Travels well spent...
Is all about sharing experiences, stories and practical information about places to inspire and help you to get the most out of your travels. We strive to combine the best the internet has to offer with our own experience and the tips we receive from others to give you the most practical and complete information about an activity. We cover various countries both within and outside of Europe, with a special focus on the Netherlands (where we live) and Peru (where Myrthe went on exchange).
The story behind
"Do you want to go to Thailand with me?"
The story once started with this question asked by a good friend in spring 2014. Back then I never expected to get addicted to traveling and neither could I have imagined how much exploring the world would bring me…
In hindsight I am incredibly happy I said yes, as it really changed the course of my life in a fundamental way. Not only was it the beginning of a new passion, but I also met my British boyfriend, Joe, that summer during a Muay Thai training in Pai. With traveling and sport as a shared passion, boxing, as well as traveling, remained key elements in my life ever after. Moreover, I became more open-minded, less judgemental and in general a nicer person to be around.
In only 4 years I had the chance to visit Thailand and Cambodia, but also more rare countries like the Philippines, Taiwan, China, and Peru.
We also discovered parts of Europe and, because of our travels and international relations, I also rediscovered the Netherlands as a “Tourist in eigen land” (tourist in my own country) by showing our friends around in my beloved country.
And even though it is not always possible to avoid touristic places – there is a reason many people visit a certain place – we always seem to find a way to do things just a little different. It’s for that reason that we sometimes found ourselves in situations with little information available, that are therefore slightly uncomfortable but also incredibly exciting and adventurous.
It was at moments like that I thought, we should share this such that others can have the same experience. And that is how the idea of this website was born: helping other travelers to get the very most out of their travels, budget ánd timewise. Such that, after returning home, one will be able to say: “this was Travels Well Spent.”