend or family member can actually use or take their present, right?! Therefore I created a short and cheap traveler’s gift guide under 50 euro! Actually most of these gift ideas are even under 30 euros, how easy is that. Here we go: Continue Reading