Nomadic Danes travel blog

Hi and welcome to our travel blog! We’re Celia and Jonas, online entrepreneurs from Denmark. We’ve always saved our money for exciting trips (mostly to the US), but after one year of working with our online businesses we’ve decided to pursue our dream and travel full time as digital nomads!

We have been a couple since September 15th 2008 and in those five years we’ve changed a lot. Luckily, we’ve changed in the same way and we’re now much closer than ever! Our dream is to see the world together.

On our travel blog you’ll find posts about what we experience, but also posts about traveling full time and making money online. At the moment we’re still not quite ready to hit the road and start our new lives as digital nomads – but we’re very close. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Bloglovin’ for updates. :)


Celia Schow travel blog

Celia with a “vintergæk” flower in Copenhagen, April 2013

Hi, I’m Celia. I’m 22 years old, a college dropout, originally from Odense in Denmark. My childhood wasn’t filled with travel, and I visited a foreign country for the first time when I was 9 years old when I went to Sweden with my parents.

Later that same year, my parents divorced. It was a tough time for me, but I quickly realized that having two “sets” of parents meant twice the travel – win! Since then I’ve been to many countries and the US is my favorite place so far.

I met Jonas in early 2008 and I fell in love with him immediately. He felt like I was a little too young for him, but after seven months he finally gave in and we’ve been together ever since. ;)

segway tour San Francisco

My dad, me and Jonas on a great Segway Tour in San Francisco, August 2012. In front of Alcatraz

In January 2012 I decided to dropped out of Law at the University of Copenhagen. Shortly after I moved to San Francisco for 3½ months and it totally changed my life. Since I returned to Denmark in August 2012 I’ve been eager to hit the road and travel more – full time!

Besides being the creative half of this travel blog, I run one of the most successful beauty blogs in Denmark. I’m a beauty geek and that is going to be the hardest part to “let go” when traveling. I hope to be able to haul a little beauty stuff on the road and continue my beauty blog!

I love sunshine, palm trees and degrees over 25 (celcius). I’m always freezing in Denmark and I hate putting on my million shirts, coats and scarfs before stepping outside. I love to just run around in a colorful dress and enjoy the weather! Everything looks better in sunshine.


Jonas Nomadic Danes

Jonas at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, October 2011

My name is Hans Jonas but I prefer to be called Jonas. I was raised in a small town in Zealand, Denmark. I’ve lived here most of my childhood except for two years in Greenland, from age 3-5, and 1.5 years in Zimbabwe at age 11-13.

When I finally left the small town I was raised in, I moved to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.

For many years I actually didn’t think too much about travelling, because it’s expensive and I never had any money. But it’s really a matter of priorities.

When I met Celia I finally had someone to travel with. Our first trip together was seven days in Miami and it was a perfect vacation. Love and travel are a perfect match.

I’m Master of Arts in Media Studies from the University of Copenhagen. For one semester I studied abroad at San Diego State University. I didn’t like the American Education system, which is totally different from the Danish way of thinking. But I really enjoyed the blue sky and the sunshine in San Diego, and I realized that I would rather live somewhere more sunny than Denmark.

When I’m not writing on this blog I’m a Danish copywriter with my own company.

7 Comments on About us

  1. Robert Kolodny
    November 13, 2013 at 12:34 am (4 years ago)

    Hi there!

    I thought that this video might be of interest to you. It is a scrapped together document of two brothers from Brooklyn’s backpacking journey through Israel and the Palestinian West Bank taken this past summer. It’s a pretty vibrant account of a really complex and beautiful region:

    I hope that you enjoy it thanks for taking the time to watch!

    • Celia Schow
      November 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Robert

      Just checked out the video. It’s amazing! And the song is so good, love it! It’s a fun way to see a place. Thanks for the share :) We’d love to see the region for ourselves someday, looks like an amazing place :)

      Have a great day

    • ElseTogo Trust
      April 14, 2014 at 7:33 am (4 years ago)

      I really did, Robert. Fantastic shots even if music and pictures made me a bit sad and moody. That’s just a Danish day. Apparently ;-)

      • Celia Schow
        April 14, 2014 at 10:27 pm (4 years ago)

        Great you liked it too, Else! :)

  2. Explorista
    May 12, 2014 at 2:12 am (4 years ago)

    Hi! I’ve been following you on Instagram for aaaaages but somehow I thought you were much older than you guys are (not because of your looks!), because not many people live the way you (and I) do so young. Turns out we’re the same age! So awesome :-). Been to Copenhagen twice last six months, and have always had a crush on Denmark, so.. Maybe next time I’ll see you there :-)

    • Celia Schow
      May 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm (4 years ago)

      Hahaha! I love it! :D Yes, you’re right we’re kind of young for this thing :D But it’s sooo amazing. I don’t need to have been in a 9-5 job to know that I would hate it – so we’re transforming our lives before hating it… If that makes sense :D

      Oh, that is awesome! If you decide to come back we would love to meet up. :) We absolutely loved the Netherlands, btw!

  3. Anne
    November 8, 2014 at 6:06 am (3 years ago)

    Glad I stumbled upon you two!! Excited to follow your adventure. My boyfriend and I have been on the road now for 10 months and absolutely loving it. Would also love to check out your beauty blog, Celia – what is the site called?
    Take care!


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