Travel

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Surfing Mentawai

A dream come true: surfing the Mentawai Islands at Awera Resort

Are you thinking or dreaming of surfing the Mentawai Islands? But you’re not sure yet if you can handle the waves? Even if you’re not into surfing at all, and you’re accompanying your surfing partner on a family holiday, I can tell you: going to the Mentawai Islands is always a good idea. Want to know what kind of dream […]

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Bali Healers: My First Balinese Healing Experience

Bali Healers: My First Balinese Healing Experience For a long time I’ve wanted to try a Balinese Healing session. More for the experience than anything else. But, last week I totally eat-pray-loved it. I was a 33 year-old Western single woman on a mission in Ubud, Bali’s center for healing. Elizabeth Gilbert would be proud. I visited one of the best […]

Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally

Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally Chances are big that when you are a travelling surfer, you’ve not only seen many beautiful surf spots, you’ve also seen many ugly hospitals. We get hurt a lot. We endure fin cuts, reef cuts, abrasions, concussions, ear infections and many more injuries and illnesses in our endless search to get […]

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Impression of the Surf & (SUP) Yoga Weekend Retreat in Scheveningen August 2016

This post is long overdue, about some 4 months. BUT, what is better than reminiscing over sunny summery photos in the midst of winter?! And… to look forward to next year’s retreats (28-30 July & 25-27 August 2017 for Scheveningen, and April and/or May 2017 (dates TBA) for Bali, Indonesia)!? 😉 Really, this Weekend Retreat was one of the best experiences in […]

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016 Feel like spending a weekend full of surf, sun, (SUP) yoga, meeting new friends, enjoying healthy meals and good vibes?! Join my friend Georgina van Dijk and me this Summer. Right in the heart of surfer’s town Scheveningen, The Hague. A great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and learn, or improve […]

Review: Perfect Spot Hostel Lisbon, Portugal

Aaah Portugal, one of the sunniest areas of Europe. With around 3000 hours sunshine a year, it’s no wonder so many Northern Europeans escape their polar climate, and head down to the land of plenty. Ideal for surfers (so many different waves), Portugal has something to offer every traveller. So when I was invited to review the Perfect Spot Hostel for a Surf & Yoga […]

Natural Birth Control with the Lady-Comp: Why I Quit Hormones

This title sounds like I’ve become a full-blown hippie. Fear not, I still shave, I just had cosmetic surgery (had to remove a mole that was annoying me), I eat meat, and I use airplanes. After 15 years of taking the Pill though, I have decided to quit. I did it once before, and it felt good. Somehow I started […]

Review: Elephant Nature Park, Chang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is one of the best countries to visit if you want to immerse yourself in yoga. If you want to do some ‘karma’ yoga (aka volunteering), and if you like elephants, I would definitely recommend joining the Elephant Nature Park in Chang Mai. On our trip around the world, my boyfriend and I spent a week on the ‘Journey to Freedom’ […]

Coming Home After Long-Term Travel: 10 Tips to Make it Easier

Whether you’ve been gone for 3 months, or 3 years, coming home after long-term travel is weird. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s super weird. Especially if you live in a fast-paced country or city, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone. Everybody is just so strange, people are mostly hurried, cranky and preoccupied with stuff that you just […]