welcome to the Bachelor of Travel. A site dedicated to travel stories, adventures and to how our perception can transform the mundane into something magical.
I am Rania, I was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece but was fortunate to call 6 countries home before my 18th birthday. My second adopted country is New Zealand, and I was lucky to be there for 8 years before moving back to Europe to pursue my Masters program. I am looking forward to discovering more of our planet’s destinations in the years to come. When I’m not working I am travelling around Greece showing visitors the beauty of my native land. In addition to the Bachelor of Travel, I also write for Definitely Greece, a boutique travel operator.
What’s with the name?
The name of the website is a conscious effort to approach travelling as a collection of ideas, beliefs, lessons and core principles which very loosely can be incorporated into a self-created curriculum that teaches us about the value of travel. A Bachelor in Travel has no entrance requirements other than a willingness to be exposed to things outside our comfort level. A Bachelor in Travel has no time restrictions. It cannot be completed within a 3 or 4 year period but will be something you continuously work on throughout your lifetime. A Bachelor in Travel is free. Resources and study materials can be found all around us. Lastly, a Bachelor in Travel is fully customizable. Take what you want. Add what you need.
A few questions?
What does travelling mean to you? How do you define the act of travelling – the journey? What are the principles it needs to include? Physical as well as psychological aspects. Spiritual and emotional. Detectable or imperceptible. Conscious or unconscious.
Travel is… Going on a hiking adventure. Moving to another country. Or visiting a new country. Or having a one-year round the world trip. But that is not all. You can travel through taste. Explore through the sounds of music. Change by the words of a poet. Travelling can be as simple as…. reading a book. Trying a different cuisine. Dancing to the sound of some foreign music. Travelling is, a new language, the stories of a dear friend, or a documentary.
The ways we define travel pale in comparison to the ways travel can define us.
Within our routine, within our everyday life, the movement of travel shapes us into the people we become. In these pages, you will find stories that hope to inspire, entertain and motivate. Thirteen core principles are used to explain the path of learning through travel, the ways we can find joy in the little things and adventures in our routine.