As I mentioned previously on this blog, travelling as a nomad on a budget requires an extraordinary amount of planning and organisation. Not only do I need to purchase decently priced transportation, I need to secure affordable accommodation and research how long I’m legally able to reside in each location, meaning I must research travel visa requirements at a minimum.
I’m already pricing flights because I plan to start exploring South America by this time next year. While one could travel as a nomad without planning in advance, this will almost always result in more money spent for transportation, especially when it comes to flights. I plan on buying my transatlantic flight by December, approximately nine months in advance of my tentative departure date.
Panama City will be my first destination across the Atlantic. I still have a year until I get to that point, so where will I be in the meantime?
I return to Scotland this December for a few weeks and then head to Thailand for three weeks with my boyfriend. After Thailand, I return to Scotland once again and will remain in Scotland (with possible trips elsewhere in the UK) until the end of May.
At that point, Kuba plans to start travelling with me full-time. We have tentative plans to visit Italy and Bosnia, and I’m pretty sure we’ll end up in Slovenia and Croatia because I’d like to revisit some of my favourite places, namely Ljubljana and Zagreb, with him by my side.
Daily travel vlogs are on the horizon!
Kuba (@minimalismjunky on Instagram) and I are both newbies when it comes to YouTube. We’re committed to our channels because we hope that we can inspire others to eat more fruit, set goals, and fulfil their dreams whatever they may be. We want to show you and others that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it.
While my YouTube channel primarily deals with my fruitarian lifestyle and the food I eat, Kuba’s channel focuses on minimalist travel. He did several vlogs while he visited me in Split, Croatia. (I rewatch these videos almost every day here since I miss him so much! How fun will it be to look back on them years from now?)
Kuba will post vlogs during our Thailand trip, as well, and plans to vlog daily once we leave Scotland next summer. If you’re curious about how two minimalist fruit vegans get on, check them out and subscribe! Thanks!
I have no idea where we’ll end up after Panama, but I do know we want to visit as much of Central and South America as we can, spend some time in Mexico and Canada, and eventually visit my sisters in the States.
I would love to call Scotland my home because of the friends I’ve made there, but the weather isn’t conducive to a fruitarian lifestyle. That’s one of the reasons why we’re attracted to Panama. The weather is warm and tropical fruit is available in abundance. Also, Kuba has lived in Scotland for years so he’s ready for a change of pace.
I’m excited for this next year! I want it to pass by quickly but at the same time, I need to remember to appreciate all the moments leading up to next summer. I have plenty to look forward to in the next few months, including Dubrovnik, Dublin, and visits from Kuba and my lovely friends Ivy and Leo!
I hope you have a great weekend! Stay fruity.