5 THINGS 100 DAYS OF TRAVEL TAUGHT ME

Since the day I quit my job, packed up me entire apartment into storage, sold my car, and got on the plane to an unbelievable adventure it has been 100 days. In these past 100 days I have laughed, cried, faced my fears, developed new fears, been to 7 countries, 3 continents, made amazing new friends, and the list goes on. But that's just the beginning of my adventure. I have so many amazing stories and amazing adventures to share while I travel the world, 100 days in and this is just the beginning.

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So, I haven't been blogging long nor much (couple posts a month if that is a bit pathetic). But with yesterday being Chinese New Year and today marking 100 days on the road I have decided to give this blog another shot. Blogging has never been something that I enjoyed as I really hate writing, but how am I supposed to get better if I don't write? Right? Plus I really want to keep my friends and family in the loop with where I've been and what I've been doing. Starting now, January 29th (New Year New You) I'll be posting on here more frequently. So enough about my blogging let's cut to the chase.

What has 100 days on the road taught me?

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Traveling and being a nomad is way different

Traveling every few days sure is fun, but it is also EXHAUSTING! You do a lot and you see a lot. But at the end of your holiday, you have to return to your country and back to work. Being a nomad you have to factor in work time along being in a brand new city and wanting to explore things. You have to miss out on certain opportunities and you can't see everything. I've thankfully learned to manage my work and play time early on but I've encountered people on my travels that just didn't understand that I'm simply not on holiday right now. Check out my travel resources to find out how I travel and make money.

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Keep believing in yourself

I've always thought of myself as a strong person and traveling has always been something I've loved and something I've been good at, but doubt has never stopped me from anything. I've always believed in myself and said Oh I'll figure it out and I always do, but there were times in the past 100 days where I've for sure doubted myself. Being on the road for a long period of time especially solo sure can get to your head. I haven't wanted to turn back yet but there were times I faced other problems. Just keep believing in yourself, this is your journey, your choice, you got this!

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Don't sweat the small stuff

Hotel reservations don't always go through, your phone can get stolen, you might get on the wrong train and end up in a whole new country on accident, you will get lost, the weather is unpredictable, visas expire, and the list goes on. As a traveler, you really have to be easygoing. Things happen, stuff gets lost, hotels make mistakes, at the end, you'll only remember the good things that happened not the bad. And the rest will make a good story

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Material objects are unnecessary

Experiences over objects. Your clothes still fit, wear them. Your camera still takes pictures, use it. Sure nice things are great, but they are completely unnecessary. Spend your money on experiences because those you will remember forever. That new purse you're looking to buy will one day be replaced by another purse. You can't replace the time you met a beautiful Aussie and shared a pina colada on a hammock while talking about astrology.

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Keep an open mind

We really are all the same. An old clich said don't judge a book by its cover it still holds true. We all have different background and different stories but keep an open mind when you meet people and explore places. You might be surprised by what you find out, or who you befriend.

In the end, these are things I've known already, but things that I've encountered that validated my knowledge and things other still need to learn. These past 100 days were an uphill battle but it is only the beginning of a never-ending journey.

Doesn't matter if you're traveling for a short period or a long period of time. Don't forget to get travel insurance. It's important.

Xoxo Ania travels ?

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