[ Written by Caroline | 3 Mar 2015 | One Comment | ]
Getting in Shape in Belek, Turkey

“It’s been a month since my last flight… Hi, my name’s Frankie and I’m a recovering travel addict.”

I woke up this morning and realised something scary. I don’t have my next trip booked. I don’t have any plans to leave the country where I now live. And I don’t know where my next journey will take me or if I’ll even go abroad again this year.
It wasn’t a conscious decision not …

[ Written by Frankie | 2 Mar 2015 | 21 Comments | ]

It is snowing outside in New York City as yet another blizzard swirls around outside my window. As the snow piles up and temperatures drop, I sit cozy indoors wrapped up in the warmth of my living room and indulging in Hello Panda cookies (a childhood throwback) purchased at the nearby bodega while I write this post. I am fed, warm, have a roof above my head and am healthy …

[ Written by Nikki | 1 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

While preparing my big trip to South East Asia, I was looking for something different to do than the classical route through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. When someone asked me ‘Why not try the Philippines!?’, I got curious. With direct flights to Manila from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Australia, and even budget airlines flying there, the Philippines are within easy reach. Long story short, as soon as my plane …

[ Written by guest | 28 Feb 2015 | 14 Comments | ]

I recently stumbled upon a video in my Facebook newsfeed, and my friend’s tagline ‘I hope I don’t come off like this’ going with it, drew in my attention. In the video a girl, who has just returned from another exotic destination, visits her friend’s home and meets two of his friends. While they question her about why she travels and how she’s even able to afford it (‘her dad …

[ Written by Kathi | 27 Feb 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Crystal-clear water washing over the pebble beaches, whitewashed houses standing out in the distance, contrasting against the perfectly blue skies… Greek islands don’t need much of an introduction, their beauty is already attracting thousands of visitors each year. And yet, some parts of this picture-perfect paradise don’t get quite enough recognition, while others are so busy with tourists, that it’s hard to find a spot for yourself. This list of ten …

[ Written by guest | 26 Feb 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

“Are you a tourist?” There is no better question to wake the wrath of travelers faster than that. We are no tourists, thank you very much! We are travelers, adventurers, wandering free spirits, exploring the sights and people the world has to offer. So much more following in the footsteps of Magarete Mead than in search of the biggest Sangria bucket on Mallorca. Whatever you do, don’t call me a tourist, …

[ Written by Annika | 25 Feb 2015 | 12 Comments | ]

You have probably heard and read it a million times: volunteering abroad (be it short or long-term) is an ultimately rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It sounds like a cliché, right? There is the truth to it though, and I’m happy to repeat it for the million+1st time – volunteering really is amazing.
When planning our travels we often get absorbed in what we want to do and see. Quickly, it’s all about …

[ Written by guest | 24 Feb 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

I can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Erika Lopez’s Flaming Iguanas in the first place. I must have typed something like “road novels written by awesome hardass women” into Google, and seen it pop up first thing on the results page.
Now, there don’t seem to be that many classic road novels out there that haven’t been committed by a male. And don’t get me wrong, male writers have produced damn …

[ Written by Marie C | 23 Feb 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

If I close my eyes, I can still remember the first taste of that spoonful of freshly made dark chocolate. The subtle crunch of the sugar granules lending its sweetness, the slight bitter taste from the cocoa beans mixing with the smoothness of the whipped in milk. Moments ago I had seen all 3 ingredients come together like a choreographed dance–melting into each other while stirred by local Ngäbe women …

[ Written by Nikki | 22 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

New York City and San Francisco certainly might have the most brunch joints per capita, but I like to think that Charleston, South Carolina takes the title of “Ultimate Best Brunch” in the USA. You won’t find national chain restaurants on the peninsula – almost every dining establishment in the area is locally-owned and grown, making Charleston’s brunch cuisine even more unique. Here is a selection of classics to choose from …

[ Written by Katka | 21 Feb 2015 | One Comment | ]