Beat the tourists: an alternative guide to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is pretty hot stuff right now. Amsterdam in particular. It seems everyone
wants to visit the wonky houses, winding streets and picturesque canals. But there is a
whole lot more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam. After living in the Netherlands – but
not in Amsterdam – for almost a year I have spent my weekends exploring other Dutch
destinations. For those looking to beat the tourists, here are my three top Amsterdam
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Busy in Bratislava

photo 3 (1)I am going to start this post by saying that driving to Bratislava was such a treat. We drove towards Bratislava from the direction of Vienna (which is only a very short drive away) and we passed so many wind turbines – more than I had ever seen before – which made for a pretty impressive landscape. View Post

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Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves, Austria

photo (39)Despite my love of travelling and exploring new places, I have to admit caves are not really my thing, I would always much rather be out in the open than underground. Lucky for me, my most common travel partner – my boyfriend – absolutely loves caves, and when we were in Austria on our recent road trip around Europe, he was desperate to visit the famous Eisriesenwelt ice caves and because I suffer terribly from the fear of missing out, I went too… View Post

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Where to go on a European road trip

photo (12)As I write this I am getting incredibly excited because I am just about to embark on a two week road trip around Europe. I am going with my boyfriend and it took us quite a few drafts to get our route nailed because one, there is just so much to see in Europe and two, Europe itself is so easy to travel it gets very tempting to keep adding more and more destinations to the route. We both had places that we knew we wanted to see, for me it was Austria and Italy, for him Slovenia and Slovakia, and we were both keen to visit Croatia, so it was just a matter of putting them all together. View Post

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