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Why sometimes the hardest part of traveling is not leaving, it’s coming home

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I’ve come to find that there’s two opposing feelings when travelling – that elation and excitement about heading off on an adventure and the sheer apprehension of returning home. The former, that feeling of uncontrollable joy before boarding a flight to another destination, is understandable and easy to relate to. But what about when you return home after yo[...]

Introvert Travel Tools

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As an introvert I’m notoriously known for staying at home, not showing up for parties and passing the brunch invitation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m neither shy nor a very antisocial person. I just need a fairly high amount of quiet time to process the impressions I've had in a day. So after being out and about in the city, going on a tour, visiting a museum and[...]

How to successfully settle in a new city

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"Let’s quit our jobs and set up a commune in South America!” exclaims one of my friends at a Sunday lunch in Bethnal Green in London. Over roast beef and red wine, someone raised the idea of a whole group of us leaving our settled lives and jobs in London to live together in a paradise elsewhere. An enthusiastic discussion ensued, with proclamations about[...]

4 Strategies to Change the Way you Travel Forever

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I found myself wishing, praying, someone would tell me what the next step was. There were a million different jobs I could apply for, a million different cities to live in, a million different paths to choose. But instead, I chose none.  I was stuck, scared to fail, scared to choose the wrong path. So I ended up working the same soul-crushing job for year[...]

3 Lessons from visiting Iceland in Winter - A Reality Check

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In the last few years Iceland has become an increasingly popular destination. It has made it to the top of many people’s bucket lists, also to mine. Personally, I believe social media has contributed a lot to that hype. Being confronted with all those beautiful pictures of amazing landscapes proves to be a very effective advertisement.  Iceland – the coun[...]

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[...]

12 New Year's Resolutions for Travellers

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I have a confession to make - I'm terrible at sticking to new year's resolutions. Every year, I start out with only the best intentions - to learn a language, to work out more, to spend less time on social media and my computer, to watch more films by and about women... but eventually I give in. Routine and laziness win me over, and all the determination I f[...]

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[...]

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