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Meet the Cypriot entrepreneur reviving a traditional profession

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As I grow older, tradition and cultural identity are two things that I increasingly cherish and admire. I look out for them not only when I’m abroad, on a quest to unearth the tales of the world but also when I’m in an all-familiar setting, one I falsely think I know too well; home. Over the last decade, if I dare I say so, I’ve noticed societies express [...]

Remembering Rachel: Hippie in Heels

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If you follow the travel blogging community, you will have found it hard to miss the awful news that Rachel Jones, author of the popular women's travel blog Hippie in Heels, recently passed away unexpectedly (May 2019.) Her free-spirited nature and long-running India-centric blog are incredibly well known within the worldwide travel community, and if you’ve [...]

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. [...]

Seize Your Adventure with Fran Turauskis

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A few weeks ago, I contributed to an episode of my favourite travel podcast She Explores. The episode was all about female solo adventures and I shared my thoughts on hiking solo across Scotland and what being alone in the outdoors does to my mind and body. The episode featured many inspiring women, who sought the outdoors and adventure - one of them was Fra[...]

Travel with Nashipae: Meet the inspiring woman who quit her job and moved to Kenya

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Sometimes you come across stories of people completely outside of your online and offlice bubble and it just hits you. Something they say, something they stand for just moves you in a way you're not moved that often. When Sinja's story - which you will read below - popped up on our Facebook feeds, we knew we had to introduce her to you guys. She quit her job[...]

Abled traveler with a disability: Interview with Min. Annie Bell

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There was something about Annie that immediately caught my interest - maybe it was the fact that she called herself an abled traveler with a disability. Or maybe it was seeing the photo of her zooming across a beach in a motorised scooter - having adventures even though she might not be the first person that comes to mind when you'd think about an adventure [...]

Meet the Travelettes: A life and travel update

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When your team is scattered all over the planet like the Travelettes are, it's sometimes a little hard to keep each other in the loop about current projects and life in general. So when I recently started messaging the girls for a life update, I thought why not let you guys take part in it, too. The seven of us are always on the run as you'll see, but I was [...]

Travelette of the Month: Amanda Rae - Travel with Lupus & Chron's Disease

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Like so many of the inspiring travelers whose journeys I follow, I found Amanda on social media. She had posted about her story, someone had shared it, it popped up on my wall, and the rest is history - so to say. Amanda has a story, that I immediately knew needs to reach more people around the world. People who are in the same situation as her; and those wh[...]

10 inspiring people & projects to follow that will change you forever

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Bloggers and influencers have to deal with their fair share of nay-sayers who accuse them of being shallow, privileged and blind to it. And while not every content creator out there contributes positively to the reputation of our profession, there are plenty of examples of people who use their online platform to inspire and change minds. With this post I'd l[...]

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