Travel Prep

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[...]

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[...]

4 Mind-Nourishing Retreats To Book Right Now

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I used to cringe at the words all-inclusive and retreat. They rendered images in my mind of souvenir-filled cruise ship passengers and mid-day Mexican mai-tais. I imagined all-inclusive retreats to be selling myself short, or copping out of the true travel experience. But, the words have evolved in the travel industry and now expand to all variations of expe[...]

How to pack in 30-minutes flat

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With great trips should come great planning, but let's face it, life isn’t always that kind. Sometimes, we just need to know how to pack in 30-minutes flat and high-tail it out the door to the waiting cab/bus/train to catch that flight. We know that plane isn’t going to wait for anyone, so it’s best to have a plan of action for when packing time is slim! [...]

50 Invaluable Travel Tips for Europe

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At first a Europe trip sounds like the best way to spend your summer - and believe me, it really is. Then you start planning your itinerary, and realise that there are way over 30 countries covering an area bigger than the United States - each with their own language (more or less), culture and people. You want to hike to Trolltunga in Norway, see the Northe[...]

Only 2 Weeks Of Vacation? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of Your Time

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There is never enough time. Time to see, taste, touch, and explore all the places, cultures, and vast spaces in this world. Finding time to do the things we love outside of work is an ever-present problem. Last week in our Live Travelettes feed we had a lot of American ladies asking about traveling with only two weeks of vacation, as it is the hard truth of [...]

Food en route - how to snack pack

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Getting to know my destination's food culture is one of my favourite things about travelling. Food and the way it is eaten teaches you so much about the place you are visiting and the people that are inheriting it. I find it truly inspiring to learn about our differences, as well as our (maybe unexpected) similarities through food. I don’t need an “inter[...]

9 Travel Bloggers Spill their Beauty Secrets

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While some people can't wait to go on a holiday, wear Thai pants all day and stop spending half an hour styling their hair each morning, others want to keep up a minimum baseline of styling and make-up throughout their adventures. While there's nothing wrong with relaxing your routines in terms of appearance (and a trekking trip to the Himalayas might not be[...]

Things you should know when moving to India

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Welcome to India. Now close your eyes and forget everything you thought you “just knew” about this place. Re-open your eyes. Take everything in, the entire sensory experience. India is a place that has no true description. Talking about it as a nation is great when you consider everyone standing to sing the national anthem, at the movie theater, or celebrati[...]