Author archives: guest

I dare you to do this in Panama

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After you’ve done the Panama City Tour classics like visit the Panama Canal, walking around in Casco Viejo, and learning about the country’s history at the Biodiversity Museum, I dare you to take a little detour and get out of your comfort zone by doing the things on this list.  You’re bound to have a great time! 1. Lunch on the Caribbean, Sunset on t[...]

5 Must-visit places in Mexico

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We've written a lot about Mexico before: we shamelessly professed our love for Tulum, gone on and on about La Paz (time and again), and given tips about Mexico City. But what can we say? There's something enchanting about this country that keeps calling us back for more. More adventure, more delicious food, more cultural immersion. It's true that places like[...]

7 Ways Solo Travel Makes You Grow As A Woman

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Before I set out to see the world, it was a far off dream, a goal I had set for myself and a desire to see the world in a new way. It was scary and it ended up happening all at once: I was alone on the road. And it’s one of the best and most magical experiences I’ve had in my life. Here are seven of the myriad things I've learned from traveling alone - s[...]

Top 5 Books to read on your next vacation

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Travel provides the opportunity to kick-back and relax, order one or two more cocktails than you normally would, and basically, do whatever you want whenever you want to do it. If you're anything like me, you also use this time to catch-up on all the latest novels. Whether you're passing time on a long train-journey or flight, snuggled up in bed on long lazy[...]

50 Must See Places in the Western United States

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This summer I returned to my home country after living in the Far East and embarked on a month long road trip through the Western United States, experiencing my homeland like I never dreamed: through a Great American Road trip. Coming from the East Coast originally, I have spent many long hours experiencing the open highways of America. However, much of t[...]

How I Benefited From Living in A Non-English Speaking Country

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‘Come ti trovi qui?’ my beautician in Florence asked me, as she casually continued plucking at my brows. A look of what would soon become all-too-familiar-confusion began to cloud my eyes, and I suddenly realized that this was just the tip of the iceberg to understanding how little I knew of the Italian language. I had learnt how to say my name, to ask ho[...]

5 awesome things to do in Mallorca

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There is so much more to Mallorca than drunk Germans and endless parties in the hedonistic resorts of El Arenal and Magaluf - at least, that’s what I’d been told. Nevertheless, this Spanish island in the Mediterranean was never a top priority on my list of holiday destinations, but after I got the chance to spend a short trip there recently I quickly reali[...]

8 Surprising Cities to Add to Your Cross-Country Road Trip

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One of the coolest parts of planning your next road trip is that you can constantly search for new and less-explored parts of the country — a bonus to living in such a vast space as the United States. There is nothing quite like getting lost in nature or among locals in some remote or unknown location. If you’ve yet to kick off your next cross-country jou[...]

Manila Unravelled: Exploring the Different Side of a Metropolis

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After a 15-hour journey I arrived in Manila. A gust of hot sticky air instantly hit my face, making my curly hair look just a little bit crazier. I managed to make my way on to the right public bus, thanks to the invaluable travel information given to me by my contact in the Philippines, Jay. It’s pretty easy to get lost in a major capital city that boasts o[...]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

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Gap years have become so popular that it’s hard to decide what to do exactly in your year of freedom. The options are intimidating: should you see the world, land an internship, or move back in with your parents to save some cash? If you ask me, travel is the perfect bridge between the academic world and the work sector. It isn’t just about building skill[...]