Eco-Friendly Island Luxe: Arriving to Cempedak Island

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There’s just something about arriving in a new place. Feelings of anticipation, curiosity and excitement all meld together to create a feeling that simply can’t be described. I’d call it the travel equivalent of getting the warm fuzzies, but that really does sound a little silly! I get these feelings any time I arrive in […]

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9 Travel Experiences That Are Worth Waking Up at The Ass-Crack of Dawn For

Ever since I can remember, I have been a night owl. I’d choose staying up until 6am instead of waking up at 6am any day of the week, however, some travel experiences mandate a painfully early wake up call. Not all such experiences are worth the missed hours of precious slumber, but some are so […]

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Travelling at 19 and Travelling at 26: What’s Changed (and what hasn’t)

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My travelling journey started in 2012, when I was barely 19 years old. Seven years later, I find myself closer to thirty than twenty (mildly terrifying) and even though seven years may not sound like a lot, in that time, I have achieved so much. I’ve travelled to all seven continents, explored over 60 countries […]

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One Unbelievable Night at The Saxon Hotel

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Travelling through South and East Africa by air will lead to one true inevitability. You will probably end up transiting through Johannesburg on an unbelievably regular basis. Jozi is one of the largest airport hubs on the entire African continent and from there, you can pretty much get anywhere. However, many smaller airports provide a […]

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What its Really Like to Spend the Night at Giraffe Manor: Part II

After a seriously good nights sleep, we woke up SO excited for what would happen that morning. Yep, it was time for us to eat breakfast with the giraffes! I had dreamt of doing this for so many years and it was finally happening. I couldn’t wait for those enormous faces to pop through the […]

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What its Really Like to Spend the Night at Giraffe Manor: Part I

Most of the time, my bucket list destinations are countries or cities, towns or islands. They are regions, ruins and stunning parts of nature. However, some of my bucket list destinations are much more specific. Sometimes these wish-list travel destinations are literally just certain hotels or resorts! Giraffe Manor was one such bucket list item. […]

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Finally Seeing a Smidgeon of Snow in Finnish Lapland!

After a night of no Auroras, I was seriously ready to get out and about. We had initially been booked to go on a dogsledding adventure and a snowmobile expedition, but it’s kinda hard to do these things when there is a marked lack of snow! Instead, we were to go on a visit to […]

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What It’s Like To Stay in a Glass-Roofed Cabin in Finnish Lapland

By now, pretty much everyone would’ve seen pictures of the glass roofed cabins that have become synonymous with Lapland, however, what is it actually like to stay in such a cabin? Getting to Northern Finland is extremely easy. We hopped on a plane in Helsinki, and a few short hours later we had arrived in […]

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