Our story

by suitcasestoriesbe

Hi, nice to meet you! We’re Mik & Valerie, a Belgian couple traveling the world together. We met each other in September 2005 and after our first big backpack trip to Thailand back in 2011, it has always been a case of where to go next?. We love to explore new things, new places, new views, trying new foods, meeting new people, new everything… There is nothing like getting off a plane and seeing the beauty of a new place for the first time!

Over the last years, we already had the chance to meet so many inspiring people, discovered wonderful places and learned so much about ourselves, about others, about the way of life. And we are so thankful for that! During these times we realized how much travel became a part of us and we kept saying “one day we will travel the world to see even more of all these beautiful”.

If there’s something we know, it is that life is short. That’s why we decided earlier this year to quit our jobs, to sell everything we had and start doing what we love to do. To start appreciating the tiny little things in life, to make the most of every moment, to learn new things and be fully alive… To start living every day like it’s our last one.

On October 22, 2018, we left with a one-way ticket to do a camping overland tour through 5 countries. We don’t have fixed plans, only a rough travel route we have in mind and a whole bucket-list of places and things we want to discover over the course of 2 years or maybe longer. At least, that’s the plan. Of course, things won’t go exactly as planned. We’ll miss some places and add others.

With our passion for photography, videography, and writing, we built up 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 travel experiences that go beyond the typical tourist traps, about magical places to stay that you should add on your bucket list, about tips and tricks we gathered along the way and about documenting our own travels personally tried & tested. This travel blog will also be the place for all our updates and memorable moments we’ve experienced during our world trip.

We can’t wait to share our experiences with you and hopefully, they will inspire you to explore this beautiful world too! And 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.

Let’s go on an adventure!

Mik

– PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY –

Very organized and careful in planning each thing. Controls our travel budget and can spend hours searching for the best flight deals. With his passion for videography and editing, he is the man behind our travel movies. Always in for a joke, helpful and easy-going. Hiking, diving and ending up with a cold beer in his hand is his favorite day routine.

Valerie

– CONTENT CREATION & PHOTOGRAPHY –

A cheerful spirit and a full-time dream chaser. Takes every chance to go running, writing about our adventures and capturing golden hours with her camera. With her love for social media and online marketing, she is the girl behind the blog. Waking up early, going for an exercise and ending up watching the sunset is her favorite day routine.

THE MOMENTS WE LIVE FOR

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