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Must Have Travel Photography Essentials For Best Vacation Photos

Packing for a beautiful destination? Here’s my complete list of travel photography essentials that new photographers just can’t miss! Photography is an expensive hobby and often you’ll have to make a lot of difficult decisions between equipment. I’ve been shooting portraits and travel photos since 2013 so believe me when I say, I’ve had my share of mishaps and have learned since how to make sure that your photos are never compromised. With that said, let’s dig in! *This post may contain affiliate links. By purchasing through these links, I get a small commission at no additional cost to you.…

16 Instagrammable Amsterdam Spots To Fuel Your Travel Photo Addiction

Wondering where the most Instagrammable Amsterdam photo spots are? In this guide I’m walking you though the best sights that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression! Here are 16 places in Amsterdam that will satisfy your shutterbug craze: 1. The Gingerbread Houses on Damrak It’s funny how easy it is to take a picture the most iconic view of Amsterdam. For the one Instagrammable Amsterdam photo that will make all your friends drool and add this city to their bucket list, head out of the Central Station to the boat parking on the Damrak. You will find these iconic…

Experience Elfia: A Guide to Europe’s Most Enchanting Fantasy Fair

*This post may contain affiliate links. By purchasing through these links, I get a small commission at no additional cost to you. Love Lord of The Rings, exploring medieval castles and geeking out at costume parties? Then Elfia Fantasy Fair is a must-do bucket list item! Did you know that Netherlands’ Elfia Fantasy Fair is the biggest fantasy festival in Europe? Elfia gets over 20,000 visitors that come to show off their costumes, hang out with like-minded friends and make memories. I just visited Elfia this spring and have compiled a thorough guide to this magical event! The programme is…

From Amsterdam To Efteling Theme Park Guide

Today I’m going to take you on an adventure to my favorite day trip from Amsterdam to Efteling Theme Park! Efteling is a state of the art themed attraction park in the heart of the Netherlands. Just to give you an idea of how much I love it, since my first visit I’ve been back no less than 6 times. Might be more. I kind of lost count. The point is, it’s an amazing place to be for kids and adults alike. If you like Disneyland Paris and are planning to visit Amsterdam, you should definitely put it on your…

30 Amsterdam Bookstores That Will Make You Forget Time

Welcome to Amsterdam, reader! Searching for the best Amsterdam bookstores? I knew it! If you’re anything like me, you can’t deny yourself the pleasure of seeking out bookstores, comparing the books on the featured shelves and stocking your suitcase with magazines and books by the end of any trip. I knew I liked you for a reason! 😉 So today, I’m dishing out the best Amsterdam bookstores that you just have to put on your Amsterdam itinerary. This round-up includes 30 Amsterdam bookstores that stock English books, from big to small. I personally checked most of the bookstores on this list…

Things To Do In Maastricht In 24 Hours

Hi guys! I’m super happy to share with you this article introducing Maastricht, a wonderful city in the South of The Netherlands. Please feel free to use the contents to quickly jump through the article and enjoy the read! Contents: Why Maastricht Where To Stay In Maastricht Cross the Sint Servaasbrug Discover Helpoort: A 13th Century Gatehouse Visit Maastricht’s Historical (And Working!) Watermill Dine in the cafes on Vrijthof Visit The Bookstore Inside A Church Shop in the Old Center Soak in the Markt square See the Gothic Sint Janskerk Eat mussels at Café De Bobbel How To Get To…

The Dutch Globe House & The Phantom Atlas Book Review

This post is part of the “My Literary Atlas” project focused on inspiring readers and travelers to explore their surroundings. The project photos are made in carefully selected locations inspired by a certain book; the outfit is also meant to complete the scene. Explore the world and discover new books with “My Literary Atlas” here. Today I’m showing you a weird but cool location, a house filled with plants and globes to the brim. The place made me think of exploring the world, so naturally, when I first heard about The Phantom Atlas, a book exploring the wonders of the…

3 Day Amsterdam Itinerary For First Time Visitors

Welcome to my 3 Day Amsterdam Itinerary created especially for first time visitors! Amsterdam offers so much to see and experience that it might be a little overwhelming to find the best spots, experiences that you cannot miss, and figure out where’s what. This guide combines the most popular spots as well as unique experiences that will set you apart from the crowd. Just perfect for your first visit! Getting from the Airport to the City Center Make your way from Schiphol to the Central Station by catching a ride with the train or the bus. Any special offers for transport in…

The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Dutch Flower Fields

Visiting the famous Dutch flower fields is one of the best ideas for your travel bucket list. Whether you are looking for a unique experience, a bit of nature, or are into photography, you will be impressed. The beauty of the flower fields is unparalleled. And if you are into photography, you’ll walk away with the best pictures ever with very little expense. As long as the season is right, all you have to do is hop on a train ride and find yourself exploring the tulip fields. The Netherlands is known to be one of the biggest flower suppliers so flowers…

5 Unique Amsterdam Shops You Can’t Miss

Ah, Amsterdam. You stole our hearts away with your cobble-stoned streets, boat-filled canals and crooked houses. You are a city of contradictions and so your best shops sometimes are hidden in plain sight. While many tourists end up exploring the Kalverstraat (Amsterdam’s shopping street filled with many world-known chain stores), you absolutely can’t miss the most memorable and unique Amsterdam shops that are scattered across town. So in this 3-part blog series, I will be sharing the most interesting shops with you! Subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next list of cool places! Add these unique Amsterdam shops to…