Travel Prep

A food lover's packing list

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As much as I love to eat outside when traveling and explore new dishes, it can be draining and also expensive, especially when being en route for a longer period of time. Apart from that, I love to prep food myself and explore the local markets and supermarkets for new ingredients to try, including the locals’ favorite spice mix. Cooking yourself also[...]

What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

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Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children[...]

The Travelettes Guide to traveling safely

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Whether you like it or not, when we think about traveling, safety considerations should come as a given. There is virtually no place that is 100% safe and using common sense is crucial to traveling well and without any major issues. As frequent travelers, it goes without saying that we have encountered our fair share of travel hiccups, ranging from stolen ba[...]

How to keep your home safe when you travel

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Spending over a third of the year traveling, I am often away from home for weeks and months at a time. I feel lucky that so far nothing bad has ever happened, but every once in a while I hear stories from friends and acquaintances about robberies and those stories are usually pretty scary. So far I have had to rely on my own optimism and trust that everythin[...]

20 Saving tips to make 2018 your year of Travel

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We all dream about it. Talk about it. Read about it. But when is that travel dream going to be a reality? You're in luck - in 2018, it's going to happen! Here are 20 saving tips to make 2018 to your year of travel. 1) Sell everything you haven’t used for one year This is my rule for when it's time to let something go. If I haven’t worn that jacket for on[...]

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 [...]