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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,...

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,...

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...

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...

So when my husband asked me whether I wanted to go to Seattle, the answer was simple. This city had been on top of my bucket list for a long time, so I was very excited to finally go there. And when I asked my best friend 'Google' to find me a 'romantic boutique hotel', Hotel Ändra in Seattle popped up. This hotel has the best location, had the best reviews...

I secretly have a great weakness for cocktails. And the west-coast is facilitating this love very well! Now with the holidays coming up, I wanted to make sure that I can make an impression on my guests. I was therefore super excited to go to popular Hot Stove Society (click here) last Friday, which is located in the beautiful Hotel Andra in Downtown Seattle. It is a year-round cooking...

For authentic cocktails, mouthwatering food and a great portion of romance, you should visit The Carlile Room in Seattle. As my husband and I are real foodies, we got the recommendation from several people to visit a Tom Douglas Restaurant, who is an icon in Seattle. He has 30 restaurants in total and a cooking school. As we love vibrant places with good food and a warm atmosphere, we picked this restaurant,...

What would you do if two fabulous girls ask you to come to Las Vegas to party like there is no tomorrow? You say yes, right?! So that is what I did last weekend..! It all started when my twin sister and her friend were visiting us here in San Francisco two weeks ago. From here, they were going to do this amazing road trip through California and planned a big...

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