Indigenous Tribe Excursion

What’s amazing about traveling, is the way you get to experience new countries and new cultures. You open up your eyes to a different part of the world, which is nothing like home. Especially when it comes to the local culture of Indonesia, there’s a hidden world, that’s undiscovered for most travelers. But it shouldn’t […]

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You? It’s almost halfway through January and, er, maybe you’ve had a late start… no judgment if the treadmill is still waiting for you. How about some more creative self-care resolutions? Maybe an exotic escape isn’t in the budget this year, but even if you’re 7,000 miles from the Gili Islands, let […]

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Sumbawa Impressions…

I’m in Love! With Sumbawa! Sumbawa was always the next island, you know… Therefore I never really bothered to go visit. Also, nobody talked about Sumbawa… Well guys, if you like travelling off the beaten track, surfing, local spirit, the real authentic Indonesia,…. Then you gotta be in Sumbawa! Sometimes I feel like I’m always […]

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Rinjani vulcano trekking – Go Green!

Rinjani vulcano trekking is for sure one of my all time favorite trekkings in Indonesia! There are several ways to trek to the summit of Mount Rinjani. You can also trek to the rim and to the crater lake of Mount Rinjani in Lombok.   You can choose: The cheapest or the The most comfortable and sustainable […]

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Join me for my favorite festival in the World

Yesterday someone asked me: “What’s your favorite festival?” I had to think for a while, but my absolute favorite parties were the ones shared with the Gili Family in Gili Air, on the beach, dancing with our feet in the sand, under the stars. That’s actually precicely why I decided to stay and make Gili […]

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Secret Cruise in the Kalimantan Jungle

What to expect? Secret retreats, secret journeys, secret cruises, Borneo, Kalimantan, Orangutans, Jungle, GiliTA, Indonesia Ask Julie! This is THE BEST place to see the orangutans in Indonesia. Have you heard of Borneo? Would you like to see the orangutans in their natural environment? We started off in a rustic eco- lodge amid the Indonesian Jungle. […]

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Best Ocean View Cabin in the World

Its my 5th liveaboard trip on one of Xavier’s boats, a boatbuilder friend. Gili, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Misool, Wayag, Penemu, Halmahera Maluku, Ternate,… are some of Indonesia’s islands I’ve visited the past few years. Never once have I slept in a cabin. I have to admit I get extremely sea sick, but I’m so in […]

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Wayag’s lagoon Sharky and Hutch

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Coming back, a fully grown black-tip reef shark followed us the entire way. Upon arrival at the Teman liveaboard another appeared. We immediately baptised them “Sharky and Hutch”. Ha Ha! Wayag is located in a conservation area, also known as a “No Take Zone”. Which gives marine life the possibility to reproduce in peace. Thanks to […]

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