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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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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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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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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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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A Wet Winter Bike Ride in England

After several months of hitchhiking across Europe, I headed to England to meet my boyfriend’s family and relax for a bit.  The relaxation period didn’t last long before we got restless and needed to plan our next adventure.  We had been considering a long distance cycle for some time and...

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How to Choose the Perfect Stateroom for Your Next Cruise

In a photo from our very first cruise almost more than twenty years ago, I am standing in our stateroom with a huge, excited grin on my face and my arms akimbo, stretching out to both walls of our stateroom, trying to contain my excitement at setting out on our...

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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England
  2. 02. Leah Bostwick Leah Bostwick
    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
  3. 03. Jan Ross Jan Ross
  4. 04. Inka  Piegsa-Quischotte Inka Piegsa-Quischotte
  5. 05. James Cave James Cave
    from Berlin

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