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Cherry blossom turns a river into pink in Japan

10 May 2016
Cherry blossom turns a river into pink in Japan
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The yearly return of the cherry blossom in Japan is mostly photographed from the ground. But this time you'll see it from the air. And it's majestic. A river turns pink....

This 300-Year-Old Library Chamber In Dublin Has Over 200,000 Books

12 April 2016
This 300-Year-Old Library Chamber In Dublin Has Over 200,000 Books
Photos and Video

This must be one of the most beautiful libraries on the planet. The best attraction in Dublin is the majestic Long Room in the famous library of Trinity College. It was built between 1712 and 1732. The big chamber is almost 65 meters (213ft) long and contains over 200,000 books.

Stunning: The Dry Desert of Death Valley Is Blooming

4 March 2016
Stunning: The Dry Desert of Death Valley Is Blooming
Photos and Video

It's one of the driest places on the planet. But after a mild winter the famous desert of Death Valley is blooming right now. And, it will get more flowers in the next months. So if you ever wanted to go to Death Valley in the United States, now is the time...

Too Cute: This Is The Youngest Backpacker On The Planet

9 February 2016
Too Cute: This Is The Youngest Backpacker On The Planet
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Maternity leave and backpacking don't mix too well. But not for Karen Edwards (31) and her husband Shaun Bayes from Ireland. They took their 10 weeks old baby girl Esmé on a world trip for several months. Esmé could just be the youngest backpacker in the world...

The Stunning Ice Caves of Iceland

29 January 2016
The Stunning Ice Caves of Iceland
Photos and Video

Photographer Mikael Buck recently visited the ice caves of the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland. I was there too last year, because Iceland is 'hot'. This glacier is only open a couple of weeks every year. Check the photos and video and you'll be amazed.

Compilation: Security Cameras Show The Best of Mankind

27 January 2016
Compilation: Security Cameras Show The Best of Mankind
Video

Security Cameras are mostly used to capture offences. But they also show the best of mankind. This unique compilation of footage was shot all over the world. The music is Supertramp's Give a little bit... In other words: Let's be nice to each other. Especially now.

These Two Kittens Were Left To Die, But Now Go On Epic Adventures

26 January 2016
These Two Kittens Were Left To Die, But Now Go On Epic Adventures
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Two women saw something moving in the garbage bin in a park. Two kittens were left there to die. The women took them to the local shelter, but it was already closed. And they were planning a survival trip. What to do? They took the youngsters along and soon they were hiking, kayaking, sailing and had many more adventures.

Homeless Man Takes The Microphone And Amazes Crowds

7 January 2016
Homeless Man Takes The Microphone And Amazes Crowds
Video

This gives me goose bumps. A homeless man in a wheelchair joins a street artist and then.... It was New Year's Eve in Leeds, England. Only a few people see what happens. Just listen and you'll be surprised.

Man Takes Hilarious Animal Selfies On His Trip

30 December 2015
Man Takes Hilarious Animal Selfies On His Trip
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Allan Dixon likes to travel and he likes animals. The Irishman combines the two in hilarious photos. And masters the posing with animals in selfies. He does it without harassing the animals, they even seem to like his presence. The photos are very funny...

Planes Fly Insanely Low on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin

29 December 2015
Planes Fly Insanely Low on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin
Video

The airport of the paradise island of Saint Martin is small, very small. Planes have to fly low over the Caribbean ocean and a road. The road attracts tourists who dare to see planes up close. Really close, see for yourself...

My Travel Stories

Hiking in The Great Outdoors

Hiking in The Great Outdoors

United States
27 April 2016

You have to feel the Adirondacks. In your lungs, your legs, actually through all of your senses. So I'm going to walk, or rather 'hike' as it is called here. More of a mix between walking and mountain climbing.

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Car driving in The Great Outdoors

Car driving in The Great Outdoors

United States
27 April 2016

The wind in my hair, the sun on my head. The radio turned on, searching for some appropriate rock music. The first leaves fall around me, I see all kinds of colors. Indian Summer as the Americans call it; The annual color change of the leaves.

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My Catalunya Experience

My Catalunya Experience

Spain
23 November 2015

It is one of the most extraordinary trips I have made these last few years. I am to show what life is like on the road as a travel journalist, exploring the area between Barcelona and the Pyrenees. With a film crew of 12 people in tow. This is the Catalunya Experience. It was always going to be a special trip.

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The Wondrous Falles d’Isil Festival

The Wondrous Falles d’Isil Festival

Spain
23 November 2015

I am in the pitch dark, making my way down a mountain with a burning log over my shoulder. This is the unique Falles d’isil Festival of the high Pyrenees, and it is nominated for a UNESCO heritage listing. It’s an ancient tradition in which men show themselves off to women. And I'm one of them.

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Racing the latest Ferrari

Racing the latest Ferrari

Spain
22 November 2015

I am given the choice: a Lamborghini Aventador, an Aston Martin Vintage or one of three painfully red Ferraris. Including the newest model; a 458 Italia (worth 250.000 euro). Which one do I want to take for a spin on the famous Barcelona circuit? Something tells me there will be more surprises...

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The unique excursions of Iceland

The unique excursions of Iceland

Iceland
22 August 2015

Living in a country which awaits volcanic eruption, is completely isolated and in between big continents like North America and Euroasia. They have learned to be self sufficient and develop their own way of life. Unique and fascinating in any kind of way. A true experience.

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Nepal’s festivities: Shivaratri and Holi

Nepal’s festivities: Shivaratri and Holi

Nepal
21 August 2015

Colourful, atmospheric and authentic. There are two festivals in Nepal which I can recommend to experience; the Maha Shivaratri and Holi. During the Maha Shivaratri you will join hundreds of Sadhoes, whilst the Holi festival is all about celebrating the start of Spring with lots of water and colour powder.

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The wild Seychelles

The wild Seychelles

Seychelles
22 June 2015

Eye tot eye with giant tortoises; 300 kilos each. Swim with turtles, rays and sharks. And I'm wondering around on the unique and desolated Bird Island.

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My Travel Agenda

Czech Republic

Next trip:

Czech Republic, September Catalunya (Spain), September Vietnam, October Wales, November

Your tips are always welcome!