All posts tagged: traveling

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How to Travel the World on a Budget

The question I get asked the most as a digital nomad, is how do I afford to travel so much. It’s a common misconception that frequent or long-term travel is expensive. It’s not, if you do it right! It’s all in the approach – the way you budget for long-term travel or for frequent trips throughout the year is completely different to planning a few days’ vacation, which is when you usually splash out and overspend. Long term and frequent travel is more of a lifestyle – it involves budgeting ahead, saving money along the way whenever possible and spending extra only on special occasions. For example, last year, I spent over two months island hopping in the Greek Islands and travelling through Turkey. I’ve exceeded my usual budget only by around €200 a month (excluding flights to Greece and from Turkey). I could have easily spent less but I wasn’t on a strict budget at the time. The point is, if I can do it, so can you! Here’s how you can travel the world on a budget! …

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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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A Guide to the Best Beaches in Northern Kefalonia

The Greek Islands are a wonderful place – calm, turquoise waters, stunning landscapes, magical sunsets… However, not every islands was created equal. My favourite piece of the Greek paradise? Kefalonia. Overshadowed by the more popular islands like Santorini and Crete, Kefalonia, with its lush green hills, crystal clear water and stunning, almost untouched beaches remains a quiet, unspoilt oasis waiting to be discovered. In Kefalonia, the time slows down, interrupted only by the sounds of the waves, lazily washing over the pebbled shores. The Northern part of the island, where I stayed for over a week, is less popular amongst the tourists than the South and hence more authentically Kefalonian. Here, you won’t find any touristic resorts, instead, you can stay at one of the charming fisherman villages   and take in the local culture. With the tiny and welcoming village of Agia Effimia as my base, I’ve traveled to nearby towns, discovered local beaches (some of them accessible only by boat) and went on a cruise to Ithaka  to enjoy more stunning views and natural beauty. What stroke …

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Discovering Sifnos: Apollonia and Surroundings

In the heart of the Aegan sea lies a hidden gem of the Cyclades, which I happened to ‘discover’ by a complete chance.  Sifnos combines the stunning beauty of the white Cycladic villages with a friendly local vibe, sandy  beaches and a fun, classy nightlife. Apollonia, the capital of the island, is surrounded by a collection of tiny villages scattered amongst the hills – all of them within a walking distance from each other. At first, Apollonia doesn’t seem to have much to offer except for a few stores and restaurants lined along the main road, but don’t be fooled! Turn right into a small alleyway past the Main Square and you will end up in Steno. The area, lined up with whitewashed buildings typical for the Cycladic architecture, is filled with bars and restaurants. It also has a great choice of jewellery and clothing stores, most of them selling local products. Steno has a fun vibe and remains  quintessentially  Greek – it also has a slight  Mykonos feel to it while being much more relaxed and less touristy. One …