Author Archives: Amélie

Broke In Berlin? Seeing The City Without Spending a Fortune

2nd February 2017

Germany’s historical and fascinating capital is certainly one you should have on your travel bucket list. From the glittering glamor of restaurants, clubs, and parties to the raw and gritty street art workshops to the interesting war history. There really is something for everyone here. If you don’t have a massive budget to work with then no need to fear, there are lots of cheap or even free ways to enjoy the city. Here are are some budget backpacking 101 things to bear in mind when you’re planning your trip.

Want To Stay Fit? Try A New Career!

2nd February 2017

Did you know that sitting in one place for too long is now more damaging than smoking? It’s true so just imagine how many problems you’re causing for your personal health by sitting in an office chair all day. Now, for those of you are stuck behind a desk there’s good news. You can improve the situation by getting into the habit of moving your feet and standing up every twenty minutes or so. You might also want to exercise your arms and fingers in your break to avoid developing chronic pain. Also, if you sit with the right posture, don’t slouch and keep your back straight you can improve the situation. But, if that’s not good enough you may want to think about completely altering your career path. Instead of having a career where you’re sitting down all day, choose one that keeps you active and on the go.

Winter Wonderlands With The Wow-Factor

2nd February 2017

There is just a month of winter left, so that means we will all need to endure the cold temperatures and dark days a little longer. Sure, you could just sit in at home each and everyday feeling down in the dumps, or you could get out there and make the most of this wintry weather. And one great way to do that is to book yourself a trip to one of the world’s many winter wonderlands. Not sure where you should jet off to this February? Here are some of the globe’s best winter wonderlands, where I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing out the rest of this miserable season!

It’s Time To Dust Off That Bikini

1st February 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for travels again. After all, we tend to hide away during the winter months! But now we are already in February, it’s a very good time to start thinking about getting ready for the summer months and your next travel experience. And one thing you need to think about is getting your body in the best shape possible. After all, you want to make sure you are ready to hit the beach. Therefore, here are some easy ways to get your body in good shape so that you can dust off your bikini when it’s time to go to the beach on your travels.

Meditation For Globetrotters: How To Meditate Anywhere

1st February 2017

In many ways, travel and meditation go hand in hand. Traveling gifts you experiences and opens your mind. Meditation gives you headspace and enables you to think clearly and digest what’s happening in your day to day life. When you’re at home, it’s easy to get into a routine, and you can integrate meditation into your daily regime. When you’re on the move, every day may be different, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t meditate. The beauty of this practice is its versatility. You can meditate anywhere you like whether you’re trekking through a jungle or lying on a beach.

Elan Rose: Live Beautifully, Age Gracefully

26th January 2017

Sometimes the hardest thing to do for our body is love it. We can be so critical of our imperfections that we get caught up with what we think others want us to look like. But the definition of beauty goes beyond looks. Beauty originates from within and is a way of life. Finding ways to love our body and live beautifully is the secret to aging gracefully, especially when it comes to matters of the skin.

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The Backpacker’s Guide to Vaping

24th January 2017

I kicked the habit of smoking a long time ago and happy to see several of my friends and fellow backpackers following suit recently and made the switch to vaping in an attempt to get rid of this pesky habit once and for all. Indeed, the popularity of e-cigarettes has most definitely been on the rise these past few years — and that’s a good thing. Not only does it offer a smoother transition when quitting than going cold turkey, but it’ll also allow you to save tons of cash towards your big trip in the long run.

Four European Locations You Should Have On Your No Miss List!

18th January 2017

The wonderful and frustrating thing about a nomadic life is that you can only visit one place at a time. While this opens you up to many exciting experiences and adventures. There is always that little voice in the back of your head saying: there are other places to go, you are missing out.

That is why it can be helpful to silence this nagging voice with no miss list. That is where you write down all the places you plan to go in the future, even if you aren’t immediately heading that way. To start you off, here are a few of my top locations for your ‘no miss list.’ Enjoy!

Tips for Travelling Solo in Costa Rica

16th January 2017

Travelling as a single person can be incredibly daunting, especially for lone females. Personal safety is of paramount importance, and you must do everything you can to ensure that you have a very good time in your chosen location, without putting yourself at undue risk.

Whether you are heading off to volunteer in Costa Rica or you just plan to take some time to explore the country, here are some top tips for traveling solo in Costa Rica:

This time I didn’t get naked: my Blue Lagoon experience

13th January 2017

If you’ve been reading my articles about spas around the world, you might have noticed an emerging pattern. If you haven’t — newsflash: I seem to have taken a liking to getting buck naked in public. I mean, who doesn’t? Right? Righhhhhhttttt? Anyone? Well, ok, fine. Today, for a change, let me tell you about this one time in Iceland when I did not get naked at the spa. It does happen, sometimes.