Travel

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Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular short-break destinations. It is a big city, yet a long weekend is the ideal amount of time for a visit. If you add the fact that the weather is usually quite nice all year round and that there are beaches, you have a potentially great destination for a

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Having a Positive Impact When You Travel

We’ve written several times about how Kathryn did medical volunteering in Cambodia every year from 2009-2014. She hopes to do it again when our daughter is a little older. Usually she went for around a month. The volunteering experience was a lifelong dream for her. It hasn’t been without it’s challenges – finding an appropriate

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Digital Nomad Skillset

There are a number of attributes that are important for a successful digital nomad to have. One is figuring out an income stream. Most of the digital nomads we know make it work by having numerous different income streams from tiny to large. These tend to build up over time. For example, you get a

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Hong Kong - excitement capital of Asia

When I was a child of 9 years old my family and I had a stop over in Hong Kong for a few days to break up our long flights to Europe from New Zealand. It was an extremely exciting experience for me and my brother because Hong Kong was the first overseas “country” we’d

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Packed and ready to go on your overseas trip, you do a last minute check to make sure you haven’t forgotten any of the essentials: passport, travel documents, and foreign currency. Are you forgetting anything? Something very easy to overlook is a travel medical and first aid kit. Many travelers do neglect preparing and packing

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Saving Money on Food and Beverages While Traveling

Anyone who has seen our budget posts will know that food is one area where we don’t tend to skimp excessively in terms of our travel budget. Both of us tend to prefer takeout rather than eat-in, and this in itself tends to save money. However, we’re also fans of prepared and convenience foods, which

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My parents are major travel enthusiasts (actually only my Dad is, my Mum just gets dragged along! – but not too reluctantly :-)). They’ve joined me on several trips. My Mum is a nurse and helped me out with my medical volunteering in Cambodia on one trip. Since we’re going to be away 6 months

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Automobiles and Autonomous Regions: Sardinia Vs Corsica

Set one above the other, the islands of Sardinia and Corsica share a number of similarities. Equally they couldn’t be more fiercely independent. As autonomous regions, the individuality of these islands makes them both entirely unique. Located within spitting distance of one another in the Mediterranean Ocean, their matching climates and striking natural beauty makes

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Orlando, Florida : It's not just theme parks!

When you think about Florida, Orlando in particular, what do you picture? I bet it takes you about two seconds to conjure up a vision of looping rollercoasters, screams of adrenaline-junkies, and probably Mickey Mouse. Well, you’d be right to a large degree, because much of the sprawling mass of Orlando is about theme-park fun,

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One of my most eye opening travel moments was in Rome years ago when we were taking a bus. There was a British girl on the bus who we were chatting to….. she was in a wheelchair. Not only was she traveling solo, but she was taking public transportation! My mind was blown. How badass