Travel Guides | Julia Hoogenboom

Collection by Julia Hoogenboom


My travel guides for destinations around the world. I love sharing my tips and experiences with you and I hope it will help you in planning your own adventures! All these posts can also be found on my travel & lifestyle blog:

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A complete guide for the Longji rice terraces (aka Dragon's backbone) in China. Travel by bus from Guilin, stay in Ping An village and hike around the area. In Plan, How To Plan, Rice Terraces, Guilin, Travel Guides, Travel Photos, Travel Photography, Around The Worlds, China

CHINA | Longji Rice Terraces - Travel guide by Julia Hoogenboom

A complete guide for the Longji rice terraces (aka Dragon's backbone) in China. Travel by bus from Guilin, stay in Ping An village and hike around the area. Everything you need to know, including maps.

Visiting the sandstone peaks in Zhangjiajie National Park? Read this complete guide, so you can make the most out of your trip! Zhangjiajie, Travel Guides, National Parks, Around The Worlds, Clouds, Adventure, How To Plan, Reading, China

CHINA | Zhangjiajie National Park -

Actually this post is about the Wulingyuan scenic and historic area, which is often referred to as Zhangjiajie National Park (even though that’s only one of four national parks in the area). The park is massive and planning a trip there can be a little confusing. I hope my personal experiences will help make planning …

A complete backpacking route through China. Traveling from Beijing to Hong Kong (with a little detour) by train and bus, covering great cities, charming villages and amazing nature. In Plan, Plan Your Trip, Travel Route, Amazing Nature, Beijing, Travel Guides, Backpacking, Hong Kong, Cities

CHINA | 3-week travel route -

China is such an amazingly beautiful and interesting country. However it’s so big and there are so many different ways to explore this country that it can be difficult to start planning your trip. In this post I want to share with you the travel route I composed for my trip through China. This route …

7 best and free things to do in Singapore. A visit to this amazing city can be very expensive, but it doesn't have to be with these activities. So you'll be able to have the best time exploring the city, even on a backpackers budget. Gardens By The Bay, Free Things To Do, Southeast Asia, Travel Guides, Exploring, Singapore, Stuff To Do, Around The Worlds, Budget

SINGAPORE | 7 free things to do -

Singapore is definitely not the cheapest place in Southeast Asia, but luckily there are a lot of fun things to do that are free! Singapore is one of my favorite cities I’ve ever visited and these were some of the things that made it so amazing. 1. Garden Rhapsody at the Gardens by the Bay …

Everything you need to know for your trip to Sapa. How to get there, where to stay and what to do to explore these beautiful Vietnam's rice fields as a true backpacker. In Plan, How To Plan, Beautiful Vietnam, Backpacker, Hanoi, North West, Travel Guides, Fields, Around The Worlds

VIETNAM | Sapa's rice fields -

The North of Vietnam is super diverse and it’s an area that has something for everybody. So, if you are fed up with the craziness of Hanoi, just hop on a bus and go explore the beautiful mountains and rice fields around Sapa. Sapa is a town located about 6 hours Northwest of Hanoi and …

Want to get close to these sweet elephants. Chiang Man is the perfect place and this guide will help you get started on planning your dream, animal friendly, elephant adventure. New Love, Chiang Mai, Southeast Asia, Travel Guides, Elephants, Animals Beautiful, Great Places, Perfect Place, Cuddling

THAILAND | Cuddling elephants in Chiang Mai -

I think cuddling elephants is the one thing that’s on almost everybody’s list when traveling to Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai is a great place to check this activity of your bucket list. For me it was an experience I’ll never forget. I’ve definitely formed a new love and respect for these beautiful animals. I did …

All you need to know about visiting the main temple complexes around Yogyakarta, Indonesia. What to see, when to go and how to get to Borobudur and Prambanan. Borobudur, How To Get, How To Plan, Travel Guides, Temple, Adventure, City, Temples, City Drawing

INDONESIA | Borobudur and Prambanan -

Yogyakarta is a great city in itself, there is a lot of culture, you can do some great shopping, and the people are lovely, but what makes it really special is the two massive temple complexes in the area. Borobudur is the most famous one and an absolute must see when traveling to Java. However, …

A complete backpacking guide on the best way to travel around Java by train. Tips on where to go, how to get tickets and what the train in Indonesia is like. In Plan, How To Plan, Ways To Travel, Get Tickets, Southeast Asia, Where To Go, Java, Travel Around, Travel Guides

INDONESIA | Java by train -

The train is a great way to travel around Java. It’s very comfortable, fast and not so expensive. On my trip around Southeast Asia I spend a week exploring the beautiful Java, using the train as my main way of transport. Let me tell you about where I went, what was really great and what …