I know it’s a little bit late in the year to be talking resolutions, but at the same time: any day is a good day to change your life. So that’s why I wanted to talk a little bit about the concept of resolutions and how I’ve decided to approach them. Over the past few years I’ve been the master of overstretching myself in terms of resolutions. I think last year I had about twelve of them! While I got some done, and I wasn’t too strict on myself, in general it’s better to keep a narrow focus and just focus on one thing. That’s why I only have one New Year’s resolution for 2018. One focus word.
I have been a full-time digital nomad for a few months now. Without a real home and fixed costs, traveling full-time, earning money online as long as I…
As the new year is knocking at our door, I’ve been thinking a lot about unhealthy patterns I have in my business. When you’re busy, busy it can be hard to step away and look at your career in a helicopter view and notice what’s actually going right and wrong. That’s why I’m helping you with sharing a few unhealthy habits to give up in 2018 to kick your career into overdrive!
AHHH you guys, I’m SO excited to share this news with you: after four years of blood, sweat and tears we have finally made the decision. We are giving up our house and going to travel the world! And we’ll just continue to work as normal. Anyone who knows me personally, won’t be overly shocked by this step. It’s been a long time coming. I recently looked it up, and the first time I’ve got the idea was back in 2013. After a lot of fighting and slow grooming, the boyfriend is finally on board with the plans. When he mentioned this spring that he’d rather leave yesterday than tomorrow, to travel the world with his laptop, I finally knew it was time to start planning. Read this post to find out all about our travel plans, how the decision came about, and what it means for my work.
Wanderlust: when traveling takes over your whole life, and you can’t seem to think about anything else anymore. You will probably have noticed that I suffer from this very addictive curse (and possibly even passed it on to some of you), but someone else who also suffers from wanderlust, is Brooke Saward. Four years ago she started the website World of Wanderlust, one of the biggest travel blogs worldwide, and recently penned a book with the same title. World of Wanderlust: how to live an adventurous life.
A book full of travel-inspiration, gorgeous pictures and great tips: so of course I wanted to read it. Lucky me, because not only did I get to review the book for you guys, I also had the opportunity to interview Brooke when she was in The Netherlands! In a cute cafe in Utrecht I recorded a snappy four minute video interview where I got to ask her anything that you’ve ever wanted to know. From her favorite city to things that she never wants to experience again, her favorite chapter in her book, which country is highest on her bucket-list, and of course about the best tips for other travel bloggers. Check out the video and the review below!
A few weeks ago I attended a college reunion. The night was like one big flashback: from being at the cafe where I used to dance until the…
Am I still allowed to say “Happy New Year”? I hope you had a great one! I’ve been busy jetting, boating and driving around Europe the first month of the year: exactly how I like it! You’ll see where I went for my first two trips of the year below, as well as discover what I have planned for February and beyond! Enjoy!
Although they’re over by now, I absolutely love those days in between Christmas and New Years. It’s cold outside and I’m sitting on the couch with never ending amounts of French cheeses, wine and hot chocolate (not at the same time, obviously). Without having to do anything! I always try to work as little as possible on those days, and I managed pretty well this time. Instead, I used those days to make some plans for the new year. I wrote down my New Years resolutions and I even accidentally started a bullet journal.
I know not everyone believes in New Years resolutions, but I kind of like the idea of a new year and a clean slate. I know that realistically speaking it doesn’t matter one bit if it’s 1 January or 18 January, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s a good thing to pause for a moment and evaluate your last year, yourself, and see if you’re happy with your life and your personality. That’s why I made a nice list of New Years resolutions, and I’m sharing it with you! Grab a cup of tea, because this is going to be a nice and long personal blog post :).
Yup, 2016 was in many ways a shitty year. But to me it was a beautiful year full of travels. I’ve been abroad so many times! I even lived abroad for seven months, which were without a doubt one of the best months of my life. 2016 was a very successful year for me business-wise. I had more revenue and I now have multiple freelancers working for my company. Let’s dive in to some details!
Earlier this year (january 25th) I launched this English travel blog. I’d already been running a Dutch version of this blog for about 2,5 years, and I figured the world was ready for the international version. I love writing in English and the more people I could inspire to travel and take their future into their own hands, the better! But then… soon after launching I got caught up in running two websites, a business and a Facebook group. It was too much, and this blog kind of fell of the wagon. I only managed to write a blogpost per month.
But despite only blogging about once a month, and spending very little time on promotion, I managed to grow to a consistent 6,000 unique visitors per month! How did I do that? I will explain.