About

Welcome to Probe around the Globe!

Hi! I’m Naomi, the beating heart behind this travel blog!

Traveling is more than just a hobby for me—it’s my whole life. With a passion for uncovering hidden gems and diving deep into local cultures, I’ve roamed across 44 countries and countless cities, each adventure leaving me with stories to tell and practical tips to share.

Turkey is ideal for a beach holiday. But the country is huge. It even is part of Europe and Asia. So where to go? Where is the best place to spend your beach holiday in Turkey with your family? It must be a nice place, with good infrastructure, good food and no worries. So where should you go? I've been to most of the beach destinations and explored a big part of the country. I'll take you along with me, as we travel along the coast and I'll highlight each feature of the area.
Enjoying the sun in Turkey

My Journey

As a young girl, I didn’t know any better than going on our family holiday to the beach in the south of France. 2 Weeks of soaking up the sun and just relaxing. Once I got my first job at 15 years old, I booked my first independent trip abroad with my brother. When I was 17, I explored Rome for 2 weeks with my friends and I was hooked. The freedom to explore, your curiosity rewarded every single time, and just the thrill of discovering new things.

Since then, I have traveled to far-flung places, in different travel styles. From solo travel trips to countries in the Middle East to couples road trips around Spain, Italy and Greece, and hiking across countries. I’m infatuated with Roman RuinsRoad Trips and Railway Journeys.

Besides the actual traveling, I also love to plan trips. It doesn’t even matter if it is a short weekend get-a-way by night train or an extended 2-week, multi-country road trip around Europe or South America. I like to browse for the most scenic routes, best value for money accommodation, and the ultimate unforgettable experiences out there.

Sustainable travel

As I focus more and more on sustainable travel, I prefer to take the train. Whether this is to cross the continent and end up in Tibet by train or go to Greece by train. Or to rent electric cars for my road trips in Spain.

I also like to go on long-distance walks and taking a 2-week walking holiday is the ultimate way of letting go and living in the moment.

I was even shortlisted for Spain’s Sustainability Media Awards in 2024 in the category of Content Creators. (Sadly, I didn’t win, but it was great to be shortlisted!)

Can you travel by train to San Sebastian from London or NL? I help you with my step by step guide for the train to Basque country from France
100% my favorite way to travel is by train

Probe around the Globe – travel blog

As I have so many stories to tell and practical tips to share, I decided to combine all my experiences in this travel blog. It started in 2015 and I have been a business since 2017. I’m registered with my local chamber of commerce under number KVK 72166878.

On my blog, I only share first-hand, experience-based travel tips and practicalities, as well as stories to inspire your next trip. I’d love to help you plan your next trip and combat the overwhelming amount of generic information about destinations out there. I have been there myself and experienced everything firsthand, so I know what you’ll be facing and dealing with.

Probe around the Globe is available in two languages, English and Dutch. Not all articles have been translated yet, and not everything is available in both languages. You can toggle the flag corresponding with the language at the top of the page.

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Probe around the Globe travels in all directions, focusing on cultural travel by train and overland travel.

How can I help you?

You’re already here so that is awesome! Browse my site by heading to the destination page, or type in any search query you might have and it will pull up any relevant content I have written about the subject.

Do you have more specific questions? Or need help with planning your independent trip? I can help too! Just send me an e-mail at naomi@probearoundtheglobe.com

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Past Partnerships and Brands I promote

In the past, I have worked with several travel brands, that I have grown to love and appreciate. As I know these brands put their customers first, I’m happy to keep on promoting them throughout my content. In case one of my blogs is sponsored, I’ll state this at the beginning of the post. In most cases, I have paid for everything in full myself, but still recommend these businesses.

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