The best travel books by female authors

Anyone can travel and anyone can travel solo. These great female authors prove that being women should not be a limitation to a life of adventure. These books massively inspired me and stuck with me because of their great writing and unique stories. Here are a few great travel books that will make you want to pack your bags and explore the world of solo female travel: … More The best travel books by female authors

Looking back on a decade of solo travel

Can you believe we have just entered a new decade? Time really flies when you’re having fun! Of course, I also traveled a ton in the last decade. In fact, although I’ve been traveling all my life, it wasn’t until the last decade that I started traveling solo. That I discovered how incredibly freeing and empowering solo female travel can be. And if you’d be so kind to come along, let me take you through my whole decade of solo travel: … More Looking back on a decade of solo travel

Riding the Thakhek motorbike loop in Laos

The Thakhek loop runs to and from the small town of Thakhek in central Laos and it can be done in 3 or 4 days (or even 2 if you’re in a big hurry). It runs through a variety of landscapes of karst mountains, ricefields, through hills and valleys. The road is lined with caves, waterfalls and other attractions that you can visit. In the past years, the roads have been improved a lot and it has become a staple for tourists traveling through Laos. … More Riding the Thakhek motorbike loop in Laos

Things to know before you visit Cambodia

Cambodia had been on my travel bucketlist ever since I read ‘First they killed my father’ last year. The conflicting stories I heard from other parents just made me more dedicated to see and experience it for myself. Some people (like me) love Cambodia, other hated it. I think it takes a bit of time to grow on you. And if you rush through and only visit Siem Reap, you won’t get to see the best side of Cambodia. The poor, dirty, still recovering from war, but so so beautiful side. The smiling, loving people who have had to endure so much. The stunning landscapes, from mountains to beaches. The magic that makes Cambodia so cool. After the relative comfort, prosperity and touristicness of Vietnam, Cambodia’s shitty roads, shitty buses and shitty hostels were a breath of fresh air. That rugged, down in the dirt kind of travel that I love. Sure, traveling in Cambodia isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, but it is so worth it. Here are a few things you should know before you go and see it for yourself: … More Things to know before you visit Cambodia