Snow Hunting in Hokkaido
Meet Julie Niewenhuys, a recruitment team leader at Booking.com and a Dutch journalist specializing in skiing, who loves to explore the world’s best snow-laden and high-quality ski resorts.
Together with her travel companion, photographer Caroline, Julie has been skiing at the world’s best ski resorts for the past few years. The duo met five years ago when they attended an avalanche course and quickly discovered they shared the same dream: skiing every day. They put their successful careers on hold and redefined their lives by becoming “ski journalists,” a self-proclaimed title. Their articles have been published in over 15 countries and their images have been used in international marketing campaigns in Japan, Canada, and the Netherlands.
Recently, Julie has embarked on an adventure to explore the “Hokkaido Powder Belt” in Japan. Along with her travel companion, they skied on fresh, thick, and dry snow, gliding through dense sika deer forests on the island of Hokkaido. In this impressive snow-covered ode, Julie skied through unpatrolled areas (but with a local guide), passed by smoking volcano mouths, and explored the spectacular “Hokkaido Powder Belt.”
Breaking the World Record in Namibia
These people formed the world-class athlete group “Latitude 35.”
In May 2018, three men attempted to run 450 km across the world’s oldest desert. No one had ever crossed the Namib Desert by road without support. But an ambitious group of adventurers was ready to tackle this extraordinary challenge in just 15 days or less. These people formed the world-class athlete group “Latitude 35,” and member Jason Caldwell was the only one who completed the journey and broke the world record. Join their trip – sponsored exclusively by Booking.com – and witness them make history as they attempt to cross the Namib Desert.
Conquering the Majestic Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro takes you from the desert to the polar climate
Adam Wilson used to look for travel destinations based on the distinctive scenery of the place, but now he leans towards things he can do to make a difference. For this reason, in 2017, he set his sights on conquering Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest standalone mountain at 4,600 meters above sea level. Climbing this magnificent active volcano will take you through different climates, from the desert to the polar region, and ensure you have an extremely adventurous and unforgettable experience. However, it’s not for the faint of heart!
Participating in 100 Marathons Around the World
Nicole Mills participated in her 100th marathon in Valencia, Spain
When Nicole Mills combined her passion for running with her love for travel, she decided to participate in a marathon in each state in the US. Gradually, 50 marathons turned into 100, in many different countries around the world. After finishing her 100th marathon in Valencia on November 19, 2017, she shared that each race had its own story. Watch the video to explore her adventure.