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~ ABOUT US ~

We’re the Schoeman’s – the family behind Our Soulful Travels!


We’re part-time travelers who love to discover hidden gems in Africa and Europe. From our home in the gorgeous Garden Route of South Africa to the beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean to the cute cobblestone streets of Europe, we’re on a mission to show you how to travel with young kids without compromising on luxury while taking care of your mental and physical well-being through travel too.

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The pool area of LUX Belle Mare located in the best area to stay in Mauritius.
Mauritius | Travel

What is the BEST Area to Stay in Mauritius in 2024? (With a Map)

Are you planning a trip to this tropical paradise and wondering what’s the best area to stay in Mauritius? With numerous beautiful and unique regions, choosing the best spot can be tough. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We travel to Mauritius regularly and have stayed on every corner of the island. That means…

Woman Walking On Fence
Belgium | Travel | Wellness

6 Yoga & Meditation Retreats for Wellness in Belgium (2024)

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience wellness in Belgium? Imagine immersing yourself in a serene environment, surrounded by the calming sounds of nature, and indulging in rejuvenating yoga and meditation sessions. This is not just a dream, but a reality that awaits you in Belgium. From the tranquil Ardennes to the bustling city of Brussels,…

Rocky Coast in Portugal
Portugal | Travel

Lagos Old Town: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know for a Visit (2024)

Are you ready to uncover the secrets of Lagos Old Town? Great, then you’re in the right place! Lagos Old Town is a family favorite and we return to this lovely destination in Portugal’s Algarve region again and again. We know every alleyway, hidden gem, and local secret spot in Lagos Old Town and we…

Concrete Buildings Near Beautiful Sea
Portugal | Travel

Lagos or Albufeira: An Honest Comparison of the Algarve Towns (2024)

Are you planning a trip to the Algarve and wondering whether you should visit Lagos or Albufeira? Then you’re on the right post! We love the Algarve region of Portugal and visit regularly. Since we’ve been to both Lagos and Albufeira numerous times we can honestly create this comparison guide. Both towns offer breathtaking beaches,…

A smiling toddler holding a dodo stuffed toy which is one of the most common Mauritius souvenirs.
Mauritius | Travel

16 Best Mauritius Souvenirs to Buy on the Island (2024)

Are you visiting Mauritius soon and wondering what authentic Mauritius souvenirs to buy? Then you’ve landed on the right blog post! We visit Mauritius all the time and love buying authentic Mauritius souvenirs to remember each trip. My son has a collection of Dodo stuffed toys and I’ve started collecting local artwork. However, there are…