Personal Stories

Destination: Discrimination

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Destination Discrimination. It’s a real thing. When I was eight years old, I was thoroughly disinterested in the idea of our family trip to Mexico, and wanted to know why Disney World wouldn’t be getting our business yet again. Similarly, during my junior year in college when I told my parents I was one click away from booking a three-week trip through Vie[...]

The Rise of ‘Eco-Anxiety’ and How It Could Shape the Future

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For me, it struck hardest watching David Attenborough's latest series 'Our Planet'. The polar bears struggling to survive, the altered migration paths of whole species and the devastating decline of wildlife by 60% across the world. It filled me with overwhelming guilt and disgust at not only myself, but the whole human race. However it was one of Attenb[...]

Tips for Traveling with Anxiety

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Some people want to make us believe that travel is the cure to everything and can heal anything from a broken heart to mental issues. I don't believe that to be necessarily true and sometimes quite the opposite takes place. While travel is a big part of my life as a digital nomad, I have come to realize how hard it can be to deal with certain issues when I a[...]

5 Things To Love About Tasmania

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I'm always slightly cautious when I hear too many good things about a destination I'm about to visit. I just don't want to get my expectations too high and, without sounding ungrateful, end up deflated when it's not what I thought (or it was hyped up to be). When I mentioned to Australian work colleagues and friends about my planned birthday trip to T[...]

The Truth Behind #Travelcouples

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We’ve all seen them. The #travelcouples. Those sun-tanned,carefree pairs traipsing through the back roads of Asia on a motorcycle, or navigating a well-appointed, vintage camper van around continental Europe. While it may be hard to spot them in real life, this species of lovebirds are taking social media by storm, instagramming every cliffside selfie[...]

Visit a Totally Paw-some Charity in Thailand: Lanta Animal Welfare

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On Koh Lanta -a 100% chill little island on Thailand’s Andaman coast- there’s not a whole lot to do aside from frolicking merrily on one of the plentiful beaches, zipping around on a scooter trying to avoid snakes and the occasional goat, and eating - of course. And that’s exactly why it’s popular with low-key tourists who want some respite from the flas[...]

Kandolhu, Maldives - Where a travel blogger goes on holiday

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It is no secret that I adore the Maldives. I know as a travel blogger this might be a little bit surprising because after all, the Maldives are not known for great adventures (unless of course, you count scuba diving!), culture or mingling with locals but rather for luxury and la dolce vita. I know I am fortunate that I have a job that brings me much adventu[...]

How Living Out of a Backpack Changed My Life

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It all started with a battered 35l backpack. Lugged through muddy fields at festivals, dumped in damp tents and stuffed to the brim with secret stashes of alcohol, my cheap £30 pack had been pushed to its limits for years. Before my first long-term adventure, I had deliberated about whether to ditch it and upgrade. However the sentimental memories associ[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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