What Will You Find On This Blog
BeckyvanDijk.com is a luxury and adventure travel blog where you will find detailed destination guides, boutique hotel review and tips on travelling responsibly. In addition, you will find articles about blogging, entrepreneurship and growing your own brand. As an entrepreneur who left a career in finance I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and advice with others looking to do the same.
Who Am I
In addition to managing this blog I am the Founder and Editor of popular female travel site We Are Travel Girls which had become one of the go to destinations for travel inspiration with articles carefully curated from female travellers all over the world.
In 2017 we launched Travel Girls Getaways to bring together our community offline. We hosted retreats in Bali and a photography tour in Japan and we are excited to be bringing new destinations in 2018.
Whilst many people in the travel industry will say they left a corporate career, or kicked the cubicle, I can truly say that I did that. I graduated with a Business & Economics degree in 2002, I went on to travel through South East Asia for 6 months before embarking on a career in banking in London. I worked at Citi Private Bank and UBS Wealth Management where I advised private individuals on managing and investing their wealth.
Taking the leap to leave a career which I was doing very well in was difficult, in all honesty the push to leave was to be with my fiance who I had dated long distance from London to Los Angeles for over 3 years. But in doing so I learnt a huge amount about moving from a corporate environment to being an entrepreneur which I believe places me in a position to help others looking to change their career direction.
Whats New In 2018?
Having successfully launched Travel Girls Getaways in 2017, I will be hosting and teaching at more retreats and trips throughout 2018. I will also be launching my online Blogger Course – the next step from my 5 Week Bespoke Blog Mentorship programme.
Thanks for being part of the journey!