27 Nov 2018

Road Trip Calendar 2019


Rose, my beloved T2 Westfalia van, and I are celebrating our 5th Anniversary with a 3rd 'Rose on the Road' road trip calendar!

This time it's filled with photos from our road trip adventures around Europe from this year. We cruised through France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and Latvia.

We picked our best photos for you to enjoy a whole year long.

21 Oct 2018

A postcard from the Road to a friend, anywhere in the world! ;-)

a postcard to a friend

Put a smile on your friend's face and help Rose, my van, and I continue our road trip adventures around the world at the same time! Because who doesn't like to receive a postcard from a friend... 

๐Ÿ“ธ A 'Rose on the Road' postcard

The postcard will be graced with a photo of Rose from somewhere along the road. Find all possible choices at the end of this post ;-)


20 Aug 2018

Velnezers lake aka Devil's lake ๐Ÿ˜ˆ in Latgale, Latvia.

Velnezers Laka aka Devil's lake in Latgale Latvia

Velnezers lake also known as Devil's lake can be found in Latgale, a region in the East of Latvia.

It got the nickname Devil's lake because it's surrounded by legends and mystery. There are stories about people disappearing in the forest, about not a bird that sings and that it's bad luck and dangerous swimming in the lake.

It's said that people don't know how the lake came to be. Some say it's because of a meteor impact, others claim it's because of an earthquake. One thing's for sure though, it's not like any other lake you've visited before.

As mysterious as it is it's also absolutely beautiful! The water is crystal clear and the silence surrounding it makes it the perfect place to find some peace and quiet.

This Devil's lake was the playground for our first Destination Challenges in Latvia. Muhahahaaaa ๐Ÿ˜ˆ.

Paul (Passport Diary) and I were tasked to find it and take a walk around and that's exactly what we did...



7 Jul 2018

Awesome places to visit in Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia

Places to visit in Germany North Rhine Westphalia with The Social Traveler

NRW aka the North Rhine-Westphalia region in the West of Germany is known for it's historical cities like Cologne and Dusseldorf but it has so much more to offer.

I discovered that while I was tackling Destination Challenges in the region...

6 Jul 2018

Nationalpark Eifel ranger walking tour

The Social Traveler at Nationalpark Eifel

Looking for a nice place to recharge your batteries? Nationalpark Eifel in the NRW region at the border with Belgium and Germany is the perfect place to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with nature and yourself.

I went on a ranger walking tour through the nature park with ranger Sasha and had such a fun time ! You can do all kinds of fun activities while making your way through the forest. Just follow the path and at the very end of it you'll be rewarded with a stunning view over the Rursee lake.

Join Sasha and I for a walk through Nationalpark Eifel in the vlog I made for you below...