Personal Stories

Seize Your Adventure with Fran Turauskis

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A few weeks ago, I contributed to an episode of my favourite travel podcast She Explores. The episode was all about female solo adventures and I shared my thoughts on hiking solo across Scotland and what being alone in the outdoors does to my mind and body. The episode featured many inspiring women, who sought the outdoors and adventure - one of them was Fra[...]

The adventurer who travels the globe in a wheelchair

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I met Sylvia Longmire as most people meet today: on the internet. I was researching inspiring female travelers for a post about Instagram and what it has become. I wanted to feature women that were different for a lack of better word than the stereotypical traveler we so often see today: predominantly white, twenty-something and skinny. I set out to search f[...]

Why long-term backpacking sent me spiralling into depression

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Just because you’re on the other side of the world, it doesn’t mean you can’t be depressed. When I went traveling for the first time, I was excited to flee the country and immerse myself in new sights, sounds and experiences. Little did I know that traveling would plunge me into the depths of depression. Let me start by saying that I absolutely do not ta[...]

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[...]

A happy day in Bacalar, Mexico

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Travel destinations are like (potential) lovers: Sometimes you’ve been flirting forever, while others just appear out of nowhere. Some need to grow on you, for others you fall hard right away... love truly is a mysterious thing! During a quite spontaneous and wonderful trip through Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico it happened - I spotted sparkly, turq[...]

My Crash Course Introduction to Campervan Life

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Through my windshield I could see my destination, or at least where I assumed it was, miles away on the far-off tips of the Rocky Mountains. It was late May, and my head was racing faster than my wheels. My mood? A confusing mix of sad, excited and scared. I had already cried for the first 100 miles of the trip, and I didn’t want to for the next hundred. I[...]

How moving abroad has changed my life for the better

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More than a year ago, I left my safe space in my hometown of Copenhagen in Denmark and moved abroad to take a masters in journalism and communication in Sydney, Australia. It was by far the biggest decision of my life - and also the most terrifying! I clearly remember the strange feeling in my body at the airport before I jumped on the flight to Sydney. I w[...]

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[...]