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Don’t quit your job, and travel

With all the “Quit Your Job and Travel” posts doing the rounds, and everyone nodding vigorously, I’ve begun to wonder, how many of these people will actually ever quit their jobs to travel, and does it really make sense to do so? As avid travellers we understand completely the desire to see the world and that fascinating thrill of discovering all that is unfamiliar. But as professionals we also understand

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Travelling as a couple: Part II, Don’t let it get ugly

Travelling as a couple can take its toll on you, end up making you feel regrets and resentment that end up affecting the entire trip and possibly even your relationship. But there’s just so much beauty to sharing the experience of travel. People often ask us how we make it work, so here are a few significant things we do to ensure it’s all sunsets and sangrias. This post is

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Travelling as a couple Part I: The good vs the bad

Travelling as a couple was something that came very naturally to Charles and me, since it began with a vengeance right from our honeymoon in Mauritius. We’ve had a lot of people ask us with immense curiosity about how we make it work. But frankly, I couldn’t ask for a better travel companion and it doesn’t always have to do with the fact that we’re married to each other. The

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How to travel at home: Feed your wanderlust

This long weekend finds us convalescing at home yet again. It also finds us feeling very restless through the flu, brimming with wanderlust and feeling homesick for the places we haven’t yet discovered. No money, no leave from work, too many responsibilities, there are times when for whatever reason you can’t travel, but that fernweh (another fancy word for wanderlust) is seeming to get the better of you. What do

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Tourism and Community Development – Selflessly rewarding travels

This year’s theme for World Tourism Day is Tourism and Community Development, and we just wanted to share our international and local experiences and thoughts about this selfless yet rewarding side of travel.   International experience On our travels, we have been lucky to have discovered several endeavours that allow tourists to help local communities achieve progress and sustenance. This has allowed us to contribute, albeit in a small way,

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Friendship: the new travel currency- 6 Lessons from Australia

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. One of our favourite travel and friendship quotes by author Tim Cahill couldn’t be more apt. We all know about the amazing benefits of Couchsurfing, Home Swaps, Apartment Rentals, Meet the Locals, and other great ventures the world over that aim to make real connections happen when you travel. We’ve hosted couchsurfers several times, but always held back when it

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Shoot like a pro (even if you aren’t one!)

There’s one thing tourists, travellers and nomads have in common – photography. From compact point-and-shoot palm-sized cameras to complex DSLRs that look like they can do everything including doubling up as a jetpack if you’ve missed a flight. But irrespective of what kind of camera you travel with, there are a few tips to getting better pictures without having to go to photography school for a few years. I’m pretty

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