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10 things I've learned while teaching in Chile

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Teaching is often a go-to profession for those of us who want to see the world, I’ve been teaching English as a second language for 3 years now, with 1 year in Japan and 2 years here in Chile under my belt. I’m lucky enough to get to travel, immerse myself in new cultures - and still get paid! I would recommend this job to anyone. But this lifestyle isn't j[...]

A first timer's guide to Sarawak, Borneo

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Sarawak is a playground for adventure seekers, wildlife watchers, cultural enthusiasts and foodies. If this sounds like you, then this corner of Asia won’t disappoint. Here's my beginner's guide to this beautiful Malay state, located on the island of Borneo. Kuching The capital city of Sarawak, Kuching, is a refreshing change from the fast-paced mega c[...]

5 Productivity hacks every digital nomad needs to know

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Being a digital nomad – doing online jobs while traveling around – is some pretty uncertain business. A lot of digital nomads are freelancers and the amount of work and money they get each week or month is quite unstable. Therefore, one of the prerequisites for living this kind of a life is to have some sort of a financial cushion in case you get stuck. Anot[...]

Art, design and the great outdoors: A Weekend in Brabant, the Netherlands

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It was still dark outside when we stepped out of the sleeping coach onto the narrow hallway of our train. I took a sip of the steaming hot cup of coffee the conductor had brought me just a few minutes earlier and was reminded of the mornings spent in trains in India, cold wind blowing through the open windows and doors, drinking chai to get warm, and asking [...]

How solo travel helped me rebuild my mental health

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For me, the conversation around improving mental health started a long time ago. I was only 14 when I had my first anxiety attack, suffering with heart palpitations and extreme mood swings. Crying in the classroom became the norm and I received next to no help from my school or doctors. For 10 years I was passed back and forth from GP to GP, getting the same[...]

8 reasons why La Rochelle is the perfect weekend getaway

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Before I decided to buy my two-day ticket to La Rochelle, I only knew this city from images - not even from the recommendations or stories of friends. As those pictures had promised, I expected some nice French architecture and a beautiful port; the sea and a pretty city was all I had in mind. What I didn't expect was to be as pleasantly surprised as I was b[...]

6 exciting (and free) things to do in New York on a weekend

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There’s no denying that New York is one of the coolest cities in the world, with a ton of things to see and do. But let's face it, just like other cities in the US - like Las Vegas or Washington DC - exploring New York doesn't always come cheap! That’s why it’s not surprising that many tourists choose to stay in New York only for a weekend or for a short [...]

Hitchhiking sailboats: the easy way to try your hand at sailing!

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How many times have you dreamed about sailing… and thought it wasn’t for you? I know I’m lucky to have been a sailor since a young age. Sailing was in my weekly routine since I was ten, and it’s still a huge part of who I am. Being at sea has always made me feel stronger and happier and it still does, every time! Recently, when talking about my sailing adve[...]

What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

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Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Georgia (Yes, the Country)

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Lately, the small country of Georgia (located between Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Black Sea) has been gaining more global recognition thanks to trending fashion designers and a budding electronic music scene. Nevertheless, it is still an off-the-beaten-track destination for tourists and I was one of the first amongst my well-traveled friends to visit[...]

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