What is Victor's Travels?

Victor’s Travels is a travel blog curated by me, 30-something Dutch world explorer Victor Eekhof. This blog is all about traveling on your own terms and not following the masses. It’s for people who are happiest with a big backpack on their backs and a smaller one on their front; people who walk where others take a cab, or take a bus where others take a plane.

This blog is all about traveling on your own terms and not following the masses

I absolutely love to go where not many people would think to travel. Places like Mongolia, North Korea, Antarctica or Venezuela. I write about my experiences visiting these places and how you too can visit them, including prices, insider tips and (alternative) routes.

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Travel destinations

I write about many different destinations, from sunny Croatia to bone-chilling Antarctica, and from liberal Amsterdam to, well, North Korea. You can find guides, travel tips and my experiences here, categorized per country. Read more »

Travel related themes

When I’m not writing about a specific destination, I write about traveling in general. How to prepare for long trips, how to hitchhike, travel games for the road, that sort of stuff. In this sections you will find articles categorized by travel related themes. Read more »

Latest articles

My personal picks

These are articles that gave me great joy to write and I spent quite some time doing research to make them as comprehensive as possible:

Digital nomad

The practical guide to becoming a Digital Nomad

The overarching question I try to answer in this extensive article is “How to become a Digital Nomad” and I zoom in on finances, gear, best locations and several different ways of going about it. I also give some examples of jobs that fit a nomadic lifestyle, share blog tips and tell you a bit more about my own journey. Read more »

Travel Antarctica

How to travel to Antarctica for under €5.000

When I tell people that getting to Antarctica isn’t that hard or even as crazy expensive as they might think, they usually add Antarctica to their bucket list destinations. In this article I will share my updated knowledge on how you can get to Antarctica. Read more »

Places to eat Amsterdam

Places to eat in Amsterdam for less than €15

Where do the locals eat in Amsterdam? It’s not the McDonald’s or Burger King, unless they have had one too many of course. There is a great choice of cheap but excellent places to eat in Amsterdam, but few of them are in the central touristy areas. So who can help you find these places? *Slowly raises hand* I can! Read more »

Hitchhiking tips

How to hitchhike: a 19-step guide to getting a ride

I can best compare hitchhiking to speed dating on steroids. Instead of a minute, you have about 3 seconds to make someone pick you up, so better make them count! Here are some of my insider tips on how to hitchhike. Read more »

jobs in antarctica

Full-time travel. Is it really the dream?

Antarctica is the world’s coldest, driest and windiest continent. Although you can get to Antarctica on a tourist expedition, working in Antarctica is a whole different story. There are no permanent residents, meaning that researchers and other personnel fly in and out every few months or so. I’d like to tell the story of one of these brave souls: Antarctica veteran Allison ‘Sandwich’ Barden. Read more »

Travel games

48 best travel games for adults that will rock your next road trip

If you have ever spent a night in a hostel you have inevitably been invited for a game of asshole. Or president. Or bullshit. What am I talking about? Travel games of course! I’ve decided to bundle 40+ travel games for adults into one article. Read more »

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