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  • Writer's pictureDonna Kitchen

Our Travel Philosophy

Who else gets pre-trip jitters? I get them bad so it's a good thing I'm about to go on holiday.

As a massive planner and list writer, organising this adventure has been problematic for me due to the fact that I have in the past over planned our itineraries, almost to the hour. I'm bit of a control freak in that regard. Anyone who knows me can attest to that. I have consciously pulled back and not allowing myself to create an itinerary in this manner as we want flexibility to stay as long or as short in a destination as we want. With a three month trip we are in the perfect position to be able to wing it to a certain degree.

This is not to say I haven't researched the heck out of locations, attractions and culture so we do our best to make the most of our time. We are aware of how valuable our time is and maximising the possibilities of what may be.

We like to think of ourselves as travellers rather than tourists. As far as I can recollect, we have never been on an organised group tour as we prefer to wander off on our own, following our noses to see what is around the next bend or corner.

We are adventurers who go off the beaten path looking to immerse ourselves in a country and a new culture. We make the effort to learn as much of the language as I can, chat to the local people to understand the best we can, what their daily life looks like, family life, their beliefs and if possible, politics. We are very aware that some of these topics can be of limits in some countries.

With free spirits and inquisitive minds we seek adventure by walking down that path to see where it goes or not using google maps to decide whether we need to turn left or right but to follow our noses to see what we may find. This is adventuring.


Donna & Kev

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Apr 02, 2023

Loving the blogs Donna (my first blogs) so getting the hang of it all. You both look so happy. What an adventure. Thank you sharing am walking right beside you 😊👀💕AM & UB


Mar 24, 2023
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Agree! Great to have done the research, but allowing for unplanned adventures leaves you open for wonderful experiences!! xx

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