To Inspire People To Do More and Live Their Life To The Fullest, So They Can Create Unforgettable Memories


Hey there! We’re Saana and Elsa, the two travelers behind this (kickass travel blog). Let me fill you in on a secret. Traveling has changed our lives and we want it to do the same for you.

Have you ever wondered:

“How should I plan my trip?”

“How do I find fun things to do while I’m traveling?”

“How can I afford to travel for a long period of time?”

“How do travel bloggers make money while traveling?”

You’ll be able to find the answers to all of these questions on this blog 🙂


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Before we traveled full time and blogged about it, we had regular jobs like most people. We knew we wanted more out of life but didn’t know how to get there. We were both in London working as baristas, and decided to embark on this adventure.


After saving up every penny that we could, we set-off on a life-changing backpacking trip together in Thailand. Since then, we have traveled to over 50 countries across 4 continents together.

We started NewColonist because we wanted to tell stories about traveling and help other people embark on their own adventures.


Today, we have dozens of contributing writers and adventurers who explore all over the world in search of great adventures and experiences.

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On our blog, you’ll find stories from our adventures, travel guides, advice, and travel inspiration to help you make the most out of your next trip.

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking too much space.

Happy Trails – See you out there!

– Saana and Elsa