Our story

by suitcasestoriesbe

Hi there! We are Valerie & Mik, a Belgian couple, and we love to explore the world together. If there’s one thing we know, it is that life is short and time moves crazy fast. There is no replay or rewind. That’s why we decided last October to leave our 9-5 routine behind for a life full of adventure, appreciation, and fulfillment.

We quit our jobs, left our home, gave up our security, said goodbye to the people we love the most and started doing what we really love to do. We don’t have any future plans or own many things, but what we do have is each other and a dream.

Since 2005, our first big backpack trip, it has always been a case of where to go next? We love to explore and discover our amazing planet, learning new things and languages and connecting with people from all over the world. There is nothing like getting off a plane and seeing the beauty of a new place for the first time. Our secret to happiness? Spending money on experiences and creating memories for a lifetime.

With our passion for photography, videography, and blogging, we created Suitcasestories, our little treasure. It will be our ‘home’ for the next years and a place where we will be collecting our views, moments and stories for life. Stories about our travel experiences, about unique places we’ve stayed at and about helpful tips we gathered along the way. Our goal is to collect all our adventures and share them with everyone and hopefully, they inspire you to explore this beautiful world too!

If you have any question about traveling, a recommendation of a place that we definitely need to see or you just simply wanna say hello… Be part of our dream. We would love to hear from you! Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, subscribe to our channel on Youtube or contact us by e-mail.

We can’t wait to share our experiences. Let’s go on an adventure!

With love,
Valerie and Mik

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