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I used to be a superstar trip planner. I’d research locations and cultures for days, weeks and months leading up to my trip, so that the minute I stepped off of the plane, it was like second nature to me.
Some travelers are just naturally good at planning – they enjoy it, and feel it helps them get through rough situations. It’s important to really know a place before you get …

[ Written by Katka | 16 Mar 2015 | 14 Comments | ]

“Do it while you’re young,” everyone used to tell me. “I’m too old to travel now. I’ve got a house, a job, kids, responsibilities. I wish I had traveled more when I was young enough to do it.”
I’m not that old, but I’m old enough to remember what it was like to travel “while young.” It’s sleepless nights crashing on a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend’s couch in Boston. It’s getting sick to my …

[ Written by Katka | 10 Mar 2015 | 16 Comments | ]

Ask most people who’ve been bitten by the travel bug the age-old question, “Where to next?” and they’ll probably have a confident reply ready. Unless they haven’t sealed the deal and booked the ticket quite yet, in which case the answer could be an extensive bucket list – one which, like a daily to-do list, keeps chopping and changing as our priorities shift through the evolving cycle of this funny …

[ Written by Alex | 7 Mar 2015 | 22 Comments | ]

It is snowing outside in New York City as yet another blizzard swirls around outside my window. As the snow piles up and temperatures drop, I sit cozy indoors wrapped up in the warmth of my living room and indulging in Hello Panda cookies (a childhood throwback) purchased at the nearby bodega while I write this post. I am fed, warm, have a roof above my head and am healthy …

[ Written by Nikki | 1 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

I recently stumbled upon a video in my Facebook newsfeed, and my friend’s tagline ‘I hope I don’t come off like this’ going with it, drew in my attention. In the video a girl, who has just returned from another exotic destination, visits her friend’s home and meets two of his friends. While they question her about why she travels and how she’s even able to afford it (‘her dad …

[ Written by Kathi | 27 Feb 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

“Are you a tourist?” There is no better question to wake the wrath of travelers faster than that. We are no tourists, thank you very much! We are travelers, adventurers, wandering free spirits, exploring the sights and people the world has to offer. So much more following in the footsteps of Magarete Mead than in search of the biggest Sangria bucket on Mallorca. Whatever you do, don’t call me a tourist, …

[ Written by Annika | 25 Feb 2015 | 13 Comments | ]

I can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Erika Lopez’s Flaming Iguanas in the first place. I must have typed something like “road novels written by awesome hardass women” into Google, and seen it pop up first thing on the results page.
Now, there don’t seem to be that many classic road novels out there that haven’t been committed by a male. And don’t get me wrong, male writers have produced damn …

[ Written by Marie C | 23 Feb 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

If I close my eyes, I can still remember the first taste of that spoonful of freshly made dark chocolate. The subtle crunch of the sugar granules lending its sweetness, the slight bitter taste from the cocoa beans mixing with the smoothness of the whipped in milk. Moments ago I had seen all 3 ingredients come together like a choreographed dance–melting into each other while stirred by local Ngäbe women …

[ Written by Nikki | 22 Feb 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

It’s a flippin’ freezing February here in Europe and all too often I find myself opting for an early night with friends, tea and television instead of braving the dark and flu-ridden real life out there. My current and the girls’ favourite travel movie right now is Wild. If you missed it, go watch it, it’s perfect.
As for the other ideas, I’ve tried not to walk down cliche lane here (The …

[ Written by Caroline | 19 Feb 2015 | 15 Comments | ]

Like it or not, for many around the world February is the month of love and appreciation – it’s the month of Valentine’s Day. Old-single-me I am, I never got myself too excited about this day of the year – isn’t it all just an invention by the greeting card industry so they could make money off our social expectations and blind acceptance of yet another ‘festive’ day? And why …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | ]