How Art Can Inspire You To Travel

We can feel inspired in many different ways. It could be a quote we read or hear someone say, a friend or partner can inspire us, and even the weather can play a key part in how we feel. Paintings and artwork are also something that can really inspire you and in some ways, no […]

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4 Days in Lisbon

Portugal was on my bucket list for quite some time, and I could never seem to find the right time to go because I always felt compelled to take 2-3 weeks to see it all. Back in September, I came to the realization that I was tired of procrastinating and decided to take the trip. I only had […]

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Why Amsterdam is a Perfect Layover City

Though I always stress the importance of travelling slowly in order to spend enough time to see a destination and truly understand local life, there are a few exceptions. For example, I consider only a handful of destinations to be ‘perfect layover cities’ and therefore do not require a long stay – they are ideal […]

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Time-Saving Tips for a Quick Trip to Dublin

To me, the best part about travelling is being able to wander around without the stress of having to adhere to a schedule, which is also why I love to travel solo – I can go where I want, when I want. Ideally, this travel style is best suited for longer trips and conversely isn’t […]

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72 Hours in Dublin

Several weeks ago, I decided that I was in desperate need of some adventure, so I made an impromptu trip to Dublin for the weekend. I’m not entirely sure why I chose Dublin of all places, but I can certainly say that it left me wanting more. Beautifully designed, the city is not only ideal […]

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Relaxing at the Fitzilliam Hotel in Dublin

I recently took an impromptu trip to Dublin, where I spent an exciting 72 hours trying to experience as much as I possibly could in the beautiful city. After two action-packed days, I was in much need of some luxury and relaxation, and the Fitzwilliam Hotel delivered just that. Here’s what I loved about The Fitzwilliam […]

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Life as a Broke Backpacker

Life as a Broke Backpacker

In my early days as a solo traveller, there was a lot of buzz around the notion of being a “broke backpacker”- that is, travelling so extensively that you don’t have a dime to your name, but are nevertheless happy because you’re living like a vagabond on the beach in a land far, far away. For some, that would seem daunting and very unappealing, but for Wanderlusters like me, it’s alluring – or so I thought it was.

It wasn’t until 2012, after several years of solo travel, that I realized I still hadn’t experienced life of a broke backpacker – something that was almost like a rite of passage for young travellers. And so, like many others, I decided to aimlessly wander off to Southeast Asia and Australia.

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Solo Traveller’s Survival Guide for an All-Inclusive Resort

Solo Traveller’s Survival Guide for an All-Inclusive Resort

Generally speaking, all-inclusive resorts aren’t my travel style of choice. Over the 15 years that I’ve been travelling, I’ve stayed at an all-inclusive resort twice, and that’s including my recent trip to Cuba. As a serial solo traveller, I crave the type of travel that challenges me and I enjoy the fear of the unknown, […]

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How to see Tuscany without a Car

How to see Tuscany without a Car

They say that the best way to see Tuscany is by renting your own car to cruise through the endless hills of the countryside. But if you’re like me and don’t feel like shifting gears to maneuver around narrow cliff-hugging roads, then there is an alternative that doesn’t include booking a group tour, and that is public transport.

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Travelling Slow: 10 Days in Italy

Travelling Slow: 10 Days in Italy

I spent quite a bit of time sifting through numerous 10-day Italy itineraries, and came across many suggestions to zip around the country like in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but I knew that I wouldn’t be doing beautiful Italy any justice.  As a returning visitor to Italy, I knew that it was better to stick to my usual style and travel slow. I decided […]

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