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Ben goes places

Hi, I’m Ben, a 28-year-old traveler and photographer from Belgium. This is the only block of text where I’ll be humblebragging, so we’ve got that out of the way. Thanks for checking out my site! ‘Ben goes places’ aims to focus on unique experiences for the luxury traveler, mixed with a healthy dose of adventure. I’m proud to say that my luxury travel blog is considered to be one of the best travel blogs in Belgium. Make sure to connect with me on Instagram!

Greece Hotel reviews /

NEW Hotel: finest five-star boutique hotel in Athens

NEW Hotel is a hip and trendy boutique hotel right in the center of Athens. I stayed for 3 nights during my first visit to Greece at the end of January. NEW Hotel Athens is the first hotel designed by the famous designer duo Fernando and Humberto Campana. Part of the Yes! Hotels Group, NEW Hotel tries to create a Young, Enthusiastic and Seductive atmosphere. Read on to discover if it becomes my new all-time favourite hotel!
Portugal /

My favorite affordable bars and restaurants in Porto

Finding a couple of awesome places to eat or grab a drink can really make your holiday. In Porto, this is no different. Let's have a look at my favorite affordable bars and restaurants in Porto. I added a '$' to indicate how expensive the place is, but in all honesty, food in Porto is very cheap and utterly delicious!
Portugal /

Srprs.me: I took a trip to a mystery destination!

Normally I’m the type of guy that plans a trip well in advance. You know, I’ll most likely made a map in Google Maps and pinpointed where our hotel is, how to get from the airport to the city center, and where the best viewpoints are. This month I did the exact opposite: I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and went on a surprise trip with srprs.me.
Italy /

Things you should know before driving in Italy

Okay, okay, you’ll find lots of articles online with tips on driving in Italy. But most of them just talk about generic stuff like the fact that most cars have a manual transmission and that a GPS is recommended. Of course it’s recommended, Captain Obvious, you’re in a country you don’t know full of winding streets! Let’s be honest here, how do those tips even help you? I’m not gonna fall into that trap so therefore here are my super handy tips for driving in Italy!
Italy /

Most beautiful villages around Lake Como

Lake Como is on the bucketlist of many, and after visiting the beautiful region myself in November, I can really see why George Clooney comes so often to his lakeside Villa Oleandra. But Lake Como is large, and the roads are narrow so travel around the lake is slow-paced. Therefore it’s best to know which villages are worth a stop and which aren’t. Let’s see what are the best villages around Lake Como.
Belgium /

Winter in Oostende

I spent last weekend in Oostende, a city along the Belgian Coast that was once the home of James Ensor and Marvin Gaye. My first thought was that the Belgian coast wasn’t really the place to go to during winter. But the city has more than enough to offer in low season to experience a pleasant weekend during Winter in Oostende. If you book a stay now, you’ll receive a gift worth 95 euros!

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