Where In the World?

You may think you know where this is…but do you?

Happy First Day of Spring

All through March, the topic has been Volcanic Island destinations. However, today, in honour of the first day of spring for the northern hemisphere, I’m deviating from volcanic islands today.

When I think of Spring, I think of my favourite flower, the tulip, and as most people know, tulips come from Amsterdam…so you might be fooled into thinking this garden is in Amsterdam. But of course there’s more to the Netherlands than its capital city.

Continue reading if you want to know where in the world this is...

In fact if you take a bike ride or a road trip in the Benelux country in spring, you’ll see tulips everywhere, but nowhere more than in Keukenhof, affectionately known as the “Garden of Europe.”

Where exactly is it?

About 40 km from Amsterdam, in Lisse, South Holland, Keukenhof, a park covering 32 hectares (79 acres), is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. They plant around 7 million flower bulbs each year, which flower between March and May, which is when the park is open to the public.

Another popular attraction is a 17th century castle by the same name, which is open all year.

And if you want to see the sea and walk for miles on a sandy beach you can do that too. Just a few miles west is a beach that stretches for miles.

Related Posts

8 must-do experiences in Hawaii

8 must-do experiences in Hawaii

In my last post, I shared my 4 favourite Hawaii beaches. In this post, I share 8 must-do experiences in Hawaii, 2 from each island visited on an inter-island Hawaii cruise: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai. I have enjoyed 6 of these experiences, but, since I have yet to visit Hawaii Island, 2 are still on my bucket list.

read more
My 4 favourite Hawaii beaches

My 4 favourite Hawaii beaches

The Hawaii Islands have hundreds of breathtaking beaches. They range from white sand to black with every shade of yellow in between. You’ll even find red sand and green sand beaches. Although I’ve obviously not visited every Hawaii beach (wouldn’t that be amazing), it’s still hard to choose a favourite from the ones I have. But I’ve managed to narrow it down to 4 off-the-beaten path Hawaii beaches, one on each island that I’ve visited.

read more
How to recognize safari camps that serve a purpose

How to recognize safari camps that serve a purpose

Now that we’re getting back to “normal,” it’s time to stop dreaming about your bucket list trip, and time to start planning. If you’ve been dreaming of a safari adventure in Southern Africa, you’ve probably changed your thinking on how you’d like to travel. Perhaps you’re considering how you can make your experience more meaningful. Staying at safari camps that serve a purpose is a great way to ensure you leave a positive impact at the destination, not a negative one.

read more
14 Exciting Caribbean Shore Excursions

14 Exciting Caribbean Shore Excursions

You’ve booked (or you’re thinking of booking) a Caribbean Cruise on board Norwegian’s Viva for Christmas 2023. You know you’ll be visiting 7 beautiful islands in the Eastern Caribbean—Puerto Rico (where your cruise starts and ends), Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Barbados, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Now you’re wondering which shore excursions to pick for when the cruise ship arrives at each port of call. Below I share two shore excursions for each island you’ll visit to ensure you satisfy your thirst for adventure and get a taste of each island.

read more
Favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover

Favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover

On a recent one-day Iceland stopover, I rented a car and toured the Reykjanes Peninsula. One of two solo trips to Iceland in less than a month, I had created an itinerary of all the sights I wanted to see. The recently active Fagradalsfjall volcano, in the Geldingadalur Valley, was one of the main sights I wanted to see. What I didn’t expect was for it to become the highlight of my Reykjanes Peninsula tour and my favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover.

read more

CATEGORIES

Archives

Loading...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This