maartjevansandwijk

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Summer plans & Bucket list 2019

Summer is definitely my favourite season. I love the warm weather, driving with the windows open and music blaring, sitting in the sun and reading a book, pretending that all the work I have to do doesn’t exist… My summer…

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Figuring things out

When I decided to be an au pair for another year (with a different family), people started to tell me that I had to be careful to not get “stuck” in this job. Because it’s an easy one to get…

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Tips for sustainable travel

We’re getting closer and closer to summer and everyone’s planning what they’re going to be doing this summer. I’m no exception. But while I love travelling, it has a huge impact on the environment. So today I wanted to talk…

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A Local’s Guide to Helsinki

A few weeks ago, I got on a plane and flew to Helsinki, Finland for the weekend to see one of the friends I made in my first few months as an au pair. Knowing someone in a different country…

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How to get through hard change

At certain points in our lives, we come to a crossroads and we have to make a decision that is going to change our lives. And sometimes, we don’t have any control over the things that change in our lives.…

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How to plan a weekend trip

I love to travel. But, as an adult with responsibilities, it is impossible to do it all the time. So I settle for holidays during school breaks and short weekend trips. Since the start of 2019, I’ve been going on…

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Backpacks vs suitcases

A few weeks ago, I went on my first trip using a large backpack instead of a suitcase. When I travel, I generally use a small suitcase for trips that last for more than a few days. If it’s only…

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The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren // Travel with me

After spending a few days in Northern Ireland, I took a coach down to Dublin, where I spent a couple of days last year. This time, I didn’t go there to explore the city some more (even though I definitely…

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Northern Ireland // Travel with me

Last year, during the Easter holidays, I went to Wales and the Lake District. This time, I decided to go to Northern Ireland. I got on a plane to Belfast, spent a day there and then went on a tour…

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How to adapt to a new country

Moving to a new country and learning to adapt to life in a new culture can be a massive step out of your comfort zone and one that comes with both highs and lows. The culture in England is not…

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Why you should travel solo at least once

The past two years, I’ve mostly been travelling around the UK (though I’ve also been to Tenerife and Iceland). On my own. And I’ve already written a post with the pros and cons of travelling solo. But I want to…

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