TRAVELS

“Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity”

September 21, 2017

The 24 hrs in Paris Guide

Ooh la la, oui like Paris! Welcome to the city of art, treasure hunting, coffee, carbs and… a whole lotta love. Talking about love, we adore Paris since forever. As Paris is only a few hours by train and car from our home in The Netherlands this is a trip we we’re lucky to take […]

September 10, 2017

Bali Vacation Packing list (+ extra flight tips!)

It’s been almost 9 years years now that we’ve travelled for the first time to Bali from Amsterdam. We must’ve saved up quite some miles haha, can’t even count the times we’ve be in the air! Meanwhile, we launched our Welike Bali Travel Guide and we’re talking to travelers daily. And one of the questions from first time Bali […]

September 9, 2017

Sunkissed | Gili Meno Travel Diary

It’s here! Our long promised Gili Meno travel guide. An island we fall in love with over and over again. Below we curated our best tips and places to stay for your next trip here!  We visited the island for a tropical getaway last July with our friends Yenny and Anne and to shoot our new Take me to Bali collection for our online shop The Islandlife Store (if you haven’t seen it yet, […]

September 9, 2017

Our Gili Meno dream beach house

 When we we’re planning our trip to Gili Meno last July, we found this incredible ocean front house on Airbnb. The only house on the island actually ON the beach, facing at nothing but the infinite horizon of the sea and the sky. It’s small, but everything you need: one room, a sun deck with two sunbeds and last but not least: the most incredible bath room we’ve ever seen. The pictures will […]

September 9, 2017

AVIA Villa Resort Gili Meno

Coconut sipping days on white sand beaches, splashing in the Maldives colored ocean with our turtle friends… no cars, no crazy tourists, oh how we love Gili Meno life! Not much to do but chilling, eating, cruising around on bicycles and turn into a caramel chocolate brownie.   Islandstay AVIA Villa Resort If you’re looking for a tropical island stay for your Gili Meno getaway, AVIA Villa Resort is […]

September 9, 2017

Basking in the sun – Seri Resort Gili Meno

May your days be nothing but basking in the sun all day, swinging into the sunset, snorkeling with turtles out front and ordering food on your beach bed. You don’t need to move at all at Seri Resort on Gili Meno. Oh life!   We stayed here for a tropical weekend getaway last July with friends (see our Gili Meno travel diary here!), and […]

June 5, 2017

THE NUSA PENIDA TRAVEL DIARY

A place where every boy and man can climb a coconut tree, women are making virgin coconut oil outside the houses, stirring in big vats of coconut meat. Where kids are running and smiling on the little dirtroads. Chasing chickens and high-fiving us passing through. Electricity goes black without a worry. Where breathtaking landscapes arise as […]

February 13, 2017

A NIGHT AT THE LINE LOS ANGELES

We’re still reminiscing every minute of our LA trip for a collaboration with Samsung last month! Can’t wait to share our full LA Travel Guide and 360 experience in the vlog in the next weeks. And for now we already wanted to share with you this incredible place where we stayed a night: The Line Hotel. We booked 2 lovely Airbnb houses […]

February 6, 2017

SUN, SALT & SWEAT: FITNESS RETREAT NUSA LEMBONGAN

As you might’ve read we have been training in Bali with our friend & personal trainer Fin from Evolution Fitness. We are so excited for her Fitness Retreats on our favorite island: Nusa Lembongan to happen! These fitness escapes contain 6 days of workouts underneath the coconut trees and on stunning white sand beaches. Fin arranged amazing tropical beach huts […]

February 1, 2017

SMILES OF SUMBA

When you set foot on Sumba, you’ll know you’ve landed someplace magical. It almost felt like we went back into time. We’ve been thankful to catch a glimpse of the incredibly rich, wild and vibrant culture while visiting Nihiwatu and a traditional village. It is amazing to see how Nihiwatu is giving priority to preserve the unique culture of Sumba. 90% of the […]

February 1, 2017

PARADISE FOUND: NIHIWATU, SUMBA

As you know, we’re always on the lookout for amazing trips around the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia. Exploring new islands, waves, cultures (and coconut tree fields to dance under:). A while ago we heard about this magical surfresort on the remote island Sumba, and we noted it down on our travel bucketlist. Last december, it became reality: we […]

January 31, 2017

NIHI OKA SPA SAFARI

Our stay in Nihiwatu, Sumba has been one huge tropical bliss. Literally high on life 24/7. Like your mind and body can’t capture the beauty you’re in and you feel amazed, wowed, blessed, thankful, emotional, happy, excited all at the same time. Crazy. One of the highlights of our Nihiwatu stay was our ‘Nihi Oka Spa […]

January 10, 2017

SURFERS PARADISE: MENTAWAIS TRAVEL GUIDE

Way out in the Indian Ocean lies this remote paradise for surfers and lovers of coconut trees, white sand beaches and clear blue waters (yes, us! You too?): meet The Mentawai Islands in West-Sumatra, Indonesia. Mentawai exists of four islands in the group with Tuapejat as the capital city. The Mentawais are known as a […]