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New York.. New York.. Who doesn't love New York?! With its big and famous streets as Broadway, Wall Street and Fifth Avenue, the beautiful bridges (my favourite is the Brooklyn bridge), its beautiful buildings (hello Empire State and Flatiron) as well as its romantic Central park, its crazy Times Square, iconic Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller centre and Grand Central Terminal. But it is also the city that is famous...

Our stay at the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville was fun, convenient, funky & elegant! We always wanted to visit a University town and Charlottesville is one of the greatest in the USA. Our stay at the Graduate Charlottesville turned out to be a great surprise on our road-trip from Houston to New York! Charlottesville is one of the biggest and fun university towns to visit and it was the home of two Presidents of the...

Close your eyes and think of the most charming American residence, surrounded by trees and ridges, where music is playing everywhere and more fireplaces are crisping than you can count. Imagine a mansion where the elegance and the kindness of the innkeepers match the beauty of the mountains. At the Yellow House Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina, this is reality.  It is a neo-classical house with a large history and history...

I'm definitely a summer forever type of girl! That is why, since I live in Houston, I'm happier than ever. The summers here are hot and Fall is treating us warm, so I couldn't be more excited. That is why I still wear this cute off the shoulder dress during this time of year. Another thing that I love about Houston, is the food culture. Truly, this city...

Houston is such a fun city to live in! There are many restaurants, museums and parks. And as the weather is always nice, it is also calling for many great events outdoors! In my latest vlog (click here to see it) you saw how we enjoyed the outdoor Theatre and soon another really cool event is coming up. On the 5th of August The Heights White Linen Night (click here)...

It is not without reason that Maui is one of the most popular islands to visit in the world. It has the nickname “Valley Isle” and is the second biggest island of Hawaii. It has two volcanos, beautiful beaches and many adventure possibilities. Here you find the best mix of nature, beach (snorkelling, diving and surfing!), great food, delicious cocktails, shopping and wellness. I am still beyond excited about...

'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,...

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