Tag Archives: travel tips

Why travel is not for introverts – and how to master it anyway!

Nele/ September 21, 2018/ Travelling as an Introvert/ 0 comments

One thing that drives me crazy every time is that stereotype of the extroverted traveller. The idea that you need to be outgoing and bubbly and socially hyperactive to survive on the road. In fact, debunking that myth and proving that introvert travel is indeed possible was one of the main reasons for me to start this blog. The myriads of introverted

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How to get a Chile working holiday visa

Nele/ January 16, 2018/ Travel Advice/ 8 comments

Disclaimer: This information is valid at the time the article is written. It’s based on my personal experiences, but obviously, I’m not a visa expert or lawyer. Make sure to check in with your local Chilean Embassy to know the latest regulations regarding the working holiday visa before you apply. When I decided to apply for a working holiday visa for Chile

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How to survive a trip with a travel blogger

Nele/ September 7, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 4 comments

The truth has to be told. It’s not easy having a travel blogger as your travel companion. I would know. I am one. Moreover, I spent a whole weekend with a bunch of them lately, as some blogger friends and I got out into the countryside to work on our blogs and chat about everything travel blogging. In between writing articles and

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The best tools I use for planning my trips

Nele/ August 17, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

I have been asked more than once how I plan my travels, or whether I use any special tools I can recommend. So I decided to make a blog post about this, to let you in on all my travel secrets. Except, they really aren’t secrets at all. Just some trusted websites I have come to love and trust over the years.

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Thoughts on my first Africa trip

Nele/ July 27, 2017/ Africa, Destinations/ 2 comments

When I prepared for my first Africa trip I heard a lot of advice beforehand. Unfortunately, some of it painted a very negative image of this continent. Sure, there are the jealousy-inciting accounts of wildlife encounters and the amazing photos of the landscape. But then, there’s also warnings of crime and tourist-scams, the threat of exotic diseases, and the knowledge that culture shock

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How to deal with things going wrong on the road

Nele/ June 7, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

We travel bloggers always like to talk about how great our travels are. We post beautiful pictures from our destinations and describe all the highlights. But of course, travel isn’t always perfect and fun. Last week I already wrote about a trip to Western Australia that had a lot of things going wrong. Stuff like that happens all the time, and while

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Why travel can make you lost for words

Nele/ May 16, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

Have you ever come home from a trip, possibly even a months-long once-in-a-lifetime journey, and found that you are utterly unable to narrate your adventures in an adequate way? When you travel extensively you make uncountable new experiences. These can range from huge challenges that you never thought you could get through, to little anecdotes that seem inconsequential, but for one reason

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