Author archives: guest

5 Classic Books To Pair With Your Next Vacation

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I have two loves: books and travel. So it’s no surprise that I combined the two in my debut novel, GIRLS WHO TRAVEL, a travel-themed romantic comedy that largely takes place in India, Italy and London. From classic literature, I learned that a strong sense of place can be magical. A setting doesn’t just have to be a backdrop; instead, it can permeate[...]

10 things I Learnt from Traveling on a Van

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On my trip to New Zealand earlier this year, I drove a camper van for the very first time. I drove it around both the wide open New Zealand countryside and through the cramped, hilly cities. It was fantastic, fun and scary at times. I learned a lot on this trip, both about operating a camper van and all the practical knowledge that comes with that, and about[...]

How to Travel Iceland With Kids

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Let's face it – traveling with kids is never easy. All the extra things you have to remember to bring, like favourite teddy bears and spare clothes in case of an accident, soon add up. It's also the most rewarding thing you can do with your children. Seeing those wide eyes fill with wonder, when your child, say, sees a huge waterfall for the first time, is p[...]

7 Signs To Show That You Are Born to Travel

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There are some people who are willing to try everything once at least in life. Whether it’s food, a new adventurous activity, or something totally random, they always have an open mind and a passion for new experiences. But that's not the case for everyone. There are some people who enjoy the stability of a subtle life - in their 9 to 5 job and with family, [...]

You are allowed to choose Travel

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"So, where are you off to this weekend?" By now, I'm used to people asking me where I am traveling to next. The ones closest to me don't even ask anymore whether I'll be home when I'm off work. They know the backpack is waiting for me next to my door, and a travel plan has already been made weeks, maybe months in advance. They know me and are used to this[...]

10 Underrated Destinations For Female Solo Travelers

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Flying solo is one of the recent “it” things when it comes to traveling. Even seasoned travelers will advise you to go out there by yourself, at least, once in your lifetime. Japan and the US are some of the countries popular among solo travelers. But if you want to veer from the beaten path, here are 10 underrated destinations you can consider! 1) Lada[...]

Successfully Moving Abroad: 5 Things to Think about

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Emigrating, moving abroad, leaving your hometown, family and friends for good is one of the hardest decisions to make, but can also be one of the biggest steps forward in your life. For the sake of this article I will assume that you have fallen in love on the road, so you've been to your new home at least once, and have not only visited touristy hot spots, [...]

11 Essential Things to Know Before Going to China

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Because of the language barrier, traveling in China can be intimidating to many. But with some essential information, you can travel through China with fun and ease - and even book your trip without going through a tour agency! This guide includes tips on how to navigate through China before and during your stay to help make your journey as smooth as pos[...]

Being a Superhero in Bolivia: The biggest thrill in La Paz

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“Take your pick,” the employee said. “You can descend as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Santa Clause or a piece of bacon.” I would call myself an adrenaline junkie with a fear of heights. I’ve jumped out of planes and off of cliffs. Even bungee jumped once with the helpful push of an employee. So when planning my stopover in La Paz, Bolivia, I was surprised[...]

How to escape the tourist crowds in Italy

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You may be surprised to learn that some people have a love-hate relationship with Italy. When I first traveled to Italy in my early 20s I found the tourist crowds suffocating, the traffic insane, the prices exorbitant and the noise intolerable. Twenty years later I returned, determined to find the beautiful Italy that so many people talk about. This time [...]