The Importance of Stopovers and Timeouts while Traveling

When we decided to start a travel blog, we already assumed that we wouldn't always travel and write about it. Sooner or later we would reach the point when we would be tired of jumping borders and chasing flights, making us crave for a little stopover. Being able to live a life of travel is indeed something remarkable as you can move freely around and make decisions on the way. That also includes the freedom of taking your time while exploring new places. Nowadays we experience people rather ticking destinations off their lists than letting the destination decide its own pace. There are way too many travelers who don't have the freedom to stay longer in a place, making it difficult to strengthen their ties abroad. Ties describe a … (Lees verder)

10 rain confessions – How to welcome Bali’s rainy season with a positive attitude

1. To be patient A rainfall can be the perfect moment to come to a rest. Especially for people, who are always in a hurry, even in their holidays. Who plan every activity in detail and get stressed, when their plans get mixed up because the rain didn't fit their schedule. 2. To listen to the rain If it's just a drizzle, the sound of rain can have a relaxing effect. The sound of the pouring rain is described by many people as peaceful. There is also a name for this certain group of people, who even like rain more than sunshine: pluviophiles long for rainy days. 3. To appreciate the rain Rain waters the earth and provides the planted seeds with everything that they need to grow and yield … (Lees verder)

30 Reasons Why We Travel

Have you ever asked yourself the question why you travel or why people travel in general? Many times it is the bad things, we experienced in our lives which put us on the road. When we decide to take a break and travel, plenty people tend to say that we're running away from our problems. In the first moment they might be right. The impulse to escape from everything that is connected to the problem prevails most often: our home, job, family, friends, duties. Everything gets too much suddenly. It is a panic reaction and we chose to travel as a last resort. The further the destination the better, we think. While time passes and the past stops to bother us at some point, we realize that it's not the … (Lees verder)

Wanderlust Gene DRD4-7R Decoded – Discoverers are Dreamers for 7 Reasons

According to scientists, the lifetime urge to travel the world is stored in a gene. Taken the formula for the gene by decoding each letter and number, here is what DRD4-7R really stands for: DRD4-7R = Discoverers are Dreamers 4 (for) 7 Reasons Then you have to take your dream and make it happen. 2. Dreams can drive you beyond borders To achieve your dream, you're willing to do everything what is necessary. Write 10 pages every day, practice painting, learn new skills that your dream job demands, inform yourself about volunteering, talk to the guy next door, book the flight, visit the neighboring city and have a look for new opportunities. In the end you won't know, how you made it, but the fact that you made it will give you … (Lees verder)

30 Tips how to Create a unique Travel Journal to Capture your Travel Memories

One day there will come the moment when you take one of your travel journals into your hands. The moment of proof. This can be in 10, 20 or 30 years. While you go through your entries, the memories of happy times revive in your thoughts. If you followed all my tips how to create a unique travel journal, there is a big chance to never forget any moment of your travel adventures.

The story behind the bracelet

"It changed me so much", she said while we waited for our dinner served in a cozy tavern in Split. Spontaneously she and me decided to spend the evening together although we just met a couple of hours ago in the common room of a Croatian hostel. "You're right", I responded well knowing what would follow. "Each bracelet contributed to the person I am today", she concluded. "Let me tell you my story." Perfectly in time, the waiter walked towards us with our orders, placed them on the table and poured some white wine in our glasses. "Dobar tek!" He wished us a good meal and left. Taking the first bite, the Canadian girl started to tell me the story behind her knotted, white bracelet. "It was my very first trip far … (Lees verder)