Not everyone leaves home with a backpack and an adventurous spirit, planning to spend over 10 years on end living everywhere, and nowhere, all at once. Sometimes…a decade of vagabonding just happens. At least it does for those, like me, whose intense passion in life is to travel and discover the world, inch by inch and culture by culture.
Long-term travelling is not just an adventure, a sojourn from the everyday life or a simple diversion from routine. It’s an intensely different lifestyle choice. The unpredictability of every single day, and the personal freedom gifted, are long-term travel’s most endearing aspects. These are the things I cherish most.
There are countless ways to turn a travel dream into reality. I’ve tried several of them! I worked as a tour guide in South America, Africa and Australia, travelled off my savings through Northern Africa and the Middle East (in a certain now-famous Land Rover) and supported myself through writing whilst motorbiking from Germany to Australia for several years.
Because when it comes to realizing a seemingly unreachable dream…where there’s a will there is always a way.