If you're queer and here but itching to take a vacation, today is your lucky day! We had the privilege of talking to a dutch duo currently travelling the globe and documenting all of their experiences and adventures along the way. Meet, Once Upon A Journey.
Tell us your story: Who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
We’re Roxanne & Maartje, two Dutch girls in love, travelling the world together & documenting our travels through imagery and written word!
How did Once Upon A Journey begin?
Funny story: Roxanne never wanted to be involved. Writing and photographing was mostly ‘my thing’. I loved having a blog when I studied abroad, as a way of reflecting on things. Apparently, friends and family liked reading about it, so that’s why I had to start a blog for our world trip! Because of the blog, our trip had a bit of a rocky start, but now Roxanne is fully on board and we’re working on everything together.
What have you learned from travelling?
So much! We’ve become more resilient, learn to cope with difficulties and become a stronger team. Every culture teaches us something and we find ourselves living more freely and happily than ever before. It’s amazing to see that you don’t specifically have to live a certain way - as you see in other cultures everyone does things differently.
Everything! We never set out to be inspirations, but we are an inspiration to many people. In return, we’ve met so many inspiring people ourselves through social media/the online world. Documenting our travels has enriched our experiences. Happiness isn't the only thing multiplied by sharing, so many things are!