Saving Stray Animals on Your Holiday in Bali: Smart or Stupid? + 8 Animal Rescue Groups

What would you do when you’d see a stray cat or dog on your holiday in Bali? Most people ignore or chase them away. Everybody knows that you shouldn’t touch stray animals. They carry all kinds of worms, viruses (rabies!), fleas and other diseases that may seriously hurt or even kill you. You shouldn’t feed them either. They’ll connect humans […]

healthy snacks

Healthy Snacks Recipes: 9 Foods That Make You Happy

What comes to mind when I say: healthy snacks that make you happy? Hopefully not a Happy Menu, cheesecake or Ben & Jerry’s… Okay, let’s stop there before I run to the freezer. You know that if I party with B&J every day, it won’t make me happy in the long run. And it certainly won’t improve my health. Actually, […]

Sustainable Clothing Brands

Sustainable Clothing Brands: 17 Brands That Will Rock Your Wardrobe

So awesome that you’re looking for sustainable clothing brands! Our planet needs people like you. You probably already know this but the clothing industry is the second largest polluting industry after oil. Fortunately, as consumers, we hold more power in our hands than you think. Especially in western countries. We decide what to do with our money. We decide what […]

5 Solo Female Travel Tips And Destinations

When people ask me with whom I travel, and I say “with no one, I travel alone”, people always tell me that they think I’m oh so brave. Well, I don’t feel brave at all. I’m just driven by an irresistible urge/addiction to travel and find waves. To be honest, I was quite anxious to travel by myself for the […]

Sunscreen benefits

Sunscreen Benefits: Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Lather Up

I spend a lot of hours in the water and in the sun, which is awesome and makes me happy. Unfortunately, my skin is starting to disagree. And the older I get, the more it shows me its disapproval. I do use sunscreen (Island Tribe) and know all about its benefits, but earlier this year, I had to pay a […]

Best surfing destinations

5 of the World’s Very Best Surfing Destinations

Guestpost You’re likely spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which place to surf next. With countless hotspots around the world to consider, the possibilities are almost endless – but consider the coveted, cherished surfing spots you may not have visited just yet. Here are just five of the best surfing destinations around the world, and what to do […]

Surfing and mindfulness

How surfing helped me kick anxiety’s ass: 4 ways it changed my life

Over the last couple of years, scientific research (“the science of stoke”) has shown that surfing significantly improves people’s moods and self-esteem and that it reduces suffering. I can tell you one thing, I think they’re right. My first panic attack When I had my first panic attack, I thought I was going crazy. I thought I’d lost my mind […]

what is mindfulness

Introducing mindfulness: what is mindfulness + 10 easy exercises

More and more people are starting to practice mindfulness. That doesn’t surprise me, considering the huge number of people with stress-related health issues, such as burn-outs, depression, and anxiety. In Holland, one in seven employees suffers from work-related stress, and in the United States, 18% of the population suffers from anxiety. Do you also experience health issues due to stress […]

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 […]

Surf watches for women

5 Best Waterproof Surf Watches for Women 2018

Are you looking for stylish waterproof surf watches for women that also handle big wipe-outs? Although I usually don’t like to wear a watch in the water (it’s nice to get sucked into the timeless space of surfing and not worry about anything except catching as many waves as possible), sometimes you need to. You need to know when to […]