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The Travel Bloggers Who Write Books Too

Eight Travel Bloggers Who Write Books Too

When I was young, my favourite authors were those I felt I knew. I lived and breathed the Famous Five and Tracey Beaker, wanted desperately to become a dancer in Ballet Shoes, and dreamed of sailing away across the seas in a giant peach. Their creators – people like Judy Blume, Jacqueline Wilson, Enid Blyton, Roald […]

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A Whirlwind 24 Hours with Ten Italians in Medieval Tuscany

“The coffee is different in Campania…” Marianna winces slightly as she sips her espresso. I’m sitting around a cluster of narrow wooden tables with a group of Italians, all who hail from different regions of Italy – and all of whom seem very concentrated on the coffee cups in front of them. They’ve spent the […]

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Learning Time Management in Medellin (and Why I’m Having a Slight Meltdown)

For the last fourteen months, I've been travelling through South America and publishing an article every week on Flora the Explorer.

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Travel: the Good, the Bad, and the Weird

After three weeks spent working in Medellin in my first ever journalism role, I hit a metaphorical wall. Despite my best efforts to the contrary, there simply wasn't enough time to get everything done.

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Getting to Know Me: a Retrospective

Last month when I arrived in Medellin to attempt to be a journalist, I knew my life was about to get busy. What I hadn't expected was having less than six hours of time to myself per day: six hours that involved getting the bus home from the office, taking clothes to the laundry, buying […]

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Takeaways from TBEX

We stood, panting slightly, looking out over the pristine valley. Far off in the distance, I could just make out Girona’s cathedral spire, nestled in amongst the tree tops. “Just breathe it in. Peace, quiet…” An all too familiar beeping sound interrupted the silence. “…and Whatsapp.” Behind me, three different phones were pulled swiftly from […]

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Travel Bloggers Unite: The Dance of the Mustard Party Pants

“This way for drinking!” A rousing cheer went up from the surrounding seats of our hire coach. Nomadic Matt led the party stumbling down the steps as we landed, one by one, in the pools of light that fell onto Porto’s main square. Behind him, Budget Traveller, Vicki Flipflop and The Time Travelling Turtle rallied […]

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The Six Month Plan: England, Europe, Ecuador and More

I’ve been back at home in London for almost two weeks now. It’s been a definite shock to the system: after six months and fifty different beds, I’m back on my comfortable but creaky single mattress at my dad’s house, which, despite the welcome addition of my cat, just isn’t the same as the Asian […]

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