About Us

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Hi there! We’re Lies & Ash.
Our current home base: Wellington, New Zealand

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About us

Hi! We’re Lies and Ash, travel bloggers and photographers behind Non Stop Destination. Lies, a Belgian national, and Ash, born in South Africa, met in London while working on the movie The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. We’re full-time Visual Effects Artists and part-time travellers and have been exploring the world together since 2013.

Our first trip together was to Singapore and Bali. One year later, on a two month long holiday in South Africa, Non Stop Destination was born. We started documenting our travels and photography, first as a journal for ourselves, and now our goal is to inspire you to explore this beautiful planet.

What you’ll find

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Lake Louise throwing snow

Adventurous travel

We love being active on our trips. Even on our most relaxing holidays, we can’t stay put for 1 day. We gather all our adventures here on the blog for you to enjoy and we hope to inspire you to look for adventurous activities on your next trip.

A few of our adventures

Paragliding in Cape Town, dog sledding in Alberta, swimming with seals in Vancouver and jumping off waterfalls in the Dominican Republic.

Tinhorn Sheep at Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Wildlife

Throughout the blog, you’ll see quite a few wildlife posts popping up. We love animals and seeing them in their natural environment.

Our favourite animal encounters

Elephants in Addo Elephant National Park, Thinhorn Sheep and Muskoxen in the Yukon, Cheetahs in Oudtshoorn and more elephants as a volunteer in the Elephant Nature Park.

Deluxe Corner Room, Victoria, Canada

Luxury travel

We enjoy travelling off the beaten path, but we also love comfort at the end of the day. We particularly love unique boutique hotels and experiences as they add to our overall travel experience.

Luxury travel experiences

A stay at the Fairmont chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, High Tea at the Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden in Victoria, a relaxing getaway in the Hills of Levanto in Italy,

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Numbers

9
years as an expat
Lies moved from Belgium to the UK in September 2008 to study at Bournemouth University. She left in August 2015 together with Ash to work in Vancouver and are now living in Wellington, New Zealand since August 2017.
25
sleeper trains taken
Lies loves sleeper trains as it’s a slower but more immersive type of travel to get to your destination.
31
Countries visited
Together, we’ve visited 31 countries, 8 US states and 3 Canadian provinces.

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Photography

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Photography

Photography is a big part of the blog where we showcase our travel stories with a profound emphasis on the visuals. We want to capture the essence of the destination and transport our visitors to the place through our photography.

If you are interested in the photography gear we travel with, have a look at the following page where we go into more detail about the cameras we use.

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