Mapping our Grand Adventures

When we started Trip By Trip in December 2017, we never thought we would already have over one hundred posts!

InterContinental Bucharest

The InterContinental Bucharest in Romania was one of the first ‘Western’ hotels to be built in the ‘communist’ countries of Eastern Europe, together with the InterContinental in Prague. It was built in 1967 and was part of a bigger project including the National Theatre next door. When it opened in 1971 it was the second tallest…

Uninspired by Los Angeles

After Chicago, the California Zephyr, San Francisco, Sacramento, Vancouver, Seattle, and the Coast Starlight we ended our 2016 America Tour in Los Angeles.

The two faces of Podgorica in Montenegro

Podogrocia (pronounce the c as ts) is probably the most exotic stop on our 2017 Balkan Tour. We went there so we could take the train from Montenegro to Belgrade in Serbia. This train journey is often cited as one of the prettiest in the world.

How we plan a big rail trip

Planning a big rail trip is a cumbersome process, it all starts with finding inspiration about where to go.

PHOTOS | Lego Acropolis in Athens

Athens in Greece was the farthest point the Balkan trip Danny and I undertook in 2017. In Athens, the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are must-see highlights.

Travelling in Thalys Premium

For my last trip to the Intercontinental Dusseldorf we travelled there on the Thalys train from Paris Nord to Essen Hbf (D), on the stretch between Brussels South and Dusseldorf Hbf. Of course we first had to position ourselves from Antwerp to Brussels, for this we used an S1 service as on this sunday morning…

The past future of Seattle

Seattle followed Vancouver on our 2016 America rail adventure. It’s main attraction for us was the Museum of Flight, also known as ‘the Boeing museum’. We’ll cover that one separately. But it made me think of a theme for this blogpost: past future.