ABOUT ME

The World in My Pocket takes you along on my journeys. I share my knowledge, my experiences, the world through my eyes. I don’t travel to see; I travel to discover, to explore, to be a better storyteller. With every trip I take, I create new friendships with those I meet. This is precisely what The World in My Pocket is: showing the wonderful world in which we live and the captivating people who live in it! Afterall, my belief is most people are good, and kindness should be promoted in media more than we currently see.

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Once a month I am sending my readers a newsletter packed with great ideas to travel in the following months, but also with an update of what I’ve been doing lately.

Latest posts on the blog:

STAYCATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM:

Staycations in the United Kingdom have become very popular, especially during the past year. In this section you will find magical places that I’ve explored around the United Kingdom, castles and palaces, gardens and royal grounds, beaches and lakes, and much, much more. England is my home and I love exploring its beautiful historical towns and its dreamy landscape.

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RESPONSIBLE TRAVELING:

I think that it’s more important than ever to realize how much our traveling decisions impact our planet. Learning to be socially and culturally aware of the places we are visiting and understanding what footprints we leave in the world will help minimize the negative impact of tourism and can actually improve the wildlife, communities and health of our planet.

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SPOTLIGHT DESTINATION: Tanzania

Tanzania was the first country on the African continent that I visited. It was the first time I ever went on a safari and slept in a tent, in a National Park, hearing the roars of the tigers at night. I have done so many different things in Tanzania and learned so much about the local cultures spread along the country. Tanzania left such a big mark on me, and I hope to return as soon as possible. Meanwhile, I have written quite a few Tanzanian travel guides, as planning a trip to Tanzania is not that straight forward.

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A picture of a bowl of Bitterballen, one of the traditional snacks in The Netherlands

SPOTLIGHT DESTINATION: SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka is another country that has a special place in my heart. I was amazed on how kind the locals were and how beautiful the country is. For such a small island, there are so many things to do in Sri Lanka, from exploring the highlands to enjoying the paradise looking like beaches, from visiting about tea plantations to seeing elephants in the wild, from learning about the Ayurveda lifestyle to experiencing the local way of life in the villages and temples in the heart of the country.

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TRAVEL TIPS:

There are a few things I’ve learned during my years of extensive traveling. It’s never pleasant when you encounter hiccups on your holidays, especially when you can avoid them. In this section I’m sharing with you my travel tips that will make your trip flawless. Like how to breeze through an airport security, for example.

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SPOTLIGHT DESTINATION: SPAIN

Having lived for two years in Spain, I do have a soft spot for this country, especially when it comes to the Andalucia. I have written many insightful articles about hidden gems in Spain and places that you will not find in any guide book. For more Spanish travel inspiration, check out my blog dedicated to Andalucia, by clicking here.

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