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My Strong but Rocky Relationship with my Hometown

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After three rewarding and enlightening months of traveling around Europe, one backpack, waves of memories and great feelings, I wanted to end my nomadic lifestyle in order to be home for the holidays in December. I come from an island in the Indian Ocean, called Reunion Island. It is undoubtedly beautiful, sunny and laid back, with white sandy beaches tha[...]

The Pros and Cons of Feeling 'At Home'

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'Home' is a concept I think about a lot. It can mean such different things to different people, and it can mean different things to the same person throughout their lifetime. Some people are blessed with the unique ability to feel at home anywhere. These people should count themselves very fortunate, for this doesn't come quite so easily to the rest of us.  [...]

The Meaning of Home when you always Travel

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I come from a small town in the north east of France called Châlons-en-Champagne. I was born and raised there, in the Champagne region. Even though it is what I call HOME, I am sure that you have never heard of it - and that's OK. In a way it is funny for me to talk about HOME. If you would ask my friends and family, they would say I am never home. They a[...]

Why Brussels is the ONE for Me

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When I was a teen, I used to escape the Belgian suburbs by hopping on a train to Brussels. It was the city after all - the city by default. Nevertheless, I held a great deal of prejudice against Brussels, which I thought was definitely too humid and colorless. You see, I was born in Los Angeles but my family moved to my dad’s hometown in Belgium when I was s[...]

Of Life-Long Friendships and Long-Term Travel

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After seven amazing months abroad in Sydney, Australia, living the dream and finding the love of my life I had to return and go back home. I admit, 7 months is not really a very long time away - so everything should be the same when you come back home, right? And let me tell you what - it was. However, what was not the same anymore, was me! Moving [...]

6 Amazing Instagrammers Who Prove You Don't Need to Go Far

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« You’re so lucky... » is the answer I usually get when I tell people how many countries I’ve visited in the last few years. I am extremely grateful for all the places I’ve got to explore in my lifetime but I am also strongly convinced of something: you do not need to go far to have your breath taken away or to live the ultimate expedition. In the world we l[...]

15 Ways to Feel like a Traveller in your own Home

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We all know that feeling of post-travel blues. You return home, full of stories and adventures, and after the initial joy of reuniting with your family and friends, it all wears off, and you are once again dreaming of hitting the road, seeking new unknown places. I’ve been guilty of this feeling every time I have come back from a trip, but this time I decid[...]

How to decorate a traveller's home

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When you land somewhere new in the world and think, ‘You know what, I might stay here for a bit. I quite like it!”, you know you’re going to be experiencing something special. There’s nothing quite like fully immersing yourself in a new city or country for a substantial amount of time and absorbing every part of the culture. There are aspects to the c[...]

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