Travel Tips #3: Pack from your Kitchen

You may or may not have heard this, but there are some wonderful travel products right in your own kitchen! The first is a tried and true traveller's tool: Baking Soda (aka Sodium Bicarbonate).  It can be used for: brushing teeth washing your face (yay exfoliant!) washing your hair (be careful though, it dries it... Continue Reading →

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Geography of Bliss #4

“For me, a place unvisited is like an unrequited love. A dull ache that- try as you might to think it away, to convince yourself that she really wasn't the right country for you- just won't leave you in peace.”

Things To Do: Waterparks

Growing up in Florida, I had never been to a water park (why pay when the beach is free?!) When I was 22 I got a part-time job in a theme park, which gave me free entrance to the adjoining water park. Since then I’ve been hooked! My job on a cruise ship has brought... Continue Reading →

I think Frisian is to Dutch what Welsh is to English..... 

Reading List: Wanderlust

Part of my job the past few years has been leading book clubs of travel or regional based literature. I thought I would carry some of that over and share it with you in a series of reading lists.

This first list includes books covering world-wide travel – to inspire the wanderlust in all of us.
Click this post to see the list.

I'll only share books I have actually read, but feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments.

Experimental Travel

Have you ever heard of experimental travel?  It's essentially a collection of ways to travel based on method over destination - many don't even require you to leave your hometown!  A few years ago, Travel gurus Lonely Planet published a book on the subject.  It is now out of print, but remains a hot topic... Continue Reading →

Learn to Love Layovers

Many people stress over trying to find a direct flight (and the cost of some of those direct flights).  I'm going to tell you why you shouldn't.  Embrace layovers. As you may be aware from my previous post on finding bargain airfare, most of my flying had previously been booked by my company - who... Continue Reading →

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