[trav-uh-loo-shuhn] movement of people who believe life is about experience more than destination
Thanks for dropping by! I’m Cristina, a 20-something journalist by trade and traveller by heart. I’m a Canadian with a love for Europe, a minimalist in progress, obsessive food addict, and Experiential Travel Blogger for thetravolution.com. This is my quest to trade in the conventional to live life by my own terms and experience the world.
In a Nutshell
In 2007, an impulsive, last minute decision would completely change the way I think about living. After spending $30,000 on my degree (and a little hesitation to enter adulthood), I packed up and headed for my first long-term trip over the ocean. I was wrong. Travel is the best education I could ever invest in. Through culture, history, adventure, fear, poverty, and getting lost in foreign places I learned I don’t want to read about the world. I want to experience it.
I graduated in Journalism and Political Science with a focus on International Relations and with hopes of, one day, using my travels to volunteer my way around the world. I’ve worked in radio and television, mainstream and non-profit media, as a production assistant, writer, reporter, and field producer. Since turning down my dream job twice, I am now working toward my location-independent life in PR and social media while merging the two things I love most as a journalist and traveller.
Experiential travel is about travelling in ways that connect us to people, places, history, culture, and their way of life. You won’t find gallery reviews or museums on here. Instead, travel should be about venturing into authentic neighbourhoods, going where locals go, eating where locals eat, immersing in the culture, and doing things you never thought you would. Since ditching the 9-to-5 life, the blog has become my outlet to break away from conventional living, to live a more travel centric life and inspire others to do the same.
Why travel? Because it has the power to change our perspective, change our beliefs and consequently change the world. It teaches us about other cultures, helps us understand how others live, and lets us engage with the world around us rather than simply pass through it.
Europe! I am in love with this continent. Europe has the ability to make you love life, live freely, and appreciate the moment. There is no place like it and I hope you will see why too. Through this blog, I’m following my heart through beautiful cities, picturesque towns, culinary experiences, romantic languages, exciting adventures, and a more meaningful life.
“Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer” – one smart man