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    The 40 Before 40 Travel Challenge

    So last week was my 32nd birthday. It was a pretty quiet affair, with a few friends and family for a chilled out Sunday BBQ. Birthdays to me are always a time to reflect upon what I have achieved and lessons learned, but also moving forwards towards new goals and targets. Mainly, travel more! So here I am setting myself a travel challenge. Over a business lunch, my manager mentioned that she was travelling to Malta as part of her personal 50 countries before she turns 50 years old list. It got me thinking that I could set myself a goal over the next eight years to bring up my total number…

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    Travel Quotes To Actually Inspire Travel

    You’ve seen them flashed all over your Instagram feed and numerous Pinterest boards for travel quotes to spark your wanderlust and inspire the traveller in you. There are so many travel quotes to choose. For me, it is the story and origin of the quote that makes it meaningful. Give a perspective on a quote; it can make it more purposeful and insightful. Gustav Flaubert Flaubert was an influential French novelist in the 19th century. He believed in finding just the right word for his prose and revealed in romanticism and realism. Innovative, Flaubert quotes here the truth, no cliché, just delicate yet powerful. The world is a vast place,…

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    What Makes A Bucket List?

    The term is thrown around very casually, and it seems that everyone has heard of a bucket list but what is it? Generally, the most common description is a list of all the things you want to try, goals you want to achieve and life experiences you want to have before you die. Simple right? But where do you even start? First, start by really defining what you want in a Bucket List? You can have numerous different bucket lists, whether they are from your home country or places to visit or things to see. Bucket lists make you stop and think what you want to experience in this lifetime. Bucket…

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    Appreciating That Travelling Is A Privilege

    Travelling can have an immensely positive impact on a person’s life. It broadens the mind, changes outlooks and perspectives on life. The potential exposure to new ideas, customs and beliefs can all lead to personal growth. My Opinion Travel changed my life. From living and studying overseas at the age of 18, marrying my husband in our favourite holiday destination and travelling to Europe for work. It has taught me about the world, the people in it, and myself. It has shown me that there is an enomorous world out there and that I am capable of surviving in it. Travelling has made me more aware of cultural sensitive topics and…

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    Be A Traveller, Not A Tourist

    Tourist and Traveller seem closely linked and almost interchangeable terms to describe someone who travels… however the word tourist can be uttered with such disdain and to an extent quite derogatory, especially around the West End of London. So what is the difference? There are some inherent characteristics that separate travellers and tourists. Generally, tourists stick out more than a traveller does. Whether this is because they are in huge groups, waving selfie sticks or throwing up ‘peace signs’ in front of the famous landmark. This is all very cliched behaviour that I am sure the vast majority of tourists don’t do these things, but as a Londoner, I am…

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    What Does It Mean to Travel?

    Depending on who you speak to, travel can mean many different things. Typically – or according to my dictionary – travel is to take a journey. This usually is a journey of distance, but for many travels is also emotional and spiritual. A different perspective on your own life, the sincere desire for change or the radical notion of escaping. People travel for health, somewhere sunny to help with mental strength and rest, they move to gain knowledge, to regain their own power and to help others. People go on pilgrimages, seek spiritual enlightenment and to achieve a sense of accomplishment. Not all those who wander are lost – J.R.R…