Maartje

Maartje's enthusiasm and curiosity knows no bounds. She loves museums, nature, food, walking, architecture, history, animals. Writing and photography is a big passion and she has been writing about cooking, minimalism, food, hotspots and travel for many years. Above all, she has a special place in her heart for castles, royal jewels and ancient Egypt. Maartje gave up her job as a lawyer to bring more balance to her life: less work and more life. Besides to The Orange Backpack, she works as a legal entrepreneur.

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The magical land of pharaohs, pyramids and mummies captures the imagination more than any travel destination. A trip to Egypt has been on my wish list since I was a child. But, of course, there is more than ancient Egypt thousands of years ago. How do you

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The Warredal forest is home to Belgium’s most unique treehouses. Besides modern tiny houses high up among the trees, this forest park also has fairytale cabins with wood and robust shapes. After already spending a few nights at the modern tiny houses back in 2020, we also

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As spring is just around the corner, the Dutch are getting ready for their flower season, which will be dominated by the most brilliant flower and tulip fields. The renowned Keukenhof in Lisse is one of the Netherlands’ top destinations for seeing traditional tulip fields, but you

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The natural beauty of the Algarve is incomparable, with its lovely sandy beaches and breathtaking orange cliffs. But in between all that are the most picturesque towns and villages of Portugal. The charming town of Ferragudo is known as one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal.

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The coastal town of Nazaré in Portugal is known for its monster waves. The old fishing village lost many fishermen to the sea in the past, but has also discovered a positive side of the monster waves in recent decades. The beach resort welcomes hordes of tourists

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As we are currently overwintering in the southern parts of Europe during the cold winter months, the best winter sun destinations in Europe are on top of our minds. We built our own camper van to take us and our travel baby to the European winter sun

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