Introduction of Girlswanderlust and the authors.
Everyone dreams about travelling the world. That’s why there is Girlswanderlust, a blog about travelling – founded by two Dutch girls; Daphne & Tamara. They use their combined experience and addiction to travelling and photographing, to write articles about special destinations, unique experiences, hotel reviews, travel essentials, food hot spots and more.
Girlswanderlust is always looking for contributors (photographers or writers) who are interested in helping, or just having some travel tips!
My name is Tamara and at the moment, I’m in my last year of the bachelor degrees study ‘Tourism Management’. Hopefully I will be graduated in February 2016. I always had a thing for travelling, writing, photographing and exploring new cultures and languages. That’s also the reason why I decided to start a study in the Tourism industry. In the last few years, I have had several internships. For one internship, I lived in France for half a year and worked at Center Parcs. Furthermore, I had an internship at TravelPro, a Dutch travel trade magazine. Two very different kind of working places, but both learnful and interesting. At this moment I’m writing my thesis. Besides France, I already have been in several countries in- and outside Europe (for instance United Kingdom, Portugal, Suriname and Japan). Each time when I come back from a trip I immediately want to go for another trip! Isn’t that what they call ‘Travel addicted’? Oh well…
In my opinion, you always learn from travelling and you always get richer. Not in money, but in experiences. And that’s the most beautiful thing about the whole travel part. You’re not only learning about yourself, but also about the world, the people and much more.
And then I want to share one of my favourite travel quotes with you: “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”
Hi, I’m Daphne. Ever since I was a little girl I have been deeply passionate about travelling. I’ve spent most of my life fighting an incurable case of wanderlust. I always dreamed about becoming a stewardess and studied the past four years ‘International tourism management’ in the Netherlands. When I was 16 years old, I started to collect a wide range of travel articles for great insights into my favourite travel destinations worldwide. Until now, I collected around 264 articles in my wooden pirate treasure chest. I hope my dream will come true and I can visit all these wonderful places within the next years. Who can say what the future holds and where it will take us? I’ve been travelling and living in different places around the globe for the last three years. When I was 16 years old I ventured off on my first trip overseas (outside Europe). I headed to Africa to do voluntary work and that trip changed my life. I was fully immersed in the culture, language, customs and beautiful nature of South Africa. The assistance in exciting educational projects in a rural South African village and in the construction of a nursery home offered me an incredible opportunity to gain experience about this amazing country. It is amazing to travel to a place where you can contribute to the importance of developing social and life skills of many children of the disadvantaged communities and townships and at the same time can enjoy the local wildlife, beautiful landscapes and amazing sunsets. From that moment on, I was addicted to travel.
The past three years, I have lived for five months in Spain and six months in Indonesia. Moving to the Canary Islands (Tenerife) was like moving to paradise, until I moved to Bali. Spain is sunny throughout and has beautiful beaches, but the unique living habits, culture, social life and exotic food of Bali, made Bali my favourite place on earth, so far at least (also my first culture-shock). Next to the amazing living experiences in Spain and Indonesia, I have travelled to many other countries in Europe. Check the world map of Girlswanderlust to see all the countries I have visited.
My life motto is to keep on dreaming and dare to dream. As Saint Augustine says “the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”