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How the Internet killed the spontaneity of travel

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You have a one week vacation and you want to make the most of it. You've spent all this year's savings on this holiday - and it will be amazing. Everything is already booked. You'll start off by taking the flight to Florence where you have booked a spectacular room in the city center. It was expensive, but it will be worth it when looking at the reviews. [...]

To the newlywed who loves to travel...

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In her book You Won't Remember This – travel with babies author and travel writer Sandy Bennett-Haber rounded up a collection of short stories about all facets of traveling with a baby - the good, the bad and the ugly. Here, Sandy shares with us what it's like to transition from adventurous solo traveler to globetrotting mom who explores the world with her c[...]

Yes, it's still OK to visit Major Tourist Attractions

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Yes, you read the title right, and yes I'm letting you know that contrary to what most top travel blogs will say these days, it's perfectly ok to visit whatever monument or museum you've had your heart set on, no matter how photographed and popular it may be. “But everyone says to adventure off the beaten track and now you’re saying I should still make t[...]

10 Reasons to Travel During Off Season

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There's nothing good about the end of summer - except of course that the best time to travel starts right now! Everybody likes a good summer vacation, but to be honest, traveling during the peak season can be a drag. After all, you're not the only one who's had that idea! If you're lucky enough to take time off outside the standard school holidays (sorry,[...]

I did it - I quit my job to travel!f

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While writing this I am sitting in a quiet cafe in beautiful Cuzco, Peru. I'm not Peruvian though, I am German and I live in Berlin, Germany. A few weeks ago I arrived in Peru to chase my dream of improving my Spanish, doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Peru, especially Cuzco - I am a sucker for mountains and Inca history! But how [...]

10 Things I wish I'd known before my First Solo Trip

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With age comes wisdom. I've been traveling - not always, but very often solo - since I finished high school. Back then I just grabbed my backpack, which was usually too heavy, stuffed some naiveté in a tote bag and just went for it. It was a rocky path of travel fails, missed opportunities, a few small regrets and sometimes just sheer luck. To travel itself [...]

Why you should spend your next Birthday abroad

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Once, I was traveling to a hill station near New Delhi, India, when I met a person on the bus. We started a random conversation that slowly turned into a thoughtful discussion about how we see life and perceive the existence of a parallel world. As we were about to reach our destination, I found out that it was the person's birthday on the very next day and [...]

10 good tips for traveling to the Maldives

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Ah.... the Maldives. "Ah" is literally always the word on my mind when I think about this stunning piece of land in the Indian Ocean. The first time a plane flew me over this incredible archipelago I knew I had found my favorite part of the world and to this day it remains my number one choice in all my bucket list recommendations. If you thought the [...]