Where Does a Full-Time Traveler Go On Vacation?

by Gigi Griffis

When I tell people that I travel full-time, one of the commonest questions is this: Where’s the best place?

It’s a pretty impossible question to answer. So I tell people: If you love food, go to Italy. If you want an artistic, welcoming, warm community of people, head to Ghent, Belgium. And if you want landscapes that will take your breath away, head to Botswana’s Okavongo Delta or the Swiss Alps.

Which is why it makes perfect sense that when I decided to take a whole, luxurious month off from client projects, to simply hike and write (that book proposal) and mull over what comes next for my life, I chose the Alps. The lush, imposing, fresh, and perfect Alps.

By the time you read this, I’ll be there. Probably having some fondue after a long day of hiking. Or spending hours upon hours sitting in a field and just staring at the cliffs. Or snuggled up in my tent with Luna.

It’s going to be amazing.

And it’s also going to be a bit off-the-grid. Which means that even though I’ll still be posting on the blog (scheduling posts ahead of time), it might take me a little while to respond to comments, emails, Facebook messages, etc. My apologies in advance for any delays. Sometimes we all just need to take a break, focus less on our online networks, and stare long and hard at the world around us.

So, for the whole month of September, this is where you can imagine me: hiking straight up into the Alps with a small backpack, a happy dog, and hopefully some wonderful new perspectives on what comes next.

Where are you going for your next vacation?

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lee September 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

Enjoy! looking forward to details on the train through the alps, i shall be crossing Europe to go home to italy in Oct and hope to try this route before my ‘religious hike’ in Como!

gigigriffis September 3, 2013 - 8:11 am

Ooh, a religious hike in Como? Sounds intriguing!

Rob September 2, 2013 - 9:36 am

I’m going hiking in Tasmania to start my next vacation. Followed by 3 weeks of exploring towns and outback.

As much as anything regarding your experience I’ll be fascinated to hear of your experience “roughing it” in the tent for the month of September. I love camping, but less so when it’s raining and I have to get up and pee in the middle of the night :)

gigigriffis September 3, 2013 - 8:13 am

Well, less roughing it and more glamping. Though it is darn cold here at night.

April June 5, 2014 - 11:32 am

Wow! This indeed is a good question. I love travelling so much that it breaks my heart when I can’t travel in a year. Of course, right now, I’ll be bringing my kids as well and share with them my passion in travelling. My next plan is to go to Disneyland, Florida and let my kids enjoy eveything in stored for them in that place. Thanks for sharing this post!


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