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Renting a Defender from Kuku Campers

During my first trip to Iceland, I wanted to see the highlights, but I also wanted to get away from everything and explore some more remote locations. My offroad experience was limited to Belgian tracks, and that is by no means comparable to what you’ll come across in Iceland. So what better vehicle than a… Read more »

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Balch Hotel: review

When I visited Oregon, I wanted to see all of it, not just the coastline. So my travels led me east, towards Dufur. Who would have thought! Okay, I know what you guys are thinking: “Ben, where the hell is Dufur? And why would you even get a hotel there?” And I would say: why… Read more »

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Jupiter Hotel: review

If after reading this post you’re still in total dispair about what hotel to pick in Portland, fear not my friends as I present you the Jupiter Hotel. This hotel gives off major ‘motel-meets-modern’ vibes and I’m into it.

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The Society Hotel: review

After my Icelandic stopover, a pleasant business class flight took me to Oregon. After picking up our rental car, I headed out to downtown Portland, where I stayed in The Society Hotel.

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Hotel Husafell: review

At the end of a rewarding road trip that led me to West and South Iceland and all the way into the highlands, I spent my last night in Iceland in Hotel Husafell. Hotel Husafell might be the exact opposite of Hotel Ranga I visited earlier: this hotel definitely relishes in the somewhat typical minimalistic… Read more »

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Hotel Ranga: review

Look, I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you guys; when you first arrive at Hotel Ranga you’re going to be overwhelmed… and also slightly puzzled by the interior. If you, like me, have been traveling inside Europe a lot of you probably got used to a certain minimalist aesthetic that’s super trendy in boutique… Read more »

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Treehotel review: Sweden’s coolest eco hotel

In a Swedish forest just an hour driving from Luleå lies Treehotel, the creation of Kent and Britta Lindvall. Treehotel features 7 unique tree cabins promising an experience out of this world. Check-in happens at Britta’s Pensionat, a cozy guesthouse with 50’s interior. Britta made me feel welcome straight away and I wouldn’t have minded staying… Read more »

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Stockholm top 10: which attractions are worth it and which aren’t?

If you google ‘things to do in Stockholm’, you’ll get a bunch of lists with the most visited museums/attractions in the city. Obivously, the website where you can buy a Stockholm Pass also has such a list. Since Stockholm has somewhat become my second home, I thought I’d share my two cents on which Top… Read more »

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Miss Clara Hotel Stockholm: review

As you might have read in my previous post, I was back in Stockholm for a couple of days during the Easter weekend. We tried out the top 10 attractions, threw a bomb in our bath and stayed in the Stockholm’s nicest boutique hotel: Miss Clara Hotel!

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Introduction: short city trip to Stockholm

Stockholm. The capital of Scandinavia. That’s what they call themselves, probably to the annoyance of people from Copenhagen, Oslo or Helsinki, I guess. But Stockholm really lives up to its name. The city is stunning and if you haven’t been there, I advise you to start making plans right away!