Places I have been, seen and loved


A star is born! 😉

1988 – 2000

Spain, Switserland, Austria, Monaco, Disneyland (haha), The Netherlands, …


  • Crete, Greece
  • Oostende, the Belgian coast
  • Narbonne – Orange – Avignon (school trip to the south of France)
  • London & Cambridge (school trip to the United Kingdom)
  • Paris, France x 2
  • And yes: Disneyland!


  • Sanlucar de Barrameda – Sevilla – Medina Sidonia, in the south of Spain
  • Oostende
  • Berlin (school trip to Germany)


  • Tongeren, the oldest city of Belgium
  • Marrakech – Ouarzazate – beginning of the desert in Merzouga, Morocco
    1st solo group trip with TopVakantie
  • Vaison-la-Romaine – Visan – Valréas – Avignon – Orange in  La Provence, France

Overlooking the desert in Morocco


  • Geldrop & Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Venezia – Ferrara – Verona – Firenze in the north of Italy

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Armed with an international passport!

  • Oostende & Houffalize, Belgium
  • New York – Washington – Philadelphia in West-USA
  • My 1st job: several business trips to The Hague in the Netherlands


  • Business trips to London / Berlin / Luxembourg / The Hague
    This was before I realized: “Hey, since I’m here anyway,
    why not stay longer and enjoy the city/environment some more?” 😀
  • Rhodos, Greece
  • Lisboa – Costa da Caparica – Estoril – Sintra – Nazaré –  Cascais in Portugal
  • Barvaux, Belgium

Costa da Caparica, close to Lisboa


  • Business trip to Barcelona
  • ♥ Barcelona, my 1st solo citytrip! 🙂
  • Havana – Topes de Collantes – Santa Clara – Sancti Spiritus in Cuba
  • Lago di Bolsena – Vitterbo – Rome in Central-Italy
  • My 25th birthday:
    The choice was between ‘Throwing a party’ or ‘Travel, Christmas edition’,
    a very easy choice to make! 😉
    – Amsterdam, the Netherlands (with my friend An)
    – Spa, Belgium (with my mom)
    – Paris, France (with my dad)

    – Luxemburg, Luxemburg (with my friend Dave)
    – Maastricht, the Netherlands (with my friend Laleña)


  • Business trips to Madrid & Athens
  • Bangkok – Chang Rai – Chang Mai in Thailand
  • Genk, Hooglede & Ieper in Belgium for the wedding of one of my best friends
  • Oostende (it’s becoming a summer tradition 😉 )
  • El Teide – La Orotava – Playa de la Arena – La Caleta in Tenerife, Canary Islands
    My significant other & me were filmed at the volcano for a Belgian tv show about magic (melting keys and stuff like that) which appeared on tv in 2015, great fun 😉
  • ♥ Athens, my 2nd solo citytrip
  • The Black Forest & the Moselle region in Germany

Athens, viewed from the Acropolis


  • Business trips to Munich / Paris / Haarlem
  • Brugge & Oostende, Belgium
  • Karen’s Great Continental Railway Journey, volume 1:
    Munich – Salzburg – Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest, my 3rd solo trip
  • ⊗ Bought a house with my boyfriend 
    And this basically means the travel budget has plummeted and I’m spending practically all of my free time renovating our house, but soon, very soon, it will be done and ready to be filled with travel souvenirs and travel (photography) books 😀
  • De Veluwe in the Netherlands
  • ♥ Haarlem & Amsterdam, my 4th solo trip



  • Business trips to Amsterdam / Cascais, Portugal
  • Karen’s Great Continental Railway Journeys, volume 2:
    ♥ Porto – Coimbra – Lisboa, my 5th solo trip
    More information? Check out my Facebook page with tips
    on where to go and travel inspiration!
  • Varna – Veliko Turnovo – Sofia – Plovdiv- Nessebar in Bulgaria
  • Oostende
  • Whatever fits the budget (a new kitchen is expensive, you know 🙂 )

Dom Luís I-bridge in Porto, Portugal

A book of memories to be told…
I’m thinking about Riga, Malta, Slovenia and Istanbul. Not to mention South-Africa, Bali, Argentina, Vietnam… 😉

Enjoy the rest of my blog!

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