Tags archives: wanderlust

In photos: Dream away to California

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     Dreamboat boat. At the canals of Venice in LA. Would not mind living here. Ever since my 14-year old self fell in love with this song song I could totally see myself with long, sandy hair, casually holding on to a surfboard somewhere on Venice Beach. I'm a bit older (and maybe wiser) now and I'm still not very good at surfing (yet), but California has [...]

An ode to writing postcards

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Starting an article with a line such as 'When I was young' might potentially kill your vibe, but I'll still go for it and hope for the best. So... when I was (very) young the internet just wasn't that much of a thing (for most of us) and I would spend almost all of my pocket money on film rolls and stamps. True story. And even though my feelings for the [...]

Traveling the World - A Filipina Perspective

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The greatest advice my grandfather told me was: “Don’t stop wanting to see the world.” And in those moments he said it, big-eyed with wonderment, an incoming high school freshman version of myself wondered what he meant. It’s been 10 years since then, and safe to say, I’ve taken his advice to heart. I've taken numerous trips around the country while co[...]

Find Happiness With Microadventures

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"How are you doing?" Recently, this seemingly harmless and polite question has been paralyzing. An automatic, 'I'm good how are you' spills out like word vomit. Am I good? Am I – at this point in my life sitting in my office at 2 PM on a Wednesday – happy? I'm not alone; according to Forbes, over 50% of people are unhappy at work, which bubbles over into ot[...]

Keeping Austin Weird With These 5 Festivals

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Living in a city that embraces its weirdness is probably the most incredible thing in the world. But, what is weird? According to Webster, weird is defined as suggesting something supernatural, others go on to define it as strikingly odd, or interesting. Austin, Texas is a mixture of old western meets weird. It is dogs riding in strollers, graffiti passi[...]

Here's Why Travel Makes You Feel Alive

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"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." – Howard Thurman Thank you Howard Thurman, you are so damn right – the world simply needs more people who have 'come alive' and traveling is one of the most effective ways to 'lean in' to life. Travel forces yo[...]

25 Photos that will make you want to fly to Bolivia

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A few years ago, I undertook my first solo backpacking trip in South America. This adventure still represents the beginning of my love for solo travel and also one of the most exciting experiences of  my life. Over the course of a few months, I fell in love all over again with Brazil, enjoyed coffees and walks in Argentina, was amazed by Chile and got to hik[...]

10 alternative things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne is always on my mind, especially when life in the UK gets a bit tough. I recall the sunshine, the happy memories, the friends and the fun alternative things to do in Melbourne that don’t exist over here on this cold island, which is getting colder by the day after this recent referendum. With the fear of Brexit instilled in my tired British hear[...]

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