3 Best Walking Routes around Loosdrecht

Whether you’re tired of boating, there is no wind to sail or you just fancy doing something else, these 3 walks around Loosdrecht are worth trying. After our lovely weekend get-away and the walk around the tri-border area, I was reminded of the many walks this summer around Loosdrecht. The area is mostly known for its watersports and all that goes with it, but not everyone has a boat. Or, you might just want to visit one of the many small and historic towns. If so, here are some ideas…

Navigating New York on Foot

With a couple of days to explore, New York within driving distance and 80% of the family never having visited, we took a trip to the Big Apple early October. It was Thanksgiving in Canada and beautiful weather in the States. We’d booked a hotel in New Jersey situated next to the Path (a Subway line running underneath the Hudson river). It meant we could leave the car behind, enter the city by public traffic and explore on foot. Because it is both my and the kids first visit, 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…