I am Paula and I host La Vie En Marine, a digital magazine dedicated to sharing insights and information about beautiful destinations around the world. For me there is no greater joy than traveling. I believe that by wandering foreign cities, hiking breathtaking landscapes or meeting people from different cultures we learn the most about ourselves and our environment. So far this passion led me to more than 25 countries and I can’t even stop dreaming about new upcoming trips!
Before you start scrolling around, I would like to tell you my story and how I got to travel and photography
When I was a kid, we would spend every summer and Christmas vacation in Mallorca, Spain. This island is like home to me up to this day and there is no place like it!
Was when a lot of things changed! For the first time, we didn’t spend our vacation on Mallorca, but went on a three week roadtrip through California, which really swept us all off our feet. When we were there we saw so much wildlife: otters, sea elephants, dolphins, turtles, sea lions swimming directly in front of us and cheerful squirrels.
It was also the year that I first went to Asia; as my mother is a flight attendant she was able to bring me to Hong Kong for three days. I didn’t know back then, but it would turn to my favorite continent.
2012 – 2014
A time when I mostly travelled on weekends. When I actually didn’t really focused on it. Yet I was able to go on some amazing trips back then. I went on my first trip ever without any adults around. Only me and my lovely friend Amira were going on a city trip to Paris.
My mother and I also went on a trip to Canada, where we got to see the Niagara Falls. Believe me, that’s a view that you won’t forget!
One moment that changed my life was when we went on a whale watching tour in Maine 2014. Maybe this was the moment, when I the travelbug first bid me?
2015 – 2017
However, it was in 2015 when my life changed for good. But before this happened I hit an important milestone: I got to ride my horse on the beach for the very first time. This was for sure one of those moments that you carry in your heart forever.
In summer 2015 I finished school and moved to Düsseldorf, which was the first time for me living in the city and not on the country side. I started an apprenticeship where I met my first love and boyfriend Luca (and we are still together!) . Being together shaped and changed us both and he was the one encouraging me to start this travel blog in 2017!
Together we have been to many amazing places and I really can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.
Was the year where everything changed again. Luca and I moved abroad for the very first time and we spent five months living in Kuala Lumpur. This time where we got to travel a lot means the most to us and up to this day, it was the happiest time for. We really can’t wait to go back.
It was about then when I also first got into photography and when my parents got me my first camera, my Sony Alpha 6000, that I got to use on Bali. I practiced to use my tripod, taught by Sorelle Amore and this actually was first result.
Summer 2018 – Now
When we returned to Düsseldorf, I started my bachelor’s degree which tied me to Düsseldorf for almost three years. I tried to travel as much as I can in this time and I actually did quite good. Serval solo trips and vacation with friends is really helpful to dim the wanderlust.
But in the meantime I learned so much about blogging and took it more seriously than ever. My photography skills improved and I feel like this brought me further than I realize yet.
Now as the end of my studies is closer than ever, we are making plans for us to return to Malaysia and for me to an internship abroad. I can’t wait for it
Now this blog, La Vie En Marine is meant to inspire fellow travelers by sharing the best tips, recommendations and insights for destinations around the world. I hope that my articles encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and start to travel this beautiful world!