Over the last few years we haven’t gone on any long distance trips. And you know what? That is okay too. You don’t always have to fly halfway across the world to see the most incredible sights. There are so many incredible sights in our own backyard, as long as we are willing to see those places.
The last two years, we have traveled through Europe, mainly because it wouldn’t be a good idea to fly halfway across the world after a one week hospital stay in Sweden in 2015 and a lot of hospital visits for the past two and a half years.
For the last couple of months we have been talking about taking our first long haul flight again. There are some destinations we can’t go due to vaccinations. Some vaccinations can be dangerous in combination with certain medicine, so always make sure to check with your doctor before getting any vacinations.
But after traveling in Europe for the past two years I realised we have everything we could want at a driving distance. There is France and Spain with beaches and mountains. Luxemburg and Germany with forests and all those other beautiful countries.
And in 2016 I completly fell in love with Italy, I mean the food is heaven and they have everything you need. They have beaches, old cities and mountains. It is such a versatile country. I can’t wait to go back there.
My other love in Europe is Basque Country. Which isn’t crowded with tourists yet and has so many outdoor options. I hope it won’t get overflown with tourist due to Game of Thrones, which has some film locations there, check out my blog about one of the film locations here Game of Thrones series part 1. If I would move within Europe, I am pretty sure it would be to Basque Country. I mean the food, the people and the area are all just amazing.
I am sure we will make long distance trips again in the near future, but we certainly won’t forget what we already have close to home. If you want to travel on a budget it is always a good option to stay closer to home.
Do you always fly halfway across the world or do you combine it with traveling closer to home?
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Well said! Still we have a weak spot for Aussie, so every 5 years we take that dreadful 30 hours flight for yet another unforgetable memory. We just can’t help it.
Those trips are some amazing memories! The longest flight we have been on was 12 hours and I already thought that was long! I have a sweet spot for the USA, but New Zealand and Japan are still high up on our list☺️
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We almost always travel to places that are within a 2-3 hour flight away. (Not counting our annual trip home to visit family.) It’s why I enjoy being an expat so much. Living in different parts of the world makes the countries surrounding where we are currently living so much more accessible. Otherwise, we’d probably never see them!
Well said Sarah! It makes travelling a lot easier when you are an expat and relocate every few years. Always surrounded by different countries. It is just so easy to forget what we already have close to home