The travel year will start soon. Next year there are many trips and tours planned, and I can’t wait ’till it’s that time of the year. Travel is fun, that’s it. I think it’s a good experience and nice to discover another culture. Sometimes these “change of culture” may have an excessive impact on you, making you grow a kind of nostalgia for the familiar. And to be honest, I experience this quite often when I travel. Despite the fine aspect of travel, my body still want to go home at the end of the journey. And I don’t really write that down on postcards, of course, because there is only room for the fun part of traveling. Right? Today I’ll tell you the less enjoyable aspects of traveling, which will never be told at a family outing. Have fun reading!
- Archives for November 2016
Three years ago, I had to make one of the most important decisions of my life as a teenager: do I continue to study or am I going to work? My whole class, of course, knew immediately what they were going to do. And me? Yes, you could say that I was a special case. I learned well, always did my best and always had the hunger to score even higher points. But something inside me said that studying was not the fight fit for me. And work was neither. So I decided to take a gap year. After many doubts, I sit here after three years: in my cozy house, warm fireplace and a laptop in front of me. I did work e a few times in those three years. But still my wanderlust kept overridden by the desire to have a permanent job, and I decided to make my own blog my job. It’s very hard, I can tell you that. Today, I’m giving you my opinion on the “quit your job to travel”-hype. Want to read further?
First and foremost, I want to make clear that traveling can’t solve you problems. You do not go on a trip and boom the problems in your life are over. No, absolutely not. I tried this in fact, several years ago with the idea that everything will pass. Yet I came home, and the problems were still there. That being said, I also want to make something else clear. Namely, travel will change something in your life. Not the problems (or maybe sometimes a few when I think of it now), but rather how you look at the world and your life. Enjoy reading this article.
The year 2017 is now almost upon us, and I -finally- planned so much fun trips that year. I’m staying close to my country, but I’m also visiting Asia. I’ll tell you the exact plan in a few weeks, but for now you know at least that I’ve planned a lot. As I like to travel a lot, sometimes there are still “problems” to intervene. That’s why I put this article together to travel prepared. Have fun reading this article!
If there’s something I really hate about traveling, it’s the sickness on an airplane. There will probably be other contras, but today I’m focussing just on the sickness on an airplane. Last year, I was preparing to leave for Lisbon, everything was still fine. Even when I ate a croissant at Brussels Airport just an hour before taking off. I was boarding the airplane, still feeling great and excited, and after a few minutes we took off. And then yeah, that happened. I didn’t know that this was possible for me, because I never really felt horrible when flying. And then it became one of my biggest nightmares, as I had another flight booked the next month. And of course, the retour flight. Because of these tips and tricks, I’ve never really felt the sickness anymore. Have an interesting read! *Note: this helped me a lot, but you’re a different person. So try different things and do what works for you!
Oh I hated living in Europe back when I was younger, since it was far away from my ultimate dream destinations and I couldn’t accept that. Moving away out of Europe wasn’t an option back then, just like flying to my dream destination was. Years went by, and I began to love my country and Europe. I was proud that Brussels was named the capital of Europe. My country, my capital, the central point of Europe? Wow! And traveling in Europe? Fine by me, since there are a lot of transport taking you from A to B. But still, it remained expensive traveling to Canada/USA/Asia and let me just ignore Australia for a second. Jesus, how freaking expensive is that? Anyway, today I’m telling you the pros and contras of living in Europe. These are my pros and cons, and they can be different from someone else. Enjoy reading this article! *Note; I live in Belgium, so I can only tell you my experiences living in this particular country. But since I have many readers living outside Europe, I thought it would be interesting telling you about Europe in general.
There are a lot of people giving me compliments because I have a bilingual blog. If you didn’t notice it yet, I’m writing my posts in Dutch AND English. But there are a lot more people asking me how I do it. Does it cost time? How do I actually do it? Is there a plugin for WordPress? Which language is the best if I decide to go bilingual? I will answer each and every question. Because besides my travelblog, my blog is also a blogging blog. Yes, I know. A lot of “blog” in one phrase, but I’ll clear it up in no-time. So you’re playing with the idea of translating your blog? Then keep on reading! I have many to discuss with you!
After being away for weeks, my blog statistics were decreased a bit. Normal, but there were people coming back (thanks to every one of them!). Now I’m back and I’m just so thrilled and excited to get back to work. I do know that statistics are not that incredible important and so on and so on. But I love how it’s growing. Is that bad? No, not at all. Today I have listed my favorite methods to grow your blog traffic. Want to read further? Then go ahead!
sI get this like all the time when I’m leaving for a vacation; cleaning up my camera so that I can make a lot of photos while abroad or traveling. Unfortunately, these photos stay on my MacBook. Shame On Me. Because you can do so many things with it. I worked my brains (and those of my mother and sister) off to find out how you can preserve your good old travel memories. It’s -even if I say so- a very long, and varied list. Want to read further? Then go ahead! And I hope you find some inspiration here.
Blogging is my all time favorite hobby, and some day I want to earn enough money so that I can travel because of my blog. But people don’t give you money just because they like you. First, I’m making my blog better, before I want/make money out of it. Like making beter blogposts, learn more about blogging, travel more, etc. Rome wasn’t built in one day, just like you can’t earn money from day one. Even when some bloggers say that you can (I don’t really believe this). Anyway I dove into my archive and I wrote my popular blogposts on a paper. These posts had a higher number of visitors than any of my other articles and that’s why it seemed fun to make a list of the most popular articles to write these days.