Sailing around the world with Feel the Breeze family

What is it like to be very successful and one day lose everything again? From millionaire to bankruptcy, it happened to Gerben Abbink (40). After a deep depression, he finds himself again and together with his girlfriend Rianne Hottinga (35) and their toddler Benjamin (17 months), they embark on a new adventure on their sailing boat, with the aim of sailing around the world in the next years to come.

In this interview with 10 questions for Stylish Travel Tips they share their story how it all started. What is it like to really have nothing left, and still chase your dreams? How is life on a sailboat and what are the plans for the coming year? An inspiring interview with beautiful pictures of their first sailing trip through Europe. One thing I know for sure, we are going to hear from them a lot more often, so keep an eye on them because they have great plans.

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Dreams come true, my personal story

It’s been a while since I shared a personal blog, and now the end of the year is approaching it’s another great moment to look back. Not last year but the past two years were very special and a rollercoaster of highlights, and of course also lesser times.

Despite the beautiful trips we have made, the most beautiful event was the birth of our daughter Sofie last year summer. Now that she is a bit older and more independent, I’m lucky to have some more time for my blog and we’re secretly making great plans for 2019.

It all started 2 years ago when I was totally unexpectedly pregnant, to be precise in December 2016. We had just booked our tickets to the Maldives as the start of our 3 month journey through Asia. That shouldn’t spoil the fun, because with a declaration of pregnancy in our pocket we started our second big travel adventure.

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Interview with world traveler and influencer Tom Grond

Who does not know him, Tom from @TravelTomTom on Instagram? With more than 100,000 followers he is a real influencer. He owes this success mainly by visiting more than 77 countries around the globe. Also, his typical landscapes and wonderful sunset pictures are the reasons why everyone dreams away looking at his account.

In this interview, I turned Tom inside out with questions to know who that hunk is in sixpack traveling non-stop around the world? And what crazy requests he gets as a famous influencer on social media? Besides that I know Tom personally as a friend, he is very funny and experiences the most insane things. Read below his personal story and his plans for the coming months.

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Behind-the-scenes of a travel blogger

I frequently get the question of friends and outsiders how I have created my dream job. My first tip, create an excellent website! Today it is not so hard to build a website, but it is useful to know where to start.

My website is created in WordPress, and I’m very satisfied with it. There are nowadays many ways to promote yourself online, but it first starts with an idea. Then you can claim a name, and you register it. Do not forget at the same time to establish all your social media accounts. Then the party can start 🙂 Do you want to know how I approach that, read it all here …

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Interview with Becky van Dijk “We are Travel Girls”

Every travel blogger is nowadays on Instagram. Just like you I follow a few favorite accounts that are a great source of inspiration for me. One of them -and who doesn’t know it- is the account of We Are Travel Girls. It is a very large account with more than 130,000 followers. I especially like to follow it because of the beautiful pictures of fellow female travel bloggers in the most stunning places in the world.

Behind “We Are Travel Girls” is Becky van Dijk. Born in England with Dutch roots (hence its name) Becky had recently quite her job in London. Together with her partner Vanessa Rivers they have big plans for We Are Travel Girls. For Stylish Travel Tips I asked her eight questions and in this interview she already lifts a corner of the veil of all exciting things that are going to happen.

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Interview with Alyssa Ramos from My life’s a Movie

Once in a while I share with you one of my favorite travel bloggers who are a big inspiration to me. This time Alyssa Ramos from My life’s a Movie. She is my favorite solo female travel blogger and with her (mostly GoPro) pictures she just blows you away.

For Stylish Travel Tips I had the chance to ask her 6 questions. Alyssa shows you a glimpse behind the scene of a true travel blogger and gives you tips how to achieve your goals. And with her personal life quotes she shows us in my opinion the secret of her success.

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Here we go again! Packing my suitcase and off I go

Traveling is in my blood and I take every chance I get to leave. Not only privately but also by invitation for my travel blog. And here we go again, today I step on the plane on my way to the Costa Blanca. I’m already looking forward to eating delicious tapas on a sunny terrace or chill out at a trendy beach bar enjoying the last summer days in beautiful Spain.

In the meantime, stress strikes again, because what do I bring? When I travel in Europe, I often bring only my hand luggage. Paying extra for a large suitcase I only do in exceptional cases. However, I’ll be traveling for 12 days, thus that’s quite a challenge! In this blog, I’ll show you how I, as a travel blogger pack my super nifty new suitcase and how also you can travel stylish and practical at the same time.

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We don’t remember days we remember Moments

I have been back for a while now from my wonderful trip to Thailand and the Philippines with a computer full of pictures. I dare not to count them, but I think there are more than 2,000 pictures! Fantastic pictures of azure blue seas, white beaches, and tropical paradises.

And each photo has a special memory for me, but what do I do with all those pictures put away in a folder on my PC or hanging somewhere in the cloud? Nothing at all!

So I decided it was time to use my spare hours in the evening to make a picture selection and a photo book. And I should have done that much earlier because the result is stunning.

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