Travel Tips

Introvert Travel Tools

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As an introvert I’m notoriously known for staying at home, not showing up for parties and passing the brunch invitation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m neither shy nor a very antisocial person. I just need a fairly high amount of quiet time to process the impressions I've had in a day. So after being out and about in the city, going on a tour, visiting a museum and[...]

10 Rules to Avoid being Ripped Off when Traveling

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Unexpected costs can turn an amazing holiday into a trip to hell. We've all been there. We landed a deal for a hotel room, a flight, a rental car or an activity package that was almost to good to be true. And then it turned out that it was indeed too good to be true.   The last time it happened to me was when I felt particularly smug about [...]

The horror and joy of dining alone as a solo traveler

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I remember it like it was yesterday. My first time traveling solo was two years ago when I made my way to Thailand - and there I was, in Chiang Mai, standing on a street corner, sweating (only partly because of the 40°C heat). The one thing I dreaded about solo travel was eating alone. What would everyone else think of me, sitting there all by myself? But th[...]

13 Travel Resolutions for 2018 that are not Destinations (and will actually satisfy your Wanderlust)

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Now that 2018 is here, I'm sure all of you are excited about planning your upcoming trips and working on your travel bucket list as well. While there are hundreds of articles on the internet talking about the 'Top Destinations Where You Must Travel in 2018' and 'The Budget-Friendly Countries To Visit in 2018' (even on Travelettes you can find an unusual trav[...]

10 Ways to Ensure you have a Unique Travel Experience like No One Else

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Going traveling - especially a solo trip - can be daunting. It's tempting to organize a lot from home and sort out as much as possible in advance. After all, you only get so many days of paid vacation each year, and you want to make sure that each day lives up to your expectations. Besides, it feels much safer to book accommodation and activities in advance [...]

See a new Place each Month: 12 Countries on our 2018 Bucket List

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'Once a year go some place you've never been before.' There's something about this quote by the Dalai Lama that gets to me, especially because 'somewhere new' does not necessarily mean a new country abroad, but could also just refer to a new corner in your back garden. However, I'd like to raise the Dalai Lama, by 11 and say, 'once a month go some plac[...]

12 things you’re going to realize on your first long road trip

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Road trips have always been a passion of mine! The whole thing, from searching a destination, creating a playlist that goes from sing-along-pop to actually enjoyable, to the part of driving for hours on end. I love road trips! When one day a friend called me out of the blue to ask if I wanted to join her in her van to escape fall and winter in Germany - you [...]

10 ways to keep romance alive when traveling with your partner

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To travel long-term with the love of your life might sound like the most romantic thing in the world... And it is. You'll watch thousands of sunsets together. You’ll share the experience of exploring new places and you'll enjoy food, cultures and experiences from all over the world together. But traveling as a couple isn't always romantic. It also means t[...]

How to save money by finding the best Travel Deals on social media

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Social media has caused a revolution in the travel world, and that’s a great thing. Literally any likes, follows, hashtags and reviews can potentially translate into discounts and freebies, and many people are hunting for them. Young people like us are one of the leading groups when it comes to travel, but we often don't have as much money as older or more s[...]

6 ways minimalism will improve your travel experience

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Approximately 5 years ago my packing and unpacking routine would look something like this: a couple of hours before I had to rush to the airport, I’d throw 20 kilos worth of clothes into my bag, 5 pairs of shoes, fancy clothes I hadn’t worn in years (but that I was sure to wear during my holiday), handbags, jewelry and lots of bits and pieces. I was always o[...]