about us

Hi everybody!

Welcome to Simply Nomadic Life! 

We’re Veru and Petra. Best friends and a good team.

And also mother and daughter.

Photographers, travel writers and nomads for the last four years.

Vegetarians and lovers of nature, wildlife & different cultures of the world.

We’ve been exploring this wonderful world for 7 years and have travelled on all continents except for Antarctica.

To name our best travel experiences, we camped in jungles in Malaysia and the Philippines, climbed active volcanoes in IndonesiaNew Zealand and Mexico, visited all important and also the lesser known Maya ruins in Mexico and Guatemala, spent two unforgettable weeks in a Tibetan monastery in Nepal, celebrated New Year’s Eve with a mountain tribe in remote northern Thailandhitch-hiked for 2 months all around New Zealand, visited the Kuna tribe on San Blas islands in Panama, flew above Australian coast in a microlight, went for a road trip on a motorbike along the coastline of Spain, survived a 2-month journey in India and discovered there a gem called the Golden Temple


How it all started

We had always wanted to live an exciting life full of travels. It all began in Mexico in 2010. As a part of Petra’s studies at University in London, she chose to go for a University year abroad to Mexico City. 

Before the start of the first semester, we both ventured for a month to the south of Mexico. Then Petra was studying in Mexico City and Veru kept exploring the amazing country. In 2011, we both travelled again together in Mexico, Central America and a part of South America. 

Petra with Kuna women on San Blas islands, Panama

Veru by laguna Quilotoa in Ecuador

Nothing was the same when we got back to Europe. We were badly missing the life on the road. The life which brings fascinating experiences and interesting encounters every day. In 2012, Petra finished University, Veru quit her job, we sold everything we owned, donated clothes, books and other things to charities and friends and hit the road again. This time for good. Our decision was quick, clear and without regrets. At the end of 2012 we were off to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.


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Veru with Tibetan monks in Kathmandu, Nepal

Petra with Akha women in Mae Salong, Thailand

Veru in Jervis Bay, Australia

We’re nomads. We travel the world slowly and explore each country for weeks or months while immersing ourselves into local cultures. We don’t follow popular travel guides and we choose roads less travelled.


Petra hitchhiking by lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Our journeys have taken us to 43 countries so far: Australia, Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom. 

Veru by one of the ruins of Ankor Wat, Cambodia

Petra with a Sikh Baba, a religious soldier, in Amritsar, India

Veru at the entrance of the Golden temple in Amritsar, India

Photo credit to Lobsang Wangyal

Waiting for Dalai Lama at the Dalai Lama Temple in McLeod Ganj, India


In summer 2016 two new members joined our travel adventures: our 14 year old labrador Anezka and a 17 year old Land Rover Discovery.  They accompanied us on our road trip through eastern and southern Europe until May 2017.


Today we are still on the road, venturing into the unknown.


In Thar Desert near Jaisalmer, India

How can you stay up to date with our current adventures?

Follow our journeys on  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Do you have any questions or just want to say hi?
Please fill in the contact form here or send us a message on Facebook.

If you are interested in working with us, please visit our Work with us page.

We would love to hear from you! 

  • Oana
    October 27, 2016

    Congratulations…this is a wonderful story !!!

    • Simply Nomadic Life
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Oana! 🙂

  • Johanna
    March 12, 2017

    These ladies are two of the most inspiring and fearless women I have met. I first met them when I hosted them as couchsurfers through Couchsurfers.com. Initially they stayed only for a couple of nights and I thoroughly enjoyed their company and listening to their fascinating travel tales. Then about a month later they asked if they could stay again. I told them they were very welcome but since I had last seen them I had acquired an injury to my back and was severely handicapped! They stayed for ten days and looked after me as though I was their favourite relative! They cooked, they cleaned, they shopped and Veru even did some gardening and much needed weeding! I felt really sad when they had to leave and continue their travels.
    I can vouch for them that whatever you read in their travel stories is authentic and sincere! They are very seasoned travellers with a wealth of experience behind them.
    Johanna Brazil

    • Simply Nomadic Life
      June 6, 2017

      Dear Jo, thank you for your comment. We were very happy that we could help you a bit. We enjoyed your company very much and we were sad when leaving, too! We do hope to see you again! Thank you for letting us stay with you! Veru & Petra

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