How to live a life of travel?

Can I do it?

Before I start my travel life, I had an usual life, college days, working and studying. Then I decided it’s time to go, to do something that makes me truly happy – not only things that I must do. I had everything I need, but I wasn’t happy, something was missing.
My life was one BIG routine – work, study, eat, sleep – repeat. It wasn’t a life that I was dreaming about. It wasn’t something that makes me happy on longer roads. I decided it’s time for changes.
After reading a lot of books, watching a lot of movies, dreaming that I’m walking on the same streets of Barcelona, New York and Paris, I knew it – that was it. Traveling is that thing that makes me happy, that makes me keep going.
One day when I came home, I sit down and wrote my bucket list. I put down on the paper all the things I always wanted to do. I started my list 2013 and I put sometimes something new and adventurous but it’s 50% done. There is no better way form that one when you have an inspiration and some goal to catch. The feeling becomes amazing when you cross something that you always wanted to do.

New beginning

In all that days, with the same old routine – I was lost. With life like that I can only afford to travel once in 3 months and it would be one week in total maximum. I needed another way.

On my last year of college, I apply for an Erasmus programme. I decided that I want to spend more time with locals, not just come, see some city on few hours and go home. I want to live like local people do, explore new culture, places and to have time to do all the things that the country I’m in can offer to me.

The decision was on Malta, a little Mediterranean country – I didn’t regret nothing there. That country and amazing people will treat you like a queen!

Now when I tried both ways of traveling that I was interested in – the feeling is amazing. And that makes me keep going – once when you start, you can’t stop, right?

What’s next?

I’m still traveling once or twice a month – more then before. But I decided that it’s time for a new country. For new exploring for some longer time, for new kind of local living and meeting the culture.

Where I’m going?!

I will keep it for myself for now. The only way to found out for you is to keep following my adventures.

I hope you will enjoy like I do. 🙂

What I learned?

Don’t ever – never plan too much! I make plans for next month maximum, trust me – the BEST way ever!

When I was planning my trips for whole year, I never manage them, it was always something why I didn’t go. If you decide today that you’re going – DO IT!! You won’t regret, I’m sure. I love that feeling when I don’t plan where I will go, I just decide about my next destination in that moment when I know I need to go again.

Just take that Goddamn map in your hands and spin the globe! Wherever it takes you – it’s the right for you in that moment!

And for the end – my favourite question that I ask myself and others around me in time of doubt:

IF NOT NOW – WHEN??!

18 thoughts on “How to live a life of travel?

  1. Followingtherivera says:

    You give some great advice, and I wish we could all travel more, and not be so scared all the time! I’m looking forward to read where you’re going next! Good luck!

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  2. AlwaysCarryOn.com says:

    I completely agree with your tip about not planning too much – sometimes I book flights months and months in advance, but I leave the proper planning until a few weeks before, so I know what the weather will be like and can plan and pack accordingly 🙂 x

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  3. Alexander Popkov says:

    Your story is really motivational. I agree about planning if you do a lot of it – you miss opportunities.
    I am now slowly transitioning into full-time travel and remote work.

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  4. Nomadic Shoes says:

    I read your post on Malta and loved it. Looking forward to hearing more of your travel stories. The starting of your post will touch a lot of hearts, many of us think these thoughts all the time but its so difficult to take a decision and leave everything behind to travel full-time.

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    1. traveloptician says:

      Thank you! 🙂 other options are: volunteering, home exchange, traveling to cities or countries that are close to you for a day or two for few euros with cheap transportation and accommodation (couchsurfing) or hitchhiking 🙂

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  5. forever roaming the world says:

    I can relate to this post so much – I was exactly the same before I started my iife of travel – for me it used to be work, eat, sleep – repeat. – living life in societies box was not where I belonged and I broke free of the shakles and not looked back ever since – I wish you all the luck in your future travels. Live life the way you want with no regrets

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