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Who am I and what do I blog about?

I’m so glad you stopped by! My name is Janelle and my blog is all about providing travel tips and lifestyle inspiration for all to enjoy. My whole journey started this past year when I left my 9-5 job to pursue my love of travel and ESL teaching.

Currently, I am a blogger, Masters degree student, and an ESL teacher with QKids. I love what I do and can’t wait to grow my blog so that I can continue to help others succeed.

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Where did I get my travel obsession?

There was a time when I wasn’t that crazy about the idea of getting on a plane because I was terrified of flying. Yet, I always wanted to see the world so when I was 25 I went to South Korea to teach abroad for two years.

My 18 hour long haul flight was my very first time flying. I was nervous and downright terrified to drop it all and go, but it was the best thing I ever did. After that, I was hooked on traveling!


Where am I from?

My family and I am from a very small town in rural area near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. My hometown is quite small, but is pretty beautiful with the rolling Laurel Highlands and the lush green forests. Growing up I was always outside playing in the woods or in the yard. My dad would also often take me fishing.

My mom has been a nurse for 40+ years and is my frequent travel buddy! We love taking mother-daughter trips together. My parents gave me the nickname ‘Nel Belle’ hence the name of this blog. As far as other places, I went to college in Maryland and worked in Seoul and Houston. Every place holds a special place in my heart and I look forward to experiencing many new places.

Who are these beautiful ladies?

My friends mean the world to me, and one of the perks of travel is that you can make friends from all over the world. Some of my frequently pictured friends are those I met in South Korea. Always gives me a reason to visit Seoul, Canada, or other U.S. states!

What do I want to do with this blog?

I have so many ideas of where to take this blog so that I can give you the best of everything. I have many interests so I wanted to expand my reach to the lifestyle areas rather than strictly travel. I fully understand that not everyone can jet off at the drop of a hat, so I want to offer a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Personally, I love photography, earning money online, offering budget friendly travel tips, beauty, thrifty fashion, and so much more. If you have anything you would love to see then please don’t hesitate to request in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. I want this to be a safe and positive community for all. Thank you for your support.

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