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Travel Trend Report: Emerging Ski Destinations

Let’s talk travel trends! What does 2015 have in store for us? I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into Booking.com’s recent survey of the world’s most popular ski destinations for this year and I thought it would be rude not to share! With winter still in full swing, it’s not too late to hit the slopes so if you need creative ideas for your next ski trip, keep reading. While European resorts are ranking top globally (no surprises there), with Les Menuires in Rhône-Alpes, France named the most lusted for resort, the survey has identified a significant shift towards more unusual skiing destinations. As it turns out, you don’t just walk the unbeaten path – you can now ski it too! Without further ado, here are the most unique ski destinations for 2015 from Booking.com’s list of top 20 resorts: Pyeongchang , Gangwon-Do, South Korea South Korea isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when we think about skiing, and yet, it turns out it should be! Ranked number 3 on the top ski destinations list, the resort …

Best apps and websites for digital nomads

Must-have Apps and Websites for Digital Nomads

I always love finding new ways of making my digital nomad lifestyle easier and more time-efficient. And yes, you guessed it, there’s an app for that! Since sharing is caring, I’ve put together a monthly roundup of apps and websites perfect for digital nomads and travellers, which I discovered or started using in January. If you like this post and would like me to turn it into a monthly series, please comment below! WEBSITES 1.Trip Fiction (Free) With this website you can search for and buy location-based novels. Be sure to use it before your next big trip – as the creators of Trip Fiction note, literature helps understand a place on a much more intimate level than a book guide! 2. Desks Near Me  (Free) Perfect for digital nomads who are tired of working from home (or the beach), Desks Near Me helps you find work space in your area, sometimes for as little as €14  a day. I came across this site through Nomadic Notes – thanks James! 3. Workfrom  (Free) If you prefer working from a …

Movies that Will make You want to Travel

Eight Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

Whether you’re planning a trip or looking for travel inspiration, these films will inspire you to pack your bags and go on an adventure. Grab your popcorn and wanderlust away! INTO THE WILD (2007) Location: South Dakota to Alaska Plot: Christopher McCandless , son of wealthy parents graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. VICKY, CRISTINA, BARCELONA (2008) Location: Barcelona, Spain Plot: Americans Vicky and Cristina arrive in Spain for a summer vacation at a friend’s Barcelona home. Visiting an art gallery, they meet seductive painter Juan Antonio, who invites them for a weekend of food, art and sex. Sparks really ignite when his fiery former lover arrives on the scene, making for a very crowded house. WILD (2014) Location: Pacific Crest Trail, USA Plot: Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother, the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into …

How to Become a Digital Nomad and Travel the World Forever

Digital nomad has recently become a bit of a buzzword. It refers to a location-independent person who combines work with travel using digital technology. Digital nomads are usually freelancers, contractors and business owners whose work doesn’t bound them to one location. They can basically work from anywhere in the world. Keep reading to find out how to become one! Working in digital offers some of the best opportunities for remote work. Since all your projects are based online, you can work from anywhere, as long as you have wifi access! A dream come true for travel lovers? Absolutely. I’ve been working freelance as an SEO specialist and living the life of a digital nomad for 3 years. I’m not always on the move as I like having a base in between my trips but more often than not, I’m on the road and my work is travelling with me. As I’m typing this, I’m sat on the top floor of a medieval convent-turned library in the historical centre of Florence, Italy. It’s a crisp, winter morning; the sky is …

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Why Every Woman Should Travel Solo

Have you been wanting to travel solo but keep coming up with excuses not to? It’s not an exaggeration to say that solo travel is one of the most incredible, life-changing experiences, and it would be a great shame to let it slip without even trying. With the New Year coming up, you couldn’t ask for a better time to  make a few changes in your life and try something new. Here’s why I think every woman should travel solo and how solo travel can help you become a stronger, more self-assured and loving person. Redesign Yourself Arriving at a new place where no one knows you, where you’re free from the influence of your friends, your family’s expectations and your usual day-to-day schedule, gives you the perfect chance to truly concentrate on yourself. Sometimes we lose ourselves, living the life we never really wanted just because someone, somewhere along the way told us that it would be good for us. Ask yourself: what is it that you really want? What would you do if you didn’t …

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Girl Guide to Saving for Long Term Travel

If you’re serious about making your dream of long-term travel a reality, then its best to start putting your pennies aside! While it’s the most obvious way of funding your travels, saving up is not always as easy as it sounds. Here’s a quick guide to saving money for long-term travel. Know your goal The more specific your goal, the easier it will be to save up and make it a reality. Instead of planning your trip some time next year, set a date, or even better, book a flight! This way, you will turn your trip from a dream to an achievable, realistic goal which will make you more determined to save. Set monthly savings goals Once you know when you’re setting off, another important part is figuring out how much money you need and how long it will take you to save. Set yourself monthly savings goals and make sure you stick to them. Monitor your spending Monitoring your daily spending will help you figure out where your money goes (you’ll be surprised how much …

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Travel-inspired Hot Drinks

Feeling the cold? Warm the winter  chills with these delicious hot drinks, inspired by my favourite beverages from Asia, Middle East and Europe.  They will keep you warm and cosy in the cold winter months and are easy to make at home, so let’s get started! Cioccolata Calda If you grew up outside of Italy, the Italian-style hot chocolate is most likely different from what you’re used to. The best way to describe it is that it’s more…chocolatey! Cioccolata calda has a custard-like consistency and it’s thick enough to be eaten with a spoon. To make two servings, you’ll need: 2 cups whole milk 120g dark chocolate with 60-70% cacao 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 20g cornstarch (adjust the amount depending on how thick you want your chocolate) Sugar to taste Preparation: First, break the chocolate into small pieces. Microwave it or heat it up in a small pan until melted. Pour milk into a separate pan, add corn starch and cocoa powder while stirring continuously. Once the milk is about to boil, mix in sugar and chocolate. Continue stirring for another minute or two. Enjoy! Masala Chai I …

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Travel Beauty Tips for the Holiday Season

Are you spending most of the holiday season on the road and want to look great without having to bring a lot of products? I’ve put together a list of tips for beauty-conscious travellers to help you look fab while travelling, with a minimum effort! I’ll be travelling to four countries over Christmas and New Year and I will definitely be following these myself. PS: Let’s be honest – when travelling, more often than not, I end up wearing minimal to no makeup and stick my hair up in a bun. I’m pretty sure that most of you do the same, but it’s the holiday season, so let’s have some fun and glam up our travel game! Hair Your hair is one of the first things that others notice about you, but who has the time to fuss over it when you’re constantly on the go? Use these simple tricks to keep your hair looking fresh and pretty: Use a dry shampoo It’ll keep your hair looking and smelling fresh while instantly adding volume to the roots. A few sprays and …