Get Paid to Travel! – Part 3

This post is pretty traumatic to write. Because the training to become a tour leader? It was HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD! It wasn’t the hardest thing I have ever done in my life (I’m fast approaching my late thirties, and have done a lot of living in that time), but it was seriously an explosion of shitfuckery, and it […]

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Get paid to Travel! – Part 2.

In the last post, I gave you an overview of some things you should consider and calculate before you apply to a job as a Tour Leader. In this one, I want to give you an idea of what you will actually be doing once you’re out there on the road. Oh, and you should […]

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Get paid to Travel! – Part 1

I know, it sounds like a scheme. Like a “take this totally free class, we just need your credit card number to secure your place”-type of fraud. It’s not. It’s a job. And it’s bloody hard work. It’s also pretty much the best thing you will ever do! I am talking about being a Tour […]

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Travel Snobs and Douchebags

You know, there’s a state of mind, an attitude, a way to interact with the world that frequent travelers often develop. After all, we meet so many different people, we are exposed to culture, art, architecture, history…we broaden our horizons and invite the world into our souls. I can summarize it in one word: Douchebaggery. […]

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Scammed in Paris

I consider myself a fairly seasoned traveler. A cautious one too. I have never been robbed or pickpocketed (top tip for that: Look poor! Totally works), I have never had anything disappear from my hotel or hostel room. I have never been kidnapped by traffickers forcing my father to use his specific skill set to […]

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Travel on the Cheap

There’s many ways of saving money while traveling, and after years on the road I’ve quite a collection of tips and pointers. There’s some things you shouldn’t cheap out on, of course, like footwear and a good all-weather jacket (Feel free to leave comments here if you find a brand that’s so good you want to […]

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Punching a kid in the face in Rome. Really!

I once punched a kid in the face in Rome. I was working as a tour leader and guiding a group through the sites of Rome (there are many! Such a beautiful city!), and we had come to the Trevi Fountain. Side note: You know how you’re supposed to stand with your back to the […]

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Finding love in Barcelona

We were on Las Ramblas, the most likely place for robberies and muggings in all of Barcelona, and I wasn’t exactly in a position to defend myself, since I had my arms full of vomiting drunk girl!

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Who is this Fat Girl?

A funny, satirical look at travel blogs, with a good dose of irony and the ability to laugh at oneself. Like when I refer to myself in the third person, Really? What have I become??

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