Behind the scenes with Itchy Boots

Amongst the star studded line-up of speakers at the ABR Festival 2023, one last-minute addition caused quite a stir…

Noraly Schoenmaker, aka Itchy Boots, agreed to take a short break from her adventures in Africa to join us, and it’s fair to say that she was one of the most popular guests we’ve ever had.

Noraly Schoenmaker with two fans at the ABR Festival 2023

Speaking on all things bikes, travel and adventure, it was standing room only for her talks across the weekend. But it was her Masterclass session, where she went behind the scenes of her life as a travelling content creator, that attracted the most attention.

Noraly offered some fascinating insights into what it’s really like as a hugely popular motorcycle travel vlogger, what it takes to build a YouTube following of over 1.8 million, and debunked some of the myths that surround her life.

Motorcyclist, Itchy Boots, on the Tenere Speaker Stage at the ABR Festival 2023

If you missed it, or you just want to relive the moment, you’re in luck. To watch the entire session, just click on the video above, or visit our YouTube channel here. Enjoy.


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