Hello, Γεια σας, Hola, Ciao, Salut, مرحبا
We are Maria and Katerina. Welcome to our travel blog, It’s all trip to me!
First things first. All writing in the blog is done by me, Maria. Writing has been my passion ever since I was a child. I have always found it easier to express myself this way. It liberates me and relaxes me like nothing else can. Katerina, on the other hand, sees our best travel moments through her camera lens and captures them to eternity.
We both suffer from a serious case of wanderlust. This has been evident to both of us since childhood when even a short drive to a nearby beach would mean the world to us. However, although I had already been to many places in Greece, I only started travelling abroad about a decade ago. On the contrary, Katerina had seen a lot of places in Europe during her University years but hadn’t travelled in Greece that much.
Another love we share is learning foreign languages. Apart from our mother tongue, Greek, we also speak English, Italian, a bit of French and we are currently learning Arabic. I also speak Spanish. We firmly believe that learning a foreign language is the next best thing to travelling. It broadens one’s horizons and helps the mind wander to unknown lands and diverse cultures.
During our early travels, both Katerina and I were just tourists. Still trying to find our bearings, we were unable to fully appreciate and enjoy the destinations we visited. When we started to travel together though, all this started to change. The more we travelled together, the more we wanted to travel. Inevitably, we became better travellers with every trip we took.
We soon realised that we had found the perfect travelling companion in each other. We like the same things and we share this insatiable passion to see and taste all the beauties the world has to offer. Now we know that travel helps us evolve as personalities and become better people.
The idea of starting a travel blog had been on our minds for quite some time. This way we would combine our passions for writing, photography and travel in the most exciting way possible. However, we were sceptical about how on earth we could possibly compete with all those fascinating travel blogs out there, whose creators managed to quit their jobs and travel full-time. And then it hit us: we didn’t have to. If we can fit our wanderlust into our 9-5 job routines then there must be a lot of others in a similar position who want to do the same.
So, why not start a travel blog to inspire fellow part-time travellers to see the world one trip at a time exactly the way we do? That was how It’s all trip to me came to life. Katerina came up with our blog’s name by making a brilliant pun on the famous It’s all Greek to me idiom. It’s all trip to me seems so appropriate since we are both Greek and we love trips!
Blogging is a whole new world for us. We study a lot and we literally learn something new every single day. Our travel blog takes up most of our free time. It’s a bumpy road. Sometimes disappointments, frustration even, gets the better of us. But we absolutely love our journey to the travel blogging world. It makes us happy in ways we couldn’t possibly imagine. So, this is a project we give all our love to and we wish that all of you, our readers, will embrace it with equal fondness.
It’s all trip to me aims to inspire people to travel as much as they can by making the most of their vacation time. Just like we do ourselves. At this point, we try to travel to some place new or somewhere we know and love once a month. These are short trips. Weekend or 3 to 4-day-long escapes. We also plan one big trip once a year. This usually lasts for about two weeks.
Moreover, we hope that this travel blog will help fellow part-time travellers incorporate travel in their every-day lives the way we do in our hometown. There is always something new and exciting for us in Athens because we keep seeing it through the eyes of two enchanted travellers. After all, travelling is not a matter of distances covered but of experiences lived. It’s a mentality on its own.
So come along and let us take you on a trip!