I’m Isabella. Used-to-be travel blogger, currently living in Warsaw, Poland. Why „used-to-be”? You probably noticed that new posts do not show up at the blog as often as in the previous years. I wouldn’t say it’s a sign of „growing old”, it’s just my priorities which have changed. Of course I did not quit traveling, and I still cherish meeting new people and discovering new places, and I’m absolutely still in love with Japanese country living and traveling around Japan. I just made the decision to spend more time offline so I don’t write about it as often as I used to do.
I spend all my days off and most of the weekends traveling. But am I the Traveler? Well, that would sound great, and probably much better than being a tourist, but the truth is that most of us are tourist. And I really like to think of myself as an advanced cultural tourist (ACT):
Advanced Cultural Tourist – A tourist or traveler who is experienced in cultural trips. The person has specified interests in traveling and chooses destinations accordingly to ones goals – often off the beaten track. An advanced cultural tourist organizes trips on his own, travels alone or in a small, seasoned group. The ACT is focused on widening his intellectual horizons; trips provide further knowledge, entertainment and enrich the travel experience (the 3xE rule: Entertainment, Excitement, Education). An Advanced Cultural Tourist cannot imagine a life without traveling.
I t’s not surprising that one of my favorite form of traveling is a cultural city break. I love discovering cultural and historic sites, museums, art galleries, temples as well as sacred natural sites and heritage sites that are less known. On the other hand, I was born and raised in the mountains, so I can’t imagine not keeping in touch with the nature. On my blog you will find information about:
- CULTURAL TRAVELS on a budget
- URBAN TOURISM (check also the Museum Madness section)
- RURAL TOURISM with a strong focus on FOLKLORE (ethnic and folk museums, folk art, folk music and traditions)
- HERITAGE STIES TOURISM (UNESCO sites, cultural landscapes, parks and gardens; post-industrial and military sites)
- RELIGIOUS TOURISM (places of worship, sacred natural sites)
- REGIONAL TOURISM
- LIVING HISTORY TOURISM
- CULTURAL EVENTS TOURISM (high culture, folk culture)
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For detailed travel goals please visit My Bucket List 🙂
Postscriptum: As you’ve probably noticed English is not my mother tongue, so I don’t find blogging in Twain’s language so easy to do. Sometimes I can’t express myself the way I want to, and it’s nightmarish! Anyway, in case of particularly blatant errors – feel free to correct me 🙂