Let me introduce myself 

Hi, I’m Caroline, a 28 year old travel enthusiast living in Antwerp, Belgium.

Curious to get to know me better? Here’s simple Q&A to start with, but don’t hesitate to contact me if there’s another thing you’d like to know


  1. Why Ma Valise? The last few years, friends, or friends of friends, used to contact me regularly for travel tips and or nice local addresses, so I decided that it was time to structure them somewhere online. And well… what better way to do that than with a simple blog.
  2. What do you miss most when you travel? My 2 cats Doran & Elin, two fluffy midnight cuddle monsters. Both of them are Sacred Birmans.
  3. What is your go-to cocktail? Definitely a whiskey sour.
  4. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?  Open the shutter blinds and get my morning-routine going. First up: a hot shower!
  5. What’s your favorite carry-on flight essential? A travel size Clinique moisture surge spray to stay hydrated and my Stox travel socks (muy importante).
  6. If someone invites you over for dinner, what should they prepare? A thai (red) curry beef with a lots of fresh veggies! No peanuts involved, because I’m one of those extremely allergic people.
  7. A tropical island or a snowy mountain? Water addict so salty hair & sandy toes it is.
  8. What’s your favorite visited country so far? Peru, so versatile!
  9. Describe your coolest travel experience so far. Seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska. Since we were camping right next to a huge lake, the sight was magical.
  10. What is your N° 1 guilty pleasure road trip song? Buena Vista Social Club always gets me into a good holiday vibe.