At the hight of the pandemic, when we felt the walls of our apartment closing in around us, we packed a tent for a camping micro adventure close to home in the Netherlands. We booked a stay in a local’s spacious backyard via Dutch start-up Campspace and experienced how easy it can be to switch off, as we spent an evening by a campfire sharing stories with a stranger.
On this page you’ll find a collection of some of our absolute favorite destinations, unique stays and itineraries — all with a sustainable touch. In our travels we try and go off the beaten track often to find the best local stories and experiences. In the months to come, our focus will be on Europe and we’ll be adding new destinations regularly.
Deep in the forests of Värmland in the west of Sweden lies a collection of incredible green stays. At Naturbyn, you can sleep in a floating hut on a lake, in a wooden cabin with a green roof, or in a magnificent treehouse 10 meters (30 feet) above the forest floor. We got the chance to stay in the treehouse for an incredible back-to-nature experience.
Our former backyard UNESCO World Heritage the Wadden Sea is one of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands. The sea is heavily influenced by the tides, full of tidal creeks and sandbanks populated with seals, and crowned by five small islands that are all popular Dutch holiday destinations. While regular ferries service all the islands, there’s a much more adventurous – and greener – way to discover the Wadden Sea: Eilandhopper. Every summer, this sailing ferry takes passengers to hop across the islands and back again.