Travel the world

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life” – Jack Kerouac

Travel far enough..

``and you will meet yourself`` - Cloud Atlas

A Tribe Called Rest

I believe we are in a shifting decade of how to co-exist and how to work together. I believe it is not solely about profit and power anymore. Shocked by the numbers of friends and colleagues who endured a burn-out, I am looking for a different way of working together. A way that is more fun and intrinsically motivated. A way that feels more natural. A way that is aligned with your own values and desires. A way that fuels your engine and makes you want to get up in the morning. And eventually, a way that reduces stress.

On the road, I hope to find an example of this way of working together. I hope to find a collective of people who have organized themselves in such a way. I hope to find a Tribe Called Rest.


I am Marit, I’m 30 years old and I have a background in organizational behavior and theory. After working at a big financial institution for 4 years, I decided to quit my job and follow my dream. This year, I will travel through Europe and Central America to learn from succesful communities and share my stories with you.

Marit van Gijtenbeek

Explorer - Researcher - Organizational theorist - Writer - Owner of Kiona

Sander Bouthoorn

Explorer - Photographer

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Our route

We started our journey in September 2017. So far we have travelled through 13 countries in Europe. In December 2017, we flew to Mexico and stayed there 4 months.