We’re so excited for you to meet Selena & Jacob the traveling duo behind Find Us Lost! Find Us Lost is a travel blog specializing in curated travel guides for those looking for meaningful experiences, delicious food, and photo-worthy destinations when traveling. It’s the perfect place to inspire & plan your next trip! You can visit their blog here or follow them along on Instagram. PS – we highly recommend you also check out their videos from their adventures!
Can you tell us a bit about you and your background? We met in our early 20’s at college in Southern California. After graduating, we lived in Los Angeles for a few years and always talked about what it would be like to move to Europe and spend more time traveling. When we started looking at places to move in together, we realized that we didn’t want to commit long-term to living in Los Angeles. So, we pulled the trigger – sold our belongings, moved into Jacob’s parent’s house for a few months to save money, and then left! Jacob proposed to me the day after we left, which was incredible. We spent a few months road tripping through Europe, and now we live in Amsterdam (one of my favorite cities, I’m also half Dutch). We can’t stop traveling — it’s been a big life change, but such a positive one.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Authentic, passionate, inspired.
What Profession other than yours would you love to attempt? Since we’re both still working part time in our respective fields, we’d have to say becoming full time freelance photographers/videographers and building our own businesses! I would love to build a travel community. Jacob is always looking for ways to combine photography and cinematography with human rights advocacy, he feels that storytelling with images is a powerful way to bridge cultural and political divides.
What inspired your blog? Growing our Instagram was exciting, but we wanted to share more content and were also constantly getting requests from friends and family to share itineraries from different places we visited. I eventually decided to start creating the kind of Travel Guides I had always looked for in my own travels, so that’s what compelled me to create finduslost.com. The goal was to share travel content that was inspirational but also informational, so others could be inspired to visit a new destination and also have the information they need to actually plan a trip there.
What is your favorite social media platform and why? Definitely Instagram. We love the simplicity of it, and we’re both very visual so it’s where we spend most of our time on social media.
What do you think it is about your blog that keeps people coming back for more? I think it’s the focus on Travel Guides, and lots of visuals! I want people to think of our blog when they need to plan a trip and don’t know where to start. And then once that trip is done, they can use it for inspiration to go somewhere new.
What do you love most about blogging? The freedom to share my experience on my own terms, and connecting with other people in the travel community.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Married, living in a great city, and traveling as much as possible. Maybe kids? We’d like to keep up a traveling lifestyle more than anything, so we’ll see where that takes us!
What are 3 things you can’t live without? Jacob says: we both can’t live without beaches, sushi, and our cameras. How else would we get photos of our sushi while sitting on the beach?
If you could spend an entire day with one person, who would it be and what would you do? With each other and our dog, who is currently in California with Jacob’s family! We would wake up somewhere tropical, have a leisurely breakfast, and spend the first half of the day on a beach and the second half exploring a nearby town. We would eat a delicious dinner somewhere outside with a view, and then spend the evening star-gazing. Now we just need to plan our honeymoon…