Travel Travel Travel ... Travel is transformational. It changes who you are to your very core.
I have been so fortunate the past 18 months to have travelled to some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, such as Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, Riga, Eindhoven, Madrid, Toledo, Edinburgh.. and I’m not finished yet.
When I travel, it’s opens up my eyes. I am certainly not the person I was 18 months ago.
My perspective has changed.
What I value now in life and my reasons.
When you travel, you become more social.
You gain confidence. After accomplishing so much, you’re going to feel a lot more confident in your ability to achieve anything.
You gain patience. When you have to deal with delayed flights, missed buses or metros. You’ve learned how to adapt your plans to ever-changing situations.
You get more adventurous, trying new foods and adventures.
You learn how to read people. When you don’t know the language, non-verbal communication becomes even more essential to reading people and situations.
Food is one of my greatest motivations to travel. Experiencing new foods & their cultures.
Fortunately, travel is all about leaving your comfort zone, often on an hourly basis!
Personally, it’s the best feeling ever. “I am not the same having seen the sun set on the other side of the world.” Once you travel and experience other cultures, your perception of the world changes. It teaches you about the commonality people around the world share. You’ll learn that we are not so different after all.
How I save to travel ✈️
When it comes to being a girl, I’m very plain.
I dont buy make up.
I rarely get my hair done.
I rarely wear fake tan.
I don’t shop like I use to.
I don’t care for labels or designer.
I rarely go on nights out.
I don’t smoke.
I use to do all of the above and never realised how much I actually use to spend.
Now, I simply use that money for traveling.
I book cheap flights & use Airbnb.
If you book flights in advance you can get them for as cheap as €46 - like I did for Madrid. I know people who spend that weekly and more on cigarettes.
How much would you spend on a standard night out? €80-€100? Including your food after & taxi home?
How much do we spend on silly stuff weekly?? I’ve often went into pennys for 1 thing and came out with a bag of stuff I didn’t need.
How much do we spend a week on coffee?? I use to spend anything between €14 - €20. That’s €56 a month. I’ve now reduced my coffee intake and save that money instead.
It’s €51 to go to Amsterdam mid November.
It all adds up. Trust me. Get yourself a revolut card, and each time you go to spend money on something you don’t need, pop that money over onto the card.
You’ll then realize just how much you can save.
Personally, this is what I’d rather spend my money on. I just want to see as much of the world as possible.