December 2014: Talking about Inner Journeys, Following The Compass and Making Dreams Come True in 2015!!
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Ever wondered WHY you travel? 

It's something I've been asking myself a lot lately and I am quite excited to talk about this topic with you. In fact, this question has made me change the focus of The Travel Tester blog a bit as well.

Studies show that travel makes us happier, younger in spirit and more creative, but there are many more factors in life that can be attributed to whether you decide to travel or not.

Think about all those travel brochures and magazines, travel TV-shows to even travel blogs: all those ‘top 10 things to do in...’ and ‘must see things in....’ lists aren't really things that everyone HAS to see or do, right? There has to be something else here...

Because travel is such a personal experience, you'll find out quickly that the real reason you travel isn't to tick of as many countries as you can. It's not about impressing your friends and it's definitely not what what everyone else tells you it should be for you.

Time to start using the word YOUrism instead of TOURism?

Travel adds something to your own personal development. It encourages you to evolve towards a better version of yourself. And that's why you shouldn't just be looking for activities to do on a trip, but experiences that will reinforces your inner journey. 

So tell me, why do you want to travel?

  •     Is it to have fun?
  •     Is it to enjoy the good life?
  •     Is it to get active?
  •     Is it to learn a specific skill?
  •     Is it to find new energy?

Whatever reason you have for taking your next trip, think about how you could match the destination with that inner journey. How can a destination specifically assist you in giving you what you need to grow as a person?

In 2015, The Travel Tester will be focusing a lot more on travelling with a purpose, finding your inner journey and helping you plan a trip that will hopefully make your personal dreams come true. 

Sounds good to you?

No need to wait until the next year starts. I've written a FREE eBook especially for you. And you can already download it today.

This book will help you make a start with finding out more about the specific reasons you might want to travel. It will also give you some practical tips on how to manifest that journey in real life. 

Next year, The Travel Tester will be using this eBook as a Manifest for all content that's going to be published and write more detailed articles and practical worksheets that will help you connect your personal inner journey with real-life destinations. 

Remember that your inner journey can be different for each trip, so read the eBook back every now and then to sharpen your focus! 

From now on, this newsletter is called 'The Compass', because I love for it to guide you in the way you want to go in life. 

Download your FREE Copy of the eBook now and I would love to hear from you after reading what the reason is you are planning your next trip. Email me at or leave a reply on the blog or on Social Media!

Best of 2014:

Explore the 5 senses of Puglia, Italy [VIDEO]
See, Hear, Smell, Touch and Taste Puglia, as we go from the fields to the cheese and olive oil factories, the wine cellar and the butcher shop. #WeAreInPuglia

Street Art Berlin, Germany: Exploring the Hackesche Höfe in 50 Photos
Looking for Street Art Heaven? Check out the Hackesche Höfe, a secret courtyard complex in Berlin. 

Game of Thrones TV-Show Locations Malta & Gozo
I've never visited a movie location before, but while I was right there, I got excited enough to visit some of the Game of Thrones Locations Malta and Gozo is rich. #MaltaIsMore

The Best Place for Hiking in Luxembourg
Are you looking for a good place to enjoy nature in Europe? Why not try hiking in Luxembourg? There are many options to explore the outdoors of the country and I tested one of the hiking trails. #VisitLuxembourg

Helsinki, Finland in Winter: You're HOT n COLD!
Thinking about visiting Helsinki in Winter? Here are my experiences in a city that I found very COLD... but also very HOT! #NBEfinland

Dürnstein: Wine, Wellness, Wachau... Austria's Top Secrets!
Hotel Pfeffel is the best place in Dürnstein (Wachau region) for wine, spa & wellness. I explored all the goodness they have to offer.

To Ski or to Snowboard? That is the Question. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
To Ski or to Snowboard? It's a questions a lot of first time winter sporters will ask. Here are my experiences with both. #LoveWinter

Meet the People of Senigallia, Italy: Strong after the Floods [VIDEO]
As a travel blogger, you sometimes get to contribute to a local community with an important mission. As Senigallia was hit by a terrible flood earlier in the year, I visited to show you that you can again enjoy your holiday here! #ILoveSenigallia

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