Packing Guide » Island Hopping

Tomorrow it’s finally time for another adventure: Island Hopping! My plan is to fly to Rome and stay there for 2 nights. (believe it or not, I’ve never been to Rome before!) From there, I will be flying to Mykonos in Greece and then the island hopping will start.

The Trip » Amsterdam-Rome-Mykonos-Naxos-Folegandros-Santorini-Crete-Amsterdam
Length of stay » 16 days
Budget » 1200 euro’s exclusive flights

But first, I need to pack my bag(s)! 
Traveling light is key for this trip as I will be on the move a lot. For this I will be taking my trustworthy backpack.
My backpack has been traveling the world from Australia, Thailand and back to Amsterdam.
This packing guide is focussed on traveling light but bright!

Carry On:
My new baby The Olympus OM-D EM 10
» I can’t leave without my old but still amazing Sony Action cam
» It’s summer so my new Ace & Tate sunnies are definitely coming!

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Travel light but look good..
I’m known as a hippie and just because you won’t see me walking around with a Chanel handbag, doesn’t mean I don’t like to wear some nice outfits whilst traveling.
I love bright colours, shorts, comfy shoes and fabrics that won’t stick to my sweaty skin!
» Dandy Sneakers from Dante6
» Get tropical in a Mink Pink top bought at We are Labels
» Did I mention I like bright colours? Love this feather necklace from Zara
» As you may have noticed, Sarah and I are big fans of Mimi et Toi, therefore, I will always bring some of her amazing jewellery on my travels.
» New in my backpack is this cute little Foreo Luna Mini Facial cleaning Device which will keep my face blemish free this summer.

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Besides these items I will bring a lot of summer dresses, jumpsuits, cropped tops and maxi dresses.
All light fabrics, perfect for hot summer weather and stylish enough to look good enough for a romantic dinner.

To the beach:
I’m a total beach girl. You will find me here a lot but I won’t just lay down on my towel all day. I will swim, jump of rocks, snorkel, explore. For this I need more than a cute bikini! 🙂
» I love bright colours, so my Triangl bikini is coming with me
» I can’t take my laptop to the beach so sometimes I write my stories down in my travel journal
» It’s the first time i’m taking these babies on holiday but I have a feeling they won’t leave my sight this summer.. Havaianas 
» Take care of your skin and hair whilst at the beach. I’m using Nivea 30+ (yes, you will still get a tan) and Wella Sun Protection Spray.
» Flash Tattoos. I still love them. I always get them via Child of Wild. The originals all the way from California. 🙂

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Still loving the original Flash Tattoos! Shot by David Stegenga

My flight will leave in the morning so I need to continue packing, but if you want to follow my crazy trip, check our Instagram.
See you soon! (from Rome)



Top 5 » WANDERLUST decor musthaves

When I see a world map, a compass or anything to do with travel, my heartbeat stars to raise a little.

If you have the wanderbug just like us, I’m sure you’re going to like these wanderlust decor musthaves!

1. The world map
If you are a traveller, you must own the infamous Map of the World. Nowadays there are many different decorative options available.
PicMonkey Collage
Buy it here


2. The Globe bar
I have recently ordered myself one of these babies to store my drinks in and well, it just looks so damn cool!

Buy it here for the Netherlands and here for worldwide shipping.


3. Bedsheets by Crispysheets
You will feel on top of the world after a night under these bedsheets!
The sheets are made of 100{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} high quality soft cotton so super soft!
Buy it here


4. Travel quotes
These words remind you that you shouldn’t stay at home for too long.
Go out and explore! Remember.. “not all those who wander are lost..

5.  Globe bookends
Save your travel journals in between 2 worlds..
You can buy them here





Wander-Lust is live!

Our first blog post for Wander-lust! It’s been a long road but here we are. We are live! First things first; why did we start Our extreme passion for travel is what thrives us. Just like you, we love to explore this beautiful world and see all the treasures it has to offer. We are 2 completely different girls but discovered we like to travel in the same way; preferably without a tourist guide (even though there is nothing wrong with some good guidance), far away from the tourist attractions and we want to taste and feel the real cultures.

This platform is for the people who like to take a different turn and step away from the usual. Meet new people, find the best places to eat or drink amazing cocktails. Find that hostel you never want to leave or fall in love with a village and the people in it. Both of us experienced some crazy beautiful things and discovered the most amazing places whilst traveling. Our main secret? We hang as much with the locals as possible. This way you can really experience the worlds treasures in the way it’s meant to be. We’ve all seen the all-inclusive hotels, the famous temples or the packed beaches.


» We want something different.
» We want to wake up in places we couldn’t possibly have dreamed of.
» We want to find that secret dinner place where the locals eat.
» We want to dance around a campfire on a deserted beach.
» Just like you; We » Have » Wanderlust.

Please enjoy our Treasures, Essentials and Lust.


Elke & Sarah