Cow cuddling in The Netherlands
It is my first up-close encounter with a cow, and I am slightly nervous. I thought that after feeding wild hyenas, hanging with mountain gorillas, and swimming with whale sharks,…
Swimming with whale sharks in Donsol – Star spotted giants
Want to know what it is like to swim with whale sharks? Read this travel story about my encounter with these maritime giants in the Philippines.
Let your imagination fly – floating over Bagan in a hot air balloon
Imagine a vast open landscape with a dazzling amount of temples small and large, made from reddish brown bricks and white sandstone. Wind bells tingle in the wind and golden…
Exploring the Galápagos Islands
“Shark, shark! There’s a shark over here!” I lift my head up from the water and see someone frantically pointing down from above the ocean’s surface and then put his…
Feeding hyenas in Harar: no laughing matter
What do you do when you own a travel website called Say Yes To New Adventures and someone asks you if you feel like hand-feeding hyenas? Rhetorical question :-)
Our Danakil Depression tour in Ethiopia: earth’s extremes
The Danakil Depression: a region so surreal that you’ll wonder if you are actually still on Planet Earth. It is also known as Gateway to Hell, so come prepared.
Up in the air – a hot air balloon flight in Canterbury, New Zealand
The air feels cold and the only thing we see when we slide open our camper door is darkness. It has been a short but quiet night. Too quiet actually,…
Walking safari: tracking rhino, chimps and other animals on foot in Uganda
Uganda has various options for tracking wildlife on foot. We did a walking safari to find rhinos, and we tracked a band of chimpanzees in the jungle.
Dog sledding and husky mushing in Lapland
Dog sledding opens the senses It is often the view of a specific place that sticks to your memory. But I know for sure I will always remember this specific…
Soaring with eagles: paragliding in Nepal
When we were in Pokhara we tried paragliding for the first time in our lives. Read how it feels to jump off a cliff!
Visiting a rumbling giant in Pucón, Chile
“Come, come!” is shouted at me while I see a wildly gesturing hand telling me to follow. I put down the kitchen knife and follow the hostel owner outside.…
A helicopter flight to Mount Cook
A helicopter flight to Mount Cook in New Zealand should be on any travellers’ wishlist. Yes, it is expensive and yes, you are dependent on the weather. But it is…