01/06/2019 - 31/03/2020
Hi, we're Ana & Andy!
Ana's a 34-year-old German-Portuguese multilingual communications specialist in love with yoga, animals, nutrition and people.
Andy's a 37-year-old former professional dancer and creative director addicted to building businesses, organizing large events, working out, playing the guitar, shooting and editing videos and spending time with his horse, cat and wife :)
We enjoy a very healthy life, working out, meditating, practicing yoga, eating organic food, being in contact with nature (we live on the countryside) and paying attention to the products we use and consume each day (eco-friendly approach).
We decided to set out on a one-way trip (first stop Mexico, then Central America, South America and over to Asia) to see the world, meet new people and local cultures and step out of our comfortable life in Belgium in order to grow, expand and connect.
We believe travel is not only one of the greatest platforms for personal growth, but also a fantastic catalyser for positive global change and understanding.
We both learned the hard way that "later" never happens and takes its toll on you, so we didn't want to make the same mistake with our dream of travelling. The time is now (and before we have children :p) !
We are looking forward to contributing and sharing our skills and our culture everywhere we go in order to create sustainable relationships and deeper connections with the people we will have the chance of meeting. First and foremost we like to LEARN and look forward to connect and learn as much from others as possible during our journey! A good day to us is a day we go to bed feeling like we grew and learned something new :-)
During our travels we are very much diving into some creative work we've never taken the time to do, such as photography, video editing, blogging and storytelling. Have a look at out Youtube channel to get to know us a bit more and see what we’ve been up to (eg. one-month volunteering at a dog rescue shelter, workaway at a scuba diving school and many more):
Nomad Spirit (channel) > https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEMeORRFkiB3f5DNIay7dUA
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Ana can speak 6 languages fluently (German, Portuguese, French, English, Italian, Dutch), create websites, do copywriting, overall project coordination (visual identity, social media strategies...), and pretty much anything related to the field of communication which is my expertise. She is also great at Vinyasa yoga flow and cooking healthy recipes (I've explored and applied a range of nutritional theories and diets, such as the lovely ketogenic cuisine, "living" foods, smoothies & juices, gluten-free diets, steamed food...) - two things she has been exploring for over 2 years now on a daily basis and loves to share with anyone curious and willing to learn or get a taste.
Andy is a successful and highly creative entrepreneur, passionate about business, marketing & sales strategies, design (he can create pretty much anything in photoshop) the creation and coordination of large events and helping brands that speak to his heart and values get the visibility they deserve. He has helped several brands in Belgium these past years to exponentially increase their sales through online marketing and social media strategies. Together, we make up a 360° communications agency ;-)
As a certified fitness instructor and former professional dancer, Andy is passionate about the way ou bodies work, how to keep in shape and take care of the greatest tool we possess. He runs marathons, and can teach pilates, yoga, swing dance and really anything related to overall health and wellbeing.
We are both currently taking classes and learning about photography and video editing, with the goal of helping local businesses and entrepreneurs with their brand communication and marketing strategies during our travels.
French, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish
34 & 37
Portuguese & Belgian
Andy is very good with horses (having grown up with several at home), and both Andy & Ana are passionate about animals (we own a cat and a horse). We both learn and practice ethology at a ranch in Belgium and take weekly riding classes. Andy's horse is a fantastic teacher for us to practice and learn with.
Ana has been practicing Yoga every day since over 2 years now and is absolutely addicted so she loves sharing her learnings with whomever is interested in discovering or deepening their practice.
As a former 15-year international teacher in swing dancing, Andy can teach you some nice moves ;-) So can Ana... she started dancing ballet at the age of 5 and then learnt swing dancing when she met Andy 6 years ago. Andy created Belgium's largest swing dance school before "retiring" from the dance scene 2 years ago.
Andy is super good with his hands, loves to work outside (so does Ana) and can build / repair pretty much anything. He renovated an entire flat from scratch, without any prior knowledge and loves new challenges that involve physical activity.
Both Ana and Andy are very mindful about the environmental impact of our everyday lives and therefore pay attention to the products they use at home (eco-friendly, no plastics), whether for personal hygiene, housekeeping or groceries.
Special dietary requirements
We both avoid processed foods and flour (mainly bread and pasta). Ana is intolerant to cow milk (lactose).