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Getting Ready! Planning a trip to Thailand for the Winter

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Flights are ready for two weeks in Thailand! But not a single other thing is planned. We could wandering from noodle food stall to food stall for two weeks as far as anything has been arranged. I like to get the flight in the books first though, then worry about the detail later. Not to mention, I’m used to last-minute trip for work, so having several months to plan something feels like an insane luxury. I am super tempted to keep the trip going and book Delhi to Bangkok flights,…

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Tackling Business Travel like a Boss

Business and pleasure go hand in hand for me these days. I travel to write, write to travel and have beautifully blended the art of work hard, play hard. It works great for me personally, as I’m able to travel for my freelance job and also take time to relax while on the road. What’s great about trips under both the guise of work and vacation is that I get to stay at a variety of properties. From lavish luxury resorts to humble B&Bs in the countryside, I’ve seen a…

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A Relaxing Return Trip to Sri Lanka: Where to Chill

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In a week you can travel all over Sri Lanka to get your fill of temples, elephant safaris and fresh-made curries. Once you’ve conquered all the essentials though, it’s time to relax! Sri Lanka not only offers tons of adventurous experiences, it also boasts super-chic spots that are tranquil, calm and wonderfully indulgent. For my return trip to one of my favorite countries, I was able to have some much needed down time! Negombo Lagoon Although Sri Lanka is an island nation, it also boasts some other wonderfully still bodies…

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A Wellness Guide to South Goa

Goa is often portrayed as one big party, but that’s far from the real truth of this gorgeous coastal region of India. Only about 400 km away from Mumbai, full of endless beaches, great seaside cafes, outdoor active pursuits and palm trees. As one of the best located coastlines of India, the hotels in Goa tend to be beachside, offering fantastic seaside resorts and luxurious beach huts. The Majesty of the South Goa Coast The warm Arabian Sea welcomes you to relax and unwind. Goa is mostly divided into two…

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Feeling the Love for Bali

Valentine’s Day may be just around the corner, but for some of us, the occasion is just another excuse to revel in the delights of solo travel. A destination of many personalities, faces, wonderful demeanours and complete and utter beauty, forget Valentines – Bali is the island you should be feeling the loving for, 365 days of the year. Here’s why. The Cuisine Balinese is undoubtedly one of lesser known varieties of Asian cuisine, overshadowed somewhat (mistakenly) by the likes of Thai and Vietnamese. Much like the birth of your first…

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Why Tokyo is the Ultimate City to Travel Solo

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Traveling solo is an incredibly liberating experience that allows you to explore the world at your own pace and in your own unique way. Not only does it alleviate any potential for clashes in travel plans between you and fellow travelers, but it’s an experience that allows you to step outside of your comfort zone as fight or flight kicks in. Whilst most of Southeast Asia is well-trodden by the soles of feet and solo travelers seem to take it in their stride, Japan remains a mystery to many. It’s…

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Bucket List: Dreaming of Indonesia

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Earlier this year, I had to turn down a potential trip to the beautiful country of Indonesia, because I was getting overwhelmed being on the road too much. While I don’t regret the choice, I’ve had this destination on the brain now for a while and do hope to visit in the near future. It seems like it has the perfect blend of incredible history, local charm, stunning landscapes and of course fruity watering holes on the beach. While living in Europe, Indonesia seems even more accessible for a vacation…

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What’s Your WORST Travel Selfie?

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Nothing gives out a bigger vibe of FOMO than those gorgeous travel photos we see all over the internet. We strive to have the perfect angle in front of a sparkling beach, holding an adorable animal or dangling off a cliff over some snow-capped mountains. And when we’re lucky, we get that awesome shot that goes right into our profile picture and shared across every social media outlet. But, there is a secret we all are keeping. Loaded up into our phones and cameras are hundreds of other photos that…

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4 Things Every Flight Attendant Wants You To Know

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My good friend (& London neighbor!) Corey from Learning Patience is one of those people who can strike up a chat with anyone. Below is her post on how she used her magic gabbing powers to get some insider tips about the secret lives of flight attendants! PS, today is her birthday, so go wish her well!   I’m one of those crazy people that loves flying. I think it’s the thrill of heading into uncharted areas of the globe, experiencing new things and creating memories that will last a…

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Sri Lanka: A Lucid Dream I Didn’t Want to End

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My mother always told me to always wear a seat belt. So when the tuk-tuk driver named Yogi urged me to hold onto a metal bar and stick my head out the top of his glorified motorbike on three wheels, I was less than thrilled. But I had a cold Lion beer in hand, Backstreet Boys blaring on the primitive sound system and wind whipping through my hair on a balmy 90-degree day. Everything else was just about perfect, so why not throw a little caution to the wind?  …

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