Coronavirus: How to travel safely during the Covid-19 outbreak

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At times of an outbreak, one of the first approaches to containing it is minimizing travel. For this reason, cities across China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy are currently imposing travel bans to minimize the spread of Coronavirus. However, tickets have been booked, time has been taken off work, and many flights are still ‘business as usual’. So should y[...]

Top 9 destinations for 2020

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‘Travel more’ is common New Year resolution and right now is a pretty good time to map out your year and get a head start on those flight fares. Before you drown in destination scouting, we’ve got some of the coolest places you need to know about in 2020. At the end of every year, the world’s most renowned travel platforms publish their best destinations [...]

What I wish I had known before traveling to Japan

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I consider myself to be a seasoned traveler whom, apart from Antartica, has been to all continents numerous times and who doesn't usually shy away from a new country, even when it seems a bit daunting from the outside. Daunting is however a pretty good word to describe the way I've been feeling about Japan these 37 years and even though a part of me was eage[...]

Small Town, Big World

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In case my frequent use of the word “y’all” and my knowledge of John Deere tractors didn’t give it away, it’s time I let you in on a little secret. I’m a small town girl. Raised on 26 acres in Middletown, Maryland, I was part of a school system that shut down for the county’s agricultural fair, in a town that’s home to approximately three traffic lights. B[...]

Vale: The Four Letter Word You Need More Of

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It’s a dog, it’s a plane, it’s… Vale. Pronounced Bah-Lay, emphasis on the first syllable. We all need a little more “vale” in our lives, and I’ll tell you why. After a recent stop in the coastal city of A Coruña, Spain “vale” is my new favorite word. What does it mean? To be honest I have absolutely no idea. I first heard this four-letter nugget of a wo[...]

5 Must Do Hikes in Tasmania

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The hiking trails in the Australian island state of Tasmania have been voted as some of the world's best by travel publications such as National Geographic and Lonely Planet. Tasmania is widely celebrated as one of the most rugged and least explored places in Australia, many tourists flocking here intrigued by it’s wonderfully conserved wilderness and su[...]

10 Practical Christmas Gifts for Travelers

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Every December (without exception) me and my mother do the annual pre-Christmas standoff in which she insists she must buy me something, and I insist that she doesn’t. It’s not that I don’t appreciate her gifts, its just that the spare room in my parent's house looks like a graveyard of non travel-friendly items that have spent the last ten years gatheri[...]

12 Alternative Ways to Choose Your Next Travel Destination

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I’m the kind of traveller who enjoys a well planned trip as much as a spontaneous and, at times, a recklessly disorganised one. I take enjoyment from approaching my decision-making differently each time I go away, revelling in being open to different influences and inspiration before I book. But with a travel bucket list constantly overflowing with potent[...]

The Great Outdoors: Planning a road trip through New England & Nova Scotia

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The plan was easy: watching the leaves turn red during an Indian summer in New England and Nova Scotia, and spending three weeks hiking in what must be two of the most beautiful countries in the world. Coming to some kind of inner peace after a crazy exciting summer back home in Berlin. Waking up in a tent and taking a morning walk to the lake. Driving for h[...]

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