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10 things I Learnt from Traveling on a Van

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On my trip to New Zealand earlier this year, I drove a camper van for the very first time. I drove it around both the wide open New Zealand countryside and through the cramped, hilly cities. It was fantastic, fun and scary at times. I learned a lot on this trip, both about operating a camper van and all the practical knowledge that comes with that, and about[...]

How To Create the Perfect Itinerary

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I’ve only ever met two kinds of traveler in my life: Those who plan their trips down to the tiniest detail, and those who love discovering the beauty of new places by chance. There is nothing wrong with either of those two options, but as hard as I try to be a little spontaneous, in my heart I guess I will always stay the thorough planner and strategist [...]

Successfully Moving Abroad: 5 Things to Think about

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Emigrating, moving abroad, leaving your hometown, family and friends for good is one of the hardest decisions to make, but can also be one of the biggest steps forward in your life. For the sake of this article I will assume that you have fallen in love on the road, so you've been to your new home at least once, and have not only visited touristy hot spots, [...]

10 Secrets of Packing like a Pro

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Ugh, packing... The worst thing about traveling, but a necessary evil. I would like to say that over the years of traveling I have perfected the art of packing the right amount of clothes - never too little, never too much. But I can't. I am still a helpless overpacker and yet manage to leave home without such important items as my toothbrush or travel adapt[...]

7 Ways To Travel as a Student

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So you’re a student and want to travel. That’s great! After all, chances are you’ll never have this much free time on your hands again, let alone the relative flexibility that comes with studying. You’re old enough to travel without parental supervision and, in most cases, young enough not to have to worry about your own kids yet – shouldering a backpack and[...]

The best tips to fly coach in comfort

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I love flying. In fact, I love everything about it - yes, even airline food! And no, I don't say that because I tend to fly something fancy like business class. Those chances, even for a frequent flier like me, are far and few between (you can read about one occasion here). Miranda from Sex and The City said: "Once you have done first class, you can never go[...]

A Travelettes guide to Bristol, England

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When visiting England, there are a handful of places that simply must be on your hit list. From the beautiful Cornish coastline to Devon’s wild moors, to Bath’s pristine Georgian architecture to London’s iconic skyline… there’s something for everyone. But if you’re after music, festivals, artisan beer, speakeasies, street art, community vibes and green think[...]

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 [...]