Travel / 13/04/2021 Why I Travel

I’ve never been able to fathom why anyone would want to stay in the same place for their entire life. Of course, everyone’s entitled to do whatever makes them happiest, but I’m hyperaware that there’s an entire world out there, waiting to be discovered! Filled with new experiences to discover, new people to meet, and...

Travel / 13/04/2021 A quick portrait of ecotourism

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” But what is it really? Ecotourism requires conscious travel with consideration of impacts on local communities and the environment. It gives a positive and educational experience...

Travel / 13/04/2021 Experiencing the hidden gems of Dublin, Ireland

Oftentimes when we think about the various places we want to travel to, it’s the destinations closest to us that get left behind and underappreciated. But only a short distance away, either by flight or ferry, is Ireland, which is special in so many ways and has many hidden treasures that more people should get...

Travel / 13/04/2021 Are overrated tourist attractions worth visiting?

Times Square. Taj Mahal. The Eiffel Tower. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. We all know them. Many of us have probably visited them. Famous tourist hot spots like these are famous for a reason, because of their unique architecture, cultural significance, uniqueness or beauty. But over the years, these attractions have lost some of their...

Lifestyle, Travel / 23/03/2021 Cấm Sơn Lake: A Taste of Vietnam’s Natural Beauty

If you’re looking to experience the beautiful natural landscape of Vietnam without the swarms of tourists, overpriced food and local scammers which are almost guaranteed at every well-known check-in spot across the country, Cấm Sơn lake might be for you. A four hour bus ride east of Hanoi to Lục Ngạn (which will set you...

Lifestyle, Travel / 23/03/2021 How to travel the world from your kitchen

My favourite thing about travelling is the massive variety of food and drink that you can try. Whilst I haven’t been able to do this over the last year, I’ve challenged myself to cooking new recipes from all over the world every week. I wouldn’t say much of my cooking is 100% authentic as I’ve...

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Why I Travel

I’ve never been able to fathom why anyone would want to stay in the same place for their entire life. Of course, everyone’s entitled to do whatever makes them happiest, but I’m hyperaware that there’s an entire world out there, waiting to be discovered! Filled with new experiences to discover, new people to meet, and…

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A quick portrait of ecotourism

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” But what is it really? Ecotourism requires conscious travel with consideration of impacts on local communities and the environment. It gives a positive and educational experience…

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74 and unstoppable: Rosie Swale-Pope

In five years, she ran around the world five times, entirely unsupported. She rode across Chile on horseback, sailed solo on a trans-Atlantic voyage, and ran 27 marathons in 27 days. Her name is Rosie Swale-Pope, a British author and adventurer who has become nothing short of a legend among runners and travelers across the…


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