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Travelette cooks - A multi cultural salad bowl

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I’ve heard many things about Canada before I moved there. A lot of them were clichés. Those things people say just to say anything. Some I found to be (somewhat) true, some not at all. A thing that really stuck to my brain from the beginning on was comparing Canada to a salad bowl. A metaphor referring to the American melting pot, that I immediately fell[...]

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[...]

15 ways to keep that vacation feeling - even if summer is over and you're broke

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September is here. For most of us this means summer is over, money is nowhere to be found, vacation days are all used and it is time to get back to reality. For me – living in Sweden – this also means the start of a darkness that will end earliest in the end of March. Depressing right? BUT. That travel season is over doesn't need to be the end of everythi[...]

Dream away at home: how to have the ultimate staycation

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HOW TO DREAM AWAY AT HOME - 15 STEPS TO YOUR ULTIMATE STAYCATION It’s that time of the year again. You feel like the auto responses of your friends and colleagues are turning into some real loyal pen pals and your Instagram feed is exploding with happy people on the beach. Unfortunately you aren’t one of them. What a bummer. No need to bury your head in [...]

Rediscovering Mexico: When a Mexican Expat moves back Home

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For the past 8 years, I have lived outside Mexico and travelled to different continents to see “the world out there”. From Europe to South America and the Caribbean, I have seen outstandingly beautiful places and eaten the most exquisite dishes. However, all this time spent abroad grew in me the wish to get to know my own country - a place I barely knew. I r[...]

What Makes me feel at Home in Colorado?

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Everyone knows that the holidays are typically when you head home. Home means different things to different people; sometimes it doesn't even mean a location, but a group of people. Sometimes it is getting away from people and heading to a place. For me, home has more than one meaning, because I have more than one home. On the one hand it's going to Target w[...]

Montreal: A Love Letter to the City I Left Behind

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There are many cities in the world that have taken hold in my heart. But it all started in Montreal. Montreal is the place where I was born. The place where I grew up. The place where I was a child, a teenager, a young adult and whatever you want to call me now. The place where I loved and was loved. It’s a place where I always felt cherished and that al[...]

My Strong but Rocky Relationship with my Hometown

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After three rewarding and enlightening months of traveling around Europe, one backpack, waves of memories and great feelings, I wanted to end my nomadic lifestyle in order to be home for the holidays in December. I come from an island in the Indian Ocean, called Reunion Island. It is undoubtedly beautiful, sunny and laid back, with white sandy beaches tha[...]

The Pros and Cons of Feeling 'At Home'

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'Home' is a concept I think about a lot. It can mean such different things to different people, and it can mean different things to the same person throughout their lifetime. Some people are blessed with the unique ability to feel at home anywhere. These people should count themselves very fortunate, for this doesn't come quite so easily to the rest of us.  [...]

The Meaning of Home when you always Travel

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I come from a small town in the north east of France called Châlons-en-Champagne. I was born and raised there, in the Champagne region. Even though it is what I call HOME, I am sure that you have never heard of it - and that's OK. In a way it is funny for me to talk about HOME. If you would ask my friends and family, they would say I am never home. They a[...]