Q: On the theme of familiarity: a large part of the world has become accessible to us, and even familiar to us, without our even having been there, thanks to social networks. Although this is fantastic, do you think there is a downside? Does social media dampen the wow factor of destinations due to the overexposure they get?
A: Yes, it’s definitely a double edged sword as you mention. We’ve also noticed some previously remote sites in places like Bali and Tulum full of trash in recent years. However, I think the solution to this is to spread education using the same social media. For example, our anti-litter social media posts are among the most popular to date.
Also, I believe social media has really helped people choose their travel style. I think educated travelers are happy travelers. The vast amount of information that has been documented in recent years has enabled travelers to know what to pack, when to go somewhere, when not to go, what to eat, and more. This means that everyone can organize an itinerary that suits their preferences. and really enjoy their travels. Also, I don’t think a lot of photography or video can ever dull the awe one feels when seeing a glacier in Alaska or dolphins in Australia for the first time. This rush is unlike anything seen in the virtual world.
Q Advice for traveling with your partner? What do you do when each of you has something different in mind for a trip?
A: Too many to count. But the most important thing is to give yourself space. Very often we tend to treat travel like a checklist and I think it always ends in disaster! Instead, we recommend consciously creating an itinerary with personal likes (and dislikes) in mind. This way you can do things you really enjoy together. And it shouldn’t be taboo to dedicate time on every trip to your own hobbies, be it art, shopping or wine. For example, Vid loves its specialty cafes and I love my museums, so whenever we visit a vibrant city we make sure to set aside a day or two to go our own way and do just that.
Q: Finally: how do you deal with jet lag?
A: Patience and practice are enough. We have our routine up to a T now. Usually we go to sleep. But if we have busy days on landing, a good cup of coffee and plenty of water helps, and we always track this by synchronizing our body clocks with the time of where we are.
5 really practical tips that have helped you finance and achieve your dream life:
1. Financial literacy is the most important asset for digital entrepreneurs. It’s an important lesson in survival, but unfortunately it’s a lesson not taught in schools. The good news is that we live in a world where it’s easy to educate yourself through podcasts, audiobooks, workshops, even YouTube videos. As you work towards your financial independence, take the time to really understand the things that are often referred to as boring, whether it’s registering businesses, paying taxes, calculating savings, spreadsheets expenses, both internally and externally. It will help you manage your finances and establish a practical framework for turning your hobby into your profession. The financial decisions you make from the moment you start making money will shape your life. It is therefore important to fully control these decisions.