Many travel blogs start with the same story: “I quit my 9-to-5 job and now I travel the world forever”. It might seem that leaving a regular job for full time travel is the key to happiness. But is it so? For everybody? These are my personal reflections.
A few months ago I wrote about the challenges and rewards of solo travel, but I still hadn’t talked about the reality of long term travel. Here I present you the 15 challenges and rewards of traveling long term.
Erin McNeaney and Simon Fairbairn from Never Ending Voyage are digital nomads since 2010. For six years they have traveled with carry on luggage only. In this interview Erin tells us how they do it and presents us her book “The Carry-on Traveller”.
Niagara Falls Canada are a popular destination and are considered a wonder of nature. The falls are indeed stunning, but it made me sad to see how exploited and commercialized they are.
During the last two days of the road trip we went from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai via Mae Sariang and Doi Inthanon. And it happened again: my best memories are not from the places, but people. A woman who gave us tea. And I learnt that it is important to smile, and give, in order to receive.
How do you imagine solo travel? Scary? Wonderful? Thrilling? For me it is an amazing, rewarding experience. But… It wouldn’t be honest to tell you only the rewards of solo travel. It is also challenging. Nothing that should stop you from traveling, of course, it’s something that you can overcome and will make you grow. And overall, it is worthwhile.
A lot of people has the same reaction when I tell that I will be travelling alone during my year-long round-the-world trip: ‘you’re brave! aren’t you scared?’. Does makes me wonder… does one need to be brave for travelling alone? And/ or travelling long term?