The travel style

On tour on the European Cooking Trip you are offered an exceptional guide who takes you down to the best and the most authentic accommodations in seven European countries.

You'll get exclusive hands-on introductions into the local culinary traditions with various cooking courses.

For every country one free day is provided so you can visit the cities, museums, monuments or urban districts nearby our accommodation - in your own pace.


Ramon Stoppelenburg is an award-winning travel writer and photographer, currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He was born in the Netherlands, raised in Indonesia and grew up in The Netherlands a bit more. However, he prefers to call himself a serial entrepreneur.

Before even finishing his journalism study, he travelled the world for free on its most unique way ever done, with the first social use of the internet, through his website Letmestayforaday.com, from 2001 to 2003.

Not knowing that this was the small step that was needed to let the users of the internet believe that the internet could also be used in a social way, instead of only an economic way.

One year later he wrote the book about this unforgettable experience.

In the mean time he also became a manager of a restaurant/bar for a year, a disc-jockey at pubs and parties and certified stress relief massage therapist. A Jack of all trades!

As an all-round freelancer in online internet media productions he also continued to work for clients like BNN, the ANWB, TRAVEL Magazine, Nijgh & Van Ditmar Publishing, HCC, Transavia.com, UWV, TNO, DHL, Loyalis, Foreign Media Books and their imprint TradeMark.

In June 2008 he compiled the literary stories for the book Fasten Your Seat Belt!, which contained the best new stories about flying from young Dutch authors.

That same month he climbed Kilimanjaro for the first time himself and discovered that such climb can be done by everyone (with a bit of condition). The Expedition Kilimanjaro was born! So far over 800 people have climbed Africa's highest mountain through Ramon's tour company with a 99% success rate!

In September 2010 Ramon exchanged Amsterdam for the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, where he continued his online enterprises, including the upcoming Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. His holding company, Ramon Stoppelenburg Enterprises Ltd., is registered at the Registry of Companies in Hong Kong.

In 2009 the research studies started for the European Cooking Trip, something that did not exist yet. In 2012 the preparation ended into a full itinerary and this website, with its first amazing and unforgettable trips scheduled for the summer of 2014.

Visit his personal website and follow his blog too

The European Cooking Trip is registered at the Registry of companies in Hong Kong, China, with file 34.280.880

Tax VAT is not applicable.

General Travel Conditions

The European Cooking Trip will be conducted in accordance to the General Travel Conditions as registered on this website.

Please always read these conditions before you book your trip.