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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The Five W’s of the Perfect Beach Vacation

I’m writing this article in a luxurious, seven bedroom beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama courtesy of Relax on the Beach called Grand Paradise. It is so close to the Gulf of Mexico that we can step out our back door and, with approximately ten steps, have our feet in the...

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The Worst Kind of Backpackers You’ll Meet in Hostels and How to Avoid Them

You meet interesting people on whatever path you chose to travel, and I honestly think that the most bizarre people you’ll ever meet are actually the people that end up making your trip the most memorable. There was the crazy 60 year old Canadian that claimed to be a professional clown...

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Top Ten Amenities for the Perfect Hotel Stay

We stay in a lot of hotels, see a lot of different and wonderful amenities, and spend a lot of time wondering just how great it would be if all those amenities were offered in one hotel room. We might never leave.

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What to Pack for Hitchhiking

It is very important to remember that whatever you pack for hitchhiking will be carried upon your back at all times. And when you are hitchhiking, it is not uncommon to have to walk for large distances if you have been left in a bad place.

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What to Pack on a Long Distance Bicycle Trip

When going on a long distance cycling trip, it is vitally important to remember that everything you pack, is extra weight that you have to carry. I therefore advise packing very carefully. If your bike (and its luggage) are too heavy, you will no longer enjoy your trip.

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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Lisa Miller Lisa Miller
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    from
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    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
  4. 04. Mike Cotton Mike Cotton
    from Fernie
  5. 05. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England

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