Happy days! It looks like we made it through the first year here at Breathe With Us.
Over the past year, we’ve been writing articles, sharing photos and making videos about our trips. It has been a hard yet rewarding ride!
Trust us when we say it is actually a lot more work than we ever anticipated. We have a background in IT and that really helps, but there’s so much more to blogging than just writing that it can be a bit overwhelming. Blogging is a continuous learning process and we’ve been members of Travel Blog Success for a while now, which really helped us to get started and has a very knowledgeable and active community of bloggers.
This post is not just about celebrating the past, but also to open up a bit regarding what our goals and plans for the future are. You’ll see more videos coming along, a dedicated photography section, and more articles about our travels with tips, guides, and chronicles.
Now a question for our readers! What else would you like to see at Breathe With Us?
Let’s look at some of our best moments from the past year.
We wrote 56 articles in a year, achieving our goal of averaging at least one a week. Our strategy was to mix the subjects of the articles week after week to make it more interesting to follow our adventures.
Some of our most popular articles are, without much surprise, about our trips to Iceland. Here’s the top 5:
- Iceland road trip: The ultimate guide
- Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon
- The road to Landmannalaugar
- Top 10 things to do in Jordan
- What to pack for a trip to Iceland
We love photography and share our best shots over at Instagram. Here are some of our top photos so far:
Videos are our most recent effort in order to share our travels and we’re still learning a lot about it. In the meanwhile, you can find here two of our favorite videos and more on our YouTube channel.
A quick update on our plans for the remainder of the year:
- Explore the UK: we just got back from Wales
- Weekend getaway to Copenhagen, Denmark
- Weekend getaway to Monaco
- An ancient civilization, pyramids, and pharaohs: we’re going on an adventure trip to Egypt!
- Yet another visit to Paris, France
- A couple of visits to Portugal to see family and explore a bit
Thank you for reading our blog and keep coming back for more travel content.
Hugo & Cristina
Good job guys, you accomplished a lot and the photos on instagram are beautiful! congrats!
Thank you, Mar!
Congratulations, guys and we wish you a happy second year of blogging! Keep up the great work!
Congratulations – and enjoy the upcoming trips. I’m not surprised the Iceland posts have been so successful as they are gorgeous!
Thanks, Sarah. Iceland is gorgeous, making writing about it easy!
Congrats! That northern lights Instagram photo is perfect! Here’s to a fantastic 2nd year!
Thanks, glad you liked it. Looking forward to it!
Congratulations! You are picking such great places. That should make for an enthralling blog. Your IT experience should help, too. And it looks like you are getting great at photography, too!
Thank you so much!
Hi, I’m very new to your blog and I have to say this is a really inspiring post. I’m new to travel blogging (my blog is about 3 weeks old) and I’ve been crawling the internet for inspiration. This post definitely gave me some ideas, and I will be following your blog to learn more and be inspired more. Thanks for this! 🙂
Oh, and congrats for a fruitful first year! 🙂
Thank you, Liz! Glad you like it and hope we can inspire you in the correct way 😉
Congrats on a year! You’ve had some amazing adventures, and I’ve just made sure I’m following on Instagram because your photos are inspiring! Love the shots from Iceland – it’s one of my favorite destinations in the world!!
Thank you, Megan! Iceland is an amazing destination and a great place for photography. We’re going again next year 🙂
I bet that people were really interested in your travels to Iceland. I have wanted to go there for a while! Your instagram pictures look really great, and I hope that you have a successful rest of the year. Good luck!
Thanks, Natalie! Yes, people are really curious about Iceland since it’s getting a lot of attention as of lately.
You should definitely go! Highly recommended.
Congratulations guys. You it can be a lot of work, but it is worth it. Keep on going, you will be rewarded. Best of luck. Great stuff.
Thanks for your kind words! 🙂
Congrats on the first year! And yes, you are right in that it is hard work! Basically, you are a writer, editor, photographer, video maker, SEO specialist, social marketing expert and more all rolled into one!
Exactly! We’ve lost count of the number of roles by now 🙂
Congratulations on the first year! I love the gallery from Instagram that you included. All those photos look so nice arranged like this. It sounds like you have the second year all mapped out. Happy travels!
Thank you, Jolanta. Glad you like our photos! Hopefully, it will be as successful.
Congrats on your first year of blogging! looking forward to reading what’s in store for future travel.