8 Great Reasons to Visit Manitoulin Island

featured blog image Manitoulin Island

If you’re looking for variation when you’re traveling then make sure to visit Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Canada at some point. We visited the island twice, once in summer and earlier this year, in spring when we had our last visitors over before the move. Did you know that Manitoulin Island… Is the biggest freshwater island in the world? contains over 100 islands itself which in turn have their own islands, one of them called Treasure Island (in Lake Mindemoya) has a rich history that includes indigenous peoples, voyageurs,…

Urban Trail Haarlem- The Fastest Way to See the City

This weekend I took part in the fastest way to see the highlights in Haarlem. What did I do? I ran 10 kilometers as part of the KLM Urban Trail Series. I don’t know about you but I personally love it when an experience is somewhat outside of the box. Sure, it’s great to go see a museum, or a park, or…anything really, but with an added dose of interest, I’m in. It was only Wednesday last week that through a running group of fellow parents, I even learned of…

Making it to Macchu Picchu – the Fairy Tale version

Steep settlements and farmland in the Andes mountain close to Macchu Picchu

Once upon a time, in the- pre-historic pre-offspring era – the princess convinced the prince that in the spirit of true travelers, they should put Peru and Macchu Picchu on their travel agendas. Since they knew from the stories by the local bard, that it would entail a lot of walking, they started practising right away. A couple of days a week they left their castle and their work safely guarded by (fire) walls and passwords and ventured out. Rations of granola bars and water, and armed with umbrellas they…

Monster Jam Roar

Monster truck Grave Digger flying higt

23 april 2016 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Ear plugs in hand we make our way to the second ring of the arena. Painted sand, red and white on a topped off mount in the middle of it. The competitors parked, on an angle as if in a parking garage, the steep tribunes filling with people and noise. Young and old, men and women and lots of kids, ready with a snack and a drink and various forms of ear protection. The excitement fills the space until the first welcome by the…