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What the CosmopoliClan travel blog is all about

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.

Our two kids are enjoying our adventures just as much as we are. 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.
Meet the CosmopoliClan

Travel style

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…

HAWAII •  MALTA •  PANAMA •  PORTUGAL

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 •  CASCAIS •  THE HAGUE •  VERSAILLESST TROPEZPANAMA CITYGHENT

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 CASSIS •  BENAGIL CAVE BY KAYAK •  KILAUEA IKI CRATER HIKE

Luxury hotels

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…

HOTEL BUCKET LIST •  HOTEL REVIEWS

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…

ALGARVE •  HILO •  DUBAI •  FRANCE •  MAUI

Family travel philosophy

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the World within
Lillian Smith
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling
Shanti
Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground
Judith Thurman
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places
Roald Dahl
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures
Lewis Carroll
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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.