One year ago we started ‘About Something Around’ with our very first post! Living in the city of Leuven, Belgium we noticed that there is so much beauty around us that we simply walked passed every day. We wanted to share both this beauty around us in our hometown as well as on our travels. We started talking more and more about it during a walk around the lake of Park Abbey and knew we really wanted to do something with this shared passion! So our blog was born: About Something Around.
Now one year later, we are both so proud of how far we have come! We have grown so much as writers, photographers, graphical designers, travellers and social media enthusiasts! Or let’s be honest: social media addicts! 😉 And we had so much fun doing all of this. We took trips around Belgium to big cities as Antwerp or Brussels or the smaller corners of the country by going to the Abbey of Orval or the Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau border. We visited Iceland, Spain, The Netherlands, Lithuania and even the monkeys in tiny Gibraltar! Being able to go on such great adventures and share it all with you and perhaps even inspire you to go to those places as well, has been absolutely amazing.
Not only do we believe we have grown as bloggers, our blog improved over the last twelve months as well! We had two major website updates since the start (you have no idea how bad our first website looked in comparison to our current one!), one major logo change (and we are working on another, more permanent one, so if you have suggestions feel free to send them our way!) and learned a lot from trial and error on using social media and which social media works best for us. More of you have started following us than we could have anticipated one year ago, so thank you! Without your support, this blog would be nothing! 🙂
One year after our first post, we have a major change to announce! So far we have posted a lot about Belgium and especially our hometown Leuven, but this will change come September 1st. With the help of the travel agency Jobstop, we will be travelling to gorgeous New Zealand for about six months! We applied for a Working Holiday visa, so we will be exploring the country as well as spend time working there to finance our adventure.
Of course our New Zealand adventure will be covered in detail on About Something Around! So you will be able to go along our journey with us. If you have ever been to New Zealand or know just know of some must-see locations there: please let us know! 😀 Any help to make this journey even better, is more than welcome! You can write a comment on this post or contact us at any of our other channels.
One amazing year has passed and we have another amazing year to look forward to! Who knows what we will be able to look back on on August 15th, 2018! 😀