If you don’t have time for a quick video introduction, no worries; read on.

Hi! We’re Beth and Joel. We started It Began In Salzburg in 2018 to travel the world and make the foreign familiar by showing you the unique and universal details of the places we go and the people we meet.

So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a desert nomad in Morocco or why seaweed and gooseberry butter sauce and smoked mussel ketchup might be the tastiest Scotland has to offer or why scaling the highest point in Ukraine is harder than it looks, then this is the place for you.

We try to stay with, meet, and support local people. Ensuring our money stays in local hands we feel is the biggest positive impact we can have as visitors. We sense a rewarding, positive circle as we have authentic encounters and the people providing it benefit financially. To learn more about our core values that guide us on the road, here are our best responsible travel tips.

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Joel & Beth

We're two lifelong, wandering nomads who make videos and blogs about our travels. We try to connect with, support and understand local people while learning about how history impacts them. We also love a good meal and learning about how food impacts culture. We hope you love what you're watching and reading so much that you shut your laptop, grab your bag, and come and explore this beautiful, delicate planet.


Martine De Groof · 15th November 2017 at 11:06 pm

WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!! I’m so proud of you both and your achievements and the many more to come. Brought tears to my eyes to read your story and what will become for your futures. Hope you don’t mind I shared this on my FB. LOVE 💕 you, your mum (Joel) your MIL (Beth lol) bisous xoxox

    Joel & Beth · 28th November 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks Mom! No problem with you sharing with anyone you like 🙂

Bill Jeffery · 16th November 2017 at 3:21 am

What a life you two are creating. It is fantastic and so exciting. Following your dreams and passions is not something that everyone can do, but inspiration can lead many.

    Joel & Beth · 28th November 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks Bill! We are super excited to get started!

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