This guest post is by Rebecca Brown. Rebecca, who also goes by Becca, is a translator by day and a runner by night. She spends a third of her life on planes, and the rest wondering where her job will take her next. You can read more about her exploits at RoughDraft. Today she discusses how travel changes our perspective on life. Read more!
Bali, Indonesia is a place that has been on my mind for quite a while. In a way, you can say I’ve been dreaming of Bali. I am excited to share this guest post by travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant Roxana Oliver. Roxana outlines six reasons why you should make Bali your next holiday destination. She says the exotic weather along with laidback atmosphere, friendly locals who will teach you their down-to-earth lifestyle, delicious food and incredibly interesting culture will make you fall in love with the place instantly. Also, the magical appeal of Bali is what makes people forget all about their troubles when they see the picturesque gem of the Pacific Ocean. Read on!
Last week I was sitting along the Amstel river, and I saw a group of girls jump in the water. I thought to myself – a fleeting moment I experienced many times before – I’d never done that. That sparked an idea. Amsterdam is an amazing city, home to some internationally-renowned attractions and unique experiences. Even though I’ve been living here for five years, I’m going to create a bucket list (although I prefer the term wander list) of all the musts in Amsterdam. This is a great list to use (I warn you – it is long), whether you are living in the city or are just visiting for a few days. This city swept me off my feet, and I know you’ll love it, too. What’s on your Amsterdam list?
Books, books, books! When I was little, I used to stay up all night reading, practically devouring novel after novel. Not much has changed now that I’m an adult. I enjoy reading in my spare time and am even part of a book club here in the Netherlands. Additionally, I am a writer and soon-to-be author and have many writer friends. Therefore, when Erik Scalavino suggested we talk about books for an upcoming #CultureTrav, I was all in. The discussion on Thursday, March 24 was inspirational! It is great to see so many book lovers in the world, especially those that love to travel, too. Following the chat, I compiled the names of all the books and authors mentioned, listed in this post.
Jack Woodring of Endeavorviet spent 14 years in Vietnam, 12 of which he lived in Ho Chi Minh City with his wife and three kids. From the moment he first travelled there, he felt this bond with the country and its people. Over the years, he’s discovered Vietnam is a unique treasure, one full of culture and beauty. In this guest post, Jack discusses why Vietnam is the ultimate cultural destination for travellers and shares seven reasons why Vietnam is worth visiting.
Thank you so much to Elizabeth and Dale from E&D Abroad and Nicolette Orlemans of Culture With Travel for the Liebster Award nomination. I am truly honored by the gesture. I really enjoyed answering your thoughtful questions and am excited to share them with you today.
Mark-Anthony Villaflor of 365TravelDates discusses why it is important to learn a foreign language and what it adds to the overall travel experience. This topic actually ties in perfectly with our upcoming #CultureTrav this week on languages, “Lost in Translation.” Read what Mark has to say.
Around the world, people are fundamentally the same. No matter where you are, in which country you are visiting or living, you will find numerous similarities. Of course, we all know there are differences, but at the core, we are all alike.