Travel Fail: How not to visit Hong Kong

Posted on 18. Feb, 2015 by .

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I had it all planned out so well: three days to get a taste of Hong Kong before returning for a longer visit in the spring. But nothing went according to plan..

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Introducing Sri Lanka : My first impressions and some fun facts

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by .

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Let me introduce you to the Pearl Of The Indian Ocean (and find out why it’s called that!): Sri Lanka! In this post, I am sharing my first impressions and some fun facts.

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Looking back: Five years ago I quit my job to travel the world

Posted on 01. Feb, 2015 by .

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I quit my job to travel the world five years ago – and I am still traveling! Read more about how my backpacking trip turned into an indefinite journey around the world..

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10 things that surprised me about Stockholm

Posted on 25. Jan, 2015 by .

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When I visited Stockholm for the first time this month, the city had lots of surprises in store for me! Read what I found surprising about Stockholm, and what I loved!

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Introducing my favorite new travel planning tool: Trover

Posted on 19. Jan, 2015 by .

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I have to make a confession: I am slowly but surely starting to ditch my guidebooks! I used to always travel with a guidebook, no matter if it was a 3-day weekend getaway or a yearlong backpacking trip (which turned into a somewhat indefinite journey, since what I thought would be a one-year trip is […]

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Road trippin’ in Southern Israel: Masada and Timna Valley

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Even though the 4am wake-up call was painful, it was well worth getting up so early to see the sun rise over the Dead Sea from the Masada. And my next stop, Timna Park, turned out to be just as spectacular!

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How to start travel hacking

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by .

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I have educated several friends on travel hacking this year, and as one of them is about to take advantage of her first free hotel stay, I thought it was time to talk about travel hacking here on Globetrottergirls as well!

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Along the shores of Lake Titicaca: Discovering rural Bolivia on a 20km hike

Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by .

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A 20km day hike along the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia turned out one of my favorite travel experiences in the country with stunning lake views, odd locals and rural Bolivia at its best.

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Mud, salt and tears: A day at the Dead Sea

Posted on 25. Nov, 2014 by .

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My road trip to the Dead Sea included mud, salt and tears – but it was one of the best days I had in Israel! Read more about the lowest and one of the saltiest places on earth.

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From Europe to the U.S. on a budget airline – My experience with Norwegian Air’s 787 Dreamliner

Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by .

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$187 for a flight from San Francisco to Stockholm? This sounds too good to be true! I tested Norwegian’s transatlantic Dreamliner Experience and was pleasantly surprised!

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My Top Five Cities To Visit In 2015

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by .

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Lonely Planet recently named its Top Ten Cities To Visit In 2015. While I agree with some, I don’t get why others are on the list. So I made my own list of places I think people should visit in 2015!

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Adventure travel in Israel: Hiking the National Trail

Posted on 22. Oct, 2014 by .

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The Israel National Trail is a 1000 km / 620 mile long hiking path that crosses Israel from north to south. Join me on my hike through the Negev Desert segment of it!

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Adventures in housesitting in New York City

Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 by .

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I came to New York for a housesit this summer, and the owners canceled their trip last-minute. I ended up housesitting 8 times there though – find out how I did it:

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28 things I love about New York City in the summer

Posted on 04. Sep, 2014 by .

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It’s no secret that New York City is my favorite place on the planet, but during the summer months, I love the city even more! Read on for 28 things I love about New York in the summer.

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The Day I Cycled Down Bolivia’s Death Road

Posted on 27. Aug, 2014 by .

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One of the most terrifying experiences on all my travels: Cycling down Bolivia’s notorious Death Road, also known as the most dangerous roads in the world!

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When your laptop gets altitude sickness…

Posted on 06. Apr, 2014 by .

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Yes, laptops (and iPods!) can get altitude sickness, too! We tell you from what altitude on you have to be careful, and how you can prevent your hard drive crashing when traveling in high altitudes.

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New Mexico’s White Desert: The bright and beautiful White Sands

Posted on 17. Mar, 2014 by .

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We visited one of the most fascinating landscapes in the southwestern U.S. – the vast white sand desert of Sand Dunes in New Mexico – and got almost lost in the dunes!

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The otherworldly landscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert

Posted on 04. Feb, 2014 by .

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There is no question why NASA does test runs for its Mars missions here – the landscapes are incredible. One glance through this photo essay and the Atacama Desert will surely land on your Must See list!

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Guest post: The power of being out as a gay traveler in South America

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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In the latest installment of our LGBT travel series, Sam of IndefinitiveAdventure.com shares why he thinks being out as a gay traveler can make a big difference.

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Polaroid of the week: Lazy beach days in Koh Tao, Thailand

Posted on 01. Mar, 2015 by .

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I’ve arrived in Thailand and it’s so good to be back here! I only interrupted my island hopping mission briefly for a quick visit to Bangkok before I moved on to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand. I finally visited Koh Tao, an island that has been high on my ‘Thai islands I need […]

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Living it up in Manila

Posted on 26. Feb, 2015 by .

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I expected to hate Manila, but I ended up having a terrific time there and even spent more time in the city that I had wanted! Read to find out what made Manila so great for me..

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On the CINNAMON Trail in Sri Lanka: My suggested itinerary for Sri Lanka

Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by .

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This is the tour I’d recommend to anyone visiting Sri Lanka – it includes the essence of Sri Lanka: the main UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cultural and historical highlights, wildlife, beaches and city life in the capital.

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Spain’s Best Family Holiday Destinations

Posted on 17. Feb, 2015 by .

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With all of the beautiful destinations and breathtaking attractions Spain has to offer, it can be difficult to outline a specific holiday there. But one way to go about it is to decide which sort of trip you’d like to have, and narrow down specific destinations from there. So in this article we’re going to […]

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Polaroid Of The Week: The Chocolate Hills Of Bohol, Philippines

Posted on 14. Feb, 2015 by .

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Bohol was the only island in the Philippines that I visited NOT for beaches and snorkeling, but for wildlife (tarsiers!) and the natural wonder of the Chocolate Hills.

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My top five healthy travel snacks

Posted on 11. Feb, 2015 by .

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When I travel I usually find it harder to maintain a healthy diet than when I stay in one place for a while. Because I move around a lot, I don’t always get the chance to exercise, I can’t make my green smoothies and watch my vitamin intake as closely, and sometimes I am also […]

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