Travel Prep

How the Internet killed the spontaneity of travel

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You have a one week vacation and you want to make the most of it. You've spent all this year's savings on this holiday - and it will be amazing. Everything is already booked. You'll start off by taking the flight to Florence where you have booked a spectacular room in the city center. It was expensive, but it will be worth it when looking at the reviews. [...]

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Festival Camping

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It’s finally here – the year long wait is over and summer has begun! Along with the arrival of long sun-drenched days, nights spent sipping icy cocktails on rooftop bars and escaping to the nearest beach on the weekends, so too does the infamous music festival season kick off. I’ve only just returned from my first festival of the summer where I spent 3-da[...]

How to talk to your Parents about Travel

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Let's talk about parents. Your parents. My parents. Everyone's parents. Unless you're super lucky and were raised in a household of nomads, your parents will probably sooner or later stand between you and travel. Now don't get me wrong - I am actually lucky enough to have parents who were able and willing to take me and my brothers on many vacations. They[...]

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, [...]

Why traveling is the best time for a digital detox

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Laptop, camera, smartphone, tablet - when it comes to traveling I am usually the full spectrum of what is sometimes called a flashpacker. Traveling is my job and free time is often inextricably linked to what I do for a living so I see it as a necessity to travel with my full equipment. Unfortunately, this also means that I can never quite let go and just be[...]

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[...]