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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  • Cheers to our 1 year wedding anniversary! 🥂⠀
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Did you know Ryan and I got married in secret on a beach in Australia with just my cousin and her husband as our witnesses? After that we didn’t tell anyone except a few friends and family that we got married for six months! Would you ever elope? ⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #secretweddings #australia #collaroybeach #sydney #beachwedding #elope #travel #champagne #austaliawedding #beautifulmatters #beautifuldestinations #beachlife #love
  • Happy World Earth Day people! 🌏⠀
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There are plenty of ways we can contribute to helping our planet. Whether that is reducing your carbon footprint, choosing products that are cruelty free, minimising single use plastics, travelling responsibly, buying less fast fashion, eating less meat - the list goes on. And sometimes it can feel like what one individual does isn’t really having an impact. But if we all make steps to live more responsibly, consider our consumer choices for a few extra seconds  and be kinder to our planet it will make a difference! ⠀
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But importantly, I also encourage you to not judge what other people are doing to look after our planet and if their individual contribution is enough or up to your own standards. The reality is it’s impossible to do everything responsibly and to do it right 100% of the time. This last year has been incredible in bringing more attention to reducing single use plastics and travelling responsibly - but at the same time I have noticed that it has brought more open criticism in social media if you talk about sustainability. ⠀
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For example, in choosing a sustainably built eco hotel and hosting responsible travel talks at a recent one of our retreats, we were then criticised that the hotel had used paper straws rather than reusable ones. Instead of focusing on the good things we were trying to accomplish or giving some suggestions in a positive non-confrontational way - someone immediately jumped to the negatives (and did a whole IG story on how awful we were!). ⠀
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So on Earth Day I encourage you to be a good person to the Earth and to each other! 🌏♻️⠀
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#earthday #earthday2019 #wearetravelgirls #beautifulmatters #wonderfulplaces #lonelyplanet #yourtravelpics #bbctravel #travelingtheworldd #worldtourists #peopleoftravel #huffpostgram #travelchannel #tourtheplanet #travelstoke #weliketotravel #heavenonearth #thedailyexplorer #earthgallery #nakedplanet #awesomeearth ⠀
#lifeofadventure #drifttravel #livecolorfully #travel #wanderlustmag #mytinyatlas  #passionpassport #seetheworld⠀
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  • What do you think about @instagram potentially taking away likes from our feed? ⁣⠀
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I have just published my thoughts on the blog. Head to the link in my bio or swipe up on my stories to read it and find out if I am Team - Get Rid Of The Likes 🚫❤️ or not! Let me know your opinion in the comments!⁣⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #travelgirls #instagram #blogging #instagramtips #travelblogger #blogger #thebloggercourse #blogging # #blogger #bloggerlife #socialmedia #marketing #digitalmarketing #business #socialmediatips #socialmediamarketing #entrepreneur #travelblogger #indonesia #wonderfulindonesia #bawah
  • Do you prefer to travel solo or with friends? Whilst, I typically travel with my husband nothing beats a good girls getaway! ⁣⠀
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This photo was taken when Alexandria @thewayfaress and I went on a waterfall hunting trip in North Bali for a few days.⁣⠀
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We asked the only other person at this waterfall to take our picture, he almost laid on the ground and had the camera totally lopsided, we were laughing assuming the photo would in no way work and he would definitely have cut our heads off - but turns out he knew what he was doing! ⁣⠀
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Who is your favourite travel buddy and why?⁣⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #waterfalls #chasingwaterfalls #munduk #northbali #bali #thebalibible #girlsgetaways #travelgirlsgetaways #beautifulmatters #travelandleisureasia #wonderfulindonesia #indonesiatravel #livefolkindonesia #balilivin #thebalibible #baliwanderlust #balilife #theasiacollective #thebaliwhisperer #balicili #balidaily #baliadvisor #balilocal #thebalibound #thebaliguru #bestinbali #liburanbali #balibuddies #balistyles
  • What are you plans this summer?⁣⠀
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I am planning to spend some time in Europe, visiting a few countries I have not been to before ✈️ Where would you recommend if you were planning to spend the summer in Europe? I need your tips so I can start planning a route! 🗺⁣⠀
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#wearetravelgirls #greece #visitgreece #mykonos #summer #summerineurope #europeansummer #wanderlust #travelgram #instatravel #travelphotography #instagood #beautifulmatters #drifttravel #islandlife #instagramvsreality #livecolorfully #ocean #paradise #summer #travel #wanderlustmag #beachlife #luxurytravel #mytinyatlas #ocean #paradise #passionpassport #seetheworld⁣⠀

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