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9 Crafty Ways to Save Money for Travel

Posted on 29. Jan, 2015 by .


Being a travel blogger, one of the first question most people ask me is “How can you afford to do all this?“. Trust me when I say I am not lavishly living off a generous trust fund nor have I won the lottery. I don’t spend nearly as much on travel as I used to […]

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Holiday Gifts The Travel Addict In Your Life Will Actually Love

Posted on 01. Dec, 2014 by .


Because I am one extremely picky person (I’m aware this makes me a horrible human being), I have been doing gift wishlists for as long as I can remember. I always thought - if you’re going to get me a present, you might as well spend your hard-earned money smartly by offering me something I actually […]

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My Carry-On Packing Essentials

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .


Lately, I realized that whenever I start packing for a trip, I shift into robot mode. I always take the same bag, the same stuff, without exception. The truth is, no matter where in the world I am traveling to, my carry-on packing routine is always the same, because I’ve done it so many times before. […]

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My Favourite Europe Travel Apps

Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by .


Anytime someone asks me “What’s the one thing you wouldn’t travel without?”, my answer inevitably is “My iPhone” — what I commonly refer to as my other half (and yes, I am married to an actual human being). Saying that I am obsessed with my phone isn’t an understatement, and I am seriously considering a […]

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My Europe Travel Packing List

Posted on 01. Apr, 2014 by .


While it is very easy to imagine yourself jetting away to an exotic location, in reality, a stress-free, successful trip needs far more organization than just a few clicks. Especially in today’s world, where we carry more devices than we can count (not to mention the charger for each of these devices) and where going […]

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How to Stay in Europe Without a Visa (Legally, of Course)

Posted on 31. Mar, 2014 by .


So many of my friends and readers have asked me this question over the years: how have you managed to stay in Europe for so long? How hard is it to get a visa, or to travel from one country to another?  Jetting off to Europe, exploring every nook and corner of cities regularly pictured […]

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My Favourite Places in Europe in Springtime

Posted on 11. Mar, 2014 by .


It’s no secret that spring and autumn are my favourite seasons to be on the go. Several reasons explain this, from the smaller flocks of tourists to the warm-and-sunny-yet-not-scorching weather and the still very affordable prices. Elbow seasons are not only easy on the budget, but also on the eyes. The only difficult thing about […]

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My Favourite Hostels in Europe

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .


While few things make me happier than falling asleep in Egyptian-thread sheets and bathing in L’Occitane toiletries, I do appreciate a good hostel as well. My friend and fellow blogger Kash recently published the Bible of luxury hostels in Europe, which focuses on hostels with high standards, stylish private rooms and affordable prices. I strongly […]

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Traveling

Posted on 02. Sep, 2013 by .


Traveling obviously has a lot of benefits: discovering the world, annoying your Facebook friends with tons of wanderlust-inducing photos, carefree living, and unique experiences around the globe. Throw in a tan and foreign delicacies and you’re in for a treat. Yes, the traveling life is quite enjoyable indeed. But what about the other upsides? The […]

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6 Tips for Booking All-Inclusive Package

Posted on 16. Jul, 2013 by .


While I’m by no means an expert on all-inclusive packages or holidays having only done this once, I wish I’d knew a little more about this type of vacation before I booked my trip in my I’m-exhausted-I-need-vitamin-D-and-free-cocktails frenzy. My vacation was amazing, mind you - but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have been even better. […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Budget Airlines in Europe

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .


If you’ve been reading this blog for a few months, you know how I feel about budget airlines in Europe: I love them (well, most of them), and I wouldn’t travel any other way. I flew countless times with low-cost airlines from every corner of Europe - Edinburgh, Barcelona, Berlin and more - and while […]

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My Travel Guilty Pleasures

Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by .


Whether you are a frequent traveler or a one-week-abroad-per-year kind of person, there’s no getting away from it. We are all human beings, each with our own quirks. Some adorable, some strange, some… plain embarrassing. You know what I’m talking about. Serial thief of toiletries or over-achiever at breakfast, I’m talking to you! We are all […]

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#WeGoSolo: Happily Married, and Traveling Solo

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by .


There’s been quite the uproar within the travel community over the past week, due to the tragic death of an American solo female traveler in Turkey, and the surprisingly harsh comments people expressed about her choice to travel solo. “Women should not travel alone, ever.” “Her husband was irresponsible to allow her to leave for […]

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World Travel Market for First-Timers - A Few Tips

Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by .


Attention! If you’re not a travel blogger, this may not be of interest to you. Perhaps I can interest you in beautiful photos or cute animals, instead? *** I recently attended the travel conference World Travel Market, held every early November in London (not that I ever need a reason to visit my favorite city). […]

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14 things I hate about travel

Posted on 12. Nov, 2012 by .


While traveling is an incredibly amazing thing to do as a whole, like anything in life, it also has its odd flaws. Nothing is perfect, right? And I happen to be the type of person who likes things to go my way, according to my - sometimes mysterious - set of rules. I like certain […]

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