6 common expat misconceptions

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Back in 2012 I made the HUGE decision to pack up my bags and leave everything I knew to be normal behind. I waved goodbye to my mum with all my worldly belongings rammed into one 23kg suitcase and boarded a plane to…. Saudi Arabia! My move into the expat world, turned out to be the best decision I ever made and 6 years later I’ve flitted between se[...]

Ethical volunteering- Meet the skilled volunteer nurse swapping modern hospitals for rural operating rooms

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The year is 2019 and the word ‘voluntourism’ is on every conscious traveler’s lips. The term refers to the growing phenomenon amongst the world’s traveling community. People packing up their bags and taking international flights to some of the world’s poorest countries to carry out volunteer work, often on assignments they’ve paid to be a part of. [...]

A Kind World: A Collection of Short Stories From Backpackers

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In a world full of negative media and the tendency for a depressing spiral of doom and gloom to emerge after the Christmas period, it is important to expose yourself to a little positivity every now and again. If there’s anything that makes us Travelettes feel happier about life, it’s reading about travel. So what better way to spread some cheer than by r[...]

How Traveling Killed My Creativity and Brought Out My Truth

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Words are wonderful. I love their power. I love their descriptive abilities. For as long as I can remember, words have infatuated me, and I like using them. I love to write. I wrote a novel in high school (it was as cringy as you’d expect). I was always in accelerated English courses and was drawn to creative writing — you can make people feel and see things[...]

Travelette of the Month: Jessica Tjeng

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I met Jess for the first time in a park in Toronto. A friend of a friend. Her bike was pink and her laughter was loud. It was one of my very first days living in Toronto and I did not know anyone yet. I needed a place to stay, some good company and kickoff to the new city. It was insanely hot, I was hungry and thirsty and more than anything I didn’t want to [...]

5 Ways the Lake District took me by Surprise

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My favorite trips are always the ones that take me by surprise. A weekend in the Lake District of North West England was one such trip. The Lake District had never really been on my radar. I had heard about it, of course - everyone from Cornwall to Aberdeen knows about the Lake District. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. It's f[...]

Travelette of the Month: Sabina Trojanova from Girl vs Globe

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I met Sabina on a grey morning in Glasgow for brunch. She had just moved there, but already discovered the bustling breakfast and coffee scene of Pollokshaws Road. I always feel a bit awkward around other travel bloggers - obviously we all share our love for travel, so it should be easy for us to talk, right? Only that it isn't always so easy, and frankly, I[...]

200 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Travel Year Yet

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Are you the kind of person who makes New Year’s Resolutions? I definitely am – each year, I take time for myself to sit down, reflect on the year that just passed, and then decide on where I want to go from here. I try to build on past experiences and lessons as much as I reach for new goals and aim to establish a few new habits. This goes for my everyday li[...]

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[...]

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