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World trip benefits – how to reply to those discouraging remarks on your world trip plans

In this blog you will read how people responded – or what they secretly thought – when we told them about our plans to sell our apartment and furniture, quit our jobs, and go travelling. It is very easy to be convinced not to do what you really want in this short life and as … Read more

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9 Reasons to hate love India (and to travel India)

Do you hate India? You love India? Experienced India travelers tell you will either hate India or love India. I can agree with this statement in a certain way. But my best description of India would be: you love India for the same reasons that you hate India. India is intense, India is raw. The Read more

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Travel on a budget through Europe – great tips for cheap and convenient transport

We became experts in traveling on a budget through Europe. It has been already more than 2 years that we live nomadic in Europe. Europe feels like our country. On average we switch places every 3 weeks. So that means after 21 nights in the same bed we hit the road again and travel to … Read more

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My 5 most treasured places – places to visit in 2021 (2022 ;) )

Looking for travel inspiration? Wondering where to go in 2021? I have picked my most treasured places of past years. I will tell you a little accompanying story, but the pictures tell everything. Here are my 5 favorite places to visit in 2021.

What are your favorite travel destinations of past years? It would be … Read more

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Annapurna Circuit: everything you want to know and need to know about trekking the classic Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

In this blog you will learn everything you need to know about the classic trek the Annapurna Circuit. So that you are totally ready for this breathtaking experience! We give you tips, advice and essential basic information to make your Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal a positive experience. We won’t go into depth why you … Read more

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Cuba on the cheap – Budget Cuba mini guide

Is Cuba cheap? Yes, very. Is Cuba expensive? Yes, it is! Traveling on Cuba is black or white. You either choose the adventurous and VERY cheap way of traveling. Or you choose the pleasant, smooth way with a western price tag. For most tourists, Cuba is relatively expensive because they willingly participate in the tourist … Read more

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14 Tips to be(come) a Perfect Traveler

Feeling stressed during your whole trip in Thailand because you don’t know what is going to happen next. Getting grumpy because in real life those temples and views are less stunning than on youtube. Especially when that catchy background tune is lacking and replaced by the sound of honking traffic. Becoming a perfect traveler Read more

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The ultimate tip for your trip to Vietnam – to avoid the crowds

Vietnam is beautiful, the nature in Vietnam is stunning and diverse. Vietnamese food is in the top 3 of the world cuisine I would say. Vietnam is very affordable. That is probably why it is so crowded. And I don’t mean crowded with locals, I am talking about the tourist crowds. Those crowds are very Read more

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Mongolia horse trek adventure. This is my story of breaking my back and throwing with goats in Central Mongolia.

I realized I never wrote the “Breaking-my-back-in-Mongolia” story for theperfectstrugglersdotcom. So here it is:  my ‘How did I break my back memoires’ in Mongolia during our Mongolia horse trek.

In 2014 we decided to go for it. Chase the dream and live the consequences. Which meant quitting the 9-till-5 and selling the house. And go Read more

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10 Things you definitely must do when you are in China

The title of this blog could have been ‘10 reasons to visit China’ as well. Don’t wait to follow-up on this top 10 until you accidentally end up in China. Consider this top 10 a big motivation to visit this interesting country. Traveling in China is great! In this blog we tell you our top Read more