What happens when Ed Sheeran visits New Zealand

Ed Sheeran sparked massive migration and creative movement in DunedinWhile visiting New Zealand in 2018, one of my favourite stops was Dunedin. We stayed in an AirBnB on the Otago Peninsula and ran the business for a few days to help out the owners while they were away for the

Celebrating two years of Charlie Discovers… with a sabbatical!

Taking a sabbatical: a dream come trueIt has been two years since I started my travel blog Charlie Discovers. What a ride it has been! To kick off 2018 ànd my third year of blogging, I have some VERY exciting news to share with you: my boyfriend and I are

Girls weekend in the Champagne region

Champagne cellar Vertus

Sipping Champagne for the weekendOctober took me to the Ardennes, November to la douce France. Bonjour!Mother daughter weekendEvery year my mother, sister and I go on a weekend with just the three of us. That's how our previous trips took us to The Netherlands: Zeeland and The Hague. This time,

Celebrating Autumn in the Ardennes

Celebrating Autumn (and more) in the ArdennesEverybody knows the Ardennes is a great place to go to during Autumn or Winter. The region offers extensive forests and rolling hills for you to enjoy. An ideal place to unwind, have walks and read books. And to celebrate my father in law

Road tripping in New Zealand: The Aftermovie

Tourist Drive Akaroa

After movie of our road trip in New ZealandOk this is exciting... I am very happy and proud to share the after movie of our road trip to New Zealand with you: my first travel video!My family was the first to see it and you are next. Makes sense it

Top 3 activities, food and drinks in Ljubljana


City trip to LjubljanaWe were able to spend a day in the Slovenian capital while we were traveling the country back in June. The city won the Green Capital Award in 2016, granted by the European Commission. And it shows! The biggest part of Ljubljana is pedestrian area and there

Looking back on a holiday in Slovenia

Lake Bohinj Slovenia

Throwback to a holiday in SloveniaEnd of June my boyfriend and me went to Slovenia for our first time. And boy, what an amazing time we had. The first word that came from my mouth our first hours in Slovenia was 'magical'. I felt like I was in the Beauty

Road tripping in New Zealand #2

Arthur's Pass bridge

The second week of a roadtrip through New ZealandRoad tripping in New Zealand: Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Arthur's Pass and ChristchurchBefore we even realised, the first week of our road tripping in New Zealand was already over. From Taupo, we traveled further South-East of the country to Havelock North, close to the 30's-style town Napier.

Roadtripping in New Zealand #1

Mount Ruapehu

The first week of a roadtrip through New ZealandAuckland, Coromandel, Hobbiton and TaupoWow, somehow this post took me a lot of time. Even while half of it was already written before I came back from New Zealand. I'm not sure how that will work out for the next three posts on our

Throwback to Christmas vibes in London

Apple Market, Covent Garden London

Christmas vibes in London'What? Christmas?' - I know. I'm shamefully late with this blog post but this trip to London was quite unexpected as well. Beginning of December and one week before heading of to New Zealand, I was there for work, so why not make a trip out of it? It