Goats Update: Big Travel Announcement For 2020

Goats Update: Big Travel Announcement For 2020


We’ve actually simply booked our subsequent massive journey and sure, this can be a massive one! We’re not simply travelling, we’ll even be residing in a number of the most romantic cities on the earth, spending a while residing like a neighborhood and likewise renting a automobile for a bit to drive round and discover extra of those international locations. 

On this publish, we’re going to announce our subsequent massive journey plans for 2020, which is in only a few days!

Why Are We Going?

In 2019 we successfully used Grenada within the Caribbean as our residence base. We’ve been returning to this lovely little island since we first got here on a pet sitting job again in 2014. We adore it right here and since it’s well-connected to New York and Miami, it’s truly not a foul place to fly out of after we go travelling.

We even have an ideal group of mates right here, a pleasant home and a way of life that we love. However after spending half of 2019 right here and virtually all of 2018, we’re excited a couple of new journey.

Grenada is a paradise. There are such a lot of issues to do right here. White sand seashores, diving, crusing, mountains, hikes, waterfalls, pleasant individuals… it’s unimaginable.

However after we keep right here for a very long time, we begin to crave a little bit of metropolis life.

That is seemingly because of the truth that we reside exterior of the primary “cities” in Grenada, so any time we wish to go to an honest restaurant or exit for some drinks with mates, we’ve got to drive for nearly a half an hour.

This doesn’t sound like a giant deal, and actually it’s not, however for anybody who has pushed at night time in Grenada, you’ll know the roads aren’t the best to drive at nighttime. There are individuals on the road, goats, canines and rather a lot potholes alongside the best way…and being high-beamed your entire drive isn’t all that enjoyable!

Because of this Dariece and I usually find yourself staying at residence after darkish and don’t usually enterprise out to have a “night time out”.

We adore it right here although! Don’t get me mistaken. Grenada is our residence, so we use this time to loosen up, get work performed and benefit from the lovely nature round our home. However after a couple of months, we’re able to be “within the thick of it” once more.

blogging from a hammock as a digital nomad
Grenada is a good residence base and place to get some work performed

That’s why for our subsequent journey, we’re transferring into flats within the middle of some cities to discover as locals, take pleasure in all kinds of eating places and cafes, participate in some nightlife, and luxuriate in facilities that solely cities can supply.

It sounds hilarious to say as a result of many individuals would like to reside within the Caribbean, however simply as you want a vacation from the hustle and bustle of town, generally it’s good to have a break from peace and quiet and head into society for some time.

The place Are We Going?

Right here it goes, the large journey announcement. We’re going again to Europe!

This may not be as thrilling for a few of you who’ve adopted us since we backpacked by Central Asia, hitchhiked by Africa, or explored the Center East, however belief me… it’s thrilling for us. We are able to’t wait.

Europe has been calling us again for a very long time. Although we’ve spent a substantial period of time travelling across the continent, we’ve spent most of our time within the East. This time we wish to reside and journey round extra of Western Europe.

Whereas we do have some issues deliberate and booked, there are a couple of enterprise conferences within the space that we want to attend, and if a press journey pops up, we’ll take into account agreeing to that as nicely.

This journey is about being Digital Nomads, whereas working from our laptops and experiencing residing elsewhere.

2019 ended on a large “low” for us in each our enterprise and private lives, so we’re trying ahead to focusing rather a lot on our web site, getting impressed by new locations, and spending high quality time with each other in these romantic European cities!

Paris

We’ve truly by no means been to France, so we’re extraordinarily excited to lastly go to Paris. We are going to solely be within the metropolis for a couple of days earlier than flying to our subsequent vacation spot, so we received’t be capable to see something however the capital (we wish to journey slower), however we’ve rented a cute Airbnb residence in Paris proper close to the Eiffel Tower and we’ll be exploring as lots of the neighbourhoods as we will within the time we’re there.

Streets of Paris

We wished to see a distinct facet of Paris as nicely whereas we’re there, so we booked some experiences with locals by Airbnb. Should you haven’t but checked out Airbnb Experiences but, you should go obtain the app or try the web site to search out 1000’s of cool excursions you are able to do with locals all around the world.

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The experiences we’ve got booked in Paris are a chef’s desk dinner in a Parisian chef’s residence and a wine and cheese tasting expertise… yum. We additionally booked a free strolling tour on our first day to take us to a number of the lesser-known components of town.

Whereas planning our journey to Paris, we realized that town is definitely fairly sophisticated and never that straightforward to beat, so we plan on sharing with you guys precisely how we received round, what neighbourhoods we like probably the most (there are greater than a dozen within the previous city alone) and extra off-track locations we discover.

Barcelona

That is one other metropolis that has been on our European bucket checklist for years. We visited Spain again in 2011, however we solely went to the far south. We had been within the nation for only a week however we visited Malaga, Estepona and Rhonda. We liked these three cities truly, so it’s stunning that we haven’t returned till now.

Since visiting Spain, we’ve heard so many individuals rave about Barcelona and plenty of digital nomads are additionally relocating there. So we rented an residence in Gracia for per week and we’ll be utilizing it as our base to discover town. We joined an “Uncensored Underground Strolling Tour” of town (once more by Airbnb Experiences) and shall be testing the pink gentle district and a number of the extra seedy components of Barcelona.

where to stay in barcelona

It will likely be fascinating to see the underbelly of town and get a greater understanding of why it’s the approach it’s. 

Although that is our first time in Barcelona, we’re nicely conscious that it’s the pickpocketing capital of the world, so we’ll undoubtedly be going low-key and retaining an in depth grip on our belongings, however crime hasn’t deterred us from travelling locations earlier than, so Barcelona shall be no completely different. 

We additionally booked a tapas and wine strolling tour which, if you happen to’ve been following us for some time, you’ll know is correct up our alley. As we’ve got a bit extra time in Barcelona, we hope to get some work performed in the course of the mornings after which head out and discover in the course of the afternoons.

Once more we’ll be popping out with guides and posts about issues to do in Barcelona on this weblog so keep tuned.

Rome

From Barcelona, we fly to Rome.

Ah, Rome. There’s simply one thing about this metropolis. When the top of 2019 had some fairly severe lows, Dariece and I each sat down and thought: “The place is our pleased place?”

The reply is all the time, Rome.

Historical historical past, scrumptious wine, unimaginable meals and being surrounded by individuals who have a ardour for all times. The place higher than Rome?

We’ve been to Rome earlier than, however this time we plan to remain for round Three weeks. That is after we’ll actually be settling down a bit and residing like locals. Now we have rented an residence within the Trastevere neighbourhood the place we’ll base ourselves to discover extra of not simply town, but in addition a number of the small cities and villages surrounding it.

travelling to rome italy

Our plan is to work for the day and head out to discover within the late afternoons and evenings. As a result of we’re so near many eating places, bars and cafes, we’re most trying ahead to being in the midst of the motion.

We’re only a few minutes stroll from Campo de’ Fiori and we’ve already explored lots of the sights within the metropolis, so we received’t really feel like we’ve got to do “the touristy stuff” whereas we’re there (though we nonetheless do need to see the Vatican Metropolis).

We’re excited to stroll out of our entrance door and truly benefit from the nightlife. As a substitute of settling in at 7:00 pm as we do right here in Grenada, we will head out to a restaurant or wine bar at that hour, take pleasure in a platter of meats and cheeses, some scrumptious pink wine and recent home made pasta. My mouth is watering simply eager about it.

As digital nomads, we’re lucky to have the ability to work from anyplace, and by residing in Rome for some time, we really feel we’ll actually be profiting from this way of life.

However we’re not simply staying in Rome for your entire time. We additionally booked a few wonderful experiences across the metropolis. One is a pasta-making class with an 80-year-old Grandma in a small romantic village about an hour practice experience exterior of Rome. The opposite is a winery tour and wine tasting, additionally exterior of city.

We additionally booked some experiences within the metropolis, together with an underground meals & wine strolling tour and we’re eying up another ones that we would determine on as soon as we’re there.

We’ve already written rather a lot about Rome on this weblog, however after spending one other Three weeks within the metropolis, we’ll be capable to beef up that content material and actually provide you with guys a greater understanding of issues to do exterior of the primary vacationer sights. 

We may also be writing about our expertise residing in Rome, the place to search out flats, one of the best neighbourhoods in Rome, the price of residing, and so on.

That is our pleased place and we will’t wait to have this time collectively…whereas consuming and consuming our approach across the metropolis!

Lisbon

Lisbon has been on our residing overseas bucket checklist since 2015 after we first began listening to of town within the digital nomad teams. Evidently this hip and exquisite seaside capital has all of it. Vivid pastel-coloured structure, a cool metropolis middle, edgy neighbourhoods, nice eating places, cool co-working areas and a big digital nomad group, we will’t wait to lastly discover Lisbon.

We’ll be staying in a vivid residence simply exterior of the primary hustle and bustle of town (which may be fairly loud at night time apparently). We’ll be residing in Lisbon and dealing on the weblog for a bit of over Three weeks. We’re hoping to participate in some on-line entrepreneurship seminars, meet up with another bloggers and digital nomads and simply discover town for some time.

Best Place To Stay in Lisbon

As of the time of penning this publish, we haven’t booked any strolling excursions, underground excursions or Airbnb Experiences but, however we plan to undoubtedly do some wine tastings, some cultural and historic strolling excursions and native foodie experiences.

After residing in Lisbon for a couple of weeks, we’ll have a very good understanding of one of the best areas to remain in Lisbon and what it’s wish to reside and journey there. We’ll be sharing posts on this weblog about the price of residing, locations to see, off-track experiences, and so on.

Hopefully, we’ll additionally be capable to report again on the digital nomad scene there, the conferences and occasions that occur and the co-working areas across the metropolis.

At this level in our travels round Europe, it’ll be time to do some exploring exterior of the cities. We selected to spend fairly a little bit of time in Rome and Lisbon as a result of we have to get some work performed on the enterprise, however after 6 weeks we must be caught up sufficient to move out and discover.

At the moment, our plan is to hire a automobile and drive up the coast of Portugal to take a look at town of Porto and a few cities within the Algarve…however nothing is about in stone.

After Lisbon?

We haven’t booked something but, however we do have some wonderful concepts floating round our journey brains for the time being. We’re going to play it by ear and see how we really feel after 2 months in Europe and the way far alongside we’re with the enterprise plans, but when we’re prepared, we’re considering of those few concepts:

Asia?

Seeing as we will solely keep within the Schengen Zone in Europe for 90 days in any 180 day interval, we’re considering we would depart Europe altogether for a month or so and head to Asia. Maybe an residence in Chiang Mai or a villa in Bali? We haven’t determined but.

Slovenia?

We’ve all the time wished to journey round Slovenia and particularly, we’ve been fascinated with residing within the nation’s beautiful, inexperienced capital for Lubjianna. If we’re not too apprehensive about our Schengen Visas operating out, we might head to Slovenia for a couple of weeks to reside and journey round this mountaineering and trekking paradise.

Van Life?

That is one thing we’ve all the time wished to do. We discovered a really cool RV for hire in Czechia (Czech Republic) and we’d like to hire it for a month or two and drive round Europe in it. Van life has all the time been on our journey bucket checklist and whereas we’ve deliberate many overland journeys up to now, we’ve all the time performed them by automobile. 

RV Travel

Dwelling out of a van or RV could be such a novel journey expertise for us. After all, due to the Schengen limitations, we wouldn’t be capable to spend a lot time in Central or Western Europe, however we’d love to select it up in Czechia, then head to Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Western Ukraine and Poland earlier than dropping the automobile again off the place we received it.

How Are We Getting There?

As I discussed earlier within the publish, Grenada makes a fairly first rate base in the case of flights, due to connections by New York and Miami. Consider it or not, we’re flying from Grenada to New York direct for $192 USD, spending the night time in an Airbnb in New York, then flying from New York to Paris direct for $132 USD.

That’s unimaginable proper?! All the best way from Grenada to Paris with just one cease for $324 every. One of the best half is that we used our bank card factors to pay for these, in order that they’re truly free.

These primary fares aren’t even particular discounted flight offers although. The flight from Grenada to New York is with JetBlue they usually run this similar journey daily of the week aside from Monday and you may often get the fare for beneath $200.

The flight from New York to Paris is with Norwegian Airways they usually’re presently serving many main American cities with a number of the most cost-effective flights possible. 

traveling colombia cheap flights
Who doesn’t love an affordable flight?

We would not be near a lot approach down right here in Grenada, however not less than we will discover superior fares like these by New York and Miami.

We might’ve performed your entire journey in sooner or later with only a 3-hour layover in JFK airport, however we don’t love to do lengthy flights anymore or stress out about tight connections. We’d moderately simply spend the night time in a lodge room or Airbnb moderately than enduring 19 hours of straight journey.

How Lengthy Will We Go For?

For now, we booked an open-ended ticket. We do not know how lengthy we’ll be travelling for. Now we have till mid-March booked proper now and at the moment we’ll reassess and determine what we wish to do, proceed travelling round Europe, go to Asia or return residence to Grenada.

What You Can Anticipate From The Weblog

Our plan is to jot down loads of content material about our experiences on this journey, what we consider the cities, what it’s wish to reside and journey round these international locations, the price of residing and so on. We’ll even be placing collectively some helpful movies on the YouTube Channel to present you a greater understanding of what these locations are like. Should you haven’t but, be sure to subscribe.

Airbnbs in Paris

Thank You!

Should you’ve learn this far within the publish, you have to be one of many true followers of this weblog, so thanks very a lot for that! When you’ve got learn the entire publish, please remark under and inform us how lengthy you’ve been studying Goats On The Street. Additionally, give us some concepts of the place we should always go to and issues we should always do within the locations listed above! 

Please keep tuned for helpful articles, movies and social shares for extra about our upcoming travels. Thanks for studying and have an ideal 2020!

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