advent calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

24.12.16

Day 24: The Dominican Republic

In the advent calendar today: A trip to paradise

We’ve been eagerly awaiting this day for 24 days and now it’s finally here: As soon as it gets dark the majority of homes will turn on their Christmas tree lights and Christmas Eve begins. Families sit together, reflect, enjoy a delicious meal and get ready to celebrate Christmas the following day. Win a trip […]

23.12.16

Day 23: Hawaii

In the advent calendar today: A trip to the South Pacific

Close your eyes and just imagine the wind gently blowing through your hair, as you listen to the sound of the waves breaking. Enjoy the view of the vast ocean, which is a playground for surfers. The rustling of the palm trees soothes your soul, and you can’t help but swing those hips to the […]

22.12.16

Day 22: Mexico

In the advent calendar today: A trip to Cancún

Can a destination be so diverse that even the biggest sceptics and grouches are not only at peace on their holiday but would also gladly go back? Of course – and today such a destination is up for grabs hiding behind door 22 of my advent calendar! I’m going to give you an idea of […]

21.12.16

Day 21: Cape Town

In the advent calendar today: A trip to South Africa

From afar, it looks as though the mountain range is cradling this beautiful city in South Africa. The interior of the land is protected, making it truly beautiful and a real paradise. There is a diverse range of plants nestled into the rocky landscape, which forms a huge habitat for many kinds of animals. Welcome […]

20.12.16

Day 20: Miami

In the advent calendar today: A trip to the Sunshine State

To walk along the famous Ocean Drive and enjoy the sunny side of life – sounds like a dream, but soon it can become a reality: Welcome to Miami! Beautiful art déco facades from the 30’s and 40’s steal the show in South Beach from the unbelievably beautiful white sandy beach that stretches for miles. […]

19.12.16

Day 19: Cuba

In the advent calendar today: A trip to the Caribbean

Have you ever been to a place where rhythm and the joy of life are the main focus and you can literally feel them in the air? A place where dance and music are what the people live for? With a glass of rum in one hand and a real Cuban cigar in the other, […]

18.12.16

Day 18: Las Vegas

In the advent calendar today: A trip to Sin City

Vivaaaaa las Vegas – this destination will bring music to your ears and probably leave you with a certain catchy song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Just imagine, you could be taking a stroll along the famous strip, stopping here and checking out the casinos and partying until the sun […]

17.12.16

Day 17: Tokyo

In the advent calendar today: A trip to Japan's megacity

Did you know that in Tokyo, there are toilets with heated seats and entertaining music? Did also you know that there aren’t any bins in the streets nor in the underground stations? And yet, the city is unbelievably clean. There’s a few surprises waiting for you on the streets of Tokyo – they do things […]

16.12.16

Day 16: Iceland

In the advent calendar today: A trip to the country of natural wonders

It seems as though magic is in the air – Iceland really has been blessed by Mother Nature. Unique natural wonders stand side by side here and they couldn’t be more contrasting. Waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and glaciers make Iceland a truly special part of the world and enchants the locals and tourists in it’s own […]

15.12.16

Day 15: Ibiza

In the advent calendar today: a trip to the Balearic Islands

What’s that tingling sensation? It’s the feeling of the sun’s warm rays slowly starting to prickle your skin, which probably means it’s time to find a bit of shade. It’s just as well that the straw parasols aren’t too far away. But be careful – by now the sand has also properly warmed up and […]

14.12.16

Day 14: Santorini

In the advent calendar today: A trip to Greece's most beautiful island

It’s so easy to fall in love with today’s destination. It may be the city of Oia that you’ll find on the front of practically every postcard, but the island of Santorini as a whole is fast becoming a dream destination not only for lovers of Greece but for so many people. Do you have […]

13.12.16

Day 13: Miami

In my advent calendar today: A trip to the Sunshine State

To walk along the famous Ocean Drive and enjoy the sunny side of life – sounds like a dream, but soon it can become a reality: Welcome to Miami! Beautiful art déco facades from the 30’s and 40’s steal the show in South Beach from the unbelievably beautiful white sandy beach that stretches for miles. […]

12.12.16

Day 12: Aruba

In the advent calendar today: A trip to the ABC islands

Today it’s the same again: Holland meets the Caribbean! Behind the 12th door of my advent calendar is a place that proves Dutch flair and heavenly beaches are the perfect combination for a dream holiday – Aruba. Brightly coloured, ginger bread style houses give the town a rustic feel while the beaches make everyone’s Caribbean […]

11.12.16

Day 11: The Bahamas

In the advent calendar today: A trip to paradise

What grunts and splashes around in the crystal clear sea and then basks in the sun on the beach? Correct, lively little pigs in the Bahamas. Pictures showing the animal inhabitants of the island happily swimming around in the sea with tourists went viral and it has since been a highlight of the Bahamas. For […]

10.12.16

Day 10: Sri Lanka

In the advent calendar today: A trip that you will never forget

How about this – tropical rainforests that stretch for miles and mountains covered in dense forests. You won’t be able to get enough of the lush greenery. That’s before I even tell you about the coastal landscapes lined with palm trees. You’ll be drifting off into your own little world in no time. Just think […]

09.12.16

Day 9: Thailand

In the advent calendar today: A trip far away

When we think about travelling to somewhere a bit different, there probably isn’t a more popular long-haul destination. Some are a bit wary when it comes to backpacking here, but others enjoy the comfort of island hopping – after all, Thailand is predestined for it’s beautiful islands. Win a trip to Thailand On day 9, […]

08.12.16

Day 8: Curacao

In the advent calendar today: A trip to the Caribbean

Picturesque like Amsterdam but with the heat of the Caribbean, there aren’t many other place in the world as beautiful as this one – that’s how Curacao can be described. Strictly speaking the Caribbean island hiding behind door 8 is one of the Antilles islands belonging to the Netherlands. A miniature Netherlands in the middle […]

07.12.16

Day 7: Zanzibar

In the advent calendar today: A trip to one of Africa's spice islands

Ever wanted to go far far away? I’m not just talking to the other end of the country or Europe. Further. You know, somewhere exotic like where pepper and spices are grown? You may be wondering where exactly I’m talking about. Well with today’s prize that’s up for grabs and a little luck of the […]

06.12.16

Day 6: Toronto

In the advent calendar today: A trip to Canada

Colourful, cheerful and multicultural – I can’t think of any better words to describe Toronto. And that’s not even including maple syrup, the favourite sport of any self-respecting Canadian, ice hockey, the Rocky Mountains AND the legendary Niagara Falls. Wow – that’s a lot to take in all at once! Win a trip to Toronto […]

05.12.16

Day 5: Bali

In the advent calendar today: A trip to Indonesia

Magical landscapes, heavenly beaches and incredible surf spots – Bali is a dream. It’s almost impossible to put the beauty of this island in the Indian Ocean into words. Magnificent temples and spectacular rice terraces allow us to delve into a new culture. Fancy going on an Indonesian adventure? Win a trip to Bali If […]