Whereas the lifetime of a full-time traveller might look like an idyllic existence, it’s not for everybody. Ties to dwelling – from household obligations to a budding profession – would possibly preserve us from committing to a nomadic way of life, nevertheless it definitely doesn’t imply journey is off the desk.
We caught up with Pathfinders Maria and Katerina from It’s all journey to me to speak upcoming adventures, all issues journey running a blog and the way to suit your journeys round a nine-to-five.
Give us the low down in your weblog…
Myself and photographer Katerina each like to journey and have at all times been very keen on consulting journey blogs to plan our journeys. To us, a journey weblog at all times appeared like a superb method to file our journey recollections and assist others create their very own on the similar time. So we mixed our passions for writing and pictures and right here we are actually, hoping to encourage folks with full-time jobs like ourselves to journey extra and see the world one journey at a time.
Describe your journey type in three phrases…
Immersive, budget-splurge-balanced, short-term.
Prime three locations you’ve visited?
That’s a very onerous one however we’ll give it a shot. Tuscany in Italy, the Nile Valley in Egypt and London within the UK.
What locations are in your 2019 bucket record?
We’ve already deliberate two separate journeys to Poland (Warsaw and Krakow) in addition to a visit to Istanbul, Turkey. We’ve simply began planning our huge 2019 journey: two weeks exploring the areas of Puglia and Basilicata in Southern Italy. A few brief journeys to London and Romania are additionally on the desk in addition to no less than two Greek Islands in the summertime. And in direction of the tip of 2019 we’re planning our first ever journey to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. It’s going to be an incredible yr of journey magic!
Numerous journey bloggers give up their jobs to hit the street; you do issues a bit in another way. How do you suit your travels round your nine-to-five?
Who wouldn’t wish to journey the world full-time? Nevertheless, we will’t afford to take action – no less than not in the meanwhile. However we wouldn’t let our day jobs hinder neither our ardour for journey nor our need to weblog about it. We be certain we spend all our trip time (25 days per yr), public holidays and as many weekends as potential travelling. We plan a two-week journey to someplace new annually and a 10-day island trip each August to recharge our batteries. These apart, we additionally go on shorter journeys both overseas or in Greece (the place we’re based mostly) all year long.
What recommendation would you give somebody who thinks they do not have sufficient time to journey?
There may be at all times time to journey! All of it comes right down to setting priorities and planning forward. To start with, it’s essential to save lots of trip time for journey. We all know that generally life will get in the way in which and we could also be tempted to make use of our trip time to are inclined to unfinished enterprise or just keep at dwelling and relaxation. We really feel that trip time is hard-earned and needs to be reserved for journey.
Secondly, when travelling on a good schedule it’s essential to have pre-planned itineraries in order to not waste any beneficial time throughout the journey itself. Lonely Planet guidebooks and journey blogs full of suggestions and information are the perfect sources of inspiration and beneficial instruments for folks with restricted journey time.
And final however not least, journey requires adjusting to a brand new mentality and seeing issues from a unique perspective. It doesn’t need to take a great deal of cash or time to journey. Begin by taking part in vacationer in your individual hometown and uncover all its hidden gems, the way in which we do in Athens. Then go on and plan weekend breaks or three-day getaways. Quickly you’ll realise that you simply even have time to plan that longer journey you at all times dreamt of.
Why do you’re keen on journey running a blog?
By way of journey running a blog we’ve learnt extra about ourselves and found abilities we by no means knew we had, that are continuously growing. Our favorite a part of journey running a blog although, is that it presents us many alternatives to satisfy like-minded folks from all around the world. No present is larger than having buddies throughout the globe!
Should you’re a member of our Pathfinders group and wish to share your story, drop us an e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us what thrilling stuff you’re as much as in your weblog.