Maria and Katerina, It’s all trip to me
Whereas the lifetime of a full-time traveller could appear to be an idyllic existence, it’s not for everybody. Ties to dwelling – from household tasks to a budding profession – would possibly preserve us from committing to a nomadic way of life, however it actually 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 option to report our journey reminiscences and assist others create their very own on the similar time. So we mixed our passions for writing and images and right here we at the moment are, 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 fashion in three phrases…
Immersive, budget-splurge-balanced, short-term.
High three locations you’ve visited?
That’s a very exhausting 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 large 2019 journey: two weeks exploring the areas of Puglia and Basilicata in Southern Italy. A few quick journeys to London and Romania are additionally on the desk in addition to at the least two Greek Islands in the summertime. And in the direction of the tip of 2019 we’re planning our first ever journey to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. It’s going to be a tremendous yr of journey magic!
Plenty of journey bloggers give up their jobs to hit the highway; you do issues a bit otherwise. How do you suit your travels round your nine-to-five?
Who wouldn’t need to journey the world full-time? Nonetheless, we will’t afford to take action – at the least not for the time being. However we wouldn’t let our day jobs hinder neither our ardour for journey nor our want to weblog about it. We be sure we spend all our trip time (25 days per yr), public holidays and as many weekends as doable 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’s at all times time to journey! All of it comes right down to setting priorities and planning forward. To begin 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 likely to unfinished enterprise or just keep at dwelling and relaxation. We really feel that trip time is hard-earned and ought 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 useful time through the journey itself. Lonely Planet guidebooks and journey blogs filled with ideas and data are the perfect sources of inspiration and useful 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 special perspective. It doesn’t must take a great deal of cash or time to journey. Begin by enjoying vacationer in your personal 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 just even have time to plan that longer journey you at all times dreamt of.
Why do you like journey running a blog?
Via journey running a blog we’ve learnt extra about ourselves and found expertise we by no means knew we had, that are continually creating. Our favorite a part of journey running a blog although, is that it presents us many alternatives to fulfill like-minded folks from all around the world. No reward is larger than having mates throughout the globe!
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