"We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us." - Anonymous
Welcome to The Next Trip - This is Our Story
Hi and welcome to The Next Trip! We are Bettina and Kyle and our story began on a cold and snowy day in Helsinki, Finland, where we both studied at the time. We (Kyle, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and Bettina, born and raised in Bern, Switzerland) decided to give the long-distance relationship a go after our semester abroad. After many cross-Atlantic flights (we were both Air Canada's best customers), Bettina decided to move to Vancouver, only to convince Kyle two years later to move to Chicago to work in the finance industry. After living there and exploring the city for 4 years, we decided to follow our dreams, leave our jobs and Chicago, and embark on our next trip to discover the world. Without kids, pets, or anything else that would tie us down, we decided 2019 is the year for us to start our own adventure. After all, life is short! Read more about what inspired us and what our plans are or take a peak at what we are up to right now on our Instagram stories.
Life is short and can get very busy with ever-growing to do lists! Especially if you have a career in corporate America. We want to provide you with all the information, tips, and tricks you need so that you can travel more and see the world, even if you don't have a lot of time off work. Our mission is to show you that even with a full everyday life, there is always room for a little adventure.
On The Next Trip, we share our quick trips and tips for you to get the most out of your destination! Start planning your next trip using our 5-step guide to book cheap flights. Browse our destination guides to learn what to do, see, and eat on your next micro trip and use our 5 location-specific travel tips included in each post to ensure you get the most out of your trip. We hope that the pictures and travel tips we share on this blog will motivate you to pack a bag and take that trip you have always been dreaming of - it is only a flight away!
What is a Micro Trip?
Micro trips, just like weekend getaways or quick trips, are short getaways designed to maximize the amount of time you spend at your destination, getting the most out of being away from home. Micro trips are usually just a couple of days, but can be roadtrips nearby or jetting halfway across the world. They are the best way to travel to avoid or minimize taking time off from work. If you want to learn more about this new travel trend, check out our Micro trips FAQ as we answer the most common questions about Micro trips.
Need Tips and Have Questions?
We are excited to have you here and hope we can inspire you to travel and see more in your valuable time and help you inspire your next micro trip. We would love to hear what your next trip is! Drop us a line on social media and let us know if you need any tips or have any questions!
If you would like to know about us, our story, and our life in general, read our life update posts below!