If there is one thing I love, it is travelling. Not every day, not every week, but there is hardly a month that I don’t go somewhere. Of course in Spring and especially in Summer that is much easier and nicer than in Autumn or Winter when it is often cold and wet. Unfortunately travelling is also expensive, so I don’t always manage to do everything I’d love to do. I also do have somewhat of a life next to following the royals, although it is not too much. The good thing about royalty watching that it takes you all over the world (Europe mainly in my case), to places you otherwise might never have gone to.

The advantage of living in Europe is that you’re relatively close to lots of other countries. Living in the north east of the Netherlands in one hour I can get to the German border by train. From Leer there are trains in all kind of directions, but Germany is big so you still will be in the train for hours if you want to go to a place further away. Imagine Amsterdam and Apeldoorn are about two hours, The Hague almost three hours by train. Groningen has an airport, but only recently some nice destinations like London, Copenhagen and Gdansk have been added.

What I love are gardens, museums, castles, palaces, churches or even cemeteries. Occasionally there are also lectures about royals. And my feeling is that there are more royal exhibitions than ever before, some more interesting than others. I try to keep up with royal exhibitions on my website.