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A Traveler's New Year's Resolutions for 2019

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I am not one for bucket lists or New Year's resolutions. This is not because I can't keep them but because they often seem quite insignificant on the grand scheme of things or the timing is just off for me. While I like the clean cut that comes by the year changing and find that it gives me an emotional clean slate somehow, why wait for January 1st to make n[...]

San Andrés Island: Colombia’s Little Secret

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A little guide, for a little island... As my extended stay in Colombia edged towards a close, I found myself in the same position I had found myself in all too often; desperately trying to squeeze six months worth of activities into two hectic weeks. I had wanted to visit San Andrés Island ever since I’d first heard it mentioned over the clinking of cocktai[...]

7 Totally Underrated Cosmetics for Travel

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Beyond the endless Bastise cans and overpriced coconut oils of this world, lies a wholly underappreciated group of slightly odd essentials for your capsule cosmetics bag. Forget chic shower miniatures, deep nourishing gloop made from unicorn tears and those infuriating mini straighteners that tear much more then they straighten. As a person in a constant str[...]

The Travelettes Guide to experiencing Christmas in South Tyrol

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I've been to South Tyrol quite a few times and it's one of those places that just never disappoints. Maybe it's because it's in Italy, which to me is one of those countries I just can't help but love. The food, the people, the culture - there just is nothing I don't like about it. Take all those things about Italy and add a humble mountain range (the Alps) t[...]

10 Practical Christmas Gifts for Travelers

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Every December (without exception) me and my mother do the annual pre-Christmas standoff in which she insists she must buy me something, and I insist that she doesn’t. It’s not that I don’t appreciate her gifts, its just that the spare room in my parent's house looks like a graveyard of non travel-friendly items that have spent the last ten years gatheri[...]

8 Exceedingly British Treats to Try in London

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As a Brit, I’m happy to admit that we are a nation of uninventive eaters. Besides the humble Yorkshire pudding, and adopting curry as our own, we have pretty much stayed off the world’s culinary map -and for good reason. Interestingly, we do have a lot of great restaurants and the food scene in London is amazing. But it revolves heavily around the food of ot[...]

7 Reasons to put Crete on your Travelmap

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Who doesn't think of whitewashed houses and blue windows to the backdrop of the even bluer ocean when they think of Greece? So did I for the longest time until I actually took my first trip to Greece and visited Thessaloniki and Halkidiki. There was nothing blue and white about either yet I still loved them both. So when I started to plan my Greek return I j[...]

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