Welcome to Act of Traveling!
I’m Emiel and this is my personal travel blog. My goal is to give curious travelers new places to discover. Whether you are an experienced traveler or still a newbie, my stories will inspire and my travel advice will reassure you.
Finding the perfect travel destination takes a lot of effort. You are about to spend some serious time on this blog reading travel stories, hotel reviews and watch great travel photos. Let’s check if this blog is the right place for you:
You have a serious urge to travel, but you struggle making a decision about where to go?
You actually want to travel and discover hidden gems rather than visiting the standard highlights?
You want to return home and have friends and family tell you over and over again that your photos are so amazing?
And last but not least, you want reliable travel tips from an experienced traveler?
If most of your answers are yes, look no further: you are in the right place.
Why others always seem to choose the best destination and what to do about it.
Act of Traveling gives you the tools you need to select a destination that will not only satisfy your travel curiosity but also result in a travel experience never to be forgotten.
Keep in mind that there is no such thing as choosing the ultimate destination. You have to make a choice out of all things amazing. My aim is to offer you independent travel advice and help you make the right choice. No more doubts.
I am always curious to find the hidden gems of a destination: things you don’t find in the regular guidebooks. My blog is the place to share all of them with you.
On top of all this I will start sharing my self-taught photography skills that will make you a better photographer too!
New destinations will be added regularly! Stay tuned or receive an e-mail when a new blogpost is published. You can subscribe at the end of this page. Don’t worry, I value quality over quantity.
To start your discovery right now, let’s check out the most popular travel content on this blog:
- On Destinations: South-Africa, Myanmar, Thailand.
- On Urban Discovery: London, Bangkok, New York, Rotterdam, Ghent, Florence.
- On Family Travel: Traveling with kids to the Netherlands, kids in Berlin.
Let me tell you a bit about my inspiration to travel.
In 1995 I went on my first big international trip: Japan! As part of my Japanese studies (yes, I can speak a bit of Japanese) I got to spend some time in Tokyo and Kyoto. It will not come as a surprise that the travel fever started there and then!
My wife and I traveled all over the world before we settled down, got married and had two wonderful kids. When our youngest son turned 4 (in 2008) we picked up our travel habit again. We went to Morocco and had an unforgettable trip. My very first travel post was about our Morocco experience: Act of Traveling was born!
I know how to write a good travel story, but my work as a blogger is not my full-time job. I work as a Marketing Communications Manager and my blogs are written in the evening while sitting at the kitchen table. Yes, that’s how adventurous blogging can be after you return home from a trip. Although I have also written blogposts while on a tropical beach sipping on a cocktail or having breakfast….
Blogging is fun and a result of my need to share our passion for travel and photography. I believe that reliable and independent stories offer the best answers to questions about travel destinations: how did people really feel about a place, what did they discover, what places do they recommend?
Have questions? Please contact me directly via my social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn).
You can contact me directly with questions about cities and countries listed on this blog. Sometimes I don’t have an immediate answer, but my network of travel professionals is huge: there is always someone who can help you!
Can’t find the country of city of your choice on this blog? Don’t worry, let me know and I will get you in touch with the right person.