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Moving abroad during the pandemic: What can you expect?

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In March of this year, I was in New Zealand. I had landed after three months in Australia, ready to commence my working holiday via. Coronavirus was, at the time, a purely European issue - and despite being from the UK, I naively assumed it would never reach the Southern Hemisphere. Since we all lived through it, I’m sure you can guess what happened next.[...]

5 Ways to Stay Safe on Dating Apps While Traveling

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How many of us have dreamed of being sat in our airplane seat, anxiously looking for the man or woman of our dreams to waltz down the aisle and tell you they’ll be sitting next to you for the next five hours? You’ll laugh, you’ll bond and you’ll realize that you’ve both fallen deeply in love during the flight, which will, obviously result in the two of yo[...]

We Need to Stop Feeling Guilty About Travel

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Deciding to quit my London job and solo travel three years ago, was one of the best decisions of my life. I have seen incredible things, met amazing people and completely changed my priorities as a young woman. At university, I was desperate to escape to London in a corporate 9-5, attending client brunches and drinking cocktails at the weekend. Now, I’ve [...]

Take Advantage of Lonely Planet TV's Lockdown Freebie!

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Le sigh... We’re all depressed. We’re all stressed our 2020 plans are ruined. We’re all sitting at home going slightly stir crazy, shovelling carbs into our face holes, right?  Well, our friends at Lonely Planet have gone and done us a massive solid by making their Lonely Planet TV (which is usually a premium paid service) FREE to watch over the Covid-[...]

The Best Wanderlust Inspiring Shows on Netflix right now

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For me, the best way of getting inspired is by visuals, nothing captivates me more than a few cinematic scenes that are paired with equally emotional music, especially when it comes to travel. The more drone shots the better! So you can guess that I have definitely watched my fair share of travel documentaries on Netflix, that being said, I thought I would r[...]

5 lessons I learnt from living in Paris

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When I moved to Paris spontaneously in the summer of 2013, it was out of a need for adventure, for profound change and a desire for a life a little less ordinary. I was ready for the change of scenery, but I was in no way prepared for how much I would learn, grow and transform after a year in the bewildering intensity of the city. If you have ever undergone [...]

A letter to my pre-travel self

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Dear 20-year-old me,   It’s funny how you think life is so straight forward. Finish school, get qualifications, go get a job, a boyfriend, a house. Maybe get married and have some babies. It’s hard for me now to think that was ever what you wanted. You were meant to be successful, academic, have a long and fulfilling career and a perfect f[...]

6 common expat misconceptions

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Back in 2012 I made the HUGE decision to pack up my bags and leave everything I knew to be normal behind. I waved goodbye to my mum with all my worldly belongings rammed into one 23kg suitcase and boarded a plane to…. Saudi Arabia! My move into the expat world, turned out to be the best decision I ever made and 6 years later I’ve flitted between se[...]

Luxembourg: The Loveliest Little European Country

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After living amongst the chaos of London for the last four years, I have increasingly sought out relaxing, calm and quiet holiday destinations to counteract my hectic lifestyle. One day on my morning commute, I read an article about Luxembourg which described the little country as a peaceful haven situated right in the middle of Europe with a population of j[...]

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