Inspiration

5 podcasts we love right now

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Seriously people, what on earth did we do on long-haul flights or on slow trains before podcasts had their magical rebirth? Or even while getting ready in the morning? Yeah, I have no idea either. So, it's long overdue to present you a lovely little list of podcasts that can but don't have to be travel-related podcasts. On a side note: While writing up this [...]

5 Movies to Inspire your next Train Journey

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I love train journeys. Even if they can be long, tedious and not always comfortable, I think there is something so romantic and wonderfully old-school about taking a train. Whether you watch the world go by from a bench squished amongst people in a 3rd class compartment or from a comfy bed on a luxury train - something about making the journey part of the d[...]

10 inspiring people & projects to follow that will change you forever

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Bloggers and influencers have to deal with their fair share of nay-sayers who accuse them of being shallow, privileged and blind to it. And while not every content creator out there contributes positively to the reputation of our profession, there are plenty of examples of people who use their online platform to inspire and change minds. With this post I'd l[...]

The Joys of Travel Sketching

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Sitting beside a dilapidated monastery, built over a brook, I soaked in the atmosphere. I could feel the rustling of trees, chirping of birds, fragrance of pine trees, chatter of trekkers on the return, and the rhythmic music from water-propelled prayer wheels. The slow capturing of this scene on paper with graphite strokes brought everything into sharp focu[...]

How I travel the world from my desk

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I decided to teach English online so that I could be location-independent, and travel anytime and anywhere I wanted. Over the course of a few months, I started working as an online English tutor.  However, money from tutoring trickled in slowly, which meant I still couldn’t afford to travel - and I was totally bummed. I wanted to go to San Miguel de Allend[...]

10 Films that Make you Feel Empowered as a Woman

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Every year, I attend Glasgow Film Festival and look out for films that are creative, inspiring and empowering. This year was a particularly strong year for women directors, as festivals around the world are finally catching onto the fact that there are thousands of women out there, fighting for the opportunity to tell their stories. As a female traveler I ho[...]

5 Instagrammers to make you fall in love with Chile

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While most of my personal bucket list countries lie in the far north of the northern hemisphere, there is one place in the south, that is constantly on my mind: Chile. There is something so mysterious about this country that stretches for thousands of miles from the dry desert of the Atacama to the fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia. It is over 10 [...]

A Beginner's Guide to Welcoming the Unexpected into your Life

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In the past, I got the chance to live, work and study abroad a couple of times... But I always dreamed of a nomad life where I could go wherever the adventure would take me, and most importantly, that would teach me things a stable life could not. In May 2016, I left home with a one-way ticket to Asia. And yes, the trip lasted one year and five months - o[...]

A love letter to life

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  I guess I‘m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I love love in all its forms: the warmth of a partner's body next to yours, the voice of a true friend asking you how you are, a calm moment of real self-appreciation, the intimate giggles you share with your sister, your mom and dad carefully watching your very first steps to make sure you do[...]