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Pathfinder highlight: Maria and Katerina, It’s all journey to me

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Maria and Katerina exploring their home city of Athens Maria and Katerina exploring their residence metropolis of Athens © It is all journey to me

Whereas the lifetime of a full-time traveller might appear to be an idyllic existence, it’s not for everybody. Ties to residence – from household tasks to a budding profession – may hold us from committing to a nomadic way of life, however it actually doesn’t imply journey is off the desk.

We caught up with Pathfinders Maria and Katerina from It’s all journey to me to speak upcoming adventures, all issues journey running a blog and the way to suit your journeys round a nine-to-five.

Give us the low down in your weblog…

Myself and photographer Katerina each like to journey and have at all times been very keen on consulting journey blogs to plan our journeys. To us, a journey weblog at all times appeared like an excellent technique to document our journey recollections and assist others create their very own on the identical time. So we mixed our passions for writing and images and right here we at the moment are, hoping to encourage folks with full-time jobs like ourselves to journey extra and see the world one journey at a time.

Describe your journey fashion in three phrases…

Immersive, budget-splurge-balanced, short-term.

High three locations you’ve visited?

That’s a very onerous one however we’ll give it a shot. Tuscany in Italy, the Nile Valley in Egypt and London within the UK.

Catching the sunset in London Catching the sundown in London © It is all journey to me

What locations are in your 2019 bucket listing?

We’ve already deliberate two separate journeys to Poland (Warsaw and Krakow) in addition to a visit to Istanbul, Turkey. We’ve simply began planning our large 2019 journey: two weeks exploring the areas of Puglia and Basilicata in Southern Italy. A few brief journeys to London and Romania are additionally on the desk in addition to at the least two Greek Islands in the summertime. And in direction of the top of 2019 we’re planning our first ever journey to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. It’s going to be a tremendous 12 months of journey magic!

Loads of journey bloggers stop their jobs to hit the highway; you do issues a bit in a different way. How do you suit your travels round your nine-to-five?

Who wouldn’t need to journey the world full-time? Nevertheless, we will’t afford to take action – at the least not in the intervening time. However we wouldn’t let our day jobs hinder neither our ardour for journey nor our need to weblog about it. We ensure we spend all our trip time (25 days per 12 months), public holidays and as many weekends as doable travelling. We plan a two-week journey to someplace new every year and a 10-day island trip each August to recharge our batteries. These apart, we additionally go on shorter journeys both overseas or in Greece (the place we’re primarily based) all year long.

Andros in Greece is one of Maria and Katerina's top choices for an island escape Andros in Greece is one among Maria and Katerina’s prime selections for an island escape © It is all journey to me

What recommendation would you give somebody who thinks they do not have sufficient time to journey?

There’s at all times time to journey! All of it comes right down to setting priorities and planning forward. To begin with, it’s necessary to save lots of trip time for journey. We all know that generally life will get in the best way and we could also be tempted to make use of our trip time to are likely to unfinished enterprise or just keep at residence and relaxation. We really feel that trip time is hard-earned and must be reserved for journey.

Secondly, when travelling on a good schedule it’s crucial to have pre-planned itineraries in order to not waste any helpful time in the course of the journey itself. Lonely Planet guidebooks and journey blogs full of ideas and information are the very best sources of inspiration and helpful instruments for folks with restricted journey time.

And final however not least, journey requires adjusting to a brand new mentality and seeing issues from a unique perspective. It doesn’t need to take a great deal of cash or time to journey. Begin by taking part in vacationer in your personal hometown and uncover all its hidden gems, the best way we do in Athens. Then go on and plan weekend breaks or three-day getaways. Quickly you’ll realise that you just even have time to plan that longer journey you at all times dreamt of.

Why do you’re keen on journey running a blog?

By way of journey running a blog we’ve learnt extra about ourselves and found abilities we by no means knew we had, that are continuously growing. Our favorite a part of journey running a blog although, is that it provides us many alternatives to fulfill like-minded folks from all around the world. No reward is bigger than having associates throughout the globe!

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