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…

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…