About the travel blog

My name is Sarah and I have a great passion for traveling and photography. But maybe you already knew this? I like to portray my travel adventures in a creative way and provide you with the necessary dose of travel inspiration and of course also useful travel tips. Mix these ingredients in a bowl and you get a travel blog!

But what makes this travel blog unique? For me, as for many people who have busy lives, travel is the ultimate outlet. It’s escaping the daily grind, it offers you total freedom, fills you with inspiration and feeds you with renewed energy.

That is why it’s my mission to fuel the wanderlust of you, who works so hard.I do this by sharing extensive travel guides and mapped out itineraries, but also unique addresses and trendy hotspots. This way you lose less time to prepare your trip and you can get the very best out of your well-deserved vacation.

In addition to my travel blog, I also help travel professionals and brands increase their visibility through content creation and social media promotion and coaching. Do you want to know more? View my offers right here.

About Sarah

I grew up in Zomergem, a small village close to Ghent in Belgium. As a child I went on vacation with my parents every year. From my mother I inherited the sense of adventure and the desire to discover new places. My father taught me to enjoy good, local food and to look for that little bit more luxury in the search for a perfect stay. These are still important attributes that I still carry with me when I travel.

Later I enjoyed traveling with friends. I also discovered my passion for photography. Everywhere I went I took my camera with me. Fascinated by travel, landscapes and culture, I studied to be a history and religion teacher. I didn’t like teaching in these subjects. That’s why I chose to work as a special education teacher. During my 11 years as a teacher, I also studied a master’s degree in educational sciences. I am a big believer in lifelong learning in every way possible. Over the years I also learned myself to photograph, edit photos, everything about social media marketing and SEO, and I also followed numerous courses on these subject.

Photography and social media became my creative outlet. And not much later this blog was added. These channels grew very fast and soon I was invited on press trips and I worked together with various tourist offices, hotels, PR offices, brands,… A new world opened up for me and I enjoyed it to the fullest.

About sarah de gheselle

‘Which all started with a passion for travel and storytelling
and how this turned this into my full-time job’

About Jan baelus

Because we travel so much and stay in the most unique accommodations, it started to itch to do something more with this. Since Jan (my fiancé) worked on the coast and wanted to move there, we decided to buy an authentic Belle époque villa in De Panne. We renovated this completely and rent it out partly as a holiday home called ‘Maison Botanique‘.

Due to the combination of working, studying, renovating and blogging, I found it increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy balance. My creative outlet faded into the background and this made me very unhappy. In 2021 I had to take some time to catch my breath. The doctor called it a ‘burn out’. I had never felt so bad mentally and physically, and realized I had to change something in my life.

I made a difficult decision not to start as a teacher in September 2021, but to develop my own business in which I  express my creative talents more. I decided to expand my existing range of social media and blog promotion offers with coaching and content creation/photography for both travel professionals and personal brands.

Are you curious how I can help you with your online visibility, content creation or social media management? View my complete offer here!

 

The bucketlist

Since childhood I dream of traveling and discovering the world as much as possible. Luckily I found a partner who loves to travel as much as I do. At the start of this blog, we made a bucket list with places we would like to discover. And the more we go out to explore, the longer our bucket list gets. Because time and again we are surprised by new countries, regions and accommodations which make us want to experience even more. Follow along and see how we try to make our dreams come true.

Africa

Antartica

  • Antartica cruise

Asia

  • Overnight in a Yurt in Mongolia
  • 14- day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp
  • Cross the Zhangjiajieglass Bridge and great wall of China
  • Spring or fall in Japan
  • Temple hopping in Bagan in Myanmar (July 2017, Bagan)
  • See the Taj Mahal India. (December 2019, Agra)
  • The temples of Angkor Wat Cambodia
  • Cruising the streets of Bangkok in a Tuktuk (July 2017, Bangkok)
  • Take a street food tour in Hanoi
  • Visit the Phraya Nakhon Cave in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand (July 2017, Hua Hin)

Australia

  • Backpacking in the Australian Outback

Eurasia

  • balloon flight above Cappadocia
  • The Trans-Siberian Express train

Europe

North America

Oceania

  • Enjoy a luxury resort on a Polynesian island
  • Milfort sound and Fiordland national park

South America

  • Rum tasting in Cuba
  • Hike the incatrail to Macu Picchu
  • Visit the Aztec ruins in Mexico​​​​​​​
  • Rafting under the Iguazu Falls in Brazil
  • Taking pictures on the Uyuni salt plain
  • Perito moreno glacier