My trip to Iceland was my first overseas trip since my 6 month backpacking trip in 2016/2017. This would be my first time traveling solo ever, I’d be in a foreign country and did not know what to expect. Being me, I did some research, lots of it, so I felt ready to tackle this adventure. For those of you who don’t want to do all the research or don't know where to look here is my Beginners Guide to Iceland. This guide will cover the basics of visiting Iceland such as language, currency, budget tips, what to see, etc. So without further ado, let’s get started!
Who doesn’t want to travel the world for 6 months, a year, 5 years at a time? If you're reading this post I'm assuming you do, I know I do and I did for 6 months. It was amazing. We met great people, visited beautiful locations and enjoyed unbelievable experiences. It was a dream come true and I don't regret a moment of it. However, traveling long term does have its drawbacks and it may not be for everyone. Let me tell you why.
Today is the anniversary of when we set off into the world, not knowing what to expect but excited about the journey that lay ahead. This would be the longest either one of us has been away from home, the first time away from our families for the holidays and the longest trip we’ve taken together as a couple. As you can imagine, a trip like this can and will change you. It will change how you view the world around you, how you treat relationships back home and think about what you truly value in life. You’ll find out things about yourself and what your are truly capable of when you travel the world. Here are some lessons I learned when I traveled the globe.
When we started to plan our 6 month backpacking trip last year we knew we had to hop on a train to travel around Europe. Every travel blog we read, people we have talked to, all of them have said that traveling Europe by train is a must. Who are we to argue? We purchased our Eurail passes from Rail Europe and set off to explore the European continent.
Hiking the Inca Trail in Peru was one of the best experiences of our 6 month backpacking trip last year. Actually it is one of the best experiences of my life. As I hiked the trail I would just look around and be amazed by what I saw. Beautiful snow-capped mountains, lush jungle, massive flowing rivers and waterfalls. Never in my life did I think I would ever step foot in this part of the world, yet here I was.
Before we set off on this adventure I did read about some experiences from other travelers who set off on this trek. I read about their experiences but I didn’t come across anyone who actually prepared you for this 4 day, 3 night journey. While the tour company does a decent job of informing you of the necessities, it does leave out some things that could make your hike more comfortable and enjoyable.
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