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Our biggest belief is that travel is for everyone, and we’re determined to showcase beauty everywhere. We don’t shy away from non-LGBT friendly countries but also celebrate places where we can truly be ourselves.

Who is Once Upon A Journey? We’re Roxanne and Maartje, a Dutch lesbian couple in love with each other, the world, writing, and photographing. After being nomadic for three years, we are Netherlands-based again in 2020. Read more on our about page.

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What We Do

We love visiting new destinations but also love going back to places we visited before. We’re both passionate about writing, photographing, and creating videos. Through authentic content, we tell our story. All our experiences are our own and what we share with our audience is unique and trustworthy. This is why our people visit our blog and follow our travels; to be inspired, and to get the best (LGBT) travel tips.

We partner with welcoming brands, tourism destinations, tour operators, airlines, events, and accommodations all around the world that would love to promote their business/destination to our highly engaging, mainly LGBT, audience.

What We Can Offer

We offer professional SEO optimized written content and high-quality visual content to promote businesses and destinations on our LGBT travel blog and social media channels (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook).

We also offer customized content marketing strategies to your needs on our platforms, plus we can create content for your marketing strategy. We’re always open to new ideas.

Please get in touch with us through email or send us a message through one of our social channels, if you are interested in working with us.

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Why Work With Roxanne and Maartje?

UNIQUE STORY Roxanne & Maartje have a unique story to tell and a unique audience to listen to it. Opening up about their lives and being their complete selves makes them relatable and trustworthy, which is why readers value their recommendations

UNIQUE POSITION Once Upon A Journey has the unique position of being one of only few female LGBT travel blogs and is quickly growing into one of the biggest lesbian travel resources. LGBTQ millennials have said an LGBTQ website makes them more likely to visit a destination

POWERFUL The ladies’s biggest power is that they are relatable, as both travel couple and lesbian couple. Travel couples and same-sex couples spend on average more than the average tourist. In addition, LGBT travelers travel a lot more often than straight travelers.

QUALITY Happiness and the beauty of travelling is showcased on all channels of Once Upon A Journey through high quality content: personal storytelling and colorful imagery. Content that inspires!

Partnership Opportunities

  • Destination marketing and tourism campaigns
  • Content creation in the form of photography, videography and/or writing
  • Sponsored content on our website and/or social media
  • Press trips
  • Brand ambassadorship and media collaborations
  • Consulting and/or speaking engagements about blogging, social media, photography
  • Professional photography and/or videography (incl. product photography, property photography, portrait photoshoots)
  • Freelance (copy)writing, proficient in English and Dutch language
  • Social media marketing

Once Upon A Journey is always open to new ideas, feel free to email your proposal.

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Previous partners

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Request a Media Kit

For more information on our stats, demographics and more, please request a media kit via [email protected].

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And more… see our Press & Publications page

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