Hey!

We are Freya and Chris.

Back in 2011 we both set out on independent round-the-world adventures – Freya from Australia and Chris from Belgium. Somewhere along the way we bumped into each other, quite literally, while floating down a river on a couple of tubes, a bucket or two laden with rum swinging from our fingers.

After this first exploit which took us through Southeast Asia, Latin America, New Zealand and Europe we returned to Australia, to jobs and ‘real life’ only to realise that all we wanted was to be back on the road again.

We spent a few years saving our pennies, waiting for the day when we would finally pack up our backpacks, close the door of our apartment and trade the wintery shores of Sydney for the palm-fringed tropical heat of Tahiti. We set off with a one-way ticket, the promise of adventure and the hope of making a life of travel our new normal.

Kayaking in Kangaroo Valley
Sydney Festival

We love the mountains and getting lost in the wilderness. We’re always looking for that next adventure that will take us way off the beaten path or allow us to see a popular destination in a new light. But, as you may have guessed from our name, we’re most at home with the sand between our toes and an ocean on the horizon.

Life really is better in flip flops and we want to inspire you to find your very own paradise to dip your feet in the sand.

On our site you’ll find unique guides of the places we loved, practical travel and budget tips from our own experiences and photography and stories to inspire and encourage you take your very own adventure.

If you want to join us on our journey across the world then follow along on our social media channels.

Or drop us an email. We’d love to hear from you at contact@thesandyfeet.com

Discovering Raiatea
Havana
Peñas Blancas
Rio Indio Maiz
Rio Indio Maiz
Akureyri
Hallerbos
Yosemite Roadtrip