Category: Independent

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A Beginner’s Guide to Travelling Solo

If you are reading this, I’m sure that by now you have decided to take the first plunge into solo travelling or are at least contemplating whether you should do one or not. From my first solo travel I learnt a lot of things about myself and started feeling more comfortable with myself. “I traveled alone far enough and met myself.” — Nimish Jaitapkar It can be argued that solo travel pushes you out of your comfort zone in a way like no other. Language barrier, getting lost or falling ill can initially be terrifying by yourself; however, it soon becomes apparent…

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Three Reasons to Go Hyper-Local on Your Next Vacation

Thinking about your various travels from the previous year, you’re kind of proud of yourself. You went to Paris, and visited the Eiffel Tower. You also spent 10 days in New York City, and you made sure to take that perfect picture in front of the Statue of Liberty, for the Instagram likes of course! Oh, and you went to South America for the first time of your life, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The day after getting there, you went to see that statue everybody’s talking about, Christ the Redeemer! This is great, not many people can brag about…

4 Great Reasons to Not Visit Bali

Your Facebook feed can get annoying when most of your friends are shameless travellers. They have little regard for you, rotting in your air-conditioned cubicle at work. Their photos are specifically targeted to make you tap the “Like” button with your lips tightly distorted in an ugly line. You scroll away. And a couple of posts later, there are another one of their photos. Some cliched photo where they’re in mid-jump on a beach. You roll your eyes, refusing to acknowledge the gorgeous blue of the sea behind them. The next photograph is them standing on a mountain ledge with…