Hi there! Nice to meet you!

My name is Bram Reusen.

Born and raised in Belgium, I’m now based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, where I live in a cozy apartment with my beautiful wife Caroline whom I met six years ago in Australia. In my spare time, I like to read books, enjoy a pint of craft beer (or two, or three) and be active. Professionally, I’m a freelance writer and travel photographer.

I love to travel, write and take pictures, which happen to be three things that combine extremely well. This website is where I share my travel experiences from around the world and lots of great travel photos.

Bram Reusen in Grayson Highlands, Virginia

My Story

It all started in October 2010 when I boarded my first flight ever to go to the other side of the world. Australia was the first place I ever traveled to on my own. Things were never the same again after that. Up until then I had been living a regular life in Belgium, a life that was comfortable and easy. Everything was going smoothly; I had lots of friends, played in a soccer team, went out during the weekends and graduated from college with a Master’s degree in biotechnology. Yet I wanted more than that.

In Australia, I bought a car, worked on fruit farms and traveled from Sydney to Perth with countless stops in between. In Western Australia, I met Caroline, who would become my wife three years later.

Since my nine months in Australia, I have never had a “normal” and steady job. I essentially worked to fund my travels. Luckily, I have now managed to turn my passions for traveling, writing and photography into a profession: I now earn a living as a freelance (travel) writer and photographer, which is honestly the greatest thing ever! This website is an accumulation of my best travel photos and of my previous travel experiences, along with informative articles and inspiring photo essays.

This small corner of the internet is all about national parks, nature and adventure travel, craft beer and photography.

Bram Reusen and Caroline in Dubrovnik, Croatia

My travel adventures include:

My philosophy in life is that there are no limits to the experiences we can have in our individual lifetimes.

Don’t settle. Keep doing what you love, whatever it is. We all know what we like to do and there is not a reason in the world why should not do just that. Life is short. Enjoy it.

Do not take advice from people who haven’t been to a specific place or are not experienced in a particular field. They offer opinions, not knowledge. Find things out for yourself. Travel. Read.

Make mistakes and learn from them. Don’t feel obliged to do things that you don’t want to do. It’s your life. Live it your way. Possibilities are infinite.

Bram Reusen - Travel. Experience. Live.

Where Have I Been?

So far I have been to 4 continents and 27 countries, to 46 national parks and 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Stay in Touch

By signing up for my monthly newsletter, you will receive a monthly overview of my comings and goings, new plans and, of course, some exclusive photos. As a thank you for subscribing, you will also be able to download my “Vermont’s Covered Bridges in 50 Photographs” ebook for free!

Additionally, you can also follow me on the following social media platforms.

Twitter | Facebook | StumbleUpon | Instagram | Pinterest

Bram Reusen in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Get Yourself a Photo!

My best travel photos are available as royalty-free stock photos, for use on websites, social media and in advertising campaigns; and as beautiful prints on various materials, ideal for indoor decoration.


Annick · August 15, 2014 at 16:47

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that we have received a blogger award and decided to nominate you guys as well… More on http://ourworldheritagebe.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/our-very-first-blog-award/ 😉

    Bram Reusen · August 16, 2014 at 10:59

    Thanks, Annick! 🙂

Amy Munday · August 12, 2015 at 12:28

I wanted to let you know I googled “live for experiences” and your blog was almost at the top of the search results! I’m re-writing my about me section (for the millionth time) and focusing on living for experience rather than possessions and I wanted to see what other “experience life” bloggers were up to. So thank you to Google, I found your inspiring blog!

    Bram Reusen · August 13, 2015 at 08:27

    Thanks for this great comment, Amy! I know exactly what you mean when you say that you’re re-writing your about section. I’m never completely happy with mine either! I guess it’s just weird writing about yourself.

Astrid · November 10, 2015 at 09:55

Dear Bram,

I just wanted to show my appreciation for your work and especially your lifestory!
As a fellow Belgian 21-year old, who recently went to Australia with a working holiday visa, this hits close to home ! You’re a huge inspiration!
You’re living the dream and I’m looking forward to read what your future plans are in the newsletter!

Groetjes van Gent.

    Bram Reusen · November 12, 2015 at 20:08

    Hey Astrid!

    Always great to hear from followers and fellow working holidayers! I hope you had a blast Down Under 🙂 I’m glad that I could be an inspiration to you. If you have a website yourself, feel absolutely free to send it over!

    Thanks for your wonderful comment,


Maggie Smith · December 14, 2015 at 16:25

I am an amateur pastel artist living in Putney. I would like to use one of your photos to paint a winter scene in a workshop (as a student). The one I’m referring to is called Winter Scene. I’d be happy to send a photo of my painting if it turns out ok. Since we’re not having winter here at the moment, I’ve had to look for photos on the web. Yours are great, and that one in particular spoke to me. Please let me know if that would be ok.

    Bram Reusen · December 14, 2015 at 17:01

    Hi Maggie! Sure thing, go ahead. 🙂 Do make sure to send over a photo once it’s ready. I’m so curious!

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