Photo by Chinh Le Duc
It’s very often I hear people say they’d love to travel more, but they’re just waiting to get a bit more money to fund it all then they’ll take those trips. I realised anyone who says that doesn't actually want to travel, they only want to take pictures and post them, that’s why they want to travel. Because if you want to travel simply for the purity of seeing the world, an expensive flight and a 5 star hotel shouldn’t be the thing that’s holding you back.
To Do: Red Light District, The Jolly Joker, Coffee and Coconuts
Time of Year: Early May
There’s definitely something in the air in Amsterdam - it could be anything really.
Happiness is a very broad term; we all have our personal definitions of what happiness is for us, and whatever that may be, Amsterdam seems to offer the freedom to embrace your happiness.
Whether it’s long walks by Canals, A great cup of coffee & amazing atmosphere, a puff of cannabis with someone you love or (insert your happiness here) - Amsterdam seem to have an aura that’s welcoming to all forms of happiness.
To Do: Sitting in the Sunshine, Walking in the Sunshine, Alive at Night
Time of Year: Early April
If we have fun doing it we’ll love it. Career, hobbies or romance. If our jobs are fun in some way, we say we love our jobs, the activities we consider “hobbies” are all activities which in some way we find them fun, the same goes for romance; we love it when we consider the act to be fun.
Whether it’s buying flowers or cooking a meal to be romantic, having fun when we do it heightens our enjoyment of it, and Munich, Germany set up a great natural scene for fun romance - it’s like having someone on your side.
To Do: Runyon Canyon, Venice Beach, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Time of Year: Mid March
The beauty of self-belief, as specified by the name itself, is that no one else can do it for us. Personally, I believe it is the most essential element for any form of individual success; the complete belief in ourselves that we can achieve/accomplish a goal. Contrary to popular belief, I disagree that Los Angeles is simply a land where dreams come true, however, I do believe LA is a land where we can go to motivate and believe in ourselves. Fitness, fun in the sun and people unapologetic about who they are - Los Angeles does a great job of creating an environment which can foster great self-belief.
To Do: Surf, Snorkel, Sunsets
Time of Year: Mid November
We should as often as possible take the time to reflect. Reflect on our day, week, month and year so far, it gives us a moment to be thankful for where we are, how far we’ve come and how much further we’d like to go. A moment to appreciate our lives and to fill ourselves with positivity & strength. The sunshine, skyline, clear water and waves of Phuket set the perfect scene for an enjoyable, reflection-filled trip.
We should all travel, discover the world and open our minds to seeing and understanding different ways of life.