I’m sure that if I haven’t read these books and seen these films, I wouldn’t be where I am now. They were a fuel that empowered my search for a better life, for more balanced values and feasible targets. Books & Movies are like a power-blast in a video game. They speed things up.
Stana Wolfova is the editor in chief of the online magazine Brainstorm, which offers articles about traveling, studying abroad and whole lifestyle for young people aged 18-26 years. Given the theme of the magazine it’s not very surprising that Stana likes to travel.
There is this great travel festival in Prague, called SlowTravel. It’s hosted by very popular czech website about traveling – TravelBible, who also published many books. I was invited there to do an interview. They asked me many interesting questions about how we travel and I decided to translate their article for you. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
A ton changed in my priorities since 2012. I’ve fixed cashflow & step by step I’m fixing overall net worth. I’m paying attention to the fact, that life’s short and there’s a reason to not work as hard as it is technically possible.
This is a translation of an interview of me and Martin, the owner of a czech website about digital nomads. Martin is an internet marketing consultant and his wife Lenka is a graphic designer. Both of them are freelancers.
We all want the best for our kids. Some of us give it to them by unlimited supply of toys and fun, some of us by Montessori or Waldorf education. Me and my wife have decided to enrich the life of our whole family more evenly. My name is Vita Valka and I travel with my wife and our two girls (3 and 4 years old) by caravan. We became addicted to the nomad life when we hit our very first road back in 2012.
Martin Rosulek interviewed me in 2014. Martin is a great and busy marketer who travels with his girlfriend and works from many awesome locations. We’ve met a few times and always had fruitful discussions about life, values and the joy of doing unusual things.
Two years ago we have slowed down drastically. We’ve changed our approach to work and realised, that the goal isn’t building a family house and looking after a garden. I bought a caravan, furnished it with the most essential stuff and together with my wife & kids we’ve started to live on the road.
Forget travel agencies. Blend work and holiday for a whole new experience. Travel without an organised schedule. It costs just a bit of effort and knowing your life priorities.
The truth is, that the toll roads with a caravan, do not pay off. You drive 80 km an hour, the same as on lower class roads and you pay way higher tolls than a regular car: 150–200% of the price. If you a have new trailer certified for 130 km/h, you are better off, but the fuel consumption surges up.