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Want to stay like a local? Try this Airbnb alternative

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Craving Something Local? If you’re reading this, you probably like to experience a somewhat authentic slice of local life whenever you travel somewhere new. After all, you’ve found this blog, which has never exactly celebrated the Hard Rock Cafes and big bus tours of the world (not judging.). And while the desire to live like a local is a common thre[...]

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 desti[...]

Five Tried and Tested Eco-Friendly Travel Products

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Is your New Year's resolution to become more eco-friendly and minimise your impact on the planet? Mine too! Truth be told - I've actually been trying to live more environmentally conscious for a while now. But with the out-of-control bushfires here in Australia and a climate crisis in full force right around the world, this year I need to get even more se[...]

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[...]

A Complete and Honest Guide to Getting a Portuguese Visa (Part Duas)

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How to get a visa in Portugal… Part Duas (2) As I typed the words “how to get a visa” I had to laugh at how straightforward the title sounds, and how opposite the actual process is. But here we are. We’ve arrived at part two of my journey towards a legal life in Europe. Portugal is my chosen destination, and a freelancer’s visa is my golden ticket[...]

5 Helpful Travel Sites You Should Totally Bookmark

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The travel market is, undoubtedly, wildly saturated; modern booking sites serve us everything from package holidays to Corfu with ya nan to mind-boggling flight routes that guarantee the lowest fare. With monolith sites like Booking.com, Airbnb and Skyscanner, travel booking has never been more accessible - but with convenience comes apathy, and it's easy to[...]

Thai 7/11: a tale of bittersweet love

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"Bing-bong" the ubiquitous announcement of arrival that rings aloud with an unapologetic shrill tone. Shortly followed by a crisp, calm blast of faux-alpine air, peppered with the lingering scent of 1000 cheese and ham toasties. Sweet salvation. And a welcome respite from the midday heat. An oasis of tranquillity can be found amongst these dinky packe[...]

How To Pack Like A Minimalist

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Travelling with only a few possessions for prolonged periods of time has permanently changed my outlook on what it is to live (and travel) in a largely materialistic world. I've discovered that actually, you really don't need many things to live happily and comfortably. Though one of the smaller, and more practical lessons I've learnt from traversing [...]

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