Sam with elephants, Chiang Mai


Hi! I’m Sam. The adventurer, photographer and blogger behind Checkoutsam.
I’ve already traveled to 60+ countries and I don’t expect to stop any time soon! Follow my adventures and stay up to date with all of my travel stories, pictures from abroad and helpful travel tips.

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If you are visiting this blog, you probably want to go travelling soon. There are so many destinations, sights and possibilities that sometimes you just don’t know where you should go and what you should see. Because everyone should get the chance to travel, I would like to help.
My name is Sam and I got caught by the travel bug a long time ago! Ever since I was little, I loved exploring places. It all started in Belgium (where I live!) and slowly I ventured out to the rest of the world.

On this website, you can find extensive and informative posts about countries, cities and places that are worth seeing. I’ll give valuable tips about accommodation, how you can save money abroad and tell you more about the places or sights that you should see. Can’t find what you are looking for, or would you just like to say hi? Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.

Welcome and have a safe journey!

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Experience gifts: 5x Ideas for fun travel inspired presents

travel gift experiences

The first experience I propose, is to escape the ordinary and elevate your gift-giving game with the Temecula Sunrise Balloon Ride. Just imagine yourself drifting peacefully above the breathtaking landscape of Temecula Valley as the sun rises on the horizon. This experience offers the perfect blend of tranquility and adventure, allowing participants to soar above lush vineyards, rolling hills, and …

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5x Unforgettable travel ads: The best commercials of all time

original travel ads

Iceland is one of the most magical travel destinations on earth. But the one thing that can spoil your vacation is receiving work emails while you’re trying to relax in a hot pool. In a witty commercial, Iceland declares that they’ve created the perfect solution for travelers – “outhorse your emails.” In the advertisement it shows real horses using gigantic …

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