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Finally here is the blog post that most of you have been waiting for. Because every single day I get the same questions about how I afford to travel and how I make money from my travel blog. Here is the answer! In this blog I will exactly tell you how it works to get paid and travel and how to be a full time travel blogger. This is an honest inside into my life as a professional travel blogger, also including the not so glamorous financial side of it!

Curious how many miles I traveled? How many countries I have been? And how my 2017 flight schedule looked like? In this blog I am recapping all my trips of 2017 and I collected some cool statistics about my travels. Plus some insight in my travel plans for 2018.

Coming home from my trip to the Maldives was like someone waking me up from a dream. I exchanged the paradise beaches for a cold and stormy Holland. I had 5 days at my parents’ house in the South of Holland to recover from my adventure in the Maldives and damn I need that badly!

After two months in Indonesia my visa was unfortunately running out and I had to leave the country. As part of my Trip of Wonders with the Indonesian Tourism Board I could choose a flight out of Indonesia to any given destination in the world. I made me think to finally start exploring Africa or may be Southeast Europe. When I thought about Europe, I though about my friends and family in Holland and then it was an easy decision!

Traveling is always fun, even when it is not funny! I try to keep on telling this to myself even in the worst moments when everything seems to fall apart. Leaving Sydney after I resided there for almost 5 months already made me a little sad. But when I landed in Hong Kong after a shit flight with Qantas and found a message request in my Facebook inbox I thought damn this day cant get any worse. But yeah I definitely could, when I received a message on the plan just before I was about to land in Israel, country number 78.

Just like a lot of travel bloggers I get the most crazy emails and request from random people and businesses from around the world suggesting that I am going to spend time and money in growing their new business or helping them becoming a successful travel blogger. Sorry but that is not the way it works, so I cant help you grow your Instagram account nor am I going to find you costumers for your travel agencies or will I promote your new app for free.

Travel is the best education but also the best way to make memories for a lifetime. Exploring the world will make you a better and happier person. Experiences that are way out of your comfort zone will make you feel alive. This is a list of the 30 most amazing things I only experienced because I traveled around the world. Go out live your dreams, don't dream your life or at least start realising that everyone can travel and gather experiences, it is the simple question of how much you are willing to sacrifice to realise your dreams.

Does the thought of travelling the world with zero money worries appeal? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, unless you have a winning lottery ticket or a hefty trust fund, it is an unlikely proposition.

What is the best country to travel? What is the best country for food? Where can you find the best beaches in the world? Which was the worst country to travel? What is the cheapest country to travel and which is the most expensive one?

 

Lately I travelled through the Krabi Province in Thailand and aI was invited to the Aonang Cliff Beach Resort. As part of their marketing campaign we were invited to check out their new hotel nestled high above the lovely beach town of Ao Nang. Stunning views from my bed, a hot tub on the balcony, an amazing buffet breakfast and the best infinity pool in Ao Nang were all included. Click here to read to complette review of this amazing hotel.

How to grow your Instagram? How to get followers on Instagram? How to get likes on Instagram? These kind of questions I get a lot from fellow travellers and there is no clear answer on how to do it, though I think a little guideline already helps a lot.

It took a couple years but I finally started blogging. I said about a hundred times that I was about to start writing however there was always a reason why I did not start my own website. Last year I was pushed and asked from several sides to keep track of my travels and blog about it. One of my best mates, an IT specialist, set up a website in May 2015 and now I already call myself a full-time blogger. Where is this going?

It is the most asked question for sure! About a 10 times a week I get messages from random strangers through my Social Media asking me all the same question: How do you afford to travel for so long?

 

Born in The Netherlands a long time ago I grew up in the South of Holland, just a couple kilometers from the German border as well as a couple kilometers from the Belgium border. Considerably close to a couple borders, you can say I have been spoon-fed with different cultures, different languages and crossing borders.

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