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Book Review - Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home

There are some travel memoirs that focus primarily on glamorous trips, daring adventures and unforgettable characters. The kind that thrills with endless stories with a clear climax, serving more or less as the book version of a blockbuster pop-corn movie.Ten Years a Nomad (Amazon) is not that kind of book. Instead, author Matt Kepnes aka “Nomadic Matt” has written a thoughtful travel memoir which explores the internal and emotional evolution he experienced as he embarked on a grand adventure around the world which lasted nearly a decade. It is deeply introspective and done in a slower yet gratifying way. Matt takes us on a personal transformation as he goes through all the stages of becoming a savvy world-traveller; first from a...

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Top 5 Central European Countries to Visit in 2019

Introduction The first things that comes to someone’s mind when you mention travelling in Europe are the popular western European destinations such as Paris, Rome and Barcelona. While these destinations are full of rich history, interesting cultures and fantastic foods and deserve to be near the top of any vacation list, they are also highly touristy and heavily romanticized at times. The Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum and the Sagrada Familia should be on every traveller’s bucket list, but there are some downsides to visiting such heavily-touristed European hotspots. First, the prices in western Europe tend to be higher, particularly if you choose to visit during peak-season in the summer time. Secondly, the lineups to visit some of these famous landmarks...

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15 Travel Hacks to Pack Lighter and Smarter

We see them in airports, hotels and tourist destinations everywhere – tourists miserably dragging around a rolling heavy suitcase down the cobble streets of Europe and backpackers walking around with 70L backpacks that weigh almost as much as themselves. To avoid looking like them and to maximize your happiness on the road, it is crucial to be able to pack lightly and smartly. To travel like a minimalist is to travel happy. There are many advantages to travelling light, including: Less stress about lost luggage No airline checked luggage fees More mobility and freedom to roam and change location How do you pack efficiently while ensuring that you have all the essentials for a great trip? Here are 15 tips...

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33 Signs You’re Addicted to Travel

There is a disease that affects millions of people globally. It’s rarely talked about, but its impact is often felt. Symptoms include a constant yearning to see new places, non-stop thoughts about planning the next trip and an inability to stay in one place for very long. That sickness is the travel bug. There is almost no known cure, but symptoms can be treated with more travel. The problem is that by travelling, it makes you want to travel even more! This reinforces itself in a constant cycle. If you have it, that’s okay because I do too! To help you self-diagnose to see whether you’ve caught on this bug, here are 33 signs you might have the travel bug:...

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