Life is a game and you better enjoy when you play like you have nothing to lose.
We are Nikos & Georgia from Greece & the last 5 years we quit our jobs and TRAVELIVE around the world first in a 4×4 & now in a camper van.
No sponsors, no Instagram, no dragons, no drama, no donations buttons. Real life stories for recreation ONLY.
The Traveliving Series is a set of inspiring stories after 5 years of travels in Africa, Europe & the Americas. Funny enough, we are still on the road (somewhere in Latin America..). At the same time, we managed to write & publish our first travel book and our stories are mostly related to what we call TRAVELIVING.
"Live to Travel, not Travel to Live.
Roam free with zero commitments. Long term, slow, non-stop, nomadic travelling.
Be grateful, respectful, humble & honest. Be open but not invasive. Be creative but not aggressive.
You don’t need money, you need time. You can create or generate income but not time. If you want to work on something, work this function; forget your social media accounts & online presence. Share your time but recycle your money; best exchange ever!
Travelling is not a business, so you do not need to market yourself & sell your trip.
Travelling is not a competition, so you do not need to be the first or the best.
If you want to share your trip, always add some value. Contribute with useful knowledge and experience to the travellers communities, share your skills and provide local communities with some kind of support. Better an honest taker than a pompous giver.
Keep your mouth shut but your ears & eyes open. Enjoy the freedom & be silent. Stop criticizing, grumbling, bitching & moaning. Be strict with yourself, not with the others. Appreciate the difference & see the reflections of your actions & your decisions.
Followers & subscribers are back home in their comfort zone checking your adventure. By giving you likes & shares, they do not make your trip better. At the end of the day, they make you a lazy traveller who chases WiFi and tries to feed them with new content. This ephemeral mindset enhances your social profile but not your travels.
Local people, a bit of luck and your eagerness to learn new things, explore the surroundings and do things for the first time, will drive you to a whole new experience, they will change your life, they will transform you forever.
Live to Travel, not Travel to Live."
More info can be found here: https://thepinproject.eu/traveliving-a-romantic-practical-guide/