Trvlbees

Meet the Travelbees!

Meet the Travelbees!

Just because you have kids, doesn’t mean you can’t stay at beautiful and inspiring places. At Travelbees we connect style-loving conscious families with stylish, conscious & family-friendly properties.

You might wonder if it’s even possible to combine these elements when it comes to travel and kids. Oh yes, it is. Our community of Travelbees has done the searching and screening for you and written their findings down in concise reviews.

Hours of searching will be saved and tons of property tips gaine. Because no one can review a property better than a likeminded parent. We make sure that your holidays will be filled with indulging moments, and full of experience for the kids.

Go create those magical memories that will last a lifetime. Together, we’ll make sure that planning your next holiday is just as great as the trip itself. Are you in? Join now for free here.

TRVLBEES PROPERTIES

At Travelbees we find hotels and hideaways with a heart important. Properties that are conscious about the social and environmental impact they have on their surroundings. We also love staying at properties that inspire you for your own home with their unique decoration and attention to detail.

Finally, we of course want to have all necessary amenities to make our stay with kids comfortable. This is why we rate all our properties in terms of consciousness, stylishness and family-friendliness – you’ll read all about it in our member’s reviews of the properties. Do you have a great property tip or are you a property interested in being featured on TRVLBEES – let us know by leaving a message here.

THE TRVLBEES TEAM

DEBBY VAN VIERSEN
Founder

Debby is one of the founding Travelbees who got passionate about the travel business while visiting many countries around the world and working in a hotel in the US. After all that, she became a marketing and communications expert. On her trips she’s accompanied by her partner Floris and their three kids Alexander (2008), Valerie (2010) and Nicolas (2015). 

She realizes that travel overall is not sustainable, and she therefore wants to encourage herself and other people to be more environmentally conscious when making travel related decisions by asking questions such as: Do I fly or can I take the train or car, do I really need to choose that far away destination or is a destination closer by also attractive. She loves properties with a soul that care for the environment around them. This can for instance be expressed in the use of sustainable materials, employment of locals and use of local/organic produce in their restaurant.

EMMA NEDERLOF-RUNIA
Founder

Emma is also one of the founding travelbees and lawyer by profession. After years of advising clients about their business, she decided she wanted to start one herself. Before co-founding the company with Debby, she first gained some extra business knowledge by obtaining a joint executive MBA from IE Business School and Brown University.

Having grown up in the Netherlands, the US and Australia, traveling is in her blood and she loves discovering the world with her husband Daan and their two children Olivier (2009) and Sophia (2012). They live in Amsterdam, but also have a holiday house on the Dutch coast where they spend most of their weekends. Emma is passionate about cooking, design, gardening and the enviroment. Favorite travel destinations: Australia, Italy, Iran, New Zealand and the Dutch coast.

EMMA NEDERLOF-RUNIA
Founder

Emma is also one of the founding travelbees and lawyer by profession. After years of advising clients about their business, she decided she wanted to start one herself. Before co-founding the company with Debby, she first gained some extra business knowledge by obtaining a joint executive MBA from IE Business School and Brown University.

Having grown up in the Netherlands, the US and Australia, traveling is in her blood and she loves discovering the world with her husband Daan and their two children Olivier (2009) and Sophia (2012). They live in Amsterdam, but also have a holiday house on the Dutch coast where they spend most of their weekends. Emma is passionate about cooking, design, gardening and the enviroment. Favorite travel destinations: Australia, Italy, Iran, New Zealand and the Dutch coast.

EVA NOLLEN
Contributing Editor

Eva is is a contributing travelbee and an art historian with an expertise in Asian arts. This artistic passion led her to follow her other passion; travel. She followed her husband all over the world for his work, from Sri Lanka, to Thailand to South Africa. Eva and her husband Bart have three kids, Olivia , Faye and Adrian who were all born in Bangkok, Thailand.

They have recently relocated from Cape Town to Amsterdam, where they are giving their kids the opportunity to find their roots and to give them a feeling of what it means to be Dutch. Eva and her family have travelled extensively, and are always looking for new adventures. Their most recent travels have been to the west coast of the USA, where they explored for 6 weeks without planning anything ahead. Her favourite destinations are Thailand, Hawaii (USA), South Africa and the Maldives.

FELICIA DA COSTA
Contributing Editor

Felicia studied lnternational and European Law and worked in recruitment before becoming a travel writer and one of the contributing travelbees. After the umpteenth request for travel tips, she decided to write them all down as to inspire people to keep traveling once they have children.

Having strong roots in the Caribbean, Felicia visits that region at least once a year- her happy place! However, she and her family travel to other destinations as much as possible as they love to explore new areas and cultures. Together with her husband Corné and children Alba and George, Felicia travelled the world for six months in 2018 . Felicia is passionate about writing, interior (design), family life and, needless to say, traveling. Favorite destinations? Hard question. But Curaçao, Santiago de Chile and Sydney are currently winning!

FELICIA DA COSTA
Contributing Editor

Felicia studied lnternational and European Law and worked in recruitment before becoming a travel writer and one of the contributing travelbees. After the umpteenth request for travel tips, she decided to write them all down as to inspire people to keep traveling once they have children.

Having strong roots in the Caribbean, Felicia visits that region at least once a year- her happy place! However, she and her family travel to other destinations as much as possible as they love to explore new areas and cultures. Together with her husband Corné and children Alba and George, Felicia travelled the world for six months in 2018 . Felicia is passionate about writing, interior (design), family life and, needless to say, traveling. Favorite destinations? Hard question. But Curaçao, Santiago de Chile and Sydney are currently winning!

GABRIELÉ NAGEVIČIŪTÉ
Social Media and Marketing

Gabrielė is the newest creative mind to join the travelbees team. Originally from Lithuania, an artist and adventurer at heart, she loves to travel and discover new cultures. She has been traveling for as long as she can remember. After living in many different countries she always had a soft spot for the beautiful canals and when she met her charming Italian partner here, Amsterdam became their new home.

With her degree in Fashion Marketing, she has explored and worked with different sustainable (fashion) brands, always wanting to try even more different approaches of combining conscious and stylish living and that’s why TRVLBEES is the perfect new adventure that she is happy to contribute to.

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