A Little Bit About Me

Hey and welcome to tovetravel.com. My namn is Tove and traveling is something that I love, I´ve actually spent the last 5 years doing it! Discovering and exploring the corners of our world, but I still have ALOT left to see. 2012 was the first time I packed my bag and left Sweden (where I was born) 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 realized 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 different jobs, traveling, meeting people and getting new experiences. In Central America, I kept meeting people living on their artwork 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 led me to discover more of what I really want. It led me to “the school of life” and here I am, still learning and exploring what´s out there!

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. Who does, right? But what I came to know in the time of growing older was what I didn’t want. 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 on this question about life and what I wanted to be… and soon enough I realized; 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 20th birthday, I decided to pack my bag. Saying hello to the world with open arms is the best decision 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, this fantastic planet we´re living on, amazing people and beautiful culture. This is for me what travel is about!

Why tovetravel.com

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! I prefer to spend my days outside, hiking mountains, smelling the forest, meeting people, diving deep in the ocean or do yoga on a beach somewhere! But, during my years out on the road, I kept meeting people telling me “What a beautiful life, what a good story! You should share with more people out there what you’re doing, inspire others to do the same thing.” So, that’s why I’m here. Hoping to inspire other people to follow their dreams, to take the step out into the unknown, in hope to share that it’s possible! And even if your dream is not to go traveling around the world I hope that I can inspire you anyway. This is a place where I want to share all kind of stuff that pops up on my way, thoughts about life and things I find inspiring and important. You´re also welcome to share any of your thoughts!

 

Thank you and don´t forget to follow your dreams!

Tove