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The Bunkers: luxury retreat amidst nature in Knokke, Belgium

Last week, Belgium was the hottest place in Europe, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees Celsius! So instead of traveling, I decided to head towards the seaside and visit Knokke, a posh coastal municipality known as a getaway destination for the rich and famous. A world where residents drive fancy supercars but nonetheless golf carts on… Read more »

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Hotel Budir: charming retreat in the heart of Snaefellsnes

When I was in Iceland a couple of months ago, I had unfortunately not had the opportunity to stay in Hotel Budir. The hotel is unbelievable popular, that during summer they have a waiting list that can exceed 200 persons! Therefore I stayed in two other lovely hotels (read about it here and here) but… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Hotel Nobel: your choice when visiting Ameland

I recently got to stay a few days on Ameland, one of the Dutch Wadden Islands. During my time there, I stayed in Hotel Nobel. Hotel Nobel is located right in the centre of the tiny little town of Ballum.  

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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.