Inspiration

10 Practical Christmas Gifts for Travelers

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Every December (without exception) me and my mother do the annual pre-Christmas standoff in which she insists she must buy me something, and I insist that she doesn’t. It’s not that I don’t appreciate her gifts, its just that the spare room in my parent's house looks like a graveyard of non travel-friendly items that have spent the last ten years gatheri[...]

10 Airbnb's Around The World We're Lusting After

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Airbnb’s are the affordable homes away from home that we just can’t get enough of. It’s not only the fact they’re a fraction of the cost of other accommodation options either. There’s something distinctly welcoming and authentic about staying in a local's home - an intangible personal touch that mass produced chain hotels will simply never be able to match. [...]

Why I fell in love with the Middle East and why you should too

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Finding my feet through all the hustle and bustle, the hypnotizing sound of the Arabic language singing in my ears, the smell of cardamom filling my nose from the streets. The sun laying on my skin like velvet. I remember why it was so easy to for me to fall in love with the Middle East the first time. 4 years living in Saudi Arabia and travelling [...]

No – Us Travellers Weren’t all ‘Born’ to Travel

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It’s a cliche I hear in the travelling world all the time. People who declare that they were born to travel. They were brought up strapped to their mothers back hiking mountains in Nepal, nay – practically squeezed out in the depths of the Amazon, midwifed by Yanomami village elders. Travelling to foreign lands is for some people all they’ve known gro[...]

12 Alternative Ways to Choose Your Next Travel Destination

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I’m the kind of traveller who enjoys a well planned trip as much as a spontaneous and, at times, a recklessly disorganised one. I take enjoyment from approaching my decision-making differently each time I go away, revelling in being open to different influences and inspiration before I book. But with a travel bucket list constantly overflowing with potent[...]

10 Ways of Sharing your Love for Travel with Others

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Do you love to travel? Duh - what a question, of course, you do, otherwise you would not be reading this. But do your friends and family also love to travel? No? Well, then you're not alone. I have quite a few friends and family who are not as keen globetrotters as me, and sometimes I feel quite a disconnect from them. It's difficult to explain to them my[...]

8 Places to Visit Before They're Ruined By Climate Change

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It is said that climate change is occurring at a faster rate than previously predicted. Even the most modest shifts in global temperatures are proving to have fundamental effects on the places we love around the world. From the melting of icecaps, flooding, heatwaves to droughts, climate change is manifesting itself in a variety of ways that will soon see to[...]

Bittersweet goodbyes- A travel destiny

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You know it’s coming, you’ve done it a million times before. You dread its arrival and you try your hardest to put it off. But the truth is, when you live a transient lifestyle the goodbyes flow thick and fast. It doesn’t stop at people, family and friends. It overspills into countries, cities and places you form an unbreakable bond with. I stil[...]

Indie Folk Playlist for Epic Hikes

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Hearing a brilliant song that encapsulates my exact mood fills my chest with a sense of burning joy. It is a blissful moment that makes me thankful for my existence as a being with such complex emotions. Though it’s not a feeling exclusively reserved for my music; travel has the power to stir these compelling sensations too.   As an avid solo trav[...]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Packing Up and Leaving Home

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Back in 2012 when I packed my bags and left my home town, I never imagined I’d still be on the road 6 years later. That was always the ultimate goal, but I’ve forever been a dreamer and I knew it would take some working towards. Over those past 6 years I’ve called 2 far away cities home, 2 tropical islands part-time homes, I’ve visited over 30 countries, re[...]

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