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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.
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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.

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NOW LET’S PLAN YOUR DREAM TRIP!

From Hawaii to Dubai, from France to Portugal and beyond

From cultural breaks to beach vacays, from road trips to cruises

Algarve beach in Portugal

Dreamy beaches

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 MAUIBEST BEACHES BIG ISLAND HAWAIIBEST BEACHES IN MALTAISLA CONTADORA PANAMABEST BEACHES IN PORTUGALBLACK SAND BEACHES HAWAIIBEST FRENCH RIVIERA BEACHESGREEN SAND BEACH HAWAII

Sunset view in Ghent in Belgium

Cultural escapes

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 HOUSETHINGS TO DO IN THE HAGUE •  VISITING VERSAILLESTHINGS TO DO IN ST TROPEZLISBON TO SINTRA DAY TRIPTHINGS TO DO IN PANAMA CITY BEST SOUKS IN DUBAI COVERED PASSAGES PARISTHINGS TO DO IN GHENTPANAMA 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

Volcano hike on Big Island Hawaii

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 HIKE CASSISCHASING WATERFALLS ON BIG ISLAND •  BENAGIL CAVE BY KAYAK • KILAUEA IKI CRATER HIKE • DUBAI DESERT SAFARIEPIC HIKES ON MAUISPECTACULAR BIG ISLAND HIKESOAHU WATERFALL HIKES

Luxury hotel with infinity pool and ocean view

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 HAWAIIUNIQUE AIRBNBS IN PORTUGAL • BURJ AL ARAB JUMEIRAHBEST PLACES TO STAY IN PARISBEST PLACES TO STAY IN ALGARVEBEST PLACES TO STAY ON MAUI •  BEST PLACES TO STAY ON BIG ISLAND

Car rental on Maui Hawaii

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 STOPSTULIP FIELDS NETHERLANDSMAUI BUCKET LIST •  FRENCH LANDMARKS •  THINGS TO DO IN MAUI WIITH KIDS • COSTA VICENTINA

French Riviera town center

Practical information

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 AMSTERDAMDUBAI WATER PARKS •  GHENT OR BRUGES•  ISLAND HOPPING IN HAWAII • DUBAI GOLD SOUK •  SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT HAWAII •  CRUISING HALONG BAYHOW TO PLAN A TRIP TO HAWAIIAIN DUBAI FERRIS WHEELREEF-SAFE SUNSCREEN FOR HAWAIIBEST SOUVENIRS FROM DUBAIRENTING A CAR ON MAUIBEACH VACATION PACKING LISTHAWAII GIFT INSPIRATIONAT THE TOP OF BURJ KHALIFABEST ISLAND IN HAWAII TO VISIT

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Destinations

Here are some of the destinations we’ve traveled to since starting this travel blog. Click on the photo or the country name to be taken to the dedicated destination page.

Classic car on the charming town square in medieval Murten

Switzerland
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Two girls having fun at the splash fountain on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greeenway park on North End, one of the best places for free summer fun in Boston

USA – Massachusetts
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Mother and daughter moment on Top of the Rock in NYC

USA – New York
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