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Travel in style: 3 Must-Have's for Fall

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By mid-September I was all ready and set to launch into fall. Leaves falling, temperatures dropping, snuggling up in blankets outside my favorite cafes sipping tea, accessorizing with scarves and hats again - I love this time of year. This is also around the time when I usually plan a final summer trip to somewhere in Europe, knowing that countries like P[...]

10 Things I Learned From Hitchhiking

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Let’s get this out of the way now: Yes, I hitchhiked. Yes, alone, yes, I’m a girl, yes, I’m under 25. Actually, I was under 20 when I started. Those of you who are hitchhikers as well will think this is nothing special, boring even: of course you hitchhike. How else would you get to discover tons of places at a time in your life when your bank account is dan[...]

What Travel Did for my Body Image

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I have always liked being active and staying healthy. When I lived in America, I went to the gym six days a week in the winter and alternated gym days with running outside in the summer. I loved competing against myself for running times, pushing myself in high intensity cardio workouts, and lifting heavy weights to define my muscles and keep my metabolism h[...]

Being The Girl Who's Always Gone

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It’s not that different throughout the world, really: it all starts with a smile. A look into the eyes, the kind of look you cannot ignore, the one that goes right through to your heart. The one that makes it beat a bit faster, maybe just a little, maybe just a flutter - but something is touched and you’re lost. You've fallen in love. Add the rush and joy[...]

The Dangers of Routine

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Ding, ding, piercing ding. Wake up to the same jingle you’ve despised since college. Whip up breakfast, but quickly, because the snooze button set you back as usual. Shower even faster, speed to work and hustle through the same office doors you walk through every day. Every week. Every year. Routines are easy to fall into – they let you put your [...]

Why I decided to ditch my life as an executive and travel more deeply

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“Hello. Michael. Hello. Can you hear me? Hello?” That was me - on a satellite phone in my tent in the Bhutanese Himalayas - calling an investment banking colleague back in New York City. It was the fall of 2008, and the financial world was crumbling down around all of us. A few months prior I had moved to a new job within my company, and was now in charge[...]

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[...]

20 Jobs That Let You Travel The World

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Finding a job that allows you to travel the world while also getting paid is a dream for those who can’t shake that pesky wanderlust. Imagine knowing that bills, rent, food and the odd savings are being taken care of, plus you’re slowly filling up the pages of your passport - this is what travellers' dreams are made of! I am an advocate for traveling arou[...]