The first of many trips around the world.
Back in 2016 I made my dream come true. I left everything behind and traveled the world for almost 14 months straight. Read more to find out where I went, how I did it, what I learned and how it changed my life and my way of thinking.
Travel as much as you can as far as you can as long as you can. Money returns, time does not!
In early stages I traveled with my family and the day I turned 18y I immediately went on my first solo adventure. That turned into a huge addiction. In my opinion the healthiest addiction out there. Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Every single trip made me grow and curious to always explore more parts of the world. The idea of a trip in that dimension was always there, but my personal point of no return may sound kind of crazy to the majority. I wanted to go on a trip to Berchtesgaden, Germany, but canceled due to bad weather, multiple times. I rather cancel a trip than waste my valueable holidays. That showed me, that I simply needed and wanted more free time, time to spend in nature without rushing and having in mind that my holiday will be over shortly. That was my point of no return. I wanted to go somewhere and if the weather is not as expected, I know I have the time to wait it out.
Back in 2015 I lived with my mum and worked full-time which allowed me to save quite some money and one day I stepped into my bosses office and told them I am leaving for traveling. I didnt even know what kind of reaction I should expect and I was overwhelmed with the support I have received from them. My Mum always supported me and my Dad's reaction was like - "Are you crazy? You have a safe job and a healthy daily routine, dont dump that". But I was more like - fuck the routine, fuck the job - there will always be work. It took him some time to realise that leaving was the by far the best decision of my life. At that point I was already deep into photography, but wasnt really able to get around the world the way I wanted. Unlimited time, unlimited freedom. I spent countless hours doing research and completely planned this trip and all the future trips as photography trips. Some people spend their holidays at the beach and simply want to relax. I wanted to push myself even more than I already did at home. Work hard, travel harder. As I prepared for the trip, doing specific research for locations, watching documentaries and reading other travel blogs my enthusiasm reached a level I cant explain. Talking about traveling gives me goosebumps and I am still hungry as fuck to explore more. If you have any questions, or simply wanna talk about travel, hit me up on Instagram.
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