Author archives: guest

5 amazing Surprises waiting in the Baltic States

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What a strange white light, I thought, as I blinked, having a hard time keeping my sleepy eyes open. We had only been wandering the buzzing streets of central Riga for a short while but I could already feel the special atmosphere in the place. It was still winter here, as the chilly temperature and a few unmelted snowdrifts testified.  Taking advantage of[...]

10 things I learned when I solo cycled around New Zealand

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When I graduated from university in August 2015, I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a career. What I did know was that I needed to escape. That I needed to travel far, far away from the chaotic streets of London, where I had been living for the past four years, to somewhere wild and exotic, mountainous and rugged. I chose New Zealand, because it was my mum[...]

7 picturesque Lighthouses in France That you MUST Add to your Bucket List

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If you asked me what I think is the most beautiful feeling in life, I would tell you that it is what I feel when I'm home. Personally, I have never experienced anything as heartwarming as that, and I think that if we were to put genuine love into words then "welcome home" would be probably the best option. That's why I love lighthouses, for the metaphor t[...]

Camping Tips for First-Time Solo Campers

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Across the way, young men and women sat around a roaring bonfire, laughing and listening to music. Their rugged trucks were parked at angles around the campsite, shielding them from the chill evening wind. Next to my beat-up four-door sedan, my own fire pit was empty and cold. When I decided to take a spontaneous solo road trip up the British Columbia coast [...]

Our England Bucket List: The Most Beautiful Places in England

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Home to David Beckham, fish & chips, Big Ben, and The Beatles, England is a small but historically rich and naturally diverse country. Don’t let the size fool you - there are countless things to do and see while traveling through England. While it’s hard to narrow down our top picks, the following spots should definitely be included on your travel bucket[...]

Off the Beaten Path in Venice: Exploring the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

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When I see tourists and travelers in Venice, I often think of them as children in a huge ice-cream parlor: overwhelmed by the great variety of flavours, they’ll look around dazzled by such diverse supply but will probably end up ordering the most common tastes. In the same way, the typical Venetian tour will lead you to the usual “top things to see”, which, [...]

A Kingdom for a Whale - A Travel Story from Tonga

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I want to see a whale. More than that - I want to swim with a whale. That was my one and only reason to travel to Tonga, an island state in the South Pacific that is one of the few places worldwide where it is possible to do exactly that. And now I am standing on this boat in the middle of the ocean with nothing around me but water. I repeat, nothing. We [...]

Solo Adventures in the South of France on a Bicycle

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I’m old enough to remember when I first acquired dial-up internet and my new Nokia 3210 was the best thing since sliced bread; and ever since then life has been a whole lot easier. Much like most millennials, I rely on technology to do just about everything from ordering my next hot meal to answering burning questions like whether starfish have eyes. But som[...]

20 Surprising facts about Myanmar you didn't know

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Myanmar only recently opened to tourism which is probably one of the reasons why everyone who visits this country is so fascinated by it. It not only offers stunning places to visit, but it has cordial and helpful people who are every day discovering opportunities brought to them by a new democratic regime. These are 20 reasons why I consider Myanmar to b[...]