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'Just sit down, relax and in a few hours you will arrive in paradise', the captain said when we entered the plane that was going to take us to Maui. From San Francisco it is a 5,5 hours’ flight before you are able to set foot on one of the islands of Hawaii, which is the most secluded place on earth. We picked Maui to celebrate our one-year anniversary,...

After living in Amsterdam for 5 years, I found myself being a tourist in this city after all. Because these days I call San Francisco home so that means that when we visited Amsterdam for Christmas, we had to find ourselves a place to stay. We are the kind of couple who love the charm of fun boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts as we find it a personal,...

We were truly lucky to spend two days in Lake Tahoe, a beautiful place at the border of California and Nevada. In summer you can go on the greatest outdoors activities like biking, hiking and sailing, but also in winter it is a great place to be as it turns into a true Winter Wonderland. There are several areas where you can ski while you are overlooking the sapphire-blue waters...

There are a few typical Dutch things I miss now that I live the expat life in San Francisco. So when we were back in Amsterdam for Christmas I made sure I feed those cravings. Like eating 'bitterballen' (kind of fried meatballs) and 'ontbijtkoek' (kind of honey cake) as well as visiting my favourite places. Like the Museum of Bags and Pursus (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje). As I am a big baglover,...

I needed a change of my look! A make over; something different after being a blonde for 29 years. That is why I had been thinking about brown hair for a long time. But I never had the guts to do it nor the trust in a hair dresser to actually colour my hair. I find my hair very important, as it shows who you are and defines your every day appearance....

Let's face it: brunch is the only reason to get out of bed in the weekend! It feels like a party as brunch is having breakfast at lunch time! And if you do it right, there is booze involved as well;)! I'm very lucky to live in a city where they know to do brunch at best! That is why I wanted to publish the ultimate guide for the best...

Wow!! The Flintcreek restaurant itself is worth a trip to Seattle. Whether you go here for brunch, happy hour or dinner, you won't regret it. Flintcreek Cattle Co. is a wonderful restaurant with a welcoming bar in a warm and fun atmosphere. They take their mission, serving premium meats sourced from well managed small scale ranches, very seriously. Flintcreek was inspired by the free range cattlemen on the golden hills...

Carmel is known for its beaches, food and art galleries. But Carmel (and the adjacent town Monterey) is also home to many vine yards, wineries and tasting rooms. That is why we went wine tasting in Carmel when we enjoyed a lovely getaway last weekend! Ag Venture Tours & Consulting is the best and oldest guided tour company in the area and is Central California's leader in educational tours since...

Lovers, adventure seekers, wine addicts and shopaholics! I found you the perfect place to visit in California. As well as the perfect hotel, which is always playing a big part of turning your weekend-getaway into a success! So if you love tasting wine, beautiful beaches, art, restaurants and shopping, you have to visit Carmel. Carmel is a wonderfully romantic town on the west coast of California. It is only 2 hours...

One of the first places that caught my eye when I did my Instagram research for places to visit in Seattle, was Saint Helens Cafe (click here to visit their website). With its lovely interior and delicious food that is so well presented, it was very hard to miss. Saint Helens is an American style brasserie located along the Burke Gilman trail in the upcoming Laurelhurst neighbourhood of Seattle. When...

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