Category Archives: Tips & Advice

Airline Frequent Flyer Problems

I consider myself a bit of a frequent flyer. I am in an airport somewhere around 8 times a year, which is more than most people but less than some.

I now expect certain things from an airline, especially when I am traveling internationally. I have flown on some pretty great airlines and some pretty bad ones like this blog discusses. Continue reading Airline Frequent Flyer Problems

Tips on Attending a Blogging Conference

Attending my first blogging conference was intimidating. I had so many questions. Was I jumping the gun? My blog was (is) just a baby and I still feel like I don’t know the blogging world at all. Will it be worth flying all the way to Europe? Would I learn anything? Continue reading Tips on Attending a Blogging Conference

Travel Mishaps in Turkey

In November I was set to go to Turkey with three friends from home. Last minute I decided to make a detour to the World Travel Market in London. Which meant that I had to change my flights and not go with all of them. One of the other girls I was going with had to change her flight too. We would be coming in about an hour or so after the others.Never would I be so thankful for the change of planes and the money I spent. Continue reading Travel Mishaps in Turkey

War and Travel

The world is not as dangerous as you think.

Of course if you watch the news you might believe otherwise. I try not to pay too much attention to the media when it comes to ,well, pretty much  anything. Most places are not nearly as scary as they try to make it out to be. It wasn’t until my recent trip to Turkey that I really started to think about how war or conflicts can effect travel and the way countries are perceived. Continue reading War and Travel

Advice: How to Pack for Your Trip

If you’re going to Europe or anywhere for that matter. One of the cheapest and best ways to do it is to backpack. You live a little less luxuriously but when you want to see all the world has to offer spending untold amounts on hotel rooms doesn’t seem worth it. I mean how much time are you planning on spending in your hotel room when you fly all the way over to Italy? Not much I hope. Continue reading Advice: How to Pack for Your Trip

5 Perfect Places for Solo Travellers

I have never had a guest poster before. I was approached by Holiday Lettings to put an post up that I felt fit my readership. I was excited to try something different and this article is perfect for my new found love of solo travel!

Hope you enjoy it. Continue reading 5 Perfect Places for Solo Travellers

Falling in Love Around the Globe

Have you ever fallen in love while travelling?
I consistently do this.
Sometimes it is with a place but a lot of times it is with a person. I love falling in love with someone I may never see again. I get to leave a piece of me while taking a piece as well. Sometimes I just fall in love with an idea, sometimes it follows me home. For just a moment in time I get to share that feeling with someone I may never have met if I wasn’t trapzing all over the world.
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  Isn’t that such a cool notion?
This time I fell head over heels. I know its because of the alcohol, the late night, the romantic atmosphere and the accent ( who doesn’t fall all over themselves for a good British accent)
     Every so often you meet someone and you just connect. It doesn’t matter that you just met them all that matters is they get you. You share your stories, trials and tribulations, and come out on the other end of the night feeling like your on a high. A high only a crush can give you. I know I am way to old to fall all over myself but there is a part of me ( probably a larger part of me then I should admit) that still feels like a 16 year old crushing hard. I love that feeling. I hope for the rest of my life I get that natural adrenaline rush off of travelling to foreign places, reading great books and falling in love with boys ( even if its only for a night)
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     It constantly amazes me how meeting a like minded traveller who dreams big and lives freely can impact me. It pushes me to work harder and to follow my dreams.
     In this case it was an adorably awkward Liverpool native. Who just happened to be my tour guide in(of all places) Bruges. Meeting him was obviously fate. I had been going back and forth on making a trek to Liverpool. Afraid it would both cost too much and be somewhere I could not get to in a day trip. Thankfully he was listening to me complain about this to fellow travelers and chimed in. Giving me great information to get there and keeping in touch with me to make sure my plans came along.
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 Spending the day in such a perfect medieval city as Bruges it is easy to imagine romance bloom. How can you not fall in love while over looking these perfect canals? Watching swans lounge on the banks of the river and sip beer next to each other under perfectly shaded terraces?
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     Before I knew it we were spending the evening together as well. He graciously offered to take me out at night and show me great local places to have a beer. Creating a spectacular experience that I can only wish everyone gets to have once. I have been raving about Belgium to people who respond with the fact they thought it was quite boring. Brussels? Boring? Oh no there is so much to do!  Or maybe it was just clouded by the rose colored glasses I wore after meeting my English suitor.
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The excitement of possibility! What a wonderful adrenaline boost
possibility is! Even though you know you live worlds a part, for a night anything is possible. Those are the moments and memories I want to create. A life of possibility!

 

How Technology has Changed Travel

About 12 years ago I started traveling.

When I packed my bags and made a list of the things I would need when I was away to entertain myself and continue to write the list was very short. I had a discman (you know what existed before iPods) a journal a book and of course a camera. Continue reading How Technology has Changed Travel

Tips: Solo or Partner Travel?

This week I am headed to London to hang out with some friends and it got me to thinking.

I have started to really enjoy traveling alone. I spent most of my youth travelling with my best friend. Bouncing around from city to city getting on each others nerves and laughing at things only the two of us would think was funny ( sexy priest calendars in Italy, the abundance of mannequin stores in Istanbul, the amount of dogs in Egypt, you get the point) Continue reading Tips: Solo or Partner Travel?