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2017 Travel Gift Guide for the Well-Travelled Woman

2017 Travel Gift Guide

It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for a well-traveled woman. I’ve combed through tons of products and rounded up some of my own favourite items from the past year, as well as things that will be on my own Christmas list this year, to create my 2017 travel gift guide. Have a look through and check that traveller off your list.

What You Won’t See in Paris

What You Won't See in Paris

When people come back from a trip, they like to talk about what they ate, what they did, and what they saw. I’m not going to do that right now. Instead I’m going to talk about what I didn’t see. Sometimes when I travel I’m struck by the absence of things that are common sights in my at home life. In England, I didn’t see pickup trucks. In South Korea, I didn’t see public trash cans. In the Philippines, I didn’t see cats. So what was it I didn’t see in Paris?

Adjusting Your Travel Expectations

I’m sitting on a bean bag chair in one of the hostel’s common areas trying desperately not to scratch any of the 20+ itchy bug bites I’ve picked up in two days and listening to the thunder outside grow closer, putting a damper on my activity planning. Malta, we’ve gotten off to a rocky start.

My Best Travel Hack for Budget Eats in London

Boots Meal Deal - London Budget Food Hack

Sometimes a trip is all about the food. Seeking out delicious new flavours. Discovering that quirky new eatery. Spending hours leisurely sipping wine and savouring your meal. Other times you just need to fuel and go.

Paragliding in Slovenia

That Time I Ran Off a Mountain – Paragliding in Slovenia

Was this really going to happen? Was I going to make my way to the top of Mount Vogel in Slovenia...and then run off the edge? Well, that was my plan anyway. If the weath...

What to Pack for Paris in the Fall

I think it's the goal of every budding fashionista to look like a local in Paris. But how to do that on an autumn trip? I've put together another 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 packing gu...

International SIM Card Data Plan - Always Online Wireless

Getting Data Abroad – One International SIM Card to Rule Them All

I was planning a trip to Europe and was lamenting that my favourite US SIM card/data plan company didn't have Euro plans and so I was looking at either getting multiple S...

Hotel Park - Ljiubljana, Slovenia

Staying at Hotel Park in Ljubljana, Slovenia

In 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia was named Europe's Green Capital. In the middle of the green capital, surrounded by parks, is the city's greenest hotel. Some hotels say they'...

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