Family!

When people talk about travel, they focus a lot on destinations, experiences, budget, packing, growth (spiritual but also clothing size. Because gelato is worth it), and tips about what to do and what to avoid. I do it myself. Cause it’s fun! But something people talk about less frequently (I can’t say rarely, cause I […]

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Ireland, beyond Dublin

Don’t get me wrong, Dublin is a great city. If you’re on a city break and only have two days available, Dublin is a good choice. The food, the museums, the pubs, the live music, it’s all there. But Ireland has so much more to offer beyond Dublin! I first moved to Ireland back in […]

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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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