Holidays on Menorca. Perfect getaway.

Everyone heard about crazy parties on Ibiza and a top destination Palma de Mallorca. But what do you know about Menorca? It appears to be the best place for a relax mode vacation.

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Fall 2017: Fall in love

It is a strange weird feeling of sweetness and sadness when summer leaves and it’s a fall season. Days are still warm and sunny, while nights require warm sweaters and cozy blankets. Читать далее «Fall 2017: Fall in love»

«Travel is so much more beautiful when you disconnect». B&H Cyclus.

The word “travel” has become so overrated that a lot of us has lost track on what it really means to travel.

For some, it’s being able to check things off their bucket list, or being able to show off numerous stamps on their passports, or being one of those “I’ve traveled to 158 countries at the age of 20” types.

Don’t get me wrong — I have nothing against that. But, don’t forget, the true essence of travel isimmersing yourself into that country’s culture, genuinely getting to know the locals, trying out their unique cuisines, and doing something to contribute positive change.

Because at the end of the day, travel is so much deeper than just bucket lists, stamps, and a title.

As a blogger, I have to always document my travels. Whether it’s through videos, photos, or a write-up, I’d almost always be on my phone tapping away.

But it’s just this year that I realized, travel is so much more beautiful when you disconnect.

I know it’s hard, but I make it to a point that I balance my time between using social media, and unplugging from it all.

Passport Bites Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Couple of months back, I traveled to Sri Lanka.

On our second day, we booked a hotel on top of the mountain in Sigiriya where there was no internet connection, and just nature. Trust me, it was the most enriching experience I’ve ever felt.

The moment I woke up, instead of checking social media and scrolling through my news feed, I got up brushed my teeth, and just enjoyed the beauty of nature.

I listened to the sounds of the waterfalls, the birds chirping, the calmness of the wind, and to my own thoughts drifting away every second.

Ever since my trip to Sri Lanka, I make sure to set a certain amount of time for social media, then enjoy the rest of my day undivided.

This routine has opened my eyes to every place’s beauty, savour every single time I have with the locals, and gather as many memories as I can.

Taking time to disconnect from all possible distractions, and immersing myself right in the moment helps me notice the beauty of the world and keep harmony. The moment I feel I’m the one with nature and the locals is when I can finally say, «I traveled».

Sarah Zonio

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Peruvian Flute Music — My Youtube Playlist

One of the greatest things in Peru is its traditional flute music. I had a great opportunity to listen to it live when visiting Peru! Having started a visualisation of my trip to Peru on my YouTube channel along with the series of my blog posts «How to travel Peru in 12 days«, Читать далее «Peruvian Flute Music — My Youtube Playlist»

«Finally, I bought a one-way ticket and took my flight». B&H Cyclus.

I travelled a lot as a kid with my parents. We had small trips to the desert several times per month, went on a big adventure once a year. When we moved to live in a different country we could travel only once a year. It was absolutely not enough. As a student, I couldn’t travel much either. I felt I was choked with routine and I was craving for freedom and new experiences. Finally, successfully graduated from the university, I bought a one-way ticket and took my flight Moscow — London — Bogota.  Читать далее ««Finally, I bought a one-way ticket and took my flight». B&H Cyclus.»

«Nobody supported me, except my parents». B&H Cyclus.

My first time travelling away from South America was in 2014. Too many reasons brought me far away, but one of the reasons was that I met amazing people from Eastern Europe (Ukraine in fact). I work as a park ranger in a famous place called «Iguazu Falls«, and I could speak with people from almost everywhere, but never with people from this part of the world. Читать далее ««Nobody supported me, except my parents». B&H Cyclus.»

«Get out of your comfort zone while on a trip and there will be the real reward». B&H Cyclus.

I love to travel but this includes some adjustment. While adjusting to my journeys, what makes me notice the beauty of the world and keep an inner harmony? Simply by connecting to people, learning from them and exchanging with them. It took me some time to realise it, but this was until I met Cuba.  Читать далее ««Get out of your comfort zone while on a trip and there will be the real reward». B&H Cyclus.»

«They don’t understand why I’d want to spend so long away from home». B&H Cyclus.

I often feel like Belle from Beauty and the Beast because she describes herself feeling odd, out of place.  All Belle wants is to get out of her village and experience the world.  She quotes «I want adventure in the great white somewhere, I want it more than I can tell. For once it might be grand to have someone understand, I want so much more than they’ve got planned».   Читать далее ««They don’t understand why I’d want to spend so long away from home». B&H Cyclus.»

Beauty and Harmony of the World – THE CYCLUS

We all love to travel, right? So do I. But quite a few times when being on the way I felt discouraged and despondent. But why? I was fulfilling my dream, I was living the life I always wanted to have! But the only thing while changing the destinations I craved for was to be at home with my family in my city. Have you ever felt the same? Читать далее «Beauty and Harmony of the World – THE CYCLUS»

Why «NO» is the Best Answer

It’s always hard to get «NO» as an answer. It hurts your self-esteem and self-confidence. It makes life way more difficult. But it is the best you can get, indeed. Читать далее «Why «NO» is the Best Answer»