Venice Mistress of Seas

As I step outside my small hotel, it is the light in the piazza that impresses me first, the way it filters through the narrow passageway, a bright shaft of daylight flooding across the cobbled path. I stand transfixed for a moment, breathing in the scent of old stones and pungent...

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How to Land Your First House Sit

Over the past three years I’ve house sat throughout Europe, looking after everything from cats and dogs to turtles and once, even a farm of alpacas. In exchange for walking the dog, feeding the cat or watering the plants, I was able to stay in all of these properties for...

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Small Ship Cruising Versus Large Ship Cruising

We were avid large ship cruisers. We loved every single thing about an ocean cruise. The magnificent and abundant choices for dining. The fact that you only have to unpack once and your comfy accommodations travel right along with you.

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Adventures in the Istanbul Spice Bazaar

Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most culturally rich and historic cities in our world.  Historically, it acted as the bridge from West to East, and thus was an epicenter of travel and trade.  Merchants brought goods from India, China, Egypt, Iran and many other places to a central area...

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48 in Lisbon, Portugal

Earlier this year I spent six months living in Lisbon. Having now won a few travel awards the city is starting to get a lot more recognition as a place to visit yet it is still incredibly under-rated as a city.

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Five Books That Make You Want to Travel the World

Every so often, you come across a piece of literature that captures you, whisks away your imagination on a whirlwhind ride, and demands that you do something amazing, go somewhere wonderful. When those moments happen, they are precious.

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Why Giving Up is Not the Same as Failing

Sweat grips my clothes to my skin after 8 hours trapped on a bust up bus that shook its way all through Western Malaysia. But with a sigh of relief I have finally arrived at my destination: Kuala Lumpur.

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A Visit to Tamaki Maori Village

As we approached the entrance to the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua, New Zealand, warriors emerged from the forest, grunting, hissing, and waving their weapons. Dressed in traditional clothing, with bare feet and intricately tattooed faces, they widened their eyes and stuck out their tongues, in an effort to intimidate.

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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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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Lisa Miller Lisa Miller
    from Queenstown
  2. 02. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England
  3. 03. Leah Bostwick Leah Bostwick
    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
  4. 04. Ruth Kozak Ruth Kozak
    from
  5. 05. James Cave James Cave
    from Berlin

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