Travel & Lifestyle blogger
My passion traveling
Traveling has been my greatest passion for years and I do short trips in Europe as well as traveling far away. I have visited 73 countries and I have not finished traveling yet! Asia is my favorite continent, but Iran has a special place in my heart. I like to visit temples and mosques to glance at the amazing and colorful architecture. Wandering around in cities, discovering new hotspots and hidden gems, talking to locals, lounging on a beautiful beach, exploring an island on a scooter, hiking in nature and occasionally being somewhere with no people around me and pampering myself occasionally in a luxury hotel makes me happy! I save adventures and live in the here and now and prefer to stimulate all my senses at the same time. I like to get off the beaten track!
TRVLMRK stands for TravelMarieke. My name is Marieke and I have been traveling all over the world for years. My first distant trip was a trip to Thailand when I was 18 years old. Since then I have been infected with the travel virus, which I will never get rid of! I followed the Tourism and Leisure Management education in Breda. During my study I followed an exchange program in Turkey for six months. After my studies I immediately started backpacking through the beautiful Latin America for half a year and learned the Spanish language. In the following years many more trips of several months followed, mainly in Asia. Many trips I made on my own and I find that a wonderful way of traveling. But I also like to travel with friends to discover new cities and countries. Backpacking is something I’ve done a lot, but in recent years I choose to sleep in a nice hotel and eat in good restaurants.
I finally started in 2015 with the online sharing of my travel experiences on my Instagram account to share my travels with friends, family and anyone who like to follow me. I never expected this to grow into an account with more than 100,000 followers. I also started blogging on a number of travel platforms. I did this all alongside my full-time job in the banking world. In 2017 I started with my Facebook page and that page has also grown rapidly. In 2017 I made the decision to start my own website in Dutch and English and to fully focus on my passion and sharing my travel experiences.