If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I planned a two-week birthday party in Amsterdam for Rell. We booked an apartment through Airbnb and had a ball riding bikes, checking out coffee shops and getting lost in the city. Our birthdays are three months apart, so Rell had a bit of time to (try to) top my birthday planning.
I get asked how we afford to travel more than I care to answer. Initially, I thought it was beyond intrusive, but I’ve grown to understand it a bit more over the past three years. When someone asks me how I afford to travel nonstop (or clicks on an article like this one) they’re actually wondering how I am able to make money without a ‘job’.
Growing up my father would take my siblings and I all over the United States, trying his best to plant the seed of travel. As a history buff he would always find relevant historical landmarks for us to visit, while mixing in more relatable experiences for us to remember. I still have a rock I took from the school of the Little Rock Nine in Arkansas on our way across the country. This being my introduction to travel, I have always desired more of a genuine understanding of a place over a simple visit.