Janice Laraine loves adventure travel and gets outdoors at every opportunity she gets. When she is not climbing, snowboarding, or camping, she designs websites and brands for adventurous female entrepreneurs. Her goal is to help them design a lifestyle that gives them the opportunity to travel and experience life.
Daniela Andaloro spent 16 years travelling and living between Australia and Europe. She is a believer in the Law of Attraction and manifesting all of her heart's wishes. For over a year now, she has broken away from the rat race in order to live her freedom lifestyle which she is currently still working on perfecting.
Her last adventure was for 5 months from May until October 2017. It was the first time she had been overseas. No working, no staying put to live like a local, just purely travelling around Western Europe in order to reconnect with herself and heal her broken soul. She had an amazing time and truly discovered what she is made of.
I spent a good two months living and travelling around the country, learning spanish, dancing, partying and getting into nature. Honestly I felt like I didn't even scratch the surface. I didn't even get out to Mendoza the wine growing region famous for its Malbec red wine. Seriously what was I thinking.
If you are anything like me, who has been bitten by the travel bug, you know that your love for travel will never go away. There is always a new place to visit, new people to meet and new adventures to have. As humans we only have a limited life and if you want to grow and evolve and experience a truly rich life, you will know that you can gain so much from travelling.
What do you remember? Most likely the first thing that springs to mind are the amazing destinations you have visited, the people that you meet, the sites that you saw and the incredible jaw dropping moments you never could have imagined. You think about all the wonderful stories and the incredible moments.
As I started talking more and more about Reverse Culture Shock, I also realised that some of my thoughts and ideas were getting entangled with Post Travel Blues. I started using these words interchangeably, however I soon realised that they are not the same thing. In fact they are very very different. We can start by looking at the meaning of both. I found these definitions.
Id built up the belief that “you need to be ready” before you travel to India. This had come mainly from external voices and opinions of others. I would often get told how ‘full on’ it was to travel to India. The traffic, the smells, cows in the street, the poverty, the large amount of people, the craziness of the train stations and the difference in culture.