from short trips to traveling the world
& living abroad

from short trips to traveling the world & living abroad

I love traveling

And by traveling in this case I mean actually moving from place to place. I love flying despite the long hours at boring airports. Once I get onto the plane, sit down in my window seat and watch the world get smaller as the plane takes off, I feel happy. Excited to be able to travel somewhere again.

But I love all means of transport really. It gets you places and from my window seat I have seen some amazing sights. I have spent hours and hours on trains, on boats and on overcrowded buses taking me to unknown destinations. And although the journey wasn’t always comfortable, the sights were often spectacular and the destinations a new adventure.

Here are 30 of my pictures, giving you 30 reasons to always go for a seat with a view:

1. Ocean view: flying from Suriname to Aruba, Caribbean

Why you should always get a windon seat - Flying from Suriname to Aruba, Caribbean


2. A different view of Brazil: sailing along Brazil’s amazing coast

Brazil boat trip - Spend Life Traveling


3. Train view: scenic journey from a hill station in India

train in India

Interested in traveling to India? Also Read: Volunteering Abroad: Why You Should or Shouldn’t do it


4. A window seat not to miss: on a seaplane flight in the Maldives

Sea Plane flight Maldives

Are you thinking about traveling to the Maldives? Read: Luxury Resorts in The Maldives: My Personal Top 3


5. Urban view: flying to Miami, Florida

Flight Miami view

Thinking about visiting Miami? Also read: Miami, Florida: The Ultimate Travel Guide


6. Car view: a beautiful sunset as we left Barcelona, Spain

sunset outside of Barcelona

Also Read: Interview with an expat about life in Barcelona


7. A stormy view: a short stop on the island of St. Maarten before flying on to Curacao in the Caribbean

Airport of St. Maarten, waiting to fly on to Curacao

Want to know more about St. Maarten? Read: Things to do in St. Maarten & St. Martin


8. View from a rickshaw in India

View from a rickshaw in India

Also Read: Insider tips for what to see & do in Delhi


9. Beautiful flight in a tiny airplane from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten to St. Barts (St. Barthelemy)

Flight from St. Maarten to St. Barts


10. Flying over Greenland on my way to sunny California

why you should get a window seat

Are you thinking about traveling to California? Check out my articles about California


11. The best window seat: a flying lesson in a Cessna

flying a cessna


12. Unspoiled view: exploring Bigi Pan nature reserve in Suriname by boat

Exploring Suriname by boat


13. Sailing around Oman: perfect seat to keep an eye on the captain…

Oman by boat - Spend Life Traveling


14. View through cracked glass: my window seat on a train in Sri Lanka

Why get a window seat - famous train ride in Sri Lanka

The famous train ride from Kandy to Ella (Sri Lanka)

Read all the articles I have written about Sri Lanka here.


15. Lake view: amazing airboat ride in Orlando, Florida

airboat ride in Orlando


16. Do they all want a window seat?? Island hopping in Greece

Taking a ferry in Greece


17. Back of the boat view: on a ferry in Greece

Taking a ferry in Greece

Are you thinking about traveling to Greece? Then read: 5 Hidden Gems You Should Visit in Greece


18. Window seat on the bus: driving through the desert in Israel

driving through the desert in Israel


19. Professional view: Spending a day on a catamaran in Mauritius as research staff

sailing in Mauritius

If you are considering a trip to Mauritius, definitely read about my experience volunteering in Mauritius!


20. Driver’s seat view: driving through the Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Driving part of the North Coast 500 route


21. Romantic view: watching an amazing sunset from a boat in Aruba

Watching the sunset in Aruba


22. Luxury view: exploring the Maldives by boat

Maldives by boat


23. Overcrowded train view: one overcrowded train passing the other in India

overcrowded train in India


24. Tropical view: Gazing at Klein Bonaire, a tiny, beautiful island that’s part of Bonaire, Caribbean

ferry to Klein Bonaire, Caribbean

If you love diving Bonaire is a great destination! Check out this list of the best dive sites in Bonaire.


25. Sydney Harbour Bridge view: On a ferry in Sydney, Australia

Ferry in Sydney Australia

Are you visiting Sydney or thinking about moving to Sydney? Read: Sydney, Australia: 10 Things Not to Miss and Interview with an Expat: Living in Sydney, Australia


26. Vulcano view: on a bus to Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

vulcano by lago atitlan

If you want to know more about this incredible country, read: Guatemala: 5 Places Not to Miss


27. Table Mountain view: Heading back from Robben Island to Cape Town, South Africa

from Robben Island to Cape Town


28. Rickshaw view: driving through Pune, India

rickshaw in pune, india


29. Relaxing view: an afternoon on a catamaran in Aruba, Caribbean

catamaran in Aruba, Caribbean


30. View from the cockpit: flight in the Bahamas – the co-pilot’s seat is definitely the best window seat!

flying over the Bahamas


No matter where you go or what you do, try to enjoy the ride… and the view!

30 Reasons to Always Get a Window Seat

Author: Sanne Wesselman
A traveler, wanderer, digital nomad, and entrepreneur. Owner of marketing company A to Z Marketing.
I spend most of my time living and working abroad and use this website to share "the good, the bad and the ugly" of traveling and living abroad. Visit the About Me page for more info.