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.

Recent Posts

The idyllic campsite Geversduin is located in the dunes of North Holland, just north of Amsterdam, between the trees and the Scottish Highlanders. This green holiday park is a favorite with Amsterdam families and we can understand that. Especially now Geversduin added some new unique holiday homes

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You might associate Guatemala with colonial cities and active volcanoes, but that’s just because you’ve probably never heard of Rio Dulce! This beautiful jungle area with lakes and the Rio Dulce River is a totally different side of Guatemala. The tropical atmosphere and beautiful nature make this

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Street art once began as illegal graffiti for political protest, but is now something cities take pride in. Some murals still have political meaning, but others are just art. Though we love visiting museums, we love how street art is free for all out in the open

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Climbing to the top of a volcano has been the highlight of many of our trips. There’s something magical about the views from the top of these forces of nature. The world has the most unique and famous volcanoes to visit and hike on every continent, offering

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One of the highlights of Mexico are its tropical beaches and islands. Choosing one or two is almost impossible, but Isla Cozumel may be just a little bit more special than the others. It is one of the largest islands of Yucatán which makes it quite diverse.

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