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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Have you ever heard of Belize? Great, you already have a head start on us before we traveled to this beautiful country in Central America. For us it was mainly the location of Belize on the map – Caribbean beaches, islands, beautiful reef and between our wishlist

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The land of volcanoes, coffee, Maya and colonial villages. Including lovely hotspots, historic ruins and deep blue lakes. Guatemala is a dream destination! We explored this magical country and collected the best tips and practical information for your trip. Our itinerary for Guatemala will guide you through

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We rarely visited a country that is as versatile as Guatemala. From centuries-old history to impressive natural phenomena to colorful cities. We were amazingly impressed by all of it and advise you to go and do the same. These are the 10 musts of Guatemala that you

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The Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico has more to offer than you can see and experience in a trip. From dozens of Mayan temples to thousands of cenotes and from pink lakes to idyllic bounty beaches. After a month in Yucatan, we collected the highlights for you

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Are you going to Yucatan in southern Mexico? In that case a dive in a cenote must be on your wish list. Rightly so! These underground lakes are unique natural phenomena with beautiful blue water, a fascinating ecosystem and magical atmosphere. We found it difficult to choose

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The southern Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is the ideal vacation destination for jungle adventures, tropical beaches and colorful towns. We made a one-month road trip through these southern states. This way we collected the very best tips for you for the ultimate travel itinerary for Yucatan in

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When we say tropical places you probably will think of clear blue oceans, but in Mexico it becomes even more exotic. Here you have bright orange and pink lakes with equally pink flamingos. Is the water really that pink? Yes! Our first destination of our road trip

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