Chit-chats Travel Tuesday

Answering My FAQs About : Travel

Words & Photos: Yours truly • Location: Palacio de Velázquez, Parque del Retiro, Madrid

If you know me in person… Heck, if you’re even a little bit familiar with my blog, you’d know that I’m addicted to travel. And when you’re a travel addict, people have questions.

Whenever I share my travel plans with people IRL or over the internet, I almost always get asked the standard questions so I figured why not put all of these frequently-asked questions together in a blog post and answer them once and for all!

 

one “So… Do you work?”

I think this and “How do you afford it?” probably tie for the question I get asked the most.

The short answer is yes, I do work, and that’s how I afford it. Actually that’s a lie, while I do have a full-time job, I can afford all my travels because I’m very careful with my expenses (for the most part anyway) and the only luxuries in life that I really splurge on are clothes and travels. I don’t drink, smoke, or go on nights-out so that saves me a lot of money… because why get a hangover when you can have post-vacay blues instead, right?

 

 

two “Where are you staying?”

I’d say more than half the time I stay at Airbnbs. If you’ve never stayed at one before, you’re missing out. Big. Time.

Part of the reason why I can afford to go away so frequently is all thanks to Airbnb #nonspon — it’s seriously the best thing that’s ever happened to modern-day travelling. If you’re into meeting people, staying at places that reflect the locals’ way of life, truly ‘living’ in a foreign city even if it’s only a long weekend then I’d highly recommend it. On the other hand, if you just want all-inclusive, easy, hassle-free accommodation then I’d suggest you stick with traditional hotels… but I know which one I’d rather choose!

(You can use my Airbnb promo code now and get £25 off your first stay!)

 

 

three “You happy to be back?”

Of course! That sounded more sarcastic than I intended, but I am.

… the truth is : I’m one of those people who live to travel and travel to live. In order for me to keep exploring the world, I need to get my backside into work every day! Luckily I do enjoy what I do professionally, which makes life so much easier. So in short, I am always happy to come home after spending a little time away — because then I can start looking forward to the next trip!

 

By now you may be wondering “When is your next holiday?”… Well, the honest answer is I don’t know — do you count a family visit to Dublin as a holiday? If so, then Dublin later this month, otherwise Oslo in late-August with some of my fave people, including my fellow jet-setter and all-round cool chick Asma, from Jet Set Chick!

Do you also get asked a lot of repeated questions about your travels? Do you have any questions for me? Let me know down below!!

 

Oliver ❤

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Elsa Lee
    June 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Some good tips here. I also usually use Airbnb unless hotel prices are comparable. I’ve been screwed over once by an Airbnb host (out of many) so it’s worth noting that hotels do generally tend to be more reliable.

    • Reply
      Oliver
      June 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      That’s true!! But we’ve also been let down by hotels before… and found Airbnb to be brilliant (most of the time) so I guess it’s all down to luck really!

      Oliver x

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    Jem
    June 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    So great points here! I love to travel. I think it’s so life enriching and you can learn so much.

  • Reply
    Bryanna skye
    June 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I love air bnb – that’s the only way we travel now! so much cheaper and also cozier and usually nicer than hotels in my experience

    • Reply
      Oliver
      June 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Yes! We really appreciate the comfort and having the whole place to ourselves, including the kitchen and everything!

      Oliver x

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    Fotini
    June 27, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Every time I travel, I check Airbnb first for accommodation but, I don´t know how or why, I always find cheaper hotels (of 3 stars minimum) to stay. So I haven´t actually stayed in Airbnb yet but it sure sounds more fun than a hotel! Especially if you book a room and the landlords are there as well and they are fun and help you with the hidden spots of the place you are visiting. Maybe next time I´ll try it!

    Have fun traveling, your photos always look great so the vacation must be as well!

    • Reply
      Oliver
      June 27, 2018 at 7:38 am

      I think it depends on where you’re going because Airbnb is just not happening in some cities! We’re not keen on having the Airbnb landlord stay with us just because we enjoy our privacy, so we tend to go for ‘Entire Place’.

      Oliver x

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