“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I don’t know who said that. But it sounds like a cliché. It’s a quote you would read on a Tumblr blog somewhere. But to be honest, as cliché as it sounds, I have found it to be true.
Sharing a trip with a friend or your significant other can be wonderful. But you might not get to to do or see things you want to. Because you and your friend won’t have the same ideas and wishes for your trip. You will have to make compromises to make your trip work and might even have to give up on a dream of yours.
Did one of your friends ever come back from the trip of a lifetime and you asked them how it was? Well, how was it? Good? Great? Awesome? They can answer this question with one word and it doesn’t say much at all.
One question that I get asked a lot is how I could afford to travel during school and my apprenticeship without earning a huge salary. It’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Consistency is key.
No matter how you want to travel, it’s cheaper than you think but it probably isn’t free. Some money will be required to get you going.
Dutch food has a reputation to be not the greatest. Together with British food it might be considered the worst food in Europe. And yes, it’s very hard to compete if you get compared to Italy, Spain, France etc. So, does Dutch food deserve it’s reputation? Yes.
Traveling solo can be scary. And it will be, especially the first time. You’re alone. No one can help you. You’re in a foreign country. You don’t speak the language. You don’t know what you’re doing. These were all fears I had before going on my first trip alone. As it turned out, most of those fears aren’t true and the others are only half as bad