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Hi <<First Name>>

A short update this week, as my brother is over from Amsterdam to spend a week with us here in London and I'm trying to spend as little time behind the computer as possible! 

He brought over a lot of drinks and snacks from The Netherlands that I miss (see photo below), we're having fun visiting all the guitar shops in London (well, at least he's having fun, haha), as well as doing lots of other shopping, sightseeing and tasting some great food & drinks! 

Yesterday, we went to visit Oxford, a city that he's never been to and we haven't seen in quite a while, so that was a fun little day trip! Of course, a travel blogger never goes anywhere without taking notes and photos, so expect a city guide on the blog soon. I just can't help myself!

Next week, we're going to discover a couple of new neighbourhoods here in London and will tell you all about it in our upcoming newsletter, so I wish you a fantastic week, let me know what you are up to and then we'll talk again soon! 

- Nienke

Enjoy the following reads that I collected for you from all around the internet:

Understanding Your Destination: A Story From the Road

"At first, I was upset. Our plans were ruined. Our trip was completely squashed. But I’m glad it happened the way it did. After all, I learned something from it — and isn’t that the whole point of travel?"

The 21 Best Places For Stargazing In Salt Lake City

"Utah is, as destinations in the western U.S. go, one of the more underrated. Similarly, Salt Lake City is often overlooked for flashier adventure destinations like Denver or stargazing spots like Phoenix."

Is Adventure The Way to True Happiness?

"Traveling hаѕ a number of long lasting bеnеfitѕ on mental, emotional and physical health that can increase your overall level of happiness."

Invest a Few Minutes a Day into Happiness with a 5 Minute Journal

"Somehow the world and my place in it always becomes clearer and less noisy after just 5 minutes of “writing it out”"

#1 for Every Birdwatcher’s Bucket List

"The Tropical Andes and Amazon are known internationally as having the greatest documented bird richness world-wide."

Claudi Sult about Berlin’s Green Scene

"Claudi is a life enthusiast and founder of GreenMe Berlin – a colorful city guide connecting travellers and locals with the urban “green scene”."

Happiest Countries in the World List 2018

"Here’s a look at the happiest countries in the world list 2018, compiled by the United Nations."

Going Green: 60 Simple Tips for Earth Day and Every Day

"Green living is a lot easier than you might think. It doesn’t require some big, grand gesture, but rather lots of little incremental changes that collectively reduce our negative impact on the planet."

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe

"Here are the best recommendations from travel bloggers, all great European heritage sites. Some are UNESCO natural heritage sites, while others are UNESCO monuments."

Sustainable City Guide: What to do in Valetta, Malta

"There are countless reasons why you should visit this small yet marvelous city. For one, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been hailed as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. In fact, it was even described as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world."


We're working on updating a lot of our old destination articles.
This time, we're tackling Luxembourg - there is more to come!


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