7 X MUST VISIT PLACES FOR THIS FALL

Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next trip. October is a great period to pack that suitcase and enjoy those last rays of sunlight or visit a beautiful city. These are our  must visit places for this fall.

1. Marrakesh, Morocco

With a reasonable short flight of 3,5 hours (from Amsterdam) it’s the perfect getaway to soak up the sunshine in October. Check our Marrakech Guide ffor the best tips and try to book your accommodation beforehand to get the best deals. Besides Marrakesh, Morocco has a lot more to offer. You can surf in Taghazout, ride camels in the Sahara or take a dip into the shallow waters of Paradise Valley.

Marrakech Guide 2019

2. Dubai, Emirates

If you want heat, you’re gonna get it here. (31-36 degrees!) It might be a little more expensive than a European break but this will be an experience you won’t forget. Shopping, fine dining and skydiving are some of the things Dubai brings to the table. KLM is offering flights from €397 in their world deal weeks at the moment so be quick!

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Camels with the skyline of Dubai

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

This affordable getaway is still warm in the fall and prices are particularly low during this period. You have all the space to enjoy the magnificent beaches. Dubrovnik is also great for mountain hiking and enjoy the beautiful colors. Take the train and go interrailing!

4. Miami, Florida

It’s the best time to visit Miami the locals say. Why? Because most tourist will be gone (a lot better than spring break!) and temperatures are still very nice. If you’re visiting with kids, you can always visit Disney World (yes, it’s a must see with kids) or if you’re the adventurer you can watch crocodiles in the everglades. 

5. Folegandros, Greece

If you want total zen, no fuss, good food and stunning views, you must visit FolegandrosIt’s great the whole year round but summer is still happening in Folegandros in the fall. You can fly to Athens (about 180 euro’s) and take the speedy boat service to the island in just 4 hours. You can also fly to Santorini and take the boat in just 45 minutes. Flights to Santorini are more expensive though. One thing is for sure; you will feel completely recharged when you return.

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Stunning views in Folegandros

8. Jordan, Middle East

One of the worlds most spectacular sights are found right here but remain unseen by so many. In October there are still bright sunny days that light the rock of Petra up rose-red; but it is cool enough to journey into the Valley of the Moon on camel or horseback by day, and warm enough to sleep out under the starry sky by night. Flights from 300 euro’s with Turkish Airlines.

7. Munich, Germany

Why Munich? Because it’s the Oktoberfest of course! Starting from the 19th of Sept until the 4th of October. The festive fall event is not just about beer drinking anymore but also offers music, dance, food, markets and a fair. Grab your car and make a roadtrip!

Love,

Elke

Shocked reactions at Dutch Premiere of Leonardo’s ‘Before The Flood’

On Wednesday, October 26th, the official Dutch premiere of ‘Before The Flood‘ took place in the Chicago Social Club in Amsterdam. Press, bloggers, influencers and young Amsterdam watched the impressive and rather shocking documentary Co-produced by Leonardo Dicaprio. The girls of Green Up Your Life did so in partnership with National Geographic.

Elke and Emanuelle
Photo by Ilsoo van Dijk

Green Up Your Life
Green Up Your Life was founded by Elke Salverda (Wander-Lust) and Emmanuelle Vos with the aim to raise more awareness among the younger generation when it comes to climate change. “The main reason for us to host this non profit event in a club and not in another location, was because it’s time that the young generation get’s more involved.” Elke Explained. DJ’s played good tunes and they served a local Amsterdam’s Gin (Jajem) which is completely free of animal products. Guests went home with a goodiebag filled with tasty and informative products such as hand-cut mountain tea from Lemon Poppy (plus they use recyclable packaging), a healthy snack from Unlimited Health, Proper Popcorn, a discount voucher of ROOTS and a National Geographic Magazine.
The epilogue was provided by DJ Gregor Salto and Maurits Groen who are both actively engaged in environmental and development issues. Groen said: “We have some time, but not much until we reach that tipping point. I am happy to stand here in front of a young generation and see that you care.”

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Emanuelle (left) and Elke (right) Photo by Kirsten van Santen

Green carpet at Dutch premiere of Before The Flood
Photo by Ilsoo van Dijk

 

Premiere Before The Flood
Photo by Ilsoo van Dijk

 

Before The Flood
On the same evening, the documentary also screened during the National Klimmaattop 2016 in Rotterdam. The film shocked everybody. Most people didn’t realize what’s going on and how far we’ve gone. National Geographic wants the film and importance of the environment to be spread to the widest possible audience to draw attention. For this reason, they’re not only showing the documentary on their television channel but also make it available through social media channels of National Geographic and other external parties. From Sunday, October 30th the documentary will be aired at 10pm on the National Geographic Channel in The Netherlands and it will then be widely available on the internet such as YOUTUBE, natgeotv.com and more.

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Leo in Before The Flood

It’s time to take action NOW. We have done the studies, we have seen it with our own eyes, we can’t ignore it any longer. Climate Change will affect us all. What will you do to take action?

Love,

Wander-Lust

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