Jamaica is a melting pot of culture that has a little bit of everything all in a perfectly easy-going atmosphere! Varied ethnic backgrounds, such as African, Chinese, English and Spanish, are of the Jamaican people and have influenced cultural traditions from wonderful food to jammin’ music.
When most people think of Jamaica, they usually think . . . → Read More: Jamaica
Travelling alone can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. A rite-of-passage at any age, it’s a chance to explore the world on your own terms, without the need to pander to the wants of a travelling companion.
The proliferation of budget airlines offering cheap flights means circumnavigating the globe with a backpack is . . . → Read More: 7 Top Tips For the Solo Female Backpacker
Many people don’t realize that staying in touch with friends and family back home while traveling can be as big of a factor to the success of your trip as can the actually planning of the trip itself. The reality is, that it is human nature to miss and be missed, and simply keeping the . . . → Read More: Staying in Touch While You Travel
Summer is here! Gather your mates up and pick your ultimate holiday destination. Here is some of HostelBookers best summer properties with swimming pools, bbq’s and outdoor space. Plus you could get up to 40% off in the HostelBookers summer sale – that’s a lot of extra money for tricks for the stag, presents for . . . → Read More: Enjoy Your Summer with HostelBookers
By Ahmed Ahmed
It’s only natural. Everybody does it, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Yes, you know what we’re talking about: everybody falls in love with Rome. The city has a warm seductive pull that melts the coldest of visitors. Hearts of stone stand no chance against Rome’s gorgeous stone buildings. And as . . . → Read More: Roam Romantic Rome – 5 Spots You’ll Fall in Love With!
As you all know, I’ve been totally swamped with work since I moved to Philadelphia; yours truly is now not only a PhD student, but a blogger, in the midst of writing my first book, AND running my nonprofit. It’s enough to make anyone wish for a nice long vacation!
So, my blogger . . . → Read More: Holiday Vacation – Where should I go?
Recently I’ve been getting a lot of emails from friends and readers asking about how to find volunteer or work opportunities abroad. In the past, I’ve addressed part of the issue in this post, but I never really got around to the volunteerism part.
Finding volunteerism opportunities abroad is quite easy, as any . . . → Read More: How to volunteer overseas!
Yesterday, I realized how close I came to transforming back into a my past self. A self whose life revolved around my credit score and the cleanliness of my office desk. What I was like thirteen months ago.
Thirteen months ago, I embarked on a journey which took me through seven countries, three of which . . . → Read More: How could I forget?
Today is a sad day for me. Today, I realized that I accidentally left my diary from Africa in Paris.
Yes, eight months of irreplaceable memories lost, forever, without any sort of back-up record.
So, what’s my word of warning? Guard your travel memories with greater care than I guarded mine. I never made an . . . → Read More: Learn from my mistakes…Lost in Paris, France
Philosophical? Well, kinda.
Today, or somewhere around this time, marks the 14th month of the existence of the “backpacking chica”. Pretty crazy, huh?
In just fourteen months, I went from having no readers (except for my boyfriend and my dad) to having over 13,000 website visits in just 10 months. How did this happen?
It all . . . → Read More: Reflections on travel writing…yep, I’m getting philosophical.