Hi! I’m Joëlle!
Name: Joëlle F.
Born: May 19 in Antwerp, Belgium
Currently living in: Antwerp, Belgium
Degree: Professional Bachelor Communications / TV Journalism
Languages: Dutch (mother tongue), French, English, Italian, Spanish
If you ended up on this page, it means you’re actually interested in me and/or what I do, so thanks for that!
I’m a selfmade travel blogger (meaning everything you see here was created by a self-taught me) who promotes beautiful places, adventure and positive thinking!
I started this blog a while ago simply because everyone kept asking the same questions about my travels and complementing me with my photos and videos. So I decided to share my tips & tricks, pictures and videos all in one place.
In the beginning I had no idea what I was doing. I even had a dot.tk website back in my study days. I just wrote about my travels, not knowing anything about online article writing and digital marketing strategies. But once I worked at a digital marketing company, I discovered SEO and this changed everything for me. I started to look up what SEO was and changed my whole game plan since I actually want to achieve something with this website. I taught myself about SEO, learned more about WordPress, Facebook and other social media platforms and decided to just go for it. I love the fact that this is a continuous learning process because I like to challenge myself at all times.
Now my blog has reached over 17.000 unique readers per month and I’m happy about the fact that I can help and inspire so many people. It drives me even more to continue my hard work and share more awesome photos, videos and better tips & tricks!
Everything you see here is from my own making, I make my own photos (or I explain people in detail how to make them when I’m in the picture and can’t use a tripod), create my own videos and edit and write my own texts. This website is also created by me (with WordPress of course, I’m not a professional web designer).
I used to travel with a friend, but I decided that I enjoy traveling solo more ever since I have a more adventurous soul. (you can read more about it here: Why I decided to travel solo in 2017) I’ll still be traveling with friends, just not as often as before.
I don’t like traveling fast forward. I don’t travel to check off countries from my bucket list and “do” a whole country in just 2 days. I like to take my time to get to know a country and even visit the same country a few times (but different cities/places). Read more about what I mean by that here: How travel bucket lists can ruin the travel experience.
At the moment I don’t travel full time, simply because I don’t earn enough (yet) to live from this blog. I work fulltime as a sales & marketing coordinator and I just want to show that even with a limited amount of vacation days and a small budget, you still can travel and see a lot of the world. You don’t need to be a rich blogger 😉 !
What else is there to know?
I love people with a positive attitude since I’m a firm believer of “positivity attracts more positivity”
I like to challenge myself to step out of the comfort zone and I never give in to my fears.
Those who don’t really know me, think I am this tough chick with a big mouth, but I’m actually a very sensitive, emotional, romantic soul (with guts I have to say 🙂 )
I adore waterfalls (there should be an emoticon for that!!) and other wonders of nature.
I’m an extrovert, enthusiastic person and I love to smile.
My favorite wine is Moscato, a sweet sparkling Italian wine.
Sushi is the best food invention in the world (according to me)!
I love Casey Neistat and Beyoncé.
Tips, recommendations, feedback,… whatever you want to share, it’s always welcome!
Enjoy my blog and keep traveling!