Top 5 » Badass Travel Women around the world

We celebrated international women’s day so a good reason to highlight some amazing women who inspire us to the max. We are so happy to see more and more independent females who pack their bags and travel around the world to show us that it can be done no matter what age, size or background. There are too many amazing women to mention them all but we’ve picked 5 badass travel chicks that we feel set a great example of what a strong female represents.

1. Celine Cousteau, USA & France
She’s a filmmaker, diver and most of all an explorer. Born in California and raised in France, she has certainly seen the world. Celine inspires people all over the world with her documentaires about humanitarian and environmental stories. She speaks 3 languages fluently and uses her voice as a public speaker. Besides all this, she is also a mother to a son. This woman has power!
www.celinecousteau.com

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What a woman! 

2. Floortje Dessing, The Netherlands
She’s the most famous traveler from the Netherlands. She has seen the whole world from Amsterdam to Greenland, Japan, The North Pole and even North Korea (she and her TV crew are one of the only ones that were allowed to film there). In total she has visited more than 120 countries and for her latest television show she is visiting Dutch people who live in remote places around the world and the TV program scores high! Besides all her travels, she also gives a lot back and she started a fair-trade sustainable clothing store called Nukuhiva. This woman is far from being done with traveling and we love her for it!

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Our Dutch pride; Floortje Dessing

“These wanderlust women show us that anything is possible”

3. Morgan Brechler, USA
She is the bohemian dream-mother of the world. At least, we think so. Morgan (26) is a (extremely beautiful) young mother from the US who travels and climbs around the most amazing national parks of the USA and other parts of the world with her daughter Haidlie since she was only a small toddler. She is working towards a degree in sustainable agriculture and Morgan is part of a new documentary called Born Wild, celebrating single adventurous mothers who want to instill a love of nature and the outdoors into their children’s lives from the very beginnings. Can we say we are a little bit jealous of this amazing woman?
www.instagram.com/morganbrechler

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Wanderlust mother Morgan

4. Liss Connel, Australia
We love her Aussi name but her lifestyle is seriously to die for! We’ve highlighted her famous caravan recently and we can’t get enough of her Instagram. She travels whenever she can and like us, she loves to write about it. She’s made the Philippines the new hottest hippie destination by showcasing it on her popular Instagram account. She is not focused on becoming a star but she lives life to the fullest and we applaud her for it. 
www.instagram.com/lifeintheslowlane

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We are addicted to her Instagram account; Life in the slowlane

5. Roshni Sharma, India
Everybody told her she couldn’t do it and she proved them wrong. She became the first woman in India who drove all the way from Kanyakumari to Kashmir with on her motorbike. The 5452 km long road was dangerous and the trip was long but that didn’t hold her back. Armed with pepperspray, the 26 year old, took on the challenge and finished the journey. You go girl!

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The woman and her bike. Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/

Love,

Wander-Lust

Packing Guide » Backpacking the Philippines

Finally! I am going to cross another country off my bucketlist. I’m going to the Philippines!
It’s been on my list for a while so I’m really exited about packing my bags for this trip. It’s hot and moist in the Philippines and I’ll be backpacking so I’m writing this packing guide accordingly.

The trip
Amsterdam » Seoul (stop) » Manila » Cebu » Palawan » Manila » Seoul (stop) » Amsterdam

The Backpack
A lot of miles, a lot of traveling. I’m going to travel for 3,5 weeks so I will bring a backpack. After 7 reliable years, it was time to ditch my old one and get a fresh pack.
I got the The Alpamayo ND from Lowe Alpine. This backpack is perfect for this trip and I’m going to tell you why;
This Alpamayo ND is especially designed for women so it fits perfectly. It supports your back, you can access you bag easily from the side and top and it has useful features including stretch bottle pockets, removable hydration pack and unique tip grippers.
Buy it here!

The ultimate backpack for the Philippines

Carry on luggage
» Small Backpack from Eastpak. Funky and handy for day trips
» Hipbundel from Eastpak. This is super handy for cash, passport or other important documents. Love the print on this one!
» My new sunnies from Komodo / Look fresh, look sharp
» Sony Action Cam / Never miss any action!
» Ipod with my new headphones from skullcandy / The sound is amazing on these!
» Travel journal / Great for those long hours in the plane, bus or boat.

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Travel Gadgets
I love travel gadgets! Every year I find new amazing stuff that I want to test or simple want to get.

On this this trip I will bring 4 travel gadgets that I can’t leave without.

My Olympus OMD-E10 camera is my newest baby and I won’t go to a beautiful place without it. Pictures and video’s are amazing and it has a build in stabilization which makes live a lot easier! More info about this camera here.
My Sony Actioncam for those underwater action moments!

Can’t leave the hotelroom without a emergency phone charger that you can easily take to the beach or a restaurant.
I use the
Powerbank Pro 9000 charger from Avanca. It’s extremely powerful with a capacity of 9000mAh. Depending on the device you connect to this powerbank, your battery will be charged one or several times. Get yours here.

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The worst thing that can happen to you, is to lose your luggage on arrival. This clever interactive tag from Moustag makes sure your bags are easily found.

If your bag is found you will receive a notification on  the Moustag app. Besides this you can also keep track of where you’ve been and share this with your friends. Pretty cool right?

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Skin products
Ok, I am not a girl who uses a lot of make up and foundation. Mainly just because I can’t be bothered but I am getting older so I should look after my skin.
I won’t leave for the Philippines without my Dermalogica products! I swear by their products because of a few reasons;
» They don’t test on animals (happy me)
» They only use natural ingredients
» They truly care about your skin! (they only sell 50+ sunscreen because this is really what our skin needs)
They sell a really handy travel kit which includes the multi active toner which I will bring in my carry on bag so I can moisturize during the flight (check my previous blogpost about in-flight skin tips)
My advice is to get your skin analysed and find the products that suit your skin. Visit their website for more info.

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                                                    All my favorite travel products!

So what will you bring?

Love,

Elke

More packing guides? Check here!

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10 Wanderlust Gift Ideas for Christmas

It’s the season to be jolly, lalalalalaaa. Yes, it’s also time to start buying those gifts for your friends and family.
This might be a task you don’t even want to think about, but we’re here to help!
If you have wanderlust types amongst your loved ones, you’re at the right place.
These are the best Wanderlust gift ideas out there:

“wanderlust gift ideas are the best things around”

Wanderlust Watch
We’re such a fan of this Austalian brand. Their watches are simplistic, timeless and unisex.
The word WANDERLUST is engraved on the back of each watch, which makes it even better.
Lucky for us we have a little collaboration with the brand and we are happy to announce that we are giving away one timepiece from their beautiful collection!

Check out our Instagram account and join our competition and who know’s, you might win! (runs until the 14th of Dec.)
www.wanderlustwatches.com

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In love with our Wanderlust Watches, the prefect wanderlust gift.

 

Moustag
It’s the worlds first fully interactive luggage-tag out there! Say goodbye to lost suitcases or backpacks.You can easily track your luggage with Moustag.
Just register your tag (no personal information needed, just your email!)
Map your travels, add pictures and see exactly where you’ve been and share your travel diary on social media.
The app is available for IOS & Android. There are different cute tags available and they only cost €14,95.
Wanderlust give away alert! We will give 3 tags away! We will select 3 people so tell us why you need a Moustag in the comments below and win!

We will notify the winners next week! 
www.moustag.com


Love my moustag!

 

Skyline Bow Ties
This one is great for the boyfriend or perhaps your dad? Crazy about New York or Hong Kong? This Skyline Bow Tie is perfect!
Two Guys Bow Ties™ are made from a variety of rare and exotic pieces of hardwood. Sourced throughout the world, product materials include African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and more. Talking about a cool wanderlust gift or what?!
www.twoguysbowties.com

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This will make the boys happy!

 

Scratch Travel Journal
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Famous words from St. Augustine and he was right!
Use this travel journal as a travel planner, a checklist, a diary, an international translator and an interactive map.
€29,00 via www.uncommongoods.com


Scratch where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you want to go!

 

Women & Men’s organizing travel pack
Ok, this is clever. Remember when you travel for a while, your dirty laundry is all over the place and you can’t remember which underwear was clean or dirty?
This idea is eco-friendly and aimed at reducing garbage by making cool, affordable and reusable fabric gift bags for all.
All sorts of bags are available for your shoes. charger, headphones, bikini’s, make-up, private stuff and socks.
Buy it straight from www.bag-all.com and be plastic free whilst traveling.
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The women’s bag-all travel collection (Source: Bag-all.com)

 

Personal Illustration by Charley Ambagstheer
How cool is this! A personal gift like this will get you bonus points for sure.
Charley drew a picture of us and we’re so happy with it! This talented illustrator makes amazing sketches, digital and non digital.
Wanderlust Discount alert! You can order your personal-made-to-size illustration with a €10,- discount! Just mention the code wander-lust when you order with Charley.
www.charleyambagtsheer.com

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Charley’s illustration of us

 

World map wooded phone case
For Men and Women, this is a pretty nice wanderlust gift if you ask me. Cool thing is that the cases are made to order and hand-crafted in Elkhart, Indiana.
You can also design your own! Available for Iphone and various Samsung models.
Available at Etsy or directly at www.carvedproducts.com.

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Handmade for the traveler (Source: Etsy)

 

Austin Brize bagpack from Eastpak
Loving the new Austin collection from Eastpak. A perfect wanderlust gift for day trips or a city break.
Available in black, blue and Green. 
Order yours here.
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We want it! (Source: Eastpak)

 

Bucketlist Passport Holder
Now this is a bucketlist to be seen by everybody! Okok, skinny dipping in Croatia might a a little too much info but it’s probably the coolest passport holder we’ve ever come across. It sells for $20 and you can get it at www.yeity.com

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Let’s start crossing off!

Customized Believe the Hype jumper
It’s one of the coolest jumpers to wear in the Netherlands right now. Even Doutzen Kroes has been spotted wearing one!
We had 2 made and we’ll be snuggling in front of the fireplace with these :-)
Also check out their Christmas sweaters, now online!
www.believethehype.nl

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Pictures by Stick to the Brand and BTH

Love,

Wander-Lust