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How to Start A Travel Blog: A Complete Guide

how to start a travel blog

When I first started this travel blog in 2008, I didn’t know where it would lead me. This travel blog changed my life, in every sense of the world. Because of the blog, I get paid to travel the world: from Antarctica to Arctic, Iran to Zimbabwe. I’ve been to 100+ countries on all seven […]

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Traveling with a Baby – How Becoming a Mother Has Not Stopped Me From Traveling

Traveling with baby - Budapest

Since I became a mother, I’ve been receiving lots of emails from fellow travelers who want kids but are worried that it would change their travel lifestyle. I get it. It’s inevitable to have such worries and doubts. We live in a society where there’s an underlying belief that women who have kids can’t travel the world. […]

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Traveling with No Luggage in Budapest

Lost luggage challenge - traveling with no luggage in Budapest

With over 13 years of travel to 100+ countries under my belt, I’ve become quite an expert at packing light. I always travel with just a small carry-on backpack — even on long-haul journeys — and the only time I check in bags is when I’m traveling long-haul with baby Kaleya. As my motto goes, […]

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How to Travel More and Work from Anywhere

work from anywhere

Eight years ago, I was working in a bank. It was soul-crushing and suffocating. I hated my job and all I wanted to do was travel and work in something that I love. Fast forward to today, I get paid to travel to far-flung places like Antarctica and Zimbabwe, and I live the lifestyle I’ve […]

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Faroe Islands in Photos — The Secret Isles of the Atlantic

Faroe islands photos

In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. This archipelago of 18 […]

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How I Get Paid to Travel

how i get paid to travel

After all, it had always been my dream to travel for a living. Before becoming a travel blogger, I had a 9-to-5 job like everyone else did — but they were just a means for me to save up and go travel. My life back then went like this: Work, save, travel, and repeat. I […]

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Retracing Slavery in Ghana

Retracing slavery in Ghana

Retracing Slavery in Ghana Crumbling colonial buildings and half-built concrete blocks jostle for space alongside congested and pockmarked sidewalks. Corrugated-roofed slums and hundreds of fishing boats dot the rubbish-strewn beach. The choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean slam against the rocky coastline where centuries-old slave forts still stand today. Jamestown, the oldest and poorest area […]

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Spirits and Spells: Voodoo Culture in Benin

Voodoo culture in Benin

Voodoo Culture in Benin Mention the word ‘voodoo’ and most people conjure images of dolls riddled with nails, and spooky witches casting spells on the innocent. So did I — until my recent trip to West Africa, the birthplace of voodoo. As I learned on this journey, voodoo isn’t some black magic or evil witchcraft […]

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From Slavery to Voodoo: My Journey into the Heart of West Africa

West Africa

For a long time, travel to West Africa was restricted — due to civil wars, tribal conflicts, terrorism and the ebola outbreak. Today, this is the world’s poorest region, with many countries here occupying the lowest positions in the UN Human Development Index. A large percentage of people here survive on barely $20 a month. For travelers, […]

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A Look Back at Kaleya’s Travels in Her First Year

Kaleya in Lake Tahoe

Last month, we celebrated the momentous event of Kaleya turning one year old. (I know! How did one year pass just like that???) In the past month, Baby Kaleya has blossomed into a toddler. Having taken her first steps at 10 months old, she’s now waddling her way all over the place and loving this […]

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Easter in Poland: From Medieval Towns to Snow Mountains

Easter in Poland

Spring had just arrived and it was Easter in Poland. With the sun coyly poking through thick clouds, Poland was slowly awakening from a long winter slumber. The Easter markets were in full swing, oozing an infectious atmosphere with its lively beer gardens, bratwurst stands, and colourful arts and craft stores. While it wasn’t as […]

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10 of My Favorite Winter Experiences


Favorite Winter Experiences While writing my previous adventure travel blog post (a guide on polar cruises), memories of my epic winter trips came flooding in. I recall the time I sat on the snow in Antarctica and watched one penguin after another waddle past me. That time I looked a polar bear in the eye when […]

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Antarctica vs Arctic: How to Choose and Plan Your Polar Cruise

“And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.” So said Apsley Cherry-Garrard, who accompanied Captain Scott on his doomed expedition to Antarctica and famously documented their experiences in his memoir The Worst Journey in the World. Thankfully, discovering the polar […]

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How to Become a Travel Blogger

how to become a travel blogger

How to Become a Travel Blogger When I first started this blog in 2008, never in a million years could I imagine where it would take me. It’s brought me around the world – across 100 odd countries and seven continents – and led to some epic adventures and lifetime experiences. From expedition cruising in Antarctica […]

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Visiting My 100th Country: Taiwan


100 countries. I never thought I would make it this far. Considering the fact that there are 197 countries in the world, 100 seems like a small number – just over half of the total number of countries in the world – but it’s taken me 13 years of pretty intensive travels to reach 100 countries. […]

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