Since 2008 I’m almost non-stop traveling. Sometimes I think back about my life before and I barely remember anything. It’s like I didn’t live before. Once I started to travel, everything felt more intense. Every day was a new adventure. I paid attention to details. I got lost. And addicted. Addicted to this kind of lifestyle. I never wanted to go back to a daily routine. Sitting in an office and doing some job from 9 to 5 seemed like the most ridiculous thing on earth. What a waste of lifetime!
There are so many reasons why we travel: for business, pleasure, rest and relaxation, to see the world, to visit family and friends. Maybe the most important reason is to change ourselves and allow our journeys to be as much about self-discovery as they are about experiencing new destinations.
Have a look at our list of 10 top ideas for making the move to move yourself in the direction of wonder and self-awareness.
Why come to Italy to learn what can be gleaned from cookbooks, videos, and nonstop food television? Well, first, it’s the setting: seashell-colored towns clinging to granite cliffs, airy and expansive villas perched hundreds of feet above the sea, and a cosmopolitan culture that puts la dolce vita in luxury’s lap. Can education come more beguilingly packaged?
But how you might ask… How can we leave all that shit behind? Can we make a living and travel at the same time? Is it really so difficult to travel over years or even a lifetime? Good questions! Actually, it’s not!
Europe is thick with history and culture up for grabs in a dynamic mix of old and new. Lose yourself in one the continent’s several dozen major museums while admiring treasured artworks by the likes of Rembrandt, Picasso, da Vinci, Velasquez … and so many, many more European masters of art. Eat cheese, drink wine, amble down quaint cobbled lanes, tap into one of the safest and best-connected international rail networks, and see more countries in the shortest amount of time than is possible anywhere else on the planet.