Author archives: Emma

20 Saving tips to make 2018 your year of Travel

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We all dream about it. Talk about it. Read about it. But when is that travel dream going to be a reality? You're in luck - in 2018, it's going to happen! Here are 20 saving tips to make 2018 to your year of travel. 1) Sell everything you haven’t used for one year This is my rule for when it's time to let something go. If I haven’t worn that jacket for on[...]

5 reasons why Sweden is the No.1 budget choice for nature lovers

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I know, I know - "Sweden" and "budget" is not a common combination. Sweden is famous for being one of the most expensive countries to travel to. Accommodation is expensive, food is expensive, wine is crazy expensive. How can anyone go to Sweden for a budget trip? If what you’re after in Sweden is a nature experience, you'll be surprised at how this country [...]

My yoga and meditation experience in India

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Every yoga-interested girl in this world probably has a dream about going to India to do yoga - if she hasn’t been already. The genuine mystique and spirituality that yoga seems to have in India is far beyond what you'll find in a gym in Europe. When planning my trip to India, a must was to do at least one yoga & meditation course. I’ve been practising [...]

5 ways to find yourself (for real) while traveling

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To go abroad to ”find yourself” is a the sort of idea some people might find laughable, since it sounds rather naive to think that you would find yourself better on a beach in Thailand with a Chang in you hand than you might at your own kitchen table. But actually the idea of traveling as a way to grow both as a person and in knowledge is not a very strange[...]

How the Internet killed the spontaneity of travel

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You have a one week vacation and you want to make the most of it. You've spent all this year's savings on this holiday - and it will be amazing. Everything is already booked. You'll start off by taking the flight to Florence where you have booked a spectacular room in the city center. It was expensive, but it will be worth it when looking at the reviews. [...]

A 20 step beginners guide to trekking

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Hiking and trekking is becoming more and more popular and is no longer a way of travel that only appeals to those who know how to make up a fire or can survive several days without food in the forest. It is promoted and available to the masses, who are largely a bunch of real beginners. And it is a truly amazing way to travel. It is cheap, you use your own b[...]

10 tips to backpack with comfort & style

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Last time I went backpacking in Asia - I mean properly with no plan or time-limit and only the idea that this was to be the start of something new -  I was 18. It was right after I finished school. I got butterflies in my stomach whenever I saw a surf dude, my mum had forced me to buy a terribly ugly pair of Ecco sandals and my backpack was so big that I nee[...]

How you as a tourist can help after a natural disaster

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The world's climate is changing. Natural disasters are appearing to come with higher frequency. We have recently seen several huge hurricanes in the Atlantic that had a peak this summer, plus flooding in South Asia and the earthquake in Mexico. If we don't change how we treat Mother Nature drastically, this is probably just a starting point. But how will thi[...]

7 Unmissable Experiences in Croatia: From Mountains to Island Hopping

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For some people travel means relaxation and a break from normal life. Laying on the beach with a drink. Reading a book by the pool. Well, for me it doesn't - even though I sometimes wish that was enough. When summer turned out colder then expected, I started to look for a cheap holiday with sun, adventure, culture and nature. Preferably with hidden, private [...]