Travel Tips

Saudi Arabia- Is this the world’s newest, most controversial travel destination?

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“Cover your hair sister, you’re in Saudi Arabia now.” Something I became all too used to hearing on the streets of 2012 Riyadh. Only 6 years ago. But under the rule of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the implementation of ‘Vision 2030’, just maybe, Saudi Arabia is in with a legitimate chance of becoming a tourist destination. Probably quite the c[...]

The Year in Travel: 2018

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As we just wrapped up another wonderful year of adventure and uncovering some of the worlds most beautiful destinations, let's take a look back at some of 2018's biggest travel trends. SOLO TRAVEL Us travelers are increasingly becoming more confident to head out into the great unknown solo. With social media infiltrating our day-to-day lives with picturesq[...]

7 Totally Underrated Cosmetics for Travel

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Beyond the endless Bastise cans and overpriced coconut oils of this world, lies a wholly underappreciated group of slightly odd essentials for your capsule cosmetics bag. Forget chic shower miniatures, deep nourishing gloop made from unicorn tears and those infuriating mini straighteners that tear much more then they straighten. As a person in a constant str[...]

7 Reasons to put Crete on your Travelmap

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Who doesn't think of whitewashed houses and blue windows to the backdrop of the even bluer ocean when they think of Greece? So did I for the longest time until I actually took my first trip to Greece and visited Thessaloniki and Halkidiki. There was nothing blue and white about either yet I still loved them both. So when I started to plan my Greek return I j[...]

9 Ways Parents Can Support Their Kid's Decision to Travel Solo

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The realisation that your child is now an independent adult who’s life no longer depends on you doesn’t get much more abrupt than watching them disappear to another country, completely alone. Although I’m not a parent, I totally get it - parting with a child to go abroad who you have devoted your life to nurturing and guiding through life’s ups and downs,[...]

20 Trips to take Before Turning 30

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It’s been said that adventure may hurt but monotony will kill you. So, before the all pressures and responsibilities of adulthood set in, set out and plunge into the chaos, antics and bliss that comes with exploring a new destination. Check out the list below to get inspiration on some of the most adventure-packed places to fill your 20's with extraordinary [...]

5 travel mistakes I made, so you don’t have to

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It’s kind of hard to believe that I traveled for so long and came so far without any major hiccups. But then 2018 seemed to be a year of epic travel and epic mistakes. I don’t think I slackened my defenses. I guess some years are just luckier than others, and clearly, the more you travel the more you’re at risk of at least a few fails. We’ve all proba[...]

My best tips for flying - 20 years in economy class

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I always laugh at posts titled 'How to make economy class as comfortable as business' or such. We all know there is just no way to turn an economy flight into a business class experience regardless of how much nice lotion you use during a flight. But even I will admit that after almost 20 years of flying long distance - yes, I am that old! - I have learne[...]

The Great Wall of China- 3 spectacular hiking spots

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There’s an old Chinese Proverb that describes the Great Wall so perfectly. “Only those that have travelled the road know where the holes are deep”. I knew as soon as saw the Great Wall of China that I had sincerely underestimated its gritty beauty and vast size. It’s an easy thing to do when most of the photographs we see are merely snippets of reconst[...]

Making Friends in a New City - Some Handy Tips

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5 years ago, I stepped off a plane and into a new city and a new life. It was a fairly impulsive decision, the kind we usually make when we feel we need a change of scenery or to step out of our comfort zone and try something different. For many this would mean getting a new hair cut or trying a new restaurant, but if you’re anything like me – this meant a n[...]

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