Author archives: guest

Dear Ex-Boyfriend, Thank You!

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At the time I lived in Los Angeles and my boyfriend had just relocated to New York. I bought a ticket to visit him for his birthday in July, but then it happened. We broke up in June. 'Crap!, I think. 'I’m certainly not gonna go to New York now, and I can’t get a refund. What am I gonna do with this plane ticket?' I thought about going somewhere else, but wh[...]

Top 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Sydney

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Whenever I hear travellers in Sydney ask the question 'What do you think of Sydney?' I can’t help but cringe a little. Sydney is made up of so many diverse stories and people, each staking their claim over different neighbourhoods around our ever-growing city. It’s so easy for visitors who drop by to miss the best of what we have to offer. If you’re wond[...]

7 Reasons To Add Kyoto To Your Bucket List

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Home to tranquil temples, lush gardens, striking shrines and mysterious geishas, a visit to Japan would not be complete without venturing to its cultural and historic centre, Kyoto. Providing a striking contrast to the chaotic, neon-lit and modernistic mega city of Tokyo, Kyoto is a completely different world. The city exudes warmth, classic character and a [...]

6 Reasons You Are Better Off Traveling Before You're Tied Down

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Travelling is as much a journey into yourself as it is journey out into the world. An adventure provides perspective but the traveler must have the solo time and space to see it. When we’re busy travelling with a significant other, we can miss the gifts solitude has to offer. That’s why, before you dedicate yourself to a serious relationship and opt for [...]

7 Reasons to Visit Ronda, Spain

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Spain greeted us - in best fashion - with miles and miles of dusty copper mountains and a bright blue sky. I immediately fell in love with the small, rural town of Ronda as our train rolled into the station. And that was just the beginning. One short mile beyond the station was the place I had been dreaming about and furiously Pinterest-stalking for months o[...]

Romance and Road Trips: Why Travel is the Best Relationship Test

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There we were, driving nervously along a jagged dirt road, risking our lives and compact rental car for the chance to see arctic seals. After an hour of snail-like crawling along this remote North Iceland peninsula - with no seals or even humans in sight - I made a confession: I may have forgotten to look up tide times. Which are, apparently, integral to fin[...]

3 Off-Beat Hiking Destinations in Greece

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Most people when they think of Greece, they think of islands with amazing beaches, crystal clear water, white houses with blue shutters and cozy taverns that serve ouzo with mezes. You might also think of the archaeological sites and Athens. But did you know that mainland Greece is also an excellent hiking destination? The mainland consists mostly out of mou[...]

I Believe in Travel

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I've never really been a strictly religious person, although I have the greatest respect for those privileged enough to have found faith. Travel has always been the one constant in my life. Ever since my parents pulled me out of school aged 5 to spend 3 long months driving across Australia, me and sister bouncing along in the back seat of an old pink VW beet[...]

36 Hours in Akureyri, Iceland

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It’s a sleepy Sunday morning as I stroll through the colorful, tree-lined streets of Akureyri. Sidewalk cleaners sweep up broken glass, remnants of a wild Icelandic weekend, and besides a few early morning churchgoers, I’m alone with my thoughts as I wander to a secret spot that promises the best views of Iceland’s second largest city. Despite my warm, wo[...]