Author archives: Sara Pickin

10 awesome things to make your city trip a success

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Early fall is here, and it's the perfect time to take a city trip. The sun isn't so hot, the storms aren't so intense, and the brilliance of autumn leaves creates a perfect backdrop for walking, sightseeing, bar/restaurant hopping, and generally drinking in the atmosphere of an urban landscape. Budget airline carriers have made city trips ever more accessibl[...]

10 awesome experiences around the world

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Anyone who loves to travel knows why we do it. We do it because we know that the only thing that matters in this life is making memories. We do it because you can't ever truly own material possessions, and you can't take them with you when you die; but a wonderful experience will stay with you forever, and nobody can steal it from you. The world is full o[...]

How to travel Costa Rica like a Rich Girl

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Who doesn't want to travel like a rich girl sometimes? As much as I love rougher, more culturally immersive types of travel, I'm by no means immune to the siren song of the luxury retreat - especially since I had kids. I'm not especially rich, but I do like to travel as if I am every now and then; and an ideal place to do that is Costa Rica. A peaceful, p[...]

The hygiene product all female travelers need to know about

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Have you heard of Mooncup? If not, stay with me - because this is life-changing stuff. I'd heard friends rave about the Mooncup for years, but for some reason it was something I just never got around to trying - and then it fell off my radar. Until, that is, I saw this hilarious ad campaign, and decided that now is the time to give it a go. For tho[...]

10 Apps to make 2017 an Awesome year for Travel

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Even if it feels as though the world is getting worse in many ways, it's really important to remember that what we see on the news isn't the whole story. Everywhere in the world, things are improving, progress is being made in a million different ways - and nowhere more so than in the world of technology. Our phones and tablets, often the subject of so much [...]

My Dream Alpine Retreat: Family Hotel Löwe in Serfaus, Austria

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In the two years since my little girl was born, I've travelled many times; but thinking about it nearly all of them had been to visit family or friends, or to go to events like weddings, and I was ready for a real family holiday, just the three of us. I have always loved the Tirolean Alps, and I have an enduring fascination with mountains, snow and crisp col[...]

Now you can send real kisses to anyone - through your phone!

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2017 just got a little better because soon there will be a smartphone add-on that lets you send a kiss that someone else can feel, even if they are on the other side of the world! We present: the Kissenger. Someone at the Imagineering Lab at City University London has a heart for lovers (or maybe just a long distance boy/girlfriend?) and decided to give the [...]

Travel Diaries review: the app that's a blog, online journal & book all in one

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Travelling can be a magical, life-changing experience that you think you’ll never forget - but once you get home and fall back into the daily grind of work and household routine it’s frightening how quickly those vivid, vibrant memories can fade almost to oblivion. Of course with the advent of digital cameras we have ever more opportunities to record our[...]