I’m taking a year off to travel the world

I’m taking a year off to travel the world


I am finally (after years and years of saving) taking some time off to travel the world. Ahhh, I cannot even describe how excited I am right now! If you've known me for a while or if you have been reading this blog for a long time you'll know that this has been my dream ever since I was a little child.

I am finally going to do this! I am taking a year off to travel the world! This has been my dream for as long as I can remember and I have finally decided to stop putting it off any longer and just do it. I am so excited, I cannot wait!

Why am I doing this?

To travel the world has literally been a childhood dream of mine. I remember when I was 8 or 9 and at a friend's house, when I saw a big world map and just wanted to travel and see all of these amazing places on that map. And meet all of these wonderful people. Discover different cultures. Eat delicious food. And just be free and happy!

To be free and happy... I cannot stress it enough. Because I have been going through a tough time lately and I feel like this is just the right time to be doing this. Even though I haven't exactly hit my savings goal just yet (I was close though). I am convinced I need to do this now. I need some time away from everything, some time to relax. I will be elaborating more on this in a separate blog post so you'll be able to understand where I'm coming from a bit better but I just feel like I need some time to recover and to, as cliche as that sounds, find myself again.

But... I feel like this is the right time to finally make this happen for myself! To stop focusing on everything else. To start doing something that I have been wanting to do for so so long. To make my own dreams come true. To create my own happiness. And that's exactly what I'll be doing for the foreseeable future. And I am so happy to be able to take you guys with me on my journey!

What will be happening to the blog?

The content on this blog will be more travel-oriented, that's for sure. And hopefully that's something you guys like to see on Ella Was Here anyway because travel posts are one of my favourite types of posts to write! I am so excited to take you guys with me on my travels! To show you little snippets of what I am up to and where I am travelling to.

I will still be doing some regular lifestyle posts in between so if that's more your type of content, do stick around for that! But I honestly believe this is going to do wonders for my inspiration and I'll be able to put much better content up for you guys! I said it before but I cannot wait to take you guys on my travels with me!

Where am I travelling to?

To be honest, as of this moment I still have very little planned. And for someone who gets very anxious when things aren't set in stone, this is going to be a major challenge for me, that's for sure. I do have some little things planned already here and there but I also want to keep my destinations a secret for now. I'd like it to be a little surprise!

I would love to see all of your travel recommendations in the comment section below! Which places should I definitely visit? Where should I definitely stay? Any 'hidden treasures' you know about that you'd like me to discover as well? Do give me a shout!

If you are a brand and would like to work with me during my travels, hit me up!

ANNOUNCEMENT; I'm taking time off to travel the world

How can you keep up with my travels?

Well, I feel like that's kind of a given but this blog is the main place to go! I will also be posting regular snaps of my life on Instagram (lots of travel pictures coming up!), Twitter, and the rest of my social media. I highly recommend following me on all of those for daily updates!

Oh and I'm just gonna do a bit of self-promotion here: don't forget to like, comment and share my content if you enjoyed it. It really does help a lot!

I am sure there will be plenty of other TATW (trip around the world) related questions. So don't be afraid to drop me some questions and I will answer them in a separate post or maybe even a live stream (Maybe?) soon! I am so so excited for you guys to finally find out this big secret that I've been hiding. This has been my dream for so long and I am so happy to finally be able to do this!

Photos in this post were taking by Jolien so go check her out!


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