I have had the travel itch ever since I was 18, when my parents were on the verge of killing me as I moved to Latin America. With a backpack bigger than my very petite body (not all Dutch are tall!), I travelled around the continent and came across a whole lot more adventures than my bag could hold.

Bitten and smitten by the travel bug, in 2012 I packed my backpack once again and moved to world’s least tropical rock: Scotland. Over the next year I got a university degree, and – more importantly – discovered that the weather in Scotland is indeed as bad as they say. Hence, to increase my vitamin D levels, my backpack and I buddied up for a new adventure and made our way to a somewhat sunnier rock; and that’s how I began my life on Bonaire with my boyfriend Jeff, and Attila, our guard iguana.