Travel Tips

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[...]

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. [...]