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

Colombia has the most unique places to stay. It has charming colonial hotels in equally charming towns, wooden huts in the jungle and luxury boutique hotels – and we tried many different options during our Colombia trip. We listed our 6 favorite places to stay in Colombia.

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Colombia is the most diverse place we have ever visited. It has everything in one country: tropical beaches, impressive mountains, coffee plantations, colonial villages, colorful cities and beautiful jungle! The perfect Colombia travel itinerary should introduce you to all these sides of Colombia and show you all

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The meters high palm trees of Valle del Cocora are one of the highlights of Colombia. The enourmous palm trees in a lush green valley will make you feel very small. The hike to the valley leads you through another beautiful green valley, a forest with rope

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Our home town Rotterdam is one of the highlights of any visit to the Netherlands. The city known for its modern architecture, worldclass museums, trendy hotspots, stunning street art and urban vibe is one for your bucketlist. Make sure to plan in at least a day to

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