Hey There, I'm Becky!

Half English, Half Dutch I am an ex private banker, turned blogger, educator and entrepreneur.

Two and half years ago, after 10 years in the city I quit my job in finance to launch my own travel business We Are Travel Girls. Since then I have gone on to grow a successful blog, a community of over 500,000 followers, created and ran several Business & Blogging Retreats and other women’s group getaways. 

I love my travel business, but I am also passionate about teaching and mentoring so the natural progression for me was to put my courses and mentorship programmes online! 

Now you can follow in my footsteps and learn from me how to create a memorable brand, business and blog. In my courses I teach you everything I wish I knew when I started out!

How Can I Help You?

I launched my online business in 2016, since then I have grown our website to receive over 130,000 visitors per month, grown a social following of over 500,000 and created a six figure business. But why is this different to anyone else? Because I did this 100% organically, no tricks, nothing, nada and that’s why I can truly teach you how to become a successful blogger and entrepreneur. 

What does it take to be successful in the online industry? 

Hard Work. Yep, I know you are looking for a quick fix, a short cut, maybe one of those lovely ladders in the Snakes and Ladders game! I am here to tell you that those routes won’t bring you long term success.

BUT what I am also here to tell you is that I can give you ALL of the tools that you need, the resources, the methods to grow your blog readership, your email list, your social media statistics and create a long term revenue generating business! You just need to take this information and apply it.

Courses

The Blogger Course

Our signature course teaching you absolutely everything you need to know to run a profitable blog, brand your business and use a blog to generate new customers! Including modules on Blog Business Planning, Branding, Social Media, SEO, Email List Growth, Press & PR, and so much more - this is the only course you will need to take your blog to the next level!

Becky van Dijk How To Launch A Retreat Course

Launch Your Retreat Course

Planning on launching your own retreats or group trips? Having ran several educational retreats and group getaways I can teach you everything you need to know to plan, curate and run a profitable retreat. In this course I take you step by step through the retreat process, from coming up with your niche, to marketing your trip, to running the retreat itself!

Why Learn From Me?

There are lots of courses out there, so the question is why pick my courses?

Since I launched my first blog WeAreTravelGirls.com I worked hard to learn everything you need to know to run a successful, profitable blog that people actually visit! Unlike social media your blog and your email list are truly yours, an algorithm won’t stop someone reading your email – so in my courses, eBooks and resources I tell you how to grow a following, audience and customer base in the places that really matter! 

At university I studied Business & Economics, I then went onto work for two of the largest banks in the world working as an investment advisor and a private banker. Basically I advised very wealthy CEOs and Hedge Fund Managers on their assets. I had new client, revenue and new asset targets every year (which I beat!) and basically ran my own mini business within the bank with my book of clients. This taught me about sales, marketing, branding, building client relationships and so much more that I have been able to take into running my own business. 

My academic and work background gave me an incredible foundation to become an entrepreneur. I am a self-confessed workaholic and find it difficult to delegate, which has meant I taught myself everything from building websites, to design, SEO, email list building, marketing and social media growth.

But what I love the most is teaching and sharing my knowledge. I have found that the teaching element of my Business & Blogging Retreats, as well as my mentorship programme are one of the most rewarding experiences. 

I want to help others to navigate the online business world and give them the headstart I wish I had when I began this journey!

A Few Of My Favourite Things

Read some of my favourite articles on the blog!

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  • The prettiest pit stop in Morocco 🇲🇦 🍊 ⠀
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On our way to Essaouria we stopped for a quick bathroom and snack break. As we climbed out the bus we saw this pretty orange juice stand and had to grab a glass of freshly squeezed! ⠀
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So much time can be spent scouting photo locations and getting up at crazy hours to capture content for Instagram. But for me a quick photo taken on the side of the road is far more satisfying - I really love photography and enjoy taking other people’s pictures but dancing around in front of the camera for hours is not really for me (despite appearances on my Instagram! 😜) so getting a quick fun photo whilst also getting the best orange juice in the world was perfect! ⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #travelgirlsgetaways #watgmorocco2019 #morocco #essaouira #pitstop #ipulledoverforthis #getlostmagazine #passionpassport #wanderlustmag ⠀
  • Where I would rather be! 💦 Where in the world are you this Friday and if you could be somewhere else where you want to be?! ✈️⠀⠀
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@love_kevin_murphy⠀⠀
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#ad #lovekevinmurphy #wearetravelgirls #marrakech #morocco #travel #beautifulhotels #luxuryhotelsoftheworld
  • What are your plans for the summer? Now that we are in June (and it’s still raining in England! 😫) I am making summer travel planning my priority! ⠀
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We will be starting our travels in Turkey, then heading to the Balkans travelling through Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece and Italy. Over the next few weeks I will be asking looking for must-do’s in each of them - so let me know if you are an expert on any of these countries! ⠀
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Wearing @coolchangenyc ⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #travelgirlsgetaways #morocco #marrakech #summer #june #passionpassport #beautifulhotels #beautifulmatters #drifttravel #islandlife  #livecolorfully #wanderlustmag #luxurytravel #mytinyatlas #seetheworld #visitmorocco
  • After 6 trips to Morocco I still have not bought a single rug, blanket or a boho pouffe! I just can't seem to decide on one style or colour. ⠀⠀
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But to be honest this is a good thing. In today's society it's so easy for us to go for instant gratification and buy things we don't necessarily need or are not even totally sure that we want! Yes, I have the luxury of knowing I will be back in Morocco soon so I have time to decide, but I still think it's important to think carefully about our consumer choices. ⠀⠀
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Nope - I am not perfect. I have been known to overbuy and make impulse purchases leading to buyers remorse, but I am far more conscious about where I buy from and if I really LOVE and need the item. I would rather have fewer things in my life that I love than thousands of things I feel indifferent about. (Plus stuff kind of stresses me out so I am bordering on minimalist anyway! 🙈)⠀⠀
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With that being said, I will be buying some rugs next time I am in Morocco - just need to get an apartment to put them in first 🤔⠀⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #beautifulmatters #drifttravel #islandlife  #livecolorfully #wanderlustmag #luxurytravel #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #seetheworld #morocco #essouria #visitmorocco
  • So excited to share our next @travelgirlsgetaways destination - TURKEY! ⠀⠀
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This October I will be heading to Turkey with Anna @traveloutsidethebox to take a group of women to explore Istanbul, Cappadocia, Alacati, Pamukkale and Ephesus. ⠀⠀
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Whilst I have my fingers (and toes!) crossed that many of our alumni guests will come join me, I am really looking forward to meeting more girls from the @wearetravelgirls community!⠀⠀
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When I started this company I never imagined that I was creating a job for myself that would lead to me making new friends - but that's exactly what happens on our trips. I am lucky enough to leave every getaway with new friends from all over the world who I cannot wait to see again!⠀⠀
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So what are you waiting for - come join me and Anna in Turkey! Link to all the info in my bio.⠀⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #travelgirlsgetaways #watgmorocco2019 #morocco #sahara #visitmorocco #luxuryglamping #beautifulhotels #luxuryworldtraveller #girlsgetaways #desertcamping

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