My Worst Travel Moments of 2017

Another year, another set of bad travel experiences. Those are bound to happen when you decide to travel as extensively as I do, but thankfully, there are always more good experiences than bad, which you can read about here. But, because I don’t want to give a wrong impression of the life as a traveller, I choose to write about the bad experiences as well,…

My Best Travel Moments of 2017

2018 is already here and that means that it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months of 2017! In the year of 2017, I’ve visited 14 countries and every one has given me many memorable experiences. Some of those moments have stuck in my head (and heart) more than others. As for my favourite new places in 2017, I wrote about that in an…

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2017

2017 has been another great travel year for me, although I haven’t visited nearly as many countries as last year. I’ve been studying full-time and working part-time, but I’ve still had time to visit 14 countries, 7 of them new ones, on over 16 different trips. I love to take pictures and I take waaaay too many on every trip, so finding my favourites has…

17 Favourite New Destinations of 2017

Another beautiful travel year is over, and it’s time to look back at some of the most amazing new places that I saw this year. In 2017, I visited 14 countries of which 7 were new ones. I spent 18 days in Iran, explored some more of Europe, visited the Faroe Islands twice, saw a total solar eclipse on a Route 66 tour in the…

My Travel Year of 2017

Today is the last day of 2017, and that means that it’s time to reflect on the year that has gone by. 2017 has been a brilliant travel year for me, despite studying full-time and also working two part time jobs. I’ve done everything that I had planned to do and more – although I can never get enough of travel! In 2017, I visited 14 countries,…

The Route 66 Eclipse Journey: A Two-Week Round-Up

On August 9th, Amanda and I set out on a journey of a lifetime through 9 spectacular states in the United States of America. We were going for the Great American Eclipse, but we had also planned an epic journey along the historical Route 66 plus many detours before and after the eclipse! We travelled over 4.500 km, explored 9 states, saw countless natural wonders,…

Driving Historical Route 66: St Louis to Chicago

The last leg of our journey on Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago, was supposed to be driven on August 21st after the total solar eclipse, but things didn’t go quite as we had planned. Getting out of the park, where we watched the eclipse, was easy enough, but getting from Carbondale to St Louis, where the last leg of Route 66 would begin,…

Total Solar Eclipse ’17: Makanda, Illinois, USA

On August 21st, we witnessed one of the most unique natural phenomenons in the world, a total solar eclipse, this one known as the Great American Eclipse. Our great two-week journey through 8 states in the USA culminated in this spectacular event. This USA eclipse is my third total solar eclipse. I watched my first one on the Faroe Islands in 2015 and my second…

The Amish Experience in Southern Illinois

On August 20th, a long-time dream of mine came true. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the Amish and their unusual lifestyle, which is about as far from modern society as one can go in a western country. The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christians, who originate from the Swiss Anabaptists. They are known for simple living, including…

Driving Historical Route 66: Oklahoma City through Kansas to St Louis

On the morning of August 18th, we woke up early to eat a last meal with Alex and Kevin before heading back on Route 66 again. It was sad to say goodbye to them, and we didn’t really want to leave, but all good things have to come to an end, and we really needed to be in southern Illinois in good time for the…