It is just me or is it so hard to remember what day it is during summer? I just keep asking everyone what day it is haha. Anyways, most of the time during summer I don’t like to have too many things planned. That’s because when I plan too much, it doesn’t feel like a relaxed summer. But that’s kind of hard for me as well. I am a planner and that’s why I want to share a couple of things I want to and am going to do during this summer but also some (cheap) ideas what you can do as well, aka my summer plans! ☀️
This summer I will be traveling to…
… Paris. I think I’ve told this a couple of times, but I have been to Paris before. Once with my family and the other time for work. Both times I loved seeing this city, so when Lotte and I were looking for a place to go, we thought of Paris! It’s a city filled with beautiful architecture, sights and photo opportunities (very important haha). We will be in Paris from July 29 until August 2.
… Berlin. Besides Paris, I have also been to Berlin before. This was a very long time ago with my family and this year we wanted to make a city trip again, so we thought of Berlin. Since I can’t really remember what we did and saw last time, I am very excited about exploring this city again.
For both cities I already have made a list of places I want to see, but if you have any recommendations, please me know! Here you’ll get two travel diaries about my trips as well. But if you want to know what I am doing and seeing in both cities before I post that on here, you should definitely follow me on Instagram! ✈️
When I am home this summer I will be…
… working. Yes, working is pretty important since I want to make and save money for different purposes. That’s why I will also be working during the summer. Sometimes serving at the restaurant I’ve been working at for five years now, babysitting or working as an content & marketing manager. It’s kind of a crazy combination, I know. But a girls gotta do what’s she’s got to do.
… making small changes to my room. Last year I decided I wanted to change the color of my walls from pink to white. I just felt like refreshing my room. I actually bought the white paint, but I haven’t got around to painting the walls yet… So that’s something I want to do during summer. Besides that, I also want to change some other small things, like add some color to my room with flowers. Since I am very busy during summer, it’s way easier for me to order flowers online. I actually received this beautiful boutique of flowers and monstera leaves from Greetz. They have such a big selection of flowers, which you can order for yourself but also send to someone for their birthday!
… relaxing. This is something I hope to do more this summer. Most of the time I am so busy with doing all kinds of things, that there’s hardly any time to relax. Hopefully the weather will be nice so I can go to the beach as well!
Some ideas to do this summer…
#1 || Organize a picnic. Last year I made a blog post about how to organize a summer picnic and it’s such a fun thing to do with friends. Just make sure everyone brings some food and drinks, go to a park and enjoy! You can make it as big as you want and it’s a cheap alternative to going out to dinner, for example.
#2 || Go on a staycation. If you haven’t made any plans for this summer yet, you should definitely plan a staycation with your friends. I bet there are so many places in your country where you haven’t been. Pick a place you can drive to and just explore!
#3 || Visit a museum. There are so many different museums all over the world. I have always been really into visiting museums because I like art and it inspires me every time. I went to Rijksmuseum and FOAM, both museums are located in Amsterdam, and I really recommend visiting them.
I am so excited to see what this summer will bring! 🌴 Like I said before, if you want to follow what I am doing earlier than when you’ll see it on here, you can always follow me on Instagram @neeltjethoughts… I will post there a lot, but I won’t spam you, I promise. Besides that, there will change a couple of things for me after I come back from my trips, but I will share that with you in another blog post. For now, have a lovely summer and relax! What are your plans for summer? What are you most looking forward to?
This was posted in collaboration with Greetz
Sounds like you have a great list of things planned for summer! I’m actually going to Paris (and London) later on this year, too, but at the end of September. It’ll be my first time in France! ❤️
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Ah, that’s so exciting! I will have tons of tips and places to visit by the time you go 🙂 Xx
Le belle Paris, and the zietlos Berlin! Two of the best cities in the world and definitely in Europe! To see both in the same summer is definitely a privilege! You are one lucky lady and I bet your summer will be, and already has, been amazing 🙂 Just thinking of these beautiful cities makes me desperately want to go back. Being a lover of languages too, I love being immersed in the culture and hearing the beautiful words of languages flow around my ears. It’s also the perfect opportunity to practice my speaking skills 😉 Have an amazing time in Berlin!
Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see both cities again 🙂 Xx
Heel leuk om te lezen! En toffe tripjes op de planning, veel plezier alvast. X
I love a staycation with my friends!
We love going to beach places within our state
That sounds very lovely! X
Paris is always beautiful. I visited Paris many times and nevertheless would I accompanied you immediately when you asked me to.
Enjoy your summer 😄
Ah, thank you!
Staycation is nice, but maybe a short visit to Berlin? It’s such a cool city.
It really is! I can’t wait to see it again 🙂
Naar berlijn wil ik ook wel eens gaan!
Is zeker de moeite waard! Zoveel historie in 1 stad 🙂
Wat een leuke blog en mooie foto’s nog veel plezier met alle trips die je nog ga doen
Wat leuk, ik ga in September ook naar Parijs, 2 dagen Disney en 1 dag Parijs zelf, heel veel plezier alvast met al je tripjes!
Wat leuk zeg! Veel plezier alvast 🙂
Ik ben het gevoel voor de dagen ook behoorlijk kwijt door de vakantie. Je kunt de dagen ook niet meer herkennen als het ware : )
i’m from berlin, i hope you’ll have the best time. i would love to spend more time this summer exploring but its just too hot at the moment.
Klinkt als een hele leuke zomer! Museumbezoek is ook altijd leuk in eigen land 🙂 Mooie looks heeft je blog ook!
Very nice photos !
Een mooi opgemaakte blogpost. Mooie foto’s en mooie ideetjes. Ik zou er echt voor gaan. Het wit verven van je kamer. Wij hebben er vanaf het begin voor gekozen om alles wit (ral 1910 om specifiek te zijn) te verven. En op alle vloeren licht laminaat zonder drempels. het maakt het zo ruim en fijn.
Wij zijn net terug van een lang familieweekend Vlieland (en een dagje extra in een ander appartement). Echt een mini-vakantie, zeker omdat je de boot pakt naar het eiland. Binnenkort nog een eiland, maar dan eentje van Spanje 🙂 Zin in.
Wat leuk allemaal! Veel plezier 🙂
That bouquet is really beautiful! Enjoy Paris, wish I was going to Europe this summer, I miss travelling so much!
Thank you! X
Sounds like a great plan! You really can’t go wrong with Paris. Have fun dear!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Paris was so lovely! It’s such a beautiful city 🙂
Paris to me is one of the greatest destinations to visit. A lot of things and activities that’s worthwhile. That looks like a wonderful red top you have.
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Ah thank you 🙂