ALWAYS AROUND THE WORLDTHE STORY
It all started with sharing some personal travel stories back in 2016. But the goals were way bigger than that. We had so much energy and passion, that we just had to do something with it. We had one goal in mind: Sharing all the information we gathered during our travels!
Always Around The World is the place to be where you can find all the information you are looking for about a destination. How we do this? By interaction with a lot of travellers all around the world and creating content to answer all their questions. The combination of the adventure where we are always looking for and the power to inspire people is what keeps us travelling fulltime ever since 2017.
The world has so much to offer and even if you can't travel (full time), we like to inspire you all year round. We share photos, videos and blog posts about all kind of different countries and places around the globe. Most of the times it is all beautiful, but we also share the things that aren't nice at all.
If you are walking around with all those questions where to start, or asking yourself all the time if this is the right time to make that trip around the world. We totally understand this and you are not alone. Our mission is to provide you with all the information you need to prepare your trip and get the most out of it.
So sit back, relax and get inspired for your next trip.
THE FACES BEHINDABOUT US
Since the moment we met it was already clear we had 2 huge things in common: 1. We liked each other ( even without having some beers haha.. ) 2. We both had a strong addiction... a huge trip around the world, without an end!
It all seems pretty clear we made a plan and start saving, and I mean really strict on the budget. No more parties, no more dinners, everything we earnt went straight in the saving account for our dream. We were strong, really really strong we went straight for our goals, it is the best decision we ever made.
Leaving our apartment and no belongings left we stept in the airplane in 2017 and the most important part, we didn't had a strict plan. Following our heart was the intention. The excitement in your body when we start thinking about a new outdoor adventure, while it is hiking, biking or canoeing the adrenaline is what gives us all the power.
But there is more, we love to inspire people around us to show them the beauty of the planet. We do this via our blog, photos and videos all around the internet. The most beautiful thing in live is that you can follow your own dreams, believe in it and you can get it.
So we worked in temperatures from minus 45 degrees celcius to have a great experience in the Artic, are we crazy? NO, we like to challenge ourselves to experience new things in live. Another adventure, we were talking about Iceland and out of a sudden Kelly says why not cycling all around? So, we did 3 months all around and trough the highlands 3.000 kilometers. Did we do this before? No I guess the longest ride was 10 minutes to the train station.
We are always looking for new challenges in live either if it's for travel adventures, that's out ultimate drive.
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Our destinationsprevious trips
Before our trip
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Before our trip
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
GET TO KNOW USGET TO KNOW US
How long have you been together?
End of January 2014 we met in a pub in Rotterdam. It was an evening we both can’t really remember a lot from, but we swapped phone numbers. The next day we got in touch and we didn’t stop talking anymore. We planned our first date and our first holiday together followed very soon (end of February)! From there we were inseparable. In August 2015 Nanet asked Kelly to marry her and since then we are engaged! A marriage is on the planning ever since, but we are not really in a hurry, haha. We plan on staying together anyway!
What is your favourite country so far?
Choosing one country is really hard! So, here is our top 4 favourite countries: 1. Iceland: Because of the rough nature, insane landscapes and the cycling adventure we experienced there. 2. Svalbard: Because of the experience of being in the arctic circle and the polar bears and Northern Lights we have seen there for the first time. 3. Slovenia: Because this country just amazed us so much. The friendly people and the crazy diversity of nature in such a small country. 4. Bali: We just love Bali! Touring around on a Scoopy (small motorbike), the amazing delicious and healthy food you can get everywhere. The different landscapes, from the beach, to the rice fields to the mountains and volcanoes. The friendly local people and the nomad environment
Where did you live before you started your trip around the world?
We lived in a very cozy two-floor apartment in Central Rotterdam. It was our little paradise. A big world map was hanging in the living room with dots where we had been. The cushions on the sofa were made of a fabric with a map print and everywhere throughout the house you would find a lot of souvenirs and travel pictures. Traveling is in our blood and so it was in our house. Although we loved living there, we didn’t mind leaving. What the house was filled with – traveling – is now everywhere around us.
What kind of jobs did you use to do before you went traveling around the world?
We both had office jobs! Every day we traveled to and fro by car, facing a long ride with a lot of traffic jams. Kelly used to work as a financial controller and was always wearing a suit to the office. Nanet used to work as a supply chain manager and managed the logistics. Funny thing is, that Kelly was the worst with alarm clocks. She snoozed over 5 times, until she was really in a rush to get out of bed. Nowadays, we often wake up before 7 am by ourselves!
How did you start your trip around the world?
How? Just do it! A trip around the world started as a dream, which arose quite fast after we met. On our first date we couldn’t talk about anything else than traveling and traveling just kept on being a returning subject. The more we talked about traveling, the more we dreamt about a never-ending trip. The more we dreamt about this trip, the more we wanted it to become reality. And so, this dream turned into a plan. A serious plan. Saving money (and skipping a lot of nights at the pub, dining out, cinema etc.), getting rid of debts, selling stuff we didn’t need anymore, getting our vaccinations and at the very end quitting our jobs and moving out of our apartment. It wasn’t easy and at times very stressful. But we kept on thinking about this never-ending trip and that kept us going! I can tell you, it was all worth it! And even more than that!
When did you start your trip around the world?
We started our trip around the world in May 2017. So, we are on the road now for quite some time and we absolutely love it! In the beginning we really had to get used to it. We rushed around as if it felt we were on holiday and wanted to see as much as possible in as little time as possible. After a while it came to our minds that we weren't in a rush and from that moment we really started to enjoy to the fullest! Since we started our trip, we have done so many amazing and adventurous things, like hitchhiking, cycling, multiple-day hiking, converting our our Van for the Van Lifestyle, skiing and even dog sledding! There is still so much more we want to do, that we absolutely are not thinking about stopping with traveling any time soon.
How can you afford to keep on traveling?
When we started our trip, we had absolutely no clue how much time our savings would last. So, eventually that lasted for about a year. Within that year we knew for sure that we didn’t want to stop traveling. We love it so much and we absolutely did not want to go back to our office jobs and traffic jams. If there is one thing we truly believe is it this: “There is a way to catch your dreams without falling asleep”. And that is the spirit you need to make your dreams come true. As we both loved it to write about our travels and making pictures, we decided to make this blog a success. We followed courses, implemented our knowledge and hold on to the idea that it is possible to create an income from a blog. Obviously, this took time. So, in the meanwhile we went to Australia to do farm work. We did several jobs, like lime picking, raspberry picking, potato harvesting and we worked almost 5 months on a feedlot (with cows).
What do you miss the most from home?
To be honest, we don’t really miss things when we are away from home. Home doesn't really feel like home anymore. Home is just anywhere where we are, feel good and feel safe. But, once we know that we are going back to the Netherlands, to visit family and friends, we start dreaming about the typical Dutch delicacies, like a kroket and babi pangang! It may speak for itself, that every now and then we miss a hug from our parents or friends. But luckily nowadays it is so easy to keep in touch with the available internet connection.