Wifi? No Thanks!

Be honest – when travelling, when have you chosen a bar or restaurant because it has wifi available? I know this happens – a friend of mine proudly knows just three sentences of Spanish since her trip round South America, one of which is “¿Tienes wifi?” As useful as an...

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5 Places to Grab A Bite to Eat During the Edinburgh Festival

5 Places to Grab A Bite to Eat During the Edinburgh Festival It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well in Edinburgh at least, where the Edinburgh Festival is currently in full swing. “Edinburgh Festival” is a collective name for the many different festivals that are happening during the...

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The Great Outdoors of Romania

Nearly a year had gone by when I decided to head back to Romania before ending my time in Europe.  I had only been there once before and it had admittedly been very brief, but I hadn’t enjoyed it so much.  I had traveled to a small western village and...

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Best Kept Secret in Florida: Amelia Island

Before we traveled to lovely and historic Amelia Island on the Atlantic coast of Florida, I had never even heard of it. Amelia Island is one of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that reaches along the east coast of the United States all the way from South...

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Middle Ages meet Renaissance in Avila and Salamanca/Spain

I sat glued to the window as my train sped from Madrid to Avila because I didn’t want to miss my first glimpse of Avila’s most famous landmark: the medieval wall which entirely encircles the Old Town.

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Tents vs. Hammocks

What's More Practical to Travel with - a Tent or a Hammock?   The typical life of a backpacker involves carrying little more than clean clothes, bug spray, and sun cream. However, as the world becomes more accessible, people are learning to travel in new ways and to more diverse destinations.

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Wandering on the Edge

As I motor into the village of Ucluelet on the rugged, sun-drenched west coast of Vancouver Island, I’m greeted by the bite of sharp salty air. This balmy spring-like weather is unusual for February, so the three-hour drive from the island’s more heavily populated eastern side has been spectacular.

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How to Cope With Reverse Culture Shock

As I sat looking out of my Kitakyushu apartment window, the whole place smelling sterile with bleach, I knew that I would never see this view again. I was moving out of the place I’d called home for almost 2 years to return to a place I used to call...

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8 Things to do in Halifax, Canada

In a huge and gorgeous country with so many vibrant cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, Halifax, Nova Scotia often gets overlooked. Perched on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast, Halifax is has distinctively different feel.

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The UK Eats

"Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup and, for some strange reason, mint humbugs." - Harry Potter and the...

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