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!!