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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[...]

22 Ways Loving Yourself is the Foundation for Beautiful Adventures

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“Follow your path guided by your heart and never lose focus while pursuing what you love. Make choices that embrace fear and make you feel alive.” It has been some time now since I left my previous home in Vancouver, not only to explore South America on my own, but also to learn about myself and the human spirit. I embarked on a journey that was never set o[...]

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[...]

Why Brussels is the ONE for Me

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When I was a teen, I used to escape the Belgian suburbs by hopping on a train to Brussels. It was the city after all - the city by default. Nevertheless, I held a great deal of prejudice against Brussels, which I thought was definitely too humid and colorless. You see, I was born in Los Angeles but my family moved to my dad’s hometown in Belgium when I was s[...]

Travel for the Journey, Not the Pictures

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I've been observing this phenomenon for a while now. More and more people seem to travel to get to the same places that others have seen before, in order to take the very same pictures and recreate their experiences. They try to plan all the details of their trips. They ask for restaurants, hotels, perfect photo spots etc. – everything should be highly recom[...]

13 Awesome Things to do in Hong Kong

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When I was a child I was fascinated by the exotic lure of Hong Kong. This ‘Fragrant Harbour’ consisting of a series of islands and a peninsula, brings together an exciting cultural blend of east-meets-west. Formerly populated mainly by fishermen, it is now one of the world’s global financial centres and flaunts its impressive mix of skyscrapers, colonial bui[...]

Badass Women Breaking the Gender Barrier by Bike

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Close your eyes and imagine the first bicycle ride you took without your training wheels. Feel the cool breeze of freedom on your face, taste the blood from a scraped knee from your first inevitable fall, and feel the sunshine hit your face as you move out of the shadows. Now open your eyes and imagine a world in which you're not allowed to ride a bike simpl[...]

Travel Jobs: The Truth of being a Holiday Representative

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The life of a holiday representative is a constant party. Working with a group of other young and like-minded people, an hour or two a day in your boring hotel before the fun can really begin and you can tear up the town. Shots, drugs and sex are on top of everyone's minds all day, every day. Running your guests around the best bars and clubs your destinatio[...]