About Eef

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” – Michael Palin


Evelien (Eef) | from Amsterdam
Digital Marketer | Master’s Degree in English | Creative Storyteller | Travel Influencer | Sunset Addict 

I was never that much into traveling. I loved going to the beach and on an occassional city trip, but the far and the unknown never really appealed to me. Until I went on my first backpack trip to Thailand in 2014. I instantly fell in love with this magical South-East Asian country. At the end of 2015, when my parents told me it is better to regret the things you did do, rather than the things you didn’t do, I knew I had to follow my heart. I quit my full-time job as an email marketer and booked a one-way ticket to Australia! And that’s when Eef Explores was born…

I believe it is never too late to make a drastic change in your life as it is also never too late to start traveling. I meet many people on my travels and I’m often one of the oldest. Does it matter? No. You’re as old as you feel you are, and I found that I could just as easily connect to a 19-year-old as to a 30-year-old. Everyone has their own story and experiences which is also one of the reasons why traveling makes you richer in ways I never expected to exist. I try to live in the moment and just enjoy everything that comes on my path. Where I’ll be one year from now? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I’m super excited for everything that lies ahead.

Enjoy reading my blogs, and don’t forget to check out my Instagram and/or Facebook while you’re at it 🙂

♥ Evelien

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  • Laughing until it hurts at the stunning @theislandgoldcoast ✧
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I was trying to pose for this picture but @travel.with.j made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants! I know most pictures here on Instagram are perfect photos of perfect girls in perfect locations and - I admit - even I’m guilty of trying to portray such an image at times. But when I scroll through my own photos I often like genuine photos like this one the most. Even if it means I look like I’m trying to get a bite of the world’s biggest burger 😁🍔
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Do you think Instagram should be a bit more ‘real’ at times?
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#theislandgoldcoast #destinationgoldcoast #goldcoast
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#beautifulhotels #luxuryhotels #femmetravel #girlsborntotravel #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes #girlslovetravel #travelgirl #dametraveler #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsborntotravel #thetravelwomen #sidewalkerdaily #americanstyle
  • 3 months in Brisbane! 🇦🇺
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Time flies! I can't believe I've been living in Brisbane for over three months now. Some of you have been asking me about my future travel plans, so here they are:
∘ Next week I'll be staying in a gorgeous hotel in the Gold Goast with the one and only @travel.with.j 👫
∘ Early November one of my Australian dreams is coming true and I'll be visiting Uluru and the Red Centre with @wayoutbackaus 🚌
∘ And after that I'm moving to Sydney to enjoy the Summer in Bondi ☀️
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What are your travel plans for the rest of the year? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
#brisbane #visitbrisbane #brisbaneanyday
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  • Don't worry, beach happy ☼
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Helloooooo beach! How I've missed you! It's been three months since the last time I was at the beach, so you can imagine how happy I was to be in @goldcoast and to finally see the ocean again. There's just something about being at the beach! Do you know that feeling? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
💗 Pink quick-dry towel by @WavesGear. Get yours with 25% discount when you use code ambEve-25 at wavesgear.com
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#beachplease #wavesgear #goldcoast ∘
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  • Sunsets put the biggest smile on my face ☻
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I take (almost) all of my photos myself using my @gopro on a tripod. This can sometimes lead to awkward situations and people staring while I'm just trying to casually pose 🙅🏽🙆🏽🙋🏽 I love it when people offer helping me taking the photo or, even better, when they document me documenting myself 😁 See my Instagram Stories for a little peek behind the scenes! 🎥 ∘
Who usually takes your photos? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
#sunset #ladiesgoneglobal #globelletravels
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  • Wait, is it Autumn or Spring?! 🍂🍃
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Don't you think this look like Autumn? Looks can be deceiving cause after some super hot days we can definitely feel Spring is here. Even though it was 'only' around 34 degrees, it literally felt like being in an oven as soon as you stepped outside. Today the sun took a little break and made place for very dark clouds, so the next few days it'll feel a bit like Autumn as well. I normally prefer sunshine, but I have to admit that it's nice not to be sweating buckets every step I take 😅
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What is your favorite season? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
#brisbane #thisisbrisbane #brisbaneanyday
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  • Take more chances - dance more dances 💃🏽
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I'll happily twirl for an instashot but the truth is I'm a terrible dancer 🙈 We all have those friends who steal the show with their spectacular moves and you're just there like "yeah, let's do the robot! 🤖" ∘
Are you a dancing queen/king or a member of the robot club? 😁
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@beautifulmatters @ourplanetdaily @TheGlobeWanderer @Wonderful_places @beautifuldestinations @BestVacations

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