About Urban Pixxels

Urban Pixxels is all about travel inspiration and information for the traveler who wants to explore the most interesting destinations in the world; prefers design boutique hotels over hostels; is always looking for the hidden gems; and believes that exploring the local food culture is just as important as sightseeing.


Hi, I’m Jacintha and welcome to Urban Pixxels

I started this website in 2013 when I moved from the Netherlands to London. At the time, Urban Pixxels was mostly a collection of my London tips: what to do and – very often – where to eat. (You can still find them in my London city guide.)

But it soon became all about travel and photography (and sometimes just some random thoughts). There’s nothing I love more than traveling the world with my camera. I’ve traveled to more than 50 countries, lived in London, Paris and New York, and still have a long (!) list of places I want to visit some day.

And whenever I find that unique boutique hotel, delicious restaurant or I experience something special, I love to share these tips with you. Therefor you can be sure that all recommendations are based on my personal experiences. 

A lot has happened since I published that first blog post. My photos are being used in magazines like Condé Nast Traveller, I’ve co-written a ’48 hours in London’ travel guide for National Geographic, and have been listed several times as one of the best travel accounts to follow on Instagram.

In 2017, after a 3 month sabbatical during which I traveled non-stop, I moved back to the Netherlands. I’m currently living in The Hague (Den Haag) and try to travel as often as I can. Which is sometimes challenging with a full-time job….

I’m really hoping that my photos, stories and tips will inspire you to plan some amazing trips all over the world. I’d love to hear about it!


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Work with me

Blog & Social Media

I love working with brands that are a good fit and relevant for Urban Pixxels. My content is always self-created which is why I don’t accept guest posts. I do offer sponsored posts or other forms of partnerships when I feel there’s a good match.

Press tips & Events

I am always looking for new interesting places and travel tips that I can share with my readers and followers on social media. Are you looking to promote a destination, hotel or restaurant? Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together.


Want to use a photo you’ve seen on Urban Pixxels? Please e-mail me for image licensing and usage requests.