Our goal is not just to INSPIRE you but also to INFORM you. With our in-depth travel guides, suggested travel itineraries and overviews of the best areas to stay at every destination, we want to take the hassle out of planning a trip.
Our mission is to make travel planning a breeze!
Hi there, we’re the COSMOPOLICLAN. Travel is our number one priority and we take trips as often as we can. To us, there’s nothing more invigorating than exploring someplace new. When we travel, we do so with all senses. Broadening our horizons makes us richer and allows us to create many precious memories together.
Get to know the CosmopoliClan
Family travel… and more!
Yes, we travel as a family but that doesn’t mean that all of our articles are family focused. In fact, most aren’t. So, whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or as a group or friends, THE MAJORITY OF OUR BLOG POSTS WILL APPEAL TO EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER.
We just happen to travel with our 2 kids, who’ve been enjoying our adventures just as much as we have. These shared experiences take our mutual bond to a whole new level. Our international adventures have taught our children to be curious and open towards new cultures and to deal with unforeseen circumstances. Traveling with kids facilitates contact with locals and as this world keeps getting smaller, boundaries are fading so they will definitely benefit from this intercultural mindset in the future.
A hint of luxury
We enjoy the finer things in life and CAREFREE TRAVEL is what we’re all about. Especially when it comes to accommodation, we can be quite picky. That’s why you can rest assured that all accommodation suggestions are cherry-picked.
So yes, you’ll find plenty of LUXURY TRAVEL INSPIRATION on the blog. But make no mistake, we do like to sprinkle some adventure into our trips. From volcano hiking to coastal kayaking, we’re up for the challenge.
NOW LET’S PLAN YOUR DREAM TRIP!
From Hawaii to Dubai, from France to Portugal, and beyond
Which Hawaiian island should you visit?
Best places to stay on the Big Island
Renting a car on Maui
Where to stay in Maui
Things to do on Big Island Hawaii
Dubai desert safari Platinum Heritage
Best souks in Dubai to shop for souvenirs
Where to stay in Dubai
Burj Khalifa At the Top
Visit the Dubai Gold Souk like a pro
Things to do in Paris at night
Where to stay in Paris by arrondissement
4-day Paris itinerary
Best beaches on the French Riviera
From cultural breaks to beach vacays, from road trips to cruises
We’re beach-bums, that’s a fact. Not that we sip cocktails from our beach chair all day but we do love playing beach games in the soft sand, collecting shimmering shells and seeing the most colorful fish while snorkeling along the shore. We can’t wait to show you the best beaches we’ve come across…
KAANAPALI BEACH MAUI • BEST BEACHES BIG ISLAND HAWAII • BEST BEACHES IN MALTA • ISLA CONTADORA PANAMA • BEST BEACHES IN PORTUGAL • BLACK SAND BEACHES HAWAII • BEST FRENCH RIVIERA BEACHES • GREEN SAND BEACH HAWAII • PALOMA BEACH
When weeklong trips are not an option, we like to explore hidden gems nearby. From the picturesque cities in our home country Belgium to the most wonderful places in neighbouring countries, we love wandering historic streets and indulging in local delicacies. Let us take you on a tour…
BRUGES • THREE CITIES MALTA • THINGS TO DO IN CASCAIS • PARIS OPERA HOUSE • THINGS TO DO IN THE HAGUE • VISITING VERSAILLES • THINGS TO DO IN ST TROPEZ • LISBON TO SINTRA DAY TRIP • THINGS TO DO IN PANAMA CITY• BEST SOUKS IN DUBAI • THINGS TO DO IN SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT • COVERED PASSAGES PARIS • THINGS TO DO IN GHENT• PANAMA CARNIVAL • CARVOEIRO • THINGS TO DO IN MARSEILLE • PARIS ITINERARY • 2 DAYS IN AMSTERDAM • THINGS TO DO IN FARO• PARIS AT NIGHT • ONE DAY IN BRUSSELS • PALAIS ROYAL PARIS • THINGS TO DO IN LAGOS • GALERIE VIVIENNE PARIS • VILLA EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD
A touch of adventure
Now that the girls are growing up, we tend to spice up our trips with more adventurous excursions. We’re ready to take our travels to the next level adventure-wise. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone? Find out…
CALANQUES D’EN VAU HIKE CASSIS • CHASING WATERFALLS ON BIG ISLAND • BENAGIL CAVE KAYAK TOUR • KILAUEA IKI CRATER HIKE • DUBAI DESERT SAFARI • BIOKOVO SKYWALK • EPIC HIKES ON MAUI • SPECTACULAR BIG ISLAND HIKES • OAHU WATERFALL HIKES
Luxury hotels and exclusive vacation rentals
Our travel style always involves an element of luxury. Accommodation is crucial for us and we often choose a destination around a hotel that caught our eye. Our preferred hotels are small-scale boutique-style hotels with impeccable service. Time to get comfortable…
DREAMY AIRBNBS IN HAWAII • UNIQUE AIRBNBS IN PORTUGAL • BURJ AL ARAB JUMEIRAH• BEST PLACES TO STAY IN PARIS • BEST PLACES TO STAY IN ALGARVE • BEST PLACES TO STAY ON MAUI • ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS IN DUBAI • BEST FAMILY HOTELS IN PARIS • BEST PLACES TO STAY ON BIG ISLAND• WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI• AMINESS KHALANI BEACH HOTEL • WHERE TO STAY IN NICE
Hitting the road
We prefer to explore a destination at our own pace. Jumping in the (rental) car and roaming the roads without any obligations. We always arrive well prepared in terms of sights and highlights but never have a day-to-day itinerary. Seeing where the day takes us and allowing some time for the unexpected. Enjoy the ride…
FRENCH RIVIERA ROAD TRIP ITINERARY • THINGS TO DO ON BIG ISLAND HAWAII • PORTUGAL ITINERARIES • THINGS TO DO IN HILO • BEST ROAD TO HANA STOPS • TULIP FIELDS NETHERLANDS • MAUI BUCKET LIST • FRENCH LANDMARKS • THINGS TO DO IN MAUI WIITH KIDS • COSTA VICENTINA
We research our destination until we know it inside-out. A good preparation is essential to get the most out of that hard-earned vacation time, after all. After our trip, we add advice from locals and our personal experiences to the mix. This results in practical and in-depth destination guides. Time to plan your trip…
BEST HAWAIIAN ISLAND FOR FAMILIES • KEUKENHOF GARDENS AMSTERDAM • DUBAI WATER PARKS • GHENT OR BRUGES• ISLAND HOPPING IN HAWAII • DUBAI GOLD SOUK • SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT HAWAII • CRUISING HALONG BAY • HOW TO PLAN A TRIP TO HAWAII • AIN DUBAI FERRIS WHEEL • REEF-SAFE SUNSCREEN FOR HAWAII • BEST SOUVENIRS FROM DUBAI • RENTING A CAR ON MAUI • DUBAI FOUNTAIN • BEACH VACATION PACKING LIST • HAWAII GIFT INSPIRATION • AT THE TOP OF BURJ KHALIFA • BEST ISLAND IN HAWAII TO VISIT
We also have a separate website entirely dedicated to Maui accommodation. From fabulous Maui hotels to dreamy Maui vacation rentals, it’s a curated selection of the best places to stay in Maui. All Maui regions are represented: the popular areas of South Maui and West Maui but also lesser-known parts of Maui like North Shore and Upcountry. Plus, all accommodations are organized in bite-size lists. Check it out!