Have you ever thought about what would happen if you arrived at your holiday destination in southern France or Italy two days late? We can tell you: absolutely nothing! Or maybe not…

For years, we have been reading in the news about Black Saturdays or similar gridlock in France or Austria, all because we Dutch are going on vacation. But isn’t that a shame? All that stress and rushing after each other. Well, if you could call it rushing…in this case, traffic jams are a more accurate description.

Focus on the journey, not the destination

Everyone who feels at home on Facebook or Instagram, – whether you like it or not – is sometimes confronted with interesting inspirational quotes. Sometimes sweet, often clichéd and often also true! How about the beautiful jewel of wisdom Focus on the journey, not the destination. As far as we’re concerned, it couldn’t be more appropriate! Because why put the pedal to the metal when there are so many beautiful things to see on the way?

Stopover en route to your holiday destination

Take places like Maastricht or Ghent, for example – these destinations are really worth stopping for one or two days. Besides the fact you can do a bit of shopping and enjoy some culinary delights, there’s an enormous amount of history to be seen. And what about Luxembourg? Often, most people don’t even realise that they’ve driven through it. Such a shame, because the hospitality and natural beauty would surprise you!

Arriving at your holiday destination feeling relaxed

Did you know more than 10,000 Dutch people are the proud owners of a residence abroad where you can spend the night during your outbound or return journey? I’d advise you to look them up! You’ll immediately notice that a nice stopover helps ensure you arrive at your destination feeling much more relaxed, but above all more content. And the great thing about this is that the ‘real vacation’ is just getting started!