Minimalism is having its time in the sun. It’s one of the many quirks of millennials, who are reported as the generation that prefers experiences over possessions. It’s become increasingly trendy to spend hard-earned money not on building up physical worth, but by stuffing Instagram feeds with real, memorable experiences.
A few years ago, I spent nine months backpacking Europe, roaming from Spain to Morocco, then France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, before exploring Ireland, Scotland, England and Iceland, and it was the most magical, life-changing time of my life. Not only did I meet hundreds of amazing people from all around the world, I was able to explore countless amazing places and cities, and take endless photos of gorgeous places, but I also found something within myself.
To become a worldly person, you must accept the tearing down of any and all walls, judgements and preconceived ideas of reality, because if you don’t, real travel will do that for you. When you’re in a country where you don’t speak the language and you know nobody, you’re left with the sincerest form of self; one may call it inner travel. With these experiences, authentic truth can be found, new perspectives and powerful emotions can be unlocked, that, when we’re surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the modern working lifestyle, have been lost and forgotten. Sometimes you just have to jump, and sometimes you just have to let the adventure take you along, rather than you along it.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands, Naxos offers a lot more greenery and mountains than can be found elsewhere. There is a little bit of something for everyone here with quaint mountain villages filled with olive trees and lovely local people who are happy to give you a small sample of their village life. In order to make the most of your time on Naxos, the following sites and activities should be at the top of your itinerary.
So, you’re leaving for a trip soon, eh? Well, there are some things you definitely will want to remember, and to take care of prior to boarding the plane or hopping on your ship. But don’t worry, as I have loads of articles to help you plan your trip, and to get ready ahead of time here – however, I won’t leave you stranded here, I’ve gone ahead and outlined some of the most important pre-trip issues that you will want to give some attention to.
Preparing to go on vacation takes a lot of organizing and all too often things are forgotten at the last minute. Starting early on making a list means it’s easier to be sure everything is included, and items can then be checked off against it as packing is done.
To learn a language or not to learn a language? It’s one of the questions most debated by travelers, particularly those preparing for a long-term trip, before they set off on the experience of a lifetime.
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