If you’re anything like me, you probably sometimes dream back to the time where we send people postcards while travelling

I always loved picking out a special card with some iconic photos of the place I was exploring and taking the time to write a short note about the highlights we saw to keep in touch with friends and family at home.

When we stayed a little longer in one spot, me and my brother always got a postcard from our grandmother in return, written from her home in Amsterdam. My family would then sit around the table in our trailer-tent, trying to decipher her handwriting and loving the kind words she wrote us.

For a while, I also participated in the “Postcrossing” project, where you send and receive postcards from around the world from people you have never even met. Such a fun way to get to know people from different countries and cultures!

In times like these, where it sometimes feels like we’re getting a bit out of touch with one and another, I thought it would be an idea to re-introduce the postcard, but then give it a bit of a modern-day twist.

So here’s my plan:

1. You sign up (for free) to my newsletter list

2. I will send you an occasional handwritten postcard that arrives into your email inbox

3. You read it and if you feel like it, you can write me a little note back. Bonus points if it’s also a postcard!

That’s it!

No home address needed. No money spend on stamps. No clutter from dozens of old cards in your house that you’re too sentimental about to get rid of. No boring long email newsletters that nobody really reads.

Just a quick message every now and then with a personal update, short story, inspiring thought or quote, tips on travel and life in general…

Are you in?

The Travel Tester Postcard

Talk to you soon?

– Nienke