TRAVEL | 12 March

Holland’s best spots | Nijmegen

I grew up in a tiny village not far from Nijmegen and I’ve pretty much visited this city on regular basis for as long as I can remember. Shopping with my mom when I was little and occupying photo boots all afternoon with friends when I was old enough to go by myself. I still have those very VERY shameful pictures somewhere, which I keep hidden (even from Leon, that says it all). Even though I did study in another city for a brief period of time, I ended up getting my masters degree at the University of Nijmegen. But these last

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TRAVEL | 6 March

My photography gear when traveling

It was about time I shared my photography gear with you guys! I get asked a lot of questions about my setup, especially when traveling. Before switching gear I owned the Canon 60D with a 50mm 1.8 lens. I was pretty happy with this camera, but the quality of the lens was lacking and I missed a few features. After some frantic searching on the internet I had my eyes set on the Canon Mark III. I was convinced this would be the one and I went to the camera store thinking I would walk out with a new camera.

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TRAVEL | 4 March

Dutch hotspots | Hoge Veluwe

Welcome to the very first official #touristinowncountry post! We already did one of Maastricht and started to photograph a few other cities, but from now on one we will highlight must-sees in the Netherlands on a regular basis. So excited! And the first one is a personal favorite of mine: the Hoge Veluwe. Just a half hour drive, but so much beauty! Sometimes it even feels like you’re in another country as the landscape can be quite different than the normal Dutch landscape. And I forgot how great it is to spend the day outside, feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your

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Discovering the unknown

Ever since I had this crazy idea in my mind of visiting another country once a month, I feel much more energized! Discovering the unknown, getting a feeling of what it is like to live somewhere else. Probably the number one reason I like to revisit hotels and search for the perfect Airbnb apartments. This was our apartment when we visited Copenhagen two years ago. That view! Aah, could easily see myself living there! But back to this year’s crazy cool! As some of you guys pointed out, I am indeed lucky to be living in Europe. Would’ve been a

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Traveling every month…

Research shows it again and again: money doesn’t buy happiness. Wealth is not proportional to happiness and even if some materialistic possessions add quality to life, it’s not a linear relationship. The biggest problem of materialistic possessions is that it becomes part of the new normal, we adapt to our new buys and the thrill of owning evaporates. In fact, some research shows that materialistic possessions can reduce happiness. The hedonistic treadmill of more, more, more is actually wearing us out. And the phrase less is more has never been more true. So yes, it was not a big surprise that

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