Nice to meet you & welcome to tovetravel. I’m Tove and travel is like my second name as I spent the last 5 years doing it. 2012 was the first time I packed my bag to go traveling alone, I didn’t come home until 2,5 years later… and then only for a 3 months visit! I fell in love with the life out on the road and I realised there that a university-graduation wasn’t necessarily what I needed to live the life of my dreams! Instead I kept on traveling, and I found different ways of getting by doing what I love. I lived in Australia for 2 years where I worked in diffirent jobs, one of them on a vegteble farm, something I never tried before, but I loved it! In Central America I kept meeting people living on their art-work and I thought “hey, I could do that!” What I would say is that I found an alternative way of living, traveling didn´t lead me to a college degree but instead it lead me to what I would call “the school of life” and here I am! Traveling teaches you alot and it opens your mind and perspective to explore what you really want. Right now I’m speaking 2 & a half languages and I’m hoping to learn more. My first language is Swedish as I was born in Stockholm, Sweden. The second language is as you can see here, English, which I learned in school and it has been very useful to me when traveling. After living in Australia my English became pretty much fluent but when I decided to go and discover Central & South America, the English was no longer very helpful… this is where the half comes in, Spanish, which is the language I’m learning right now, after spending the past 1,5 years in Central & South America.
HOW I GOT STARTED
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
This question is where it all started. The problem was, I didn’t have an answer to that question. But, what I came to know in the time of growing older was what I didn’t want to be. I did not want the “normal Svensson” life with a villa, Volvo, golden retriever and a 9-5 job, (not that it’s something wrong with wanting that). But I remember thinking very hard in this question about life and what I wanted to be… and soon enough I realised; How could I know what I wanted to do with my life when I still hadn’t seen what was out there? when I only knew a little grain out of the big sandbox. So, I started dreaming about traveling & exploring the world and after my 20:th birthday I decided to pack my bag, first stop Africa! Saying hello to the world with open arms is the best decission I made so far in my life. It has not only lead me to discovering amazing places and views but also to discover a big part of myself, wonderful people and beautiful culture. This is for me what travel is about!
WHY A WEBSITE?
Well, to be completely honest with you I’m not a big fan of social media and spending my days infront of a computer… I’m a traveler! An explorer, who prefers to spend my days outside, hiking mountains, meeting people, diving deep in the ocean or do yoga on a beach somewhere with a beautiful sunset! But, during my years out on the road I kept meeting people telling me “What an interesting life, what a good story! You should share with more people out there what you’re doing, keep inspiring others to do the same thing.” So, that’s why I’m here. In hope to inspire you to follow your dreams, In hope to show you that it’s possible! And even if your dream is not to go traveling around the world I hope that I can inspire you in some way. Except traveling you will be able to find other subjects here on the website such as; art, photos, daily inspiration and general thoughts about life. I’m also happy to hear from you if you have any questions, you can contact me through my contact page which you will find in the top.
Thank you for stoping by!