Celebrating Like a Local: New Year’s Eve in Andalusia

Guest Post by Yvonne Schnoor Three years ago, my husband and I left Germany to run a bed & breakfast in Andalusia. We opened Cortijo El Sarmiento in late spring and had a good, but exhausting, first season. Related: Free Downloadable German Language Cheat Sheet When the last of our guests had left, we had […]

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The 12 Best Jobs for Travel Addicts

Sometimes, I dream of the digital nomad lifestyle (and other times, I dream of stuffing those words down the throats of people who live it). Unless you have a vacation home in the Hamptons, a private jet, and a trust fund, it’s a safe bet that money is one of the obstacles standing in the […]

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Testing Packing Hacks: Do They Work?

You might have come across them on your Internet travels before. Contact lens cases for your foundation, squeezing toothpaste from one tube to another, putting your smaller suitcase into a larger one (or maybe that’s just Mr. Bean). This week, I (the trained professional armed with a pair of safety goggles, some rubber gloves, and the […]

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15 flying secrets even the pros don’t know

We’re going to let you in on a secret in this post (well, actually several!) So get ready, hold onto your hats, and prepare to fly better than ever! 1. It’s not just in your head, airlines really are messing with you. You’re looking for a flight online but the prices just keep on going […]

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24 Hours in Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest and busiest city, the 7th most populated city in North America, one of the world’s most liveable, multicultural, cosmopolitan, diverse, and accepting cities, and the place I’m proud to call home. This itinerary is perfect for you if you’re in Toronto for 24 hours or less, as it hits a mix of major tourist attractions and local hideouts for a comprehensive experience.

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German Language Guide for Travelers + Free Download!

English is a Germanic language, but that doesn’t mean that German is intuitive at all for English speakers. Because English also draws heavily on many other languages, especially romance languages such as French, German vocabulary looks almost unrecognizable to any English speaker! German is spoken mainly in Central Europe, in the countries of Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, […]

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50 Vintage Travel Posters to Feed Your Wanderlust

Pinterest has a pretty great collection of vintage travel posters. If you know me, you know that I love all things vintage (or maybe I just like hoarding things), so here’s 50 of my favourite travel posters on Pinterest. I just thought they were too cool not to show the world.

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Never Leave Anything Behind In Your Hotel Ever Again!

If you’re anything like me, the thought of losing anything in a hotel room makes your stomach twist into a knot. There’s a lot of stuff that I just can’t bear to lose, from the perfectly reasonable to the perfectly ridiculous. Laptop? Oh, heavens, no! Towel? Please, anything but that! The five year old earbuds […]

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41 Ways to Save Big for Travel

Though they say that the best things in life come free, travel ain’t cheap. So either they’re lying, or travel just isn’t that great. Never mind, they’re definitely lying. There’s just no way travel isn’t awesome. Related: What on Earth is a Travel Exercise Bank? Money is a significant barrier to travel for many people. […]

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The Ultimate Packing List

Unfortunate packing incidents range from the mild to the extreme. Sometimes you arrive on location only to find that you’ve forgotten to pack a swimsuit, and your hotel has the most heartstoppingly beautiful pool that there is. Other times, you’ll run out of the house, have your heart jump into my throat, and promptly turn […]

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