Hi! We are Jandaan & Marleen

2015 Was our year of change. We got rid of our possessions and started traveling the world.

How to stay motivatedWe are slow travelers, online entrepreneurs and dedicated house & pet sitters. We are The Perfect Strugglers.  

We believe that freedom, opportunities, joy, skills and wisdom will follow after struggle.

You benefit from our struggles. We share our stories, struggles and lessons learned with you.  We wish our blog will inspire you to do what is good for you. Struggle is the beginning of something beautiful.

Learn how our adventure as The Perfect Strugglers started.


Travel  –  Personal Leadership  –  Earning Money Online  –  Pet Sitting


(..) “achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. Joy is not ‘the absence of pain,’ intelligence is not ‘the absence of stupidity,’ light is not ‘the absence of darkness,’ (..) It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.”

Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged

Prepare your trip without stress – in 22 easy steps

We travel and live around the world for almost 3 years and want you to benefit from our unique lessons learned. Go to our priceless overview of the 22 essential steps to prepare a memorable trip without stress.

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What is up next for the perfect strugglers?
  • May & June – pet sitting a cat and a dog in Peyrat-Le-Chateau, a cute little village in central France
  • July – pet sitting two dogs in Barcelona, Spain
  • July / August – pet sitting three dogs and two rabbits in Sotogrande, in the far South of Spain
  • August – Antwerp, Belgium
  • September & October – the Netherlands
  • November / December – sitting 8 horses, 2 donkeys, chicken, pigs, dogs, cats @ Morvan Rustique in France
  • December / January – sitting 3 dogs at the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain
  • February / March – sitting 3 cats at Iznajar, Spain, in the interior of Andalusia

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How Harari’s bestseller about Imagined Orders gives me confidence to live my life

This blog is about what I learned from the bestseller Homo Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Reading it left me highly inspired and the book has changed my world perspective for good. So therefore I highly recommend reading the book if you are open to learn about the world, human and yourself and perhaps it nudges …