*News flash* the most beautiful trip – le plus beau voyage – is life. Your life.
Welcome and thanks for paying me a visit!
My name is Perrine.
I’m French and I like cheese (of course), words, living abroad, learning new things, slow modes of transport, smart German kitchen utensils.
In 2015, I left my old life behind and went on a journey to pursue my dreams, meet people, and learn from them.
I went on my most beautiful journey, mon plus beau voyage.
From Torschlusspanik to traveling
For a long time, I was yearning for something else, something different.
But I was scared, I wouldn’t dare taking the leap and years passed by, faster and faster. I felt like I was getting drained by the busy-ness of my life and I couldn’t really see how to change course.
Even though I was successful in life, deep inside, I knew that I wasn’t successfully living the life I truly wanted.
I was dreaming of different landscapes, new encounters, small adventures, big adventures, and fresh perspectives.
At the age of 30, Torschlusspanik helping, I finally hit the road (yeah Jack!)
And from there, Magic. Everywhere! Since then, my life has become so intense.
I decided to travel solo, to travel light and to travel slowly.
My life fits in a 35 L backpack that weighs 10 kg (22 lbs)… since 2015!
My best travel companion, trusting life.
My best reward, finally living in the moment.
I left home (France) with no itinerary nor return date. Only dreams and ideas.
From traveling to living one’s dreams
I was just telling you about small and big adventures. I left with that distant dream, maybe a little crazy, to one day sail across the Atlantic. Had I ever sailed before? Nope.
Well, you know what? This dream came true beginning 2018 and I’m sure that you too can go for it. You can do it too!
And another dream is to cover very long distances on a solar bicycle and join the Sun Trip rally.
Well, you know what? It’s happening!
Here, on the blog, I’ll tell you about travel as a broad concept, not just physical travel.
Because travel automatically makes you zoom out and gives you a new perspective. Unless you rush like a tourist without taking the time to truly discover and feel a place.
Changing location is the easiest/fastest way to find oneself and refocus, but it’s also possible at home.
As my grandfather said, the widest world to discover is oneself.
We’re probably too busy racing following a straight line instead of taking the time to listen to the whisper of our little inner voice and go explore winding tiny paths.
If you too have that impression that you can’t find what you’re looking for where you are at the moment, you landed in the right place.
Because nothing will change without you rolling up your sleeves. You have to put in work. Seriously.
Therefore, if you have a dream that never leaves you and don’t know where to start, here you’ll find some ideas, incentives, and inspiration.
By realizing one’s dreams, one realizes oneself.
Le plus beau voyage
Since my contribution to Globe-trotters magazine by Association ABM with an article about Scotland and a scone recipe, I’ve recorded many precious moments and thoughts but found every excuse not to start this blog.
There’s always something important that we keep postponing.
But now is the time for me to share my stories and advice. Here at le plus beau voyage, you’ll find:
- good mood, even though I might push you from time to time,
- under Experiences, some travel stories and how-to articles if you feel like going on similar adventures,
- under Thoughts, some ideas I’d like to share with you,
- *brand new* another section to follow the upcoming solar cycling adventure as a duo: the Sun Trip Tour 2019.
Please don’t hesitate to send me your questions and comments. Because I’m happy to answer them and share the lessons I have learned from others on the roads or at sea.
But most importantly, I wish to help you take the steps to make your wildest dreams come true.
Fair winds, bon voyage !
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