We aren’t rich because of our money but because of our experiences. To travel is to learn, to live, to become a truer version of ourselves. Until we know how other people live we can’t fully understand our own lives.
I am so lucky to live in Europe and to have all these different countries, cultures, climates just a couple of hours flight away! Of course travel doesn’t only mean holidays and making the decision when I was 24 to move to Spain was one of the best, most exciting and challenging things I have ever done.
I would encourage everyone to travel. It doesn’t have to be to another country, even to another city or village. It doesn’t have to be expensive either, look for cheap flights and find a cheap hostel, Airbnb room or apartment, even better if it has kitchen facilities as you can save so much money by cooking instead of eating out all the time. I can’t remember the last time I stayed in a hotel, I much prefer getting a more ‘local’ feel for the place I’m visiting; speaking to the locals, getting recommendations, finding where and what they eat, the ways they spend their evenings.
2017 was a vintage year for travel for me. I visited Luxembourg and New York, did a Canadian road trip and moved back from Madrid to the UK (click links to watch my vlogs). I’ve also been to Cuba and Morocco but have so many places I am desperate to visit outside of Europe. However, while money is tight, I am more than delighted to travel low budget airlines to neighbouring countries.
I’ve been very lucky to travel extensively around Europe and one day I hope to have visited all the EU countries and plenty more outside of Europe.
Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain Switzerland and all around the UK.