Sightseeing in Amsterdam without a plan

By | October 13th, 2015|Holland|

So Amsterdam, a European capital which welcomes around 7 million visitors a year, and which has so much to see and do ... yet I turn up in the Dutch capital having planned almost zilch.  Well done me!  This is Amsterdam without a plan! It's very unlike me not to have a plan when travelling.  I [...]

3 reasons to Love Noord – Ale, Art and Cinema

By | October 6th, 2015|Holland|

I love Noord! Now I shall not confess to being an Amsterdam expert, for I have only just spent a few days exploring the city for the very first time this past month. However, even though I only spent a few short days in Amsterdam, more than one of those days was spent exploring glorious [...]

ClinkNOORD – A new kind of social travel experience

By | September 29th, 2015|Holland, Hostel Life|

ClinkNOORD, now that's how you open a hostel! What a weekend! Confession --> Before last week I had never visited Amsterdam before. That's terrible I know, but to be honest I'd always foreseen that I would likely end up visiting as part of a stag do.  Never did I really envisage that I'd explore the city as a [...]

A Travel Blogger Interview with Caitlyn of @olym_wanderings

By | October 29th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

The Olympics and Paralympics made this past summer one of the greatest in British history in my opinion.  The buzz around the city was like nothing I personally have experienced before, even getting on the tube was bearable!  I was lucky enough to be able to spend a day at the London Olympic village watching [...]

Dutch Beer Tasting with KLM

By | June 15th, 2012|Travel|

I like beer, and I like football, this is no secret and a fact my girlfriend very much loaths!  The dutch make a fine beer, I should know, I've sampled quite a few whilst on several football tours throughout Holland.  Speaking of football (again) the Dutch airline KLM used to sponsor my footy team back in the late eighties. So Holland, KLM [...]

An interview with Tom from @activebackpackr

By | February 6th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

 Tom is from Australia.  He likes beer and cheese, i like him.  Now read his interview ... do it! HI, AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE? 1.Name?  Tom Summerfield 2. Age?  24 3. Twitter Handle?  @activebackpackr 4.  URL?  www.activebackpacker.com 5.  Home Town?  Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia 6.  Current Location?  Rotterdam, The Netherlands 7.  Business or Pleasure?   Definitely [...]