Tags archives: inspiration

10 alternative things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne is always on my mind, especially when life in the UK gets a bit tough. I recall the sunshine, the happy memories, the friends and the fun alternative things to do in Melbourne that don’t exist over here on this cold island, which is getting colder by the day after this recent referendum. With the fear of Brexit instilled in my tired British hear[...]

Should we travel More or Less?

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What kind of question is that? I am a travel blogger, I love to travel and explore. Of course I should travel more, see more, discover more. And then tell you all about it and inspire you, so you can do the same. It's an incredible privilege to have the passport that I have, and the opportunities to connect my passion with my work. But is that really the [...]

Why I decided to ditch my life as an executive and travel more deeply

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“Hello. Michael. Hello. Can you hear me? Hello?” That was me - on a satellite phone in my tent in the Bhutanese Himalayas - calling an investment banking colleague back in New York City. It was the fall of 2008, and the financial world was crumbling down around all of us. A few months prior I had moved to a new job within my company, and was now in charge[...]

10 Unbeatable Ways to Overcome Travel Writer's Block

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I haven't been able to write anything travel related in over a month. I simply haven't had the time, energy, or patience to do it. It's like a brick wall when I sit down and try to spill my words on the page – they just don't come. Excuses flow much easier, like the dilemma of transitioning into the 9-5 work life, or being caught up with the new found joys o[...]

6 Reasons You Are Better Off Traveling Before You're Tied Down

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Travelling is as much a journey into yourself as it is journey out into the world. An adventure provides perspective but the traveler must have the solo time and space to see it. When we’re busy travelling with a significant other, we can miss the gifts solitude has to offer. That’s why, before you dedicate yourself to a serious relationship and opt for [...]

I Believe in Travel

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I've never really been a strictly religious person, although I have the greatest respect for those privileged enough to have found faith. Travel has always been the one constant in my life. Ever since my parents pulled me out of school aged 5 to spend 3 long months driving across Australia, me and sister bouncing along in the back seat of an old pink VW beet[...]

5 Things You Learn When Traveling Alone

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I was 15 years old when I had my first solo travel experience. I was going to Turkey to stay with my aunt, uncle and cousins for a month. Although I wasn't going to be living with strangers this would be a totally new experience for me. I spoke a bit of Turkish, and had previously visited my family with my parents, but I still had infinite doubts a[...]