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5 Weird and Wonderful Things About Japan

Japan is one of the world's most interesting destinations. While it is a developed country, it has developed in often a very different way to the West, creating its own culture, crazes and atmosphere. Whilst exploring I found a lot of things a little strange, but once you become accustomed to them- you realise just how great they are! Here are 5 of those thi[...]

How I Moved Abroad and Fulfilled My Dreams

When I was a kid, I was told that I could do anything, be anything, and try anything I wanted. It would take hard work and dedication, but when you put your mind to something, you can do it all. As a teenager, I was lucky enough to have two parents who lived an unconventional yet very traditional life. They were ex-reporters and editors turned college pro[...]

Finding Love in San Francisco

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to San Francisco, CA. The trip was all about love, but not in the two-people-fall-in-love kind of way; it was about one woman (me) and one city (San Francisco).  I have been to the City by the Bay before as a tourist on my first ever solo trip, as a cheerleader when my mom ran the Nike Women's Marathon, and as a tour[...]

10 Off-the-beaten-Path Things to Do in Madrid

Madrid has no shortage of sights to see, from the Prado and the Reina Sofia Museums to Buen Retiro Park. Any guidebook worth its salt will tell you to visit the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and the Puerta del Sol. And you should definitely see those places. But what about all the amazing sights you don’t read about in the guidebooks? You better believe [...]

101 little Habits that make you a Better Traveler

When it comes to travel, there is of course no right and wrong. Everybody has their own way of experiencing the world. They set their own pace and are interested in a variety of different things. By better I therefore don't mean to say that one way to travel is better than the other. By better I simply mean ways to be more organised but also flexible; consci[...]

Top 10 Places in Berlin to Work from your Laptop

Last week we introduced you guys to a great little series we are running on travelettes this month which is all about the new style of business in your city. This comes as part of a campaign currently run by Huawei, one of our favorite providers of electronics (maybe some of you remember we've reported on their latest releases here and here in the past). The[...]

A Quick Guide to Nikko, Japan

Nikko is usually proffered as a weekend or daytrip from Tokyo, but you could easily spend weeks exploring this place. Prepare to happen upon shrines and statues galore, monkeys, waterfalls, lakes, hot springs - the list goes on and on. This beautiful and eerie place will stay with you long after you leave. Between UNESCO world heritage shrines and temples[...]

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