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November 30, 2018

Le Pirate Island: paradise found

Are we dreaming a little dream? Follow us to Flores, a group of islands in the eastern half of Indonesia and one of our favorite tropical island getaways close to Bali. Maldives eat your heart out! You might’ve seen our earlier adventure with Le Pirate Explorer here and on Instagram. We went island hopping around the most beautiful […]

October 18, 2018

Weekend getaway with Travelbags

If you know us, you know we love nothing more than a good weekend trip! Especially now Eve is due with the baby in a few months, we’re really making the most out of it as long as possible, haha. We were in Europe the last month (home in Amsterdam and Biarritz) and have been […]

September 21, 2017

Le Pigalle Paris

We’re having European Summer adventures as you might’ve seen on Instagram! Last week we went to Paris! The city of love, croissants and for us: lots of coffee, walking and shopping! >> Check out our 24 hrs in Paris Guide here. We stayed in at Le Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement. A boutique hotel with café, restaurant […]

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 […]

June 5, 2017

Nusa Penida Travel Guide

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 […]

March 6, 2017

Biking in Los Angeles!

 We LOVE to explore new tropical beach destinations outside Bali (underneath the palm trees we feel at home anywhere!:). So we we’re beyond excited to team up with Samsung, for the launch of the new Gear 360 Camera and the 360 around the world travel platform. Where everyone can watch and share their travel experiences […]

February 13, 2017

A night at The Line in LA

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 1, 2017

Surfing in Nihi Sumba

For surfers like us, Nihiwatu is a the ultimate dream vacation. In front of the Nihiwatu resort, located on a 2,5 kilometer stretched white sand beach. Lies probably the most fun lef-hand reef break we’ve ever surfed called ‘Occy’s Left’. We woke up every day at 5am for a wave check from our garden – and watch the […]

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 […]