Hello there! I’m back! Back on the blog, back from a long adventure in New Zealand. During my travels overseas, I soon discovered that I’m not made for blogging while travelling. First of all, hiking – or tramping as the kiwis call it – is exhausting. On ‘zero days’ (hiking jargon for days of zero walked kilometres, but not to be confused with rests days) I was happy if I could get a little bit of rest, because usually zero days were filled with ‘camp chores’ such as resupplying food, and doing laundry. I also tried to keep up with my personal diary, and instead of blogging I tried to frequently post short updates on instragram. Even that was a challenge from time to time. Blogging is even more time-consuming and frankly, although I like writing very much, I like hiking and travelling even more. So I decided to fully live the hiking and travel life. But here I am, back in the Netherlands. One of my resolutions is to incorporate blogging in my normal life. Before I share my resolution and reflect on those of last year, it is time to look back at 2016 (even though we’re already entering spring…)
It’s tempting, dreaming about big adventures. But hey, life is happening here and now, and not only when the time and money is there to finally go on a “life-changing trip”. So let’s put some money aside for the big stuff, but let’s introduce smaller-scale adventures that can change our daily lives. I will share my ideas for some great, but short and inexpensive trips with you and I hope you will do the same in the comment section!
Happy new year to everyone! It’s time to look back at 2015: what did the past year look like travel-wise?
An adventerous spirit, but a normal lifestyle. How to combine the ordinary with my enduring desire for adventure?