Personal Stories

Why long-term backpacking sent me spiralling into depression

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Just because you’re on the other side of the world, it doesn’t mean you can’t be depressed. When I went traveling for the first time, I was excited to flee the country and immerse myself in new sights, sounds and experiences. Little did I know that traveling would plunge me into the depths of depression. Let me start by saying that I absolutely do not ta[...]

How I travel the world from my desk

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I decided to teach English online so that I could be location-independent, and travel anytime and anywhere I wanted. Over the course of a few months, I started working as an online English tutor.  However, money from tutoring trickled in slowly, which meant I still couldn’t afford to travel - and I was totally bummed. I wanted to go to San Miguel de Allend[...]

A happy day in Bacalar, Mexico

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Travel destinations are like (potential) lovers: Sometimes you’ve been flirting forever, while others just appear out of nowhere. Some need to grow on you, for others you fall hard right away... love truly is a mysterious thing! During a quite spontaneous and wonderful trip through Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico it happened - I spotted sparkly, turq[...]

My Crash Course Introduction to Campervan Life

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Through my windshield I could see my destination, or at least where I assumed it was, miles away on the far-off tips of the Rocky Mountains. It was late May, and my head was racing faster than my wheels. My mood? A confusing mix of sad, excited and scared. I had already cried for the first 100 miles of the trip, and I didn’t want to for the next hundred. I[...]

How moving abroad has changed my life for the better

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More than a year ago, I left my safe space in my hometown of Copenhagen in Denmark and moved abroad to take a masters in journalism and communication in Sydney, Australia. It was by far the biggest decision of my life - and also the most terrifying! I clearly remember the strange feeling in my body at the airport before I jumped on the flight to Sydney. I w[...]

A Beginner's Guide to Welcoming the Unexpected into your Life

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In the past, I got the chance to live, work and study abroad a couple of times... But I always dreamed of a nomad life where I could go wherever the adventure would take me, and most importantly, that would teach me things a stable life could not. In May 2016, I left home with a one-way ticket to Asia. And yes, the trip lasted one year and five months - o[...]

10 things I've learned while teaching in Chile

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Teaching is often a go-to profession for those of us who want to see the world, I’ve been teaching English as a second language for 3 years now, with 1 year in Japan and 2 years here in Chile under my belt. I’m lucky enough to get to travel, immerse myself in new cultures - and still get paid! I would recommend this job to anyone. But this lifestyle isn't j[...]

Introvert Travel Tools

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As an introvert I’m notoriously known for staying at home, not showing up for parties and passing the brunch invitation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m neither shy nor a very antisocial person. I just need a fairly high amount of quiet time to process the impressions I've had in a day. So after being out and about in the city, going on a tour, visiting a museum and[...]

A love letter to life

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  I guess I‘m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I love love in all its forms: the warmth of a partner's body next to yours, the voice of a true friend asking you how you are, a calm moment of real self-appreciation, the intimate giggles you share with your sister, your mom and dad carefully watching your very first steps to make sure you do[...]