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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  • The beautiful Belgian city of Antwerp is conveniently located 2 hours south of Amsterdam and 3.5 hours north of Paris. A visit to this historically rich city is therefore an absolute must if you're on a Europe city trip 🇪🇺🇧🇪 ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
I was staying at @hotelmateloteantwerp, a gorgeous boutique hotel located 200m from the Grote Markt (picture). It therefore is the perfect place to stay whilst wandering the streets of Antwerp, tasting delicious Belgian beers and trying out some Belgian waffles and chocolate. 
I absolutely ♥ Antwerp! Have you been? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
📷 by @travel.with.j
#antwerp#belgium#thisisantwerp
  • Cheers to being in Antwerp and staying at the beautiful @hotelmateloteantwerp! 🥂 🇧🇪 ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
Also cheers to being reunited with my friends @travel.with.j and @katvangeleyn_ who is taking this picture 😁 Jan, Katrien and I met in Australia and lived together for a couple of months in Bondi Beach. We became close friends and I couldn't be happier to finally see them again! 💕

Have a great weekend everyone! 👯
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#antwerp#belgium#thisisantwerp
  • She turned her can'ts into cans and her dreams into plans ✶ ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
Quitting my 9 to 5 as an email marketer to jump on a plane to explore the other side of the world has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. What's the boldest decision you ever made? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
#thailand#kohchang#sunset
  • Meanwhile in Amsterdam... ☼❁
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Fun fact about this dress: it is actually a maternity dress🤰🏼🙈 When I came across it online at @boohoo I instantly fell in love with it and just ordered it anyway. Turns out it fits perfectly! 💕
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#amsterdam#myboohoostyle#sunnyday
  • ✫ Never let the fear of falling keep you from flying ✫
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I have this thing with swings. It's not exactly the same as a swing hanging from a palm tree on some tropical island, but this one will do just fine for now ☺️ Hope everyone is having a great weekend! 💕
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📷 Perfect timing by my @GoPro 💪🏼
#thenetherlands#visit_holland#lovezeeland
  • A sunset in beautiful Domburg ☼ ☆☽
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The beaches in Zeeland are clearly distinguishable from other (Dutch) beaches because they have these wooden poles on the beach. The function of these poles is to avoid the current from becoming too strong, otherwise the beach would slowly disappear and eventually the dunes would be eaten up by the ocean as well. Bet you didn't know that, did you? 😁😆
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#domburg#zeeland#lovezeeland

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