The world is a book

Vagabonding is not to be confused with a mere vacation, where the only goal is escape. With escape in mind, vacationers tend to approach their holiday with a grim resolve, determined to make their experience live up to their expectations; on the vagabonding road, you prepare for the long haul knowing that the predictable and …

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A map with many flags

Visiting a bookshop is always inspiring. Last year I found a very interesting map that You can use to pin the countries and cities You have been visiting. Coming back from South East Asia I bought some more pins and this is the final result: Europe is full of pins. You know, I live in …

54 is the magic number

Updating my Couchsurfing profile I discovered I have visited more than 50 countries! The right number is 54. This is the complete list: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, …

Twenty years from now

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain via Why we all need journeys

My life in a nutshell

Yes, this is exactly what I think about life: Take advantage of opportunities and embrace new challenges. And travel more when you’re young rather than wait until the children are grown or you are retired. As Dr. Pillemer summarized the elders’ view, “Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger …

Italy May Not Be For You

If you can’t relax, slow down and enjoy the moment, Italy may not be for you via Travel Tip Tuesday : 6 Reasons Italy May Not Be For You | My Melange.