When I have to defend my passion for travel

When I have to defend my passion for travel

Many people like to travel but perhaps not as much as I do. Some don’t even like to travel which is fine by me. We like different things in life, but there are always people out there who doesn’t respect that.


When I come across these people I sometime get comments I don’t appreciate. This doesn’t happen very often but when it does I kind of having a second thought about travelling.

Are they right? Why not spending money on a house? Why not thinking to build a career instead of running around the world every two years! Think about your daughter, shouldn’t she go to ordinary school?

Just for a few second I actually think that they are right. But that last just for a few second!


Here are some of the comments and questions I once got. And the answers I gave back.

Are you travelling so much to escape your boring life?

Bromo Travel Volcano IndonesiaPhoto: Mount Bromo, Indonesia 2014

I travel not to escpae life, but for life not to escape me !”

It sound very cheezy but that is the simple truth. I wouldn’t say I have a boring life living in Switzerland but ofcourse a life as a traveler is so much more fun and way more exiting than to be a stay-at-home mum..that’s for sure!


Why do you think about travelling so much? Enjoy what you have here!

What makes you belive that I am not enjoying this beautiful country Switzerland where the mountains are so high, the lakes are so many, the rivers are so long and the chocolat is so good?

Photo: Niederhorn, Switzerland 2016


 You must be rich to be able to travel so much.

Just stop shopping, eating out, drinking beers, go to cinema every weekend...for about six month. See then how richer you suddently got!


Isn’t time to settle down and buy a house?

I would love to buy a house! But I don’t have enough money to buy a house. But I do have enough money to travel!

I wish though that I could afford both!


Photo: Annapurna, Nepal 2013

 Is it worth the money?

Swim with a whaleshark, find a seahorse, hug a koala , walk on the Salar de Uyuni, climb the highest mountain…for me yes!

Is your new sofa worth the money?   

I love to buy experience not things!

How about you travelholic out there, do you ever get nasty comments of your travel lifestyle?


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Dawan Schneider
  • Veiken
    Posted at 06:26h, 20 March Reply

    Jag inbillar mig att folk är avundsjuka som kommer med negativa kommentarer. Hur har ni råd, är den sående frågan. Hur har vi inte råd att upptäcka världen och andra kulturer. Det är ett fredsprojekt i det lilla!
    PS Jag kan tyvärr inte kommentera med veikenpunktse som är min bloggadress

    • Dawan
      Posted at 07:17h, 20 March Reply

      Jo jag tror att vissa är avundsjuka men jag tror att det finns dom som faktis inte tycker om att resa…alls! Och dom fattar helt enkel inte hur vi kan resa så mkt och vi tvärtom.

  • Tamara
    Posted at 08:40h, 20 March Reply

    I am with you. Even though I live the “stable” life with the house and the (part-time) job, I do love to travel and explore. I am thankful for the trips we took before we had a baby, and I enjoy the journeys we embark on as a family.
    Love the comparison to the sofa. The impressions and experience you get while traveling can never been measured up by “stuff”.
    Happy traveling!

  • Tanya
    Posted at 09:59h, 20 March Reply

    Agreed! Memories are worth so much more than stuff.

  • PragueMama
    Posted at 09:29h, 24 March Reply

    I relate to this post so much! Travel is my passion and I would far rather make memories traveling than have a fancy house with expensive furniture, luxury cars, etc. For people who want those things I say more power to them but I’m content with my IKEA furniture and trips around the world instead! Yes travel can get expensive, but we prioritize it over many other things! Well said!

  • mominzurich
    Posted at 10:12h, 25 March Reply

    So sorry you are getting discouraging comments. I haven’t received them that I notice or realize. People definitely ask me odd questions about traveling, but they know I’m always planning a trip or on a trip. I get asked about how scary or dangerous different places we travel are or if we have had all our vaccines. I know I’m living the life I have always dreamed of through traveling. I will always prioritize traveling over possessions and that makes me so happy. It may not be for everyone, and that’s ok too.

    • Dawan
      Posted at 19:28h, 26 March Reply

      I rarely get bad comments but sometime we do as we travel long term for month and not regulary vacation for three weeks. We get to hear comments from my husbands swiss family (uncles) who are very old fashion.

      • mominzurich
        Posted at 21:24h, 26 March Reply

        As they say, to each their own. Live the life you enjoy. All the best to you and your family on your travels.

        • Dawan
          Posted at 06:50h, 27 March Reply

          Thanks! So good so far!❤

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