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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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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…

A mom, dad and their two kids doing yoga outside while on one of the family yoga retreats.
Family Travel | Travel | Wellness | Worldwide

9 BEST Family Yoga Retreats Around the World (2024)

Looking for a way to bond with your loved ones and find inner peace simultaneously? Why not consider family yoga retreats? As a toddler mom, I know how important it is to focus on my well-being and also that I love exploring the world with my son. I honestly love traveling with my family even when…

Woman Wearing Snorkeling Masks Running into a Sea for some Zanzibar Snorkeling fun.
Travel | Zanzibar

Zanzibar Snorkeling Guide: Best Spots and Tours (2024)

Are you ready to dive into an underwater paradise? Zanzibar, with its crystal clear blue waters and vibrant marine life, offers an incredible snorkeling experience like no other. But with so many Zanzibar snorkeling spots and tours to choose from, where should you start? We visit Zanzibar all the time and love snorkeling in the…

Rocks on Seashore Near a Resort During an Epic Mauritius Sunset
Mauritius | Travel

14 BEST Mauritius Sunset Spots to Find in 2024 (+ Map)

Are you visiting this magical island and wondering where to find the best Mauritius sunset spots? Then you’re in the right place – we’ve got you covered! We love sunsets and love finding the best sunset spots in any destination we visit. And since we regularly head to Mauritius, we’ve discovered some insanely beautiful spots…