Jeroen mountain

Why I couldn’t love myself and surf at the same time

For most of my life I’ve been a positive thinker. That kind of person that sees opportunities when most people don’t. Who likes to cheer other people up when they are feeling down. The guy with the glass half full. Well, most of the time anyway. That is my core personality, with which I seemed to have lost touch in […]

Tommie with a big stick

A day of living slow

Life's a party

Not having an address makes you feel like you can’t exist

When we sold our home in Amsterdam we needed to register to a new address. We obviously didn’t have one anymore and since we were planning to travel for a long time, without even knowing if we would ever come back to live in the Netherlands, we chose to abide the law and report this. We knew that the […]

Jeroen Moroccan Sun

Why earning no money at all has made me happier than ever

When we set out for our big adventure I didn’t really know what to expect. Sure, I knew what I hoped for: discovering new places, meeting interesting people and learning how to be less materialistic. But I didn’t expect that it would turn out to be a big spiritual journey (however sassy that may sound) next to our physical […]

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour of our home

Hedwig on the couch

Suddenly I totally missed my old home, but felt at home in Morocco too

The idea for this trip came out of this unsettled feeling we got to have more and more. I wanted something else. Excitement. Unpredictability. Getting to know myself better, especially under different circumstances. As I look back, I was indeed deeply dissatisfied with my life at that time – but those things are hard to […]

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

dogs and Hedwig

Let’s get carried away by life, instead of all the time expecting so much

I was feeling miserable, lying in fetal position on our mini couch. Being sick is never fun, especially not in a cramped Volkswagen van. The thermometer showed a serious fever. I could not remember the last time I had suffered one. There were two possibilities: either I had washed my hands with soap too little […]

Beni Khallad

Beni Khallad, Morocco

Daily Mail

Daily Mail