We love to travel and share our stories, however, we aren’t just the typical travel blog. More nature, less restaurants, more barbecue, and less expensive bills are only a few of our choices.
The internet has a diverse choice of travel blogs. You can easily find thousands (if not more) of travel-related blogs all with their unique charm and type of advice. All of them were created by people like us, people with a passion for traveling, exploring the world, sharing memories and tips.
Many blogs were created for vacation travels and they are based on monthly or yearly ones. Others, like ours, are created by full-time travelers. People who travel daily, seeking new adventures, cultures, and experiences.
A Permanent Holiday
The idea of our blog was born when two soulmates with the same passion for traveling got together.
I can proudly say that we don’t have the typical blog. As we love nature more than the people occupying it, we tend to stay away from the cities. Don’t get me wrong, cities can be awe-inspiring with all the different types of architecture and history, and because of that, they tend to be super busy and overcrowded.
More nature, less cities
We aren’t impressed by man-made things as much as we are fascinated by everything created by nature.
Another side of why we avoid cities is the tourist traps. Many must-sees are surely a must-see, but the capitalism in all the tourist areas is so unpleasant, especially when combined with hundreds and hundreds of other people who came to see the same place at the same time. Have you tried taking a picture in front of a building, church, or whatever top tourist attraction in a city? Then you know how the beautiful picture is full of photobombs, and somehow the magic of it is lost.
Traveling with time pressure
Sometimes we have the time to walk around and enjoy the areas fully. Other times we are on a schedule (yes, travelers do have schedules, well, sometimes), and we prefer to visit a few things out of the big cities rather than spending short and rushed hours in a town deserving days. That’s why in our blog, you will find destinations spread all over the countries. Since we travel in our van, it is easy to skip some places but see others.
Many big cities cannot be reached by car, or parking is very pricey, so Park and ride comes in handy. In case of using out-of-the-city parking, one must plan time for traveling in both directions. Ultimately it is all about enjoying our time, so when in a rush better see a few things rather than run around like crazy with the intention to see everything in the area.
We definitely aren’t fancy travelers. We live in a van and travel very budget-friendly, allowing us to see as many magical places as possible. In A Permanent Holiday, you will find some articles about cities, but mainly we like to explore, capture and describe nature sceneries. Artificial buildings and monuments are sometimes exciting, but our priority is to run away from the crowd and get lost in nature.
Dinners with a view
Don’t search for restaurants or bars in our blog. There are many great places, however, for us, the perfect dinner is a barbecue made goodies with views of the ocean, river, or whatever stunning scenery we had parked close by to.
We are huge fans of coffee places, but as we travel on a budget, we got used to making coffee on the stoves and enjoying it at the lake, on the rocks or whichever sunny spot we find around.
Time for a rest
Traveling and every day of new stimuli can be very exhausting, so sometimes we decide to spend a few hours of rest on a sunny field. It can be thousands of times more pleasant than visiting a place while almost falling apart from exhaustion. We often don’t feel it, but sleep deprivation or simply the tiredness of walking many kilometers can chase you down one day. If the mood becomes grumpy and sleepy, we find a nice green patch or a forest and finish the day in a hammock. Due to that, in our blog, you will find not only the most famous places to visit but also the secret spots for spending a day in the hammock, a nice field for a day of tanning or the swimming lakes around Europe and the globe.
We travel budget-friendly
If you have decided to take a look at our trips around Europe, you will quickly realize we don’t travel with big resources, so every suggestion and trip we make is manageable by most people. With low-budget traveling, we try to inspire more people to travel. Everybody can do it even with not too much money. You will be surprised how much you can travel if, instead of going to a restaurant, you pack yourself a nice sandwich.
It happens that sometimes we visit places outside the working hours and like that we get to see them for free. Not all tourist attractions have that option. For example, The Fisherman Bastion in Budapest and the Lighthouse on the southernmost tip of Norway have the option, saving us 4 entrance tickets.
We try not to spend too much daily, but sometimes we don’t think about it and spend some extra on something worthy for us. It cannot be only saving, at the end of the day we work so we enjoy life, right?
See the world while working
As we are full-time travelers, you might ask, “ Where do you get all the money from?”. Nope, we aren’t super-rich, and neither are our families. It is very simple: we work and travel. Every half a year, sometimes more, sometimes less , we change our workplace and choose another country to live, work and explore. Working and traveling gives a big advantage over holiday travels - we get to deeply explore and experience different cultures and habits. As we stay for more than the usual two weeks vacation, we can actually dive into the rhythm of the locals, find secret places and make many friends around the world.
We figured out that this is the best way to explore the world without being a millionaire. As we love working in the hospitality area and more people are always needed in that sector, finding vacancies in different countries is not so hard. A huge plus is that in this sector, you can expand your network and get multiple job opportunities around the globe.
Check HOW TO find jobs while traveling for more information and tips. There we share our experience, and you will find other examples and tips for jobs outside the office.