Hi, we are Matthias and Mieke. A Belgian couple that is currently on the road to explore the world. First and foremost we want to thank you for visiting our website. We genuinely appreciate every visit, like or comment we get regarding our adventures. This being said, let us introduce you to “pack to life” and what this site is all about.


Traveling for us is all about broadening our world’s view and seek new adventures. We like to explore and discover new places in a spontaneously manner. Just taking our backpacks and not planning too much ahead works best for us to fully indulge in a new country.

This way of traveling has many advantages:

  • You are more open towards new experiences
  • You experience the daily life of a country as it is
  • Encounters with other travelers and inhabitants are more authentic and spontaneous
  • Places you discover spontaneously and unplanned are the most memorable

We always compare it with our hometown. 90% of the places that mean the most to us are not big and famous tourist attractions but places we encountered unplanned. Sometimes it’s just the small things that matter the most. Discovering a special place on your own is so much more rewarding than following a guide book.

Viewpoint Nong Khiaw in Laos

During our trip to Laos we discovered this viewpoint in Nong Khiaw. Not the first town that popped into our minds when thinking about Laos. But now this is the best memory we take home from Laos.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot us a message at info [at] packtolife [dot] com or through the form on the this page. We love to hear from other travelers.

We really would appreciate it if you gave us a follow or a like on social media, because after all happiness is only real when being shared 🙂