Travel / 04/05/2021 The Best Cities in Germany

In these uncertain times, you’ve probably set your sights for your next trip a little closer to home. As one of our closest European neighbours, how about Germany? I’ve rounded up the best cities to visit, highlighting some lesser-known gems as well as ways to rediscover the cities you might already know. Germany is a...

Travel / 04/05/2021 Why Everyone Should Try Solo Travelling At Least Once

For many people, travelling alone can seem daunting, scary, and anxiety-inducing. For others, it produces a sense of liberation, self-confidence, and empowerment. I believe that even a short solo trip can be incredibly educational and can help broaden our perspectives. So why are people often apprehensive about solo travel? It’s mostly because of the feeling...

Travel / 04/05/2021 Why Mountains Are Better than Beaches

Incredible picturesque landscapes, clean fresh air, peaceful and tranquil; the mountains are full of unmatched beauty. They offer you the chance to disconnect and escape from the hustle and bustle of life. When you’re up in the mountains, all your worries will ease away as time stands completely still. Whether you’re exploring close to home...

Travel / 04/05/2021 Beaching About Mountains

Blowing breezes and gentle winds were voted the 2nd most popular type of ASMR on Healthline, and the beach is the live concert of these hissing, whispering waves. Does anyone search for shouts ricocheting off mountain walls to help them sleep? No, and that’s because beaches are better. The first thing that hits your taste...

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...

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Edinburgh, the fringe city

Rachael Lum bravely investigates Edinburgh’s literary past following its ghostly streets and its famous authors’ old haunts to discover both the light and the dark side of Scotland’s cultural capital.


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