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Traveling as a vacation vs. traveling as lifestyle

There is a slight difference between these two. Vacation is a good getaway when you had just a bit too much, you want to take some time off, go somewhere, lay down under a palm tree and take a nice sip of your favorite tropical cocktail. Or if you are bit more adventures, you want to get some adrenaline pumping up your veins and you go hiking up on mountains, snowboarding, skiing, cliff diving, diving etc.

It’s great, you feel energized again, more motivated to go back where you came from and do your things with new vigor. Oh, I like to do this myself, every now and then, however, I prefer that traveling is more of a lifestyle, it doesn’t mean necessarily that I will travel every week or month to a different country.

I would describe it more as a certain mindset, where you can’t stay still in one place, you have cravings for unknown, adventures, new sights, new cultures, experiences, self-growth, to see and to get to know as much as you can, interact with others, listen curiously with open mind and share your story and vision of life.

A good way how to get to this state of mind is to travel to several places, but in order to experience above mentioned, it is necessary to stay at one place for a longer period of time. After a while, the whole wide world seems like home to you no matter where you are and go.

Traveling is about putting yourself in the shoes of locals. Eat their food, go to places where locals live not only top touristic spots, get to know their traditions. It’s uncertain, goes with the flow. Definitely, there will be also rocky roads along the way. It’s not like on a vacation, where you can stop your thunderous mind, relax and chill.

You end up to challenge your own self. You get out of your comfort zone more often, you push yourself harder, you experience a lot more and your vision expands. You learn to deal with complications and rise the ability to get out from suspicious, messy situations and see the good side in each one of them.

When you go back to your home country, other for short time or you settle down, these life skills will be useful on a daily basis.

Some useful websites and apps for travelers

Apps:

TripAdvisor

HappyCow

Waze

Google translate

Duolingo

Websites:

www.workaway.info

www.couchsurfing.com

www.airbnb.com

www.greentraveller.co.uk

www.lonelyplanet.com

www.thelocal.com

www.travellerspoint.com

www.meetup.com

 

Do you prefer traveling as a vacation or a lifestyle?

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Routine is killing the creative self

Don’t let yourself, anyone else or anything to destroy your creativity. Your inner creative child has been with you since your birth and still is, maybe she’s a bit lost at moments, but she never leaves you. You just need to let express herself.

There are moments in life when routine takes over. Everything is ticking like clock. Second by second, minute by minute and it goes like that in the same direction over and over again…after a while, you realize that hours, days, weeks, months or even years have passed and then the thought wanders around your mind – where did the time fly?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

-Steve Jobs

It didn’t fly anywhere. Time has passed and it will continue to go, as usual, it is you. You chose to spend your time in ways that you didn’t even notice and distinguish the miraculous existence of each day. You chose to switch on your own autopilot mode. In some moments it can be a huge relief but if you are living like that every single day, it is not a life, it is your own created disguised hell with beautiful props. There is no purpose to live like that. Every single day, when it’s over, makes your life a bit shorter. Would you like to live forever? I wouldn’t because the beauty of life is the point that we know – we are not immortal. Every day has been given to you, that you can make the best out of it. It is up to you, it’s your decision. If you would live forever, what would be the point after waking up even get out of the bed? But would you really like to spend eternity through vegetation? It would be constant boredom and silent, never-ending suffering. Even if it’s not endlessness, why would you want to spend your life like that…

Real life. Yes, understandable, you have your responsibilities, duties, attachments and so on, so you put aside, for some time, the things you love for those you have to do. Nothing wrong with that, it’s life, but remember that it will always be like that, there won’t be an any better time to start doing the things your heart beats faster for because there will always be circumstances that won’t match with your dreams or expectations for your own life. There is only one way. Get a grip, do what you have to do also including things you love with your best intention. You have to express yourself, let that inner child take over, not entirely but give her some discretion.

Otherwise, your time will pass by like a barely noticeable summer breeze and routine will kill your creative self.

A little short film about this subject as well for you, guys 🙂

P.S. I’m not against education system, at least not in general, in this film my focus is more on the will to be unique, stick with own beliefs and do not take on the pressure of society.

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