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Winter in Canada, a Combination of Cities & Skiing / Een Combinatie van Steden & Skiën

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Canada Winter Wonderland: defy the Cold & enjoy the Beauty! - Canada Winter Wonderland: trotseer de Kou & geniet van de Schoonheid!


Winter is imminent and there is already a lot of snow at some places. The idea of ​​skiing and cold make many hearts beat faster. Also mine that's why I wrote this blog.
Canada, country of the high mountain peaks and pristine nature but also cozy cities.  Actually, you can travel to Canada all year round because there is something to do for everyone. Most of those who know Canada, have visited in spring, summer and fall. But in one season Canada excels, that’s in the winter.
Ready for a little bit of adventure, being outdoors a lot and not being afraid of the cold? Then you probably want to try a winter in Canada.
I have been fortunate to be able to do this winter adventure twice and I realize that it is not a holiday that you just do, because you really must love the cold and snow.

Travel tip 1: Winter in the Canadian Rockies. This trip is 10 days…

Let’s Explore Unknown Badlands National Park, South Dakota: 40 years National Park.

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota 40 Years National Park on 10th of Nov, 2018 / 80 Years National Monument since 29th of Jan 1939! - Badlands National Park, Zuid-Dakota 40 jaar Nationaal Park op 10 november, 2018 / 80 jaar Nationaal Monument sinds 29 januari 1939!

Badlands National Park, with it’s 1,054,324 visitors in 2017 it was the busiest year of the park since 2000, according to a National Park Service release.
It is not the park that you will choose for your first visit to North America if you come from Europe. But worth a visit if you are in the area, the nearest place with a direct flight from Amsterdam is Minneapolis and it is more than 800 km away. The best option, I think, is a flight to Denver via Detroit, then it is still 600 km to the Badlands NP, but you have more options to combine it into a great trip. See my tip at the end of my blog.
Facts Badlands National Park encompasses 244,000 acres and lies in the Southwestern part of  South Dakota in the United States of America…

Northern Italy a Catastrophe / Noord-Italië een Catastrofe

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Catastrophe in Northern Italy - Catastrofe in Noord-Italië 
Photo credit Walter Donega - www.walter.bz

Northern Italy, dominated by the Po Valley, contains the regions: Aosta Valley, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-South Tyrol and Veneto. And it is precisely here that the last few days of natural violence has taken place, that can be seen as a considerable catastrophe.
Every year, the world has it’s natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, mudslides and wildfires, but the natural violence that has gripped the northern part of Italy is unprecedented.
With this short blog I would like to inspire people in Northern Italy, but especially my friends and acquaintances in Trentino-South Tyrol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige, German: Trentino-South Tyrol). My last visit to Val Gardena in the Dolomites, South Tyrol was long and that is why I consider this part of Italy as a second home.
Three weeks ago I left my beloved South Tyrol where I visited b…