#DGTravelbabes!

 

Ello my loves! 

Today is finally the day where we can launch at the newest and most fab project that is currently out there! The #DGTravelbabes project !

At Dobe Globe we believe in being your true authentic self and by being just who you are, you can truly inspire others. We believe in empowering ourselves and others!when women support eachother

There is no room for jealousy, hate or any other negative thought and feelings. In the blogger world you often run in to others with the same mindset, the same passion, the same love for the thing that you love the most. In our case it is Traveling. All the ladies above are bitten by the wanderlust bug and we all wander the globe. In stead of seeing each other as competition we decided to bundle our awesomeness and create this project for YOU!

The #DGTravelbabes (Dobe Globe Travelbabes) will bring you weekly travel inspiration, travel tips, hotel reviews, product reviews and much more.

We might all have the same passion but we have our own personality, our own character and therefor we can bring you a very versatile article, every week!

We believe in creating a strong female travel community where we can share our love for traveling the globe and bond over a mutual love for the world and all of her beautiful places!

But first things first, let’s introduce our team. So far it is the magic five, but we are always looking for new talent, new incredible women who can join our team and spread the wander loving’ together with us!

All the bio’s down below are written by the #DGTravelbabes themselves so you can get a real personal introduction!

#DGTravelbabe Cigdem:

Hi, My name is Cigdem! Probably a difficult name for you to pronounce, haha. Try saying ‘Chi damn’ – Got it? Okay! Good 🙂
I am the creator and founder of Dobe Globe. I created Dobe Globe so we could have a platform where we could be awesome together. I love to travel and I want to see as much of our beautiful globe as I can. I have am Dutch girl with international roots from all over the globe and I lived for a long time between Europe and Asian and became a true ‘Eurasian’. Last year I moved back to Europe and I settled in Antwerp where I live with my pet (stuffed animal) cat. #foreveralone. 
I am a travel journalist by heart and a professional photographer and I combine those two things at my website. I am a Asia Specialist and a little piece of my heart (or well, a big chunk) will always belong to Bali.
I am a luxury travel specialist and I love to do hotelreviews and take you with me along my journey through everything lush and luxurious !

You can follow my journey through my Instagram*!

#DGTravelbabe Veera Bianca:

“I am one of the wanderlusters with an endless urge to roam the globe, better known as Veera Bianca. My journey in to the world of travel blogging and social media started on a horse farm in the countryside of Australia back in 2006. Since that adventure, life has never been the same. I am not the kind to stay in one place for too long, I need adventure and I live for landing to new places. Since then I’ve returned to Australia several times, studied a degree in tourism, lived in Hong Kong, worked at an airport, volunteered in India and turned my travel blog into a business. These day’s I work as a Community Lead for a fab travel app CreateTrips here in Finland, write my blog and do some freelance writing for Expedia Singapore and Matador Network. My work takes me around the world – I’m actually writing this to you from Helsinki Airport!

I am madly passionate about inspiring people to go travel and to dare to live. To do what their heart beats for.”

Instagram: instagram.com/veerabianca
Twitter: twitter.com/veerabianca
Snapchat: veerabianca
Blog: rantapallo.fi/veerabianca (this will change soon and be more international, but still takes some time)

#DGTravelbabe Brooke: 

 
Hi – I’m Brooke, one half of The Nomadic Newlyweds! I’m a storyteller and a photographer… I’ve always loved finding life’s hidden treasures – whether it’s park with an incredible view of the landscape on foreign soil or the culinary stylings of an up-and-coming chef in a tiny restaurant tucked away in my own home town.

Viewing the world through a different lens helps me bring a creative and aesthetic edge to my travel content. Having kept adventure journals since childhood, it’s a joyful undertaking to now document my experiences as a young wife, traveler and entrepreneur online – as a way of inspiring others to live fully!
I’m fascinated with the depth and heritage of every culture and I’m energized by meeting people and capturing their joy, their pain and their beings on film and through written word. I believe we find ourselves, we grow and we take flight when we experience life outside our comfort zones.
I’m on a quest to live life to the fullest, tasting the flavor of life with my husband as we surround ourselves with like-minded dreamers all over the globe!
XO,
B
#DGTravelbabe Carey:
Hi y’all! The name is Carey, but you can call me CareBear. I am an American, southern belle at heart, currently living in Prague, Czech Republic teaching English. But you can really just call me a traveling addict ( with no need for an intervention) 
 
I have been happily infected with an incurable case of Wanderlust. In September of 2013 I took a last spontaneous trip to Croatia on a whim that changed my life. There is always those things you want to do, but you’re scared and fearful, and then something just clicks in your brain and it all seems right in that very distinct moment. That’s exactly what this trip did to me. I felt I was already living the dream.  I was happy living in Newport Beach, California with a great job and a great life. But I always wanted MORE, and questioned myself, could I be even MORE happier? Traveling makes me happy, really, really happy. Whenever I return from a trip I could never explain the feeling to someone who doesn’t travel. So I decided to take a trip where I didn’t have to “return” anywhere. Booked my one way ticket to Europe, and here I am almost two years later.  I haven’t  regretted one decision I’ve made…… well, maybe that one night in ..ahhh…nevermind…thats another story for another time. 44 countries down, countless plane/train/bus rides later…. and still plenty more to explore. 
 
The moment I step off of a train,bus,plane, boat… into a new foreign place my heart skips a beat. That feeling is what I thrive and live for. I truly believe in inspiring others and my mission is to help others to do what you love, whatever that may be! Yep, cliche, I know..but it is the truth. I started off with social media outlets to keep my friends and family updated, little did I know that others were interested in my story and following along my journey.  Fun videos, Vlogging, and Pictures are my preferred creative outlet to share my stories so you can truly feel connected and see these experiences through my eyes and share the real emotions of what traveling does to your soul. 
 
Peace and love, Carebear

Hello world! I am originally from Washington, DC, USA, and I am proud to say that I am a travel addict. I caught the travel bug in 2006 on my very first overseas trip to Italy. It was somewhere I had always dreamt about and it turned out to be better than I ever imagined! I became so fascinated with the lifestyle, the architecture, the history, and the people. It opened my eyes up to the world and I left wanting more. As soon as I returned home, I immediately started planning my trip back! I realised that there is so much more world and culture to experience than the small bubble I had been living in my whole life. A fire was ignited inside me and I became so passionate about seeing everything else this beautiful world has to offer. Since then, my life has been completely centered around traveling and I have been to 44 countries! !

I started a blog recently just to document and share my experiences. Even if no one ever reads it, it doesn’t matter because it will be like a diary that I can look back on one day to remember all these fascinating places I have been and the stories that came from them. I never anticipated it, but it has become like a creative outlet for me, a release that makes me really happy. It’s like my baby and I cannot wait to put more time into it and share so many more of my crazy adventures with everyone! If I can inspire just one person to finally get over their fears and start to travel, then I’ll die a happy girl. !

The name CrazyTravelista developed from several years of my friends and family calling me crazy every time I told them about yet another trip I had planned. Before I would go on that trip, I would plan the next trip so I would have something to look forward to when I got back. I sold my car, most of my expensive belongings, and have lived a more simple life the last few years. All so I could travel more. Crazy, huh? Maybe a little, but it’s my number one passion in life and I have never had anything make me feel more alive than when I’m traveling. !

I must say that I am extremely touched by how supportive and encouraging the female travel community has been throughout all this. It seems everyone is trying to help one another and it’s really empowering and inspiring to see females working together in such an unselfish way. I am very blessed to be apart of it. Hopefully we can inspire more girls to get out there and see the world for themselves! !

You can follow along on my adventures on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat at @crazytravelista and on my blog at www.crazytravelista.com. Happy traveling! !

 

So that is our lovely team. We will bring you the best travel articles, reviews, tips and tricks next year so buckle up, we are coming for you! 
But for now, a merry xmas my loves and keep on traveling! 

xoxo, team #DGTravelbabes

 

Tomorrow starts today- Goals, wishes and dreams.

Hey lovelies,

How are you doing? I have been doing great! I was discussing my new years eve plans with my friend when he asked; “So, when we get to the first of January ’16, what will your goals and plans be”.
And this made me think. Not about my new years resolutions but about my goals and plans in general.Schermafbeelding 2015-09-27 om 20.26.07

Why should we wait until the first day of the new year to give our selves a fresh start, a clean slate. Why do we need that 1-1-16 so much that we allow ourselves to continue with our current habits instead of saying:
“TOMORROW STARTS TODAY”

I thought about what tomorrow starts today would mean to me and I came up with these 15 things that I would like to accomplish before December the 11th 2016. You don’t have to have the ‘biggest’ goals, you can think of small things too, just things you would like to do and accomplish for your self. If you want to lose weight or perhaps stop smoking, why don’t you start with that NOW. Or at least, start with making a plan on how to do that….NOW!

For now, my 15 thingies:

  1.  CREATE MY ULTIMATE TRAVEL BUCKET LIST
    – I have traveled a lot but there is still so much of the world I have not seen yet. I would like to create my ultimate travel bucket list with places I have not seen yet so I have a better vision of what kind of trips to plan for the up and coming year!
  2. ACTUALLY TAKE ONE OF THE TRIPS FROM MY ULTIMATE TRAVEL BUCKET LIST
    -I am not a fulltime travelblogger anymore. I actually have a fulltime job too. So combined with my blog I actually have 2 fulltime jobs, and I love both. Therefor, it is not realistic to take 500 trips haha. But I would like to take (at least one) of my travel bucket list, and make it happen!
  3. CREATE AN REALISTIC EXERCISE SCHEDULE
    Excercising is always a great idea. Even if you are in shape it will not hurt to take good care of your body. I have always loved to excersise only in all fairness, during my period of depression I did not really go to the gym anymore.  Click here for the article And I did gain weight so my goal is to lose this weight in a normal and healthy way. Not by starving myself but by creating a exercise schedule. A realistic one. Sometimes people tend to want things too fast. I understand that you want to lose weight, but going to the gym (when you are a starter) 7 times a week is not the best idea.
  4. GET MORE KNOWLEDGE ON EATING HEALTHIER
    I would love to learn more about food. They say that you are what you eat. Well, that I am a box of oreo cookies. Haha…. I think that that is enough said.
  5. TRAVEL TO ICELAND
    Oh northern lights, where are you? Okay, realistically, there is not a really big chance that I will actually get to see the northern lights during my trip to iceland but hey, a girl can dream right. It is not really something I can control. However, northernlights or not, I really want to see and discover Iceland!
  6. READ ONE BOOK A MONTH
    I used to read so much. Now I am always on my phone. And yes, YOU ARE TOO! I love to read tho, and I want to start reading more again. Perhaps before going to bed. It is much healthier to stare at my book pages than at my phone before sleeping.
  7. VISIT AT LEAST 25 NEW DESIGN/BOUTIQUE HOTELS FOR MY WEBSITE
    Since I won’t be traveling fulltime due to my job, I will still travel on a monthly bases. 25 hotels a year is an average of 2,1 (haha)- a month. That is very manageable.
  8. MAKE MY (what now still is my secret project) VERY SUCCESSFUL
    Okay, more about this project on Sunday.
  9. LEARN HOW TO DO A HANDSTAND
    Yes, weird goal right. I always just wanted to be able to do this but I was always to afraid to try because I was afraid that I would fall and break my neck. I know, that is so random right. But this will be the year where I can finally make a handstand (or come close-ish to it:)
  10. VISIT 10 CITIES I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO BEFORE
    10 cities is quite a lot..but I really want to do this. The world is beautiful and I want to see it all.
  11. REACH 15K FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM
    For some this might be a weird goal, but you have to remember, as a blogger your social media accounts are very important. Some bloggers have over 100K followers or some even 1M. Impressive, yes. Fair? Not always. Of course some people really got these followers in an honest way. They create content that others like to follow but others also buy their followers. It is actually quite obvious because when you click on some accounts you see that they are actually spam accounts. I do not know why people do that. I might grow ‘slower’ than others, but my followers are real and I like to interact with them. Therefor, reaching 15K will be a big accomplishment for me!
  12. GET 5 ARTICLES POST IN PRINT (MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS)
    I used to write for several magazines when I was living in Asia but I have noticed that I have been freelancing so little lately and I think it is actually quite sad. I consider myself to be a good writer and it truly is my passion. I would like to start to publish my work in print again, of course when I get the chance to do so!
  13. SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS
    This year has been a crazy hectic year. I have moved to Antwerp and I live my single girl life here (what also has been quite the adjustment)- I am not able to see my family and friends a lot because they live all over the world. Literally. But I would like to invest my (very rare) free time on spending more time with them and really make more of an effort.
  14. EVALUATE EVERY MONTH ON HOW I AM DOING
    I think it is important to keep track of your goals and dreams. I would like to take the time monthly to look back on the previous month and to see how I am doing
  15. VISIT ISTANBUL TOGETHER WITH MY MOM
    For some reason we keep postponing this trip. But this year I would like to make it happen and I would like to visit this beautiful city, with my beautiful mom.

What are your goals, dreams and things to do/accomplish? 

xoxo

My Awkward Encounters- On a plane to Oslo

Hey lovelies!

How are you today? I am doing great!
I have decided to continue with the ‘My Awkward Encounters’ column. I wrote a series about my ‘awkward encounters between me and my hot neighborboy’ and it was always so much fun to share these stories with you. Since me and the hottie neighborboy are close to over, well, over, I thought that instead of writing about him, I could continue to write about my awkward encounters. Because trust me, I am an awkward girl, getting in awkward situations, all the time. So why not let you enjoy these with me?

I have already got plenty of situations that I want to share but let’s start with the one of this morning.. –
12191603_459822214224738_9188441319696984192_nI am writing this to you from the plane on my way to Oslo. I will celebrate my birthday there. In the past decade I have never celebrated my birthday in the city or country I actually live in. For me it is such a great time to actually go abroad with loved ones to celebrate your life!

Because that is something everyone should do. Celebrate yourself! Be happy and thankful and love yourself!

In the past I have celebrated my birthday in Brussels, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Copenhagen and I thought this time Oslo was an amazing destination.

As you all know I currently live in Antwerp and I had such a busy month of traveling. I went to Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Porto, Dublin, Nice, Paris, Munich and Berlin and even though my body kind of wanted to have a quiet time at home just relaxing and celebrating my birthday at my own place I could not resist it.

You can never stop a wandering heart I guess. 

I can not wait to go back to Oslo and to explore the city and of course to take lots of pictures for you so we can enjoy this city together. I will also do a review at the Radisson Blu Plaza hotel which I can’t wait for. The hotel is gorgeous and it has it’s own sky bar at the 34th floor of the building, sounds perfect right?

While I am writing this, as I mentioned I am in the plane now and I have the „middle seat’, it always sucks when you have the middle seat. I actually have to pee now but my neighbor is sleeping so I can not get out. Haha. Normally people would just wake those sleepy heads but this guy is already so annoyed with me and I do not want to piss him of even more. Before the plane took of and we were waiting due to a passenger that was late I asked him if I could get up cause I needed something from my bag that was already in the overhead luggage department. He gave me this awkward stare, roled his eyes and got up so I could pass. It really was like I was the worst thing that ever happened to him. I tried to make one of my (obviously failed and awkward jokes) by saying, I hate being in the aisle sea because than I always had to bother peoplet. Obvi, this was the joke cause he was in the aisle seat but he did not get it, actually, I also don’t get it anymore when I am writing this but when I said it I thought it was somewhat funny. haha. He corrected me: „ I am in the aisle seat, you are ‚JUST’ inn the middle seat”. – „just in the middle seat? What is wrong with being in the middle seat? Is that for peasants or something? –Okay, thank you sir for pointing that out.

I went to get something from my bag and this dude actually sat back down. After I think approximately 3 minutes, when I came back I got yet another annoyed look. I asked him if I could ‚Please” sit down. It felt like I was asking him a favor, to be able to sit, in my own freaking seat. He got up and roled his eyes again. I am sorry, but what did you expect? That I would just not come back anymore or I would disappear like I am some kind of Houdini magic act. Dumb ass dude.

12191862_459822114224748_1449451219035954418_nBut let’s continue. I will share my current situation. I am now stuck between a
lovely old American guy
that is sleeping and snoring a bit and between the Norwegian guy who is annoyed with
me that is also sleeping while probably dreaming of pushing me out of the plane. 
In the picture it almost looks like he is posing for the picture, haha. But obviously he is not. The picture still cracks me up. He thought I was so annoying, but I will always have a great picture to remember my awkward moment with him: 12187857_459822224224737_2990001567947473714_n
And than there are these boys. Oh- MY-GOD! I am not sure if you can see them clearly on the picture but they are gorgeous. I mean G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S and obviously something awkward happend. ( You can’t see them clearly in the pic though, it is the guy that is standing and the blondie to his right).12191544_459822167558076_812448008699724323_nThey are extremely tall, it would not surprise me if they were basketballplayers cause they do have that height and body. They are blond and blue eyed (HALLLO, Totally my vikingtype). When we were walking down the aisle the boys were actually right behind me. They were talking with each other so the one directly behind me looked back at his friend while talking to him. When I reached my seat I had to put my luggage in the overhead department so I bend over to pick my trolley up so I could lift it. The guy directly behind me did not see that cause he was looking behind him talking to his friend which caused this awkward situation: Me, bending over with my ass directly in his, well, you know what and him bumping in to my ass. I almost fell but fortunately I could still regroup and recover. I said, well, normally it does not go this fast, you could at least introduce yourself first. He laughed so hard and I laughed too. Yes, at least one joke that worked. He introduced him self and he even helped me with my luggage. Than, when he lifted my luggage to store it his t-shirt lived and I saw his body. I do not know why I have this obvious reaction to hot body’s, I wish I could be smooth and subtle but before it I said: Damn….while having my mouth dropped all the way to the floor. OMG, I felt like such a perf! Haha. When I realized that I said that out loud and that was not a sound in my head I immediately said sorry while standing there feeling extremely embarrassed. Than he did something that totally surprised me. He said no girl, and he looked at me from head to toe and said, Damnnnn and he blinked- too.

I wanted to blink back but I remembered, I can’t blink, it always looks like a weird twitch, so I did not. I thought I embarrassed myself enough for one morning.

We both laughed and I sat down. This happend I think within 2 minutes but it felt like it lasted forever.

So there you are, I am not even in Oslo yet and i already had my awkward moments. I can not wait to experience more, knowing myself I will have plenty of these moments and when I do I will share them with you directly! 🙂

12063768_459823820891244_8879174193525244333_nxoxo

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9 Fun things to do on a Friday night if you do not want to go out.

happy_friyay_1Hey lovelies!

How are you today? I am TI-RED! With capitol letter, yes! You got that right! It is Friday eve and I am staying home tonight. I can hear you yell at your screen: ‘BORINGGG, GUUURL, GET OUT THERE”. – Yes you do that right? I can heeaaaarrr youuuuu …. 🙂 haha.
But I am sorry, I will have to dissapoint you!
My Eurotrip starts tomorrow and I have to recharge myself a bit for that and I thought, why not create a list with 9 random things you can do on a Friday night if you do not want to go out. Turn that Friday in a Friyay!

So here we go!

 1. Take a long hot bath- Relax relax relax
A long hot bath is the best thing you can do for your body after a long week of working or going to school. The heat will make your body relax and the steam is good for your pores. If you really want to treat your self buy a nice bubblebar!
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All my fave bubble bars are from Lush. Check their collection out at: www.lush.com
If you do not have a bath tub take a long hot shower and sit on the floor. Let the raindrops just come over you. It might sound weird right, sitting at the floor in your own shower but I do it all the time eventhough I have a bathtub too. Just close your eyes and pretend that you are under a waterfall, it will feel amazing!

2.  Do a facial mask- Treat your self!
A facial mask is something every girl should do at least once a week for her self. Your skin is so important. What I sometimes really do not understand is that girls spend hundreds of dollars on make up but 0 dollars on their skin care routine. Invest in this too and a good mask will do you wonders. It will make your skin less stressed and nurture it the way it should be nurtured.

3.  Catch up on your TV shows- Oh my god, who dies next in Scream Queens?
If you are a series addict like I am you can use this extra time to catch up on your shows. During the week it can be so busy and hectic and nothing says recharge more than watching your fave shows in bed while eating chocolate or candy. Haha. And good news for you. The summerstop is over for most of the series so Greys Anatomy, Black’ish, Modern Family, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Scandal, there are all back. Okay okay, we still do not have PLL but hey, Scream Queens is a nice temporary replacement.

4.  Watch an movie from the 50’s-60’s- Audrey is my best friendaudrey sabrinaWatch a nice good oldie.
Have you ever watched one? They are so different than the movies from these days. They are so much more ‘simple and sophisticated’ without all the Hollywood High tech shizzle. Just great camera work, good acting- for some reason oldies always calm me down. And are you afraid that those stories will be boring? Have no fear. The same issues are being discussed as the ones we have in our current lives. Love triangles anyone? I mean Bella isn’t the only one dealing with that shit. Sabrina did it first. Watch Audrey shine in the 1954 movie ‘Sabrina”

5.  Read a good book- Let’s be honest, when is the last time you actually read a book?
Read a book, and no not on an iPad or an E-reader. An actual book. Flip the pages, and get lost in a beautiful story. These days we are so in to social media (I mean duh, I am too) and there is nothing wrong with that but sometimes it is nice to take a step back and actually go back to basics and just read a book. A book also does not have a bright screen so your eyes won’t burn after reading for a while.

6.  Discover new accounts on Instagram and Pinterest- search random words
I love to get inspired by YOU! By my readers, my followers and random strangers. I meat the most cool people and random accounts by just googling certain words. I give you a task for tonight, on Instagram, go to ‘tags’ and just type in any random word. No, it does not need to be ‘Cat’ you crazy cat lady- haha. Just google one word and scroll to the pictures that the outcome generates. Perhaps you will get inspired in a way you never thought was possible and you will discover new things!

Cute penguin cookies7.  Bake cookies- #TherealhousewifeoftheWORLD!
Baking in the evening? Weird! Baking on a Friday night? Even weirder! But hey, why should that stop you from doing it? I often bake cookies in the evening. Just something about making the dough is so relaxing, almost therapeutical and you can experiment with all kinds of ingredients and flavors. + If you are going to do movie night, why not do it with your home made cookies? 🙂

8.  Write your goals for the rest of this year- YES YOU CAN DO IT
We are in mid October- Can you believe how fast this year went? I certainly can’t. It is almost my bday, in just 2 weeks I will turn 29 and in just 2,5 months we will already celebrate the end of 2015 and we will welcome 2016. The thing that I never understand is that 1-1 is always the first day of something new. Bullshit. Today can be the first day of the rest of your life (OHMYGOD I SOUND LIKE DR.PHILL) haha. But it is through tough.
Write 5 things you would like to accomplish by the end of this year. Make sure those things are realistic tho, I mean, we all know that I am going to marry Leonardo DiCaprio one day, but I also know it is not by the end of this year but in 2017 😉 So be fair on your self, but do really think about it. It will motivate you to spend the rest of this year in the most motivated way because you have something to work towards.

9.  Make a moodboard- Let’s get creative
Moodboards are my guilty pleasure, I think I make one everymonth, or well a few every month. I am a very visual person. I need to ‘see’ things and than I can create things. I love to put my thoughts in to visuals so I can develop my vision.
Do you run a blog? What would you like to do- Make a moodboard!
Are you shooting an OOTD? What will your style be? – Make a moodboard!
Traveling soon? Need inspo- Make a moodboard!

PS: Talking about discovering cool websites, the cookie picture I found online at this website: *Click , So Glory, Thank you so much for inspiring me on this Friday night. Your work is amazing!

What are your favorite things to do on a Friday night? 

xoxo

9 Travel quotes that will make you want to travel NOW!

Hey lovelies!

How are you today? I am doing fantastic. I am working hard on my Bali reviews, another one will be live tomorrow- and I am planning for my Dublin Trip this weekend. Very excited about that! And every now and again I get lost, surfing the web, drooling over quotes. Haha.
I love reading quotes and today I am in the mood for travel quotes. I found 9 (travel or travel’ish related) quotes that I wanted to share. So I am not going to bore you with a lot of words tonight, just scroll through the quotes down below and get lost in your thoughts, thinking about that one vacay you would like to take right about NOW!

Which one is your fave?

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xoxo