The Emilia Romagna region in Italy is known for the Adriatic coast and cities such as Bologna and Rimini, but has many more beautiful places you should visit. And one of those beautiful, nice places is the city of Ferrara. Ferrara is an important student city in the region and although the city is nice […]
Everyone knows the Danish capital Copenhagen. A city that is great fun for a city trip and that you can easily discover in combination with a city trip to Malmö in Sweden. Fewer people know Denmark’s second city, Aarhus (Århus in Danish). Although the city really cannot be compared to Copenhagen in terms of size, […]
Hi! Welcome to Travelaar!
We are Erick and Kirsten (34 & 33). After our half year trip to South East Asia in 2014 we decided to start Travelaar on which to write about our travel experiences. With Travelaar we hope to give useful tips and inspiration to travel the world as well!
In January 2016 we left for our second big trip to visit South East Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Central America over the course of two years. The original Travelaar website is in Dutch, and in 2017 we decided to go international launching Travelaar.com. We hope you like it!
Are you planning a city trip to Zagreb? Zagreb has been one of our favorite cities in Europe since this year. The capital of Croatia is a city with a wonderful atmosphere, fine restaurants, cool sights and all with a raw edge. And that is exactly what makes the city so much fun. What to […]
Most backpackers will have to deal with long bus journeys or train journeys. For example, one-day train journeys in India are certainly not strange, and Sri Lanka and Thailand, for example, are also perfect destinations to explore by train. Even if you are not traveling through Vietnam on a motorbike like we did, but traveling […]
Kuching is located in Malaysia on Malaysian Borneo (Malaysia Timur) and is the capital of Sarawak province. Not only the surroundings of Kuching are beautiful, with no less than two of the most beautiful national parks in Malaysia. The city itself is also nice to stroll around for a few days. What to do in […]
In our opinion it is the most beautiful destination in southern Mexico, on the Yucatán peninsula; Bacalar and its stunning Laguna Bacalar. Laguna Bacalar is one of the largest lakes in Mexico. It is not without reason that this Mexican destination is even compared to dream destinations such as the Seychelles and the Maldives. Due […]
The Scottish island of Skye, Sky Island, is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe and certainly one of the coolest sights in Scotland. The rugged nature, deep cliffs, waterfalls and mountain peaks make the Isle of Skye a perfect destination for a walking holiday or an adventurous road trip across the island. In […]
Thailand is definitely one of our favorite countries in Asia. We visited this country several times during our world trip. Do you also want to travel to Thailand or go backpacking in Thailand? Of course we kept track of our expenses in Thailand in order to be able to answer the question “Is Thailand expensive?” […]
Thailand is known as a perfect destination for beach lovers. You will find dozens of islands where you can easily enjoy yourself for a few days. In the Southern Gulf of Thailand you will find one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, Koh Tao. Koh Tao is known as the underwater paradise of Thailand, […]
Cyprus is a kind of forgotten country for many people. It’s neither Greece or Turkey. It is included in Europe, but geographically it is located in Asia. Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, close to the coast of the Middle East. With a rental car you can explore a large part of the […]
Check out all our travel videos on our
But for now, sit back, relax and enjoy our Philippines travel video!
Anyone who has seen the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ with no one other than Julia Roberts in the lead, has pictures in his/her head of Bali. Green rice fields, enormous rice terraces and that wonderful backpacker atmosphere with yoga studios, healthy bars and restaurants. Ubud is that place on Bali. Nowadays, Ubud is no longer […]
Kandy is located in the heart of Sri Lanka, The Hill County. Colombo is the political capital of the country, but Kandy is the cultural capital. In addition, besides Pollanaruwa and Anuradhapura, Kandy is one of the three royal cities of the country. The town has a perfect location between the mountains at about 500 […]
Kuala Lumpur can be seen as the great hub for South East Asia. This is because of the cheap flights to almost everywhere in Asia. Not surprisingly we’ve spent more than a month in total in the metropolis on eight different visits. There are a lot of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, so we […]
In February 2016 we visited Malaysia for the second time in two and a half years. During five weeks we’ve visited islands, swam alongside sharks and ate delicious street foods. Just like two and a half years prior we made an awesome trip through this diverse country. In five weeks time we made a big […]
When we plan a trip, we think about all the beautiful places we want to visit. Cities to wonder around, jungles where you can make amazing hikes and white sandy beaches to relax. But, once you take a dive in an ocean, you will realize there is a whole other world. One under the water. […]
Looking for a nice holiday destination where you have one sun, sea and beach, but at the same time can also do cool things and make a nice road trip? The Yucatán peninsula in Mexico is the ideal destination. The Yucatán peninsula is located in the south of Mexico and is about 3.5 times the […]
Our statistics show a lot of people are looking for information about traveling to Sri Lanka, an amazing country still mainly unexplored most backpackers. To help you plan your trip to this versatile country we put some essential information together, so you won’t face unexpected surprises. General information about Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has lots […]
Money, even if you want to go on a backpacking trip and you are mostly going to hitchhike or couchsurf, you will always need money. That’s why we are showing you how much we’ve spent in different parts of the world. Keep in mind that we always travel like so called “flashpackers” which means we […]
For many, a stop at Las Colorades on the coast of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico is not on itinerary because it lies off route. You have to drive for a few hours, but I promise you it’s worth it. The few hours we spent in Las Coloradas is for me one of the highlights […]
Sri Lanka is an incredibly impressive and versatile country. With breathtaking nature, green mountains, spectacular waterfalls and tea plantations, there is plenty to discover. The contrast between tropical beaches with its hot climate and the hills with its cool climate makes Sri Lanka a really interesting place to visit. If you want to know what […]
Isla Holbox, or Holbox island, in southern Mexico – Quintana Roo – is a paradise like you find in the travel guides. White sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, the sea in 50 shades of blue and green, and pelicans that dive into the sea and chill on the fishing boats. With a little bit of […]
Lake Garda is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. The vicinity of the biggest lake of the country offers a lot of things to do for al kinds of leisurely activities for watersporters, nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. Especially for this last group, a visit to any random village in the area […]