About Me

Maria João Proença - Joland

On the world wide web you know me as Jo, on the “real” world I’m Maria João Proença, a traveller born in Lisbon, Portugal. My addiction to travelling turned my life upside down. I left a corporate job and its financial and professional stability for a life filled with adventures and many stories to tell.

Nowadays, with an almost constant smile on my face, I live for my next trip. Along the way, I share as many travel tips as I can and a good portion of inspirational content for your own adventures around the world.

Get to know my other projects

My adventures have gone beyond Joland’s borders. From an online shop for Female Travellers to freelancing in social media, content management, PR and marketing: get to know my other projects here.

Clothing and accessories for Female Travellers

T-shirts, organic cotton sweatshirts and handmade and embroidered accessories, for adventures where the praticals meets your most feminine side.

Communication and PR for Tourism and Hospitality

Social Media management, content creation and management and PR.


Interested in knowing a bit more? Check out the interviews below. They’re originally in Portuguese but you can always hit the automatic translation button. Click on the pictures to see more.