Travel Tips

16 Things Travel Taught me in 2016

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1. Never skip breakfast First things first. Never miss that morning alarm, as you'll miss one of the best introductions to a country. A morning filled with locals breads, teas, coffees, and whatever the local morning delicacy is, is hands down the best way to start exploring a new culture. I never used to be a breakfast person, but after tasting some of the[...]

Skylines and Apps: Lost and found in Tokyo

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My first time in Asia (as a travel blogger? Scandalous, I know) went by in no time. I had three days to stuff my face with food, get a feel for the world’s largest city, Tokyo, and to try and keep calm during my very first earthquake. Needless to say, just about all my senses were constantly overwhelmed and loved every second! Tokyo feels like the future. It[...]

9 Travel Bloggers Spill their Beauty Secrets

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While some people can't wait to go on a holiday, wear Thai pants all day and stop spending half an hour styling their hair each morning, others want to keep up a minimum baseline of styling and make-up throughout their adventures. While there's nothing wrong with relaxing your routines in terms of appearance (and a trekking trip to the Himalayas might not be[...]

200 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Travel Year Yet

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Are you the kind of person who makes New Year’s Resolutions? I definitely am – each year, I take time for myself to sit down, reflect on the year that just passed, and then decide on where I want to go from here. I try to build on past experiences and lessons as much as I reach for new goals and aim to establish a few new habits. This goes for my everyday li[...]

25 Reasons for a Wintery Road Trip in Scotland

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  I will admit that there may or may not have been a guy involved when I started to plan a mini road trip in Scotland in the midst of November. Men in kilts with sexy accents - surely that's a good enough reason?! But even if you can't find yourself your very own Highlander there are lots of great reasons to go to Scotland right now. 1. Outlan[...]

How To Feel at Home Anywhere

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There comes a point in every traveler’s life where they have to deal with homesickness – for me, this time tends to be around the holiday season. I’m crazy about Christmas, I love the quality time I get to spend with my loved ones who all head home for the celebrations, I thoroughly enjoy Christmas markets, I live for baking – and eating! – Christmas cookies[...]

Travel Diaries review: the app that's a blog, online journal & book all in one

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Travelling can be a magical, life-changing experience that you think you’ll never forget - but once you get home and fall back into the daily grind of work and household routine it’s frightening how quickly those vivid, vibrant memories can fade almost to oblivion. Of course with the advent of digital cameras we have ever more opportunities to record our[...]

20 Awesome Travel Tips for Rome

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I can imagine being in a relationship with me can't always be easy - I'm the girl who always travels. Even though I'm doing a full-time PhD and have several part-time work commitments, I'm gone all the time. Sometimes just for a weekend, on other occasions 2-4 weeks at a go. I'm constantly dreaming of faraway places, and no vision of moving abroad or simply [...]

Yes, I solo travel with my two young children

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We had to put a stop to our travels when I got pregnant with my first child because I was instructed to “Stay In Bed”. It was a tough adjustment. You see, my husband and I took four trips a year to explore this expansive world bit by bit before we became parents. So the moment we could get back onto a plane, we did! With a vengeance this time. Instead of the[...]

20 Little Things You Might Not Have Known About Thailand

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Travelling is magical. Where exactly the magic lies, well, that is probably up to every single one of you travellers out there to decide – but for me, a big part of the charm is definitely hidden in the first time. The first time you visit a new country or place, the first time you experience something new, the first time you discover the richness of other –[...]