It might not seem like it but I didn’t have a hectic travel year as I have in previous years. Three months on the road, mostly this summer, is relatively low for someone without a home base.
A Year of Slow Travel
In 2014 I finally figured out how to make slow travel work and avoid the burnout many long term travellers experience. This is how a year of slow travel went for me:
- 2 months in Tirana, Albania
- 3 months with my family in Perth, Australia
- 1 month in Warsaw, Poland
- 1 month in Berlin, Germany
- 2 months in Ljubljana, Slovenia
The rest of the time was spent road tripping in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Czechia, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plus stopovers in London, Stockholm and Hong Kong.
I realise I could have travelled a lot slower than this. Three months per destination would be ideal and something I aspire to.
I know I’m in a privileged position to be able to travel long-term, sharing my stories and photos with you. I want to thank you all for your support, shares and likes and I hope I can create even better content for you next year.
This is my final post of the year but I will be publishing a few travel vlogs of my final days in Ljubljana and New Year’s Eve in Budapest. You can follow my Youtube channel if you’d like to see those videos.
The following are my favourite travel experiences of 2014. Please share yours in the comments.
Happy New Year! xx
Favourite Country – Estonia Road Trip
Best Road Trip – Tuscany Road Trip
Best City Break – Copenhagen, Denmark
Best Day Trip – Ghent, Belgium
Best Old Town – Tallinn, Estonia. Read things to do in Tallinn.
Best Small Town – Colmar, France
Best Big City – Berlin, Germany
Best UNESCO Site – Alberobello Trulli Houses in Italy
Best Beach – La Cinta, Sardinia, Italy. More of the top beaches in Sardinia.
Best Food – East London food tour, UK
Best Museum – Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden
Best Sunrise – Spiaggia della Pelosa, Sardinia, Italy
Best Experience – Soviet Estonia
Most Popular Blog Post – Romania Road Trip
That’s my end of year round-up for 2014. I really love this style of travel and I feel very fortunate that I can work online from different places around the world. I’m not sure how long I’ll keep it up as there are definitely things I miss with this lifestyle but for now, it’s a great way to slowly see the world.