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5 books to add to your autumn reading list

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I was in Edinburgh last week and found myself with an hour to kill at Waterstones and oh, how the pile of books on my arm weighed more every minute. I only realised at the counter that I had my pile pretty much only contained political or at least non-fictional books which is usually not my go-to genre. But in all honesty, we live in times that call for a re[...]

10 documentaries to change how you see the world

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What I love about documentaries is that they open a window onto new people, places and cultures. Film makers can take you to locations that it might otherwise be difficult, if not impossible, to access. And not only do documentaries give you the opportunity to learn about life in other places, but they also have the amazing capacity to change the way we see [...]

Why you should spend your next Birthday abroad

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Once, I was traveling to a hill station near New Delhi, India, when I met a person on the bus. We started a random conversation that slowly turned into a thoughtful discussion about how we see life and perceive the existence of a parallel world. As we were about to reach our destination, I found out that it was the person's birthday on the very next day and [...]

Traveling sustainably: A Green trip to Hamburg

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We all know it: traveling is a wonderful thing. Period. But it is often also full of contradictions and dilemmas. To me, some of the biggest of these are to justify all the pollution and problems it can cause. To put it bluntly, I wonder often if we have to harm our planet in order to discover its beauty. I don’t know; one sounds antithetical to the other, d[...]

Digital Detox: Should you leave your phone switched off while traveling?

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Peeps, we need to talk about phones! I’ve done it on numerous occasions: leaving my mobile switched off on travels that weren’t work related. And you know what? I didn’t have a problem with it at all; I didn’t miss refreshing my Gmail inbox every five minutes or responding to WhatsApp messages on the go. But equally, when switching it back on after my plane [...]

Travelette of the Month: Ruthie Lindsey

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Do you know why I love our globalized world so much? Because it shows me the diversity, courage and boldness of people that I’d never come across otherwise and who inspire me to be as much me as I can be. Ruthie Lindsey is one of them. Her story is remarkable and has touched me on numerous accounts in very different phases of my life, even though I’ve never [...]

7 Signs To Show That You Are Born to Travel

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There are some people who are willing to try everything once at least in life. Whether it’s food, a new adventurous activity, or something totally random, they always have an open mind and a passion for new experiences. But that's not the case for everyone. There are some people who enjoy the stability of a subtle life - in their 9 to 5 job and with family, [...]

You are allowed to choose Travel

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"So, where are you off to this weekend?" By now, I'm used to people asking me where I am traveling to next. The ones closest to me don't even ask anymore whether I'll be home when I'm off work. They know the backpack is waiting for me next to my door, and a travel plan has already been made weeks, maybe months in advance. They know me and are used to this[...]

In photos: Dream away to California

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     Dreamboat boat. At the canals of Venice in LA. Would not mind living here. Ever since my 14-year old self fell in love with this song song I could totally see myself with long, sandy hair, casually holding on to a surfboard somewhere on Venice Beach. I'm a bit older (and maybe wiser) now and I'm still not very good at surfing (yet), but California has [...]