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Creative Corners – Things to do in Memphis
April 20, 2017
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Memphis
Memphis is known as the “Birthplace of Rock’n’roll” and “Home of the Blues,” so there must be some serious creative energy in this city, right? Some duende? Definitely. This leaves a lot of things to do in Memphis, from exploring the musical heritage to the significant events of the Civil Rights movement that took place […]
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Pittsburgh
April 6, 2017
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Pittsburgh
I shared in my 2016 Year in Review, that one of my current life goals is to travel once per month, if only for a weekend or day trip. After returning from Australia in January, my February excursion was scheduled as a road trip to Pittsburgh. The weekend getaway got nudged into early March due […]
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Singapore Secrets
March 16, 2017
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Singapore Secrets
You’ve decided to explore Singapore! Here are my Singapore secrets learnt as an expat living in the Red Dot for almost three years. These tips will make your trip more enjoyable, affordable and authentic.
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Singapore
March 9, 2017
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Singapore
Singapore, affectionately known as the Red Dot, is unique to the world as the only island city-state. The island nation known for Hianese Chicken Rice and Tiger Beer is worth a brief visit, but you need to know what you’re looking for – that’s where I’m here to help.
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New York City Packing Guide for Autumn
March 2, 2017
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New York City Packing Guide for Autumn
Having now experienced the Big Apple’s rollercoaster of climatic conditions in spring and autumn, I have put together a tried and true guide to carry-on only packing for NYC during these transitional seasons. On our April excursion I was unprepared for the amount of rain we would encounter. After seeing reports of sunny, 25 degree […]
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
December 15, 2016
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
2016 has been an exciting year of travel, exploring in and around our new base in the Midwest U.S.A plus international sojourns to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and home to Australia. To celebrate a year in travel, here I share a pictorial of our 2016 adventures, including many never-before-published photos.
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20 Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel
December 8, 2016
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20 Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel
Here are 20 movies and documentaries that will spark your wanderlust, if not through their travel based stories then by their amazing scenery. These films range from the adventurous to the romantic, and showcase dozens of destinations that might inspire your next getaway.
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Holiday Reading List: 5 Books on Creativity
December 1, 2016
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Holiday Reading List: 5 Books on Creativity
Whether it’s for beating airport boredom or chilling on the beach, there is room in every suitcase for a good book. Here are five titles for every creatives next vacation.
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Designing Travel: 5 Steps To More Sustainable Travel
October 27, 2016
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Designing Travel: 5 Steps To More Sustainable Travel
“Take only pictures, leave only footprints” is the motto of any sustainable traveler. I believe travelers can have a wonderfully positive impact on the world, and much like anything, tourism also has a dark side. Here are five simple ways you can tread more lightly on the earth and communities you visit throughout your travels. […]
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Designing Travel: How to Use Tripadvisor Like a Travel Ninja
October 20, 2016
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Designing Travel: How to Use Tripadvisor Like a Travel Ninja
As part of the Designing Travel series I’ve written about my favourite travel planning tools, which include Tripadvisor. Whether looking for a hotel before leaving home, or finding a restaurant or coffee shop on the go, Tripadvisor can be a powerful tool. However presented with an abundance of information, it can be hard to extract exactly what […]
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Designing Travel: My Favourite Trip Planning Tools
October 13, 2016
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Designing Travel: My Favourite Trip Planning Tools
In last week’s blog post I revealed how Sir James and I go about Designing Travel to our unique style. I broke down our planning styles depending on the location, into: Complete DIY, Partial DIY or Expert Level. This week I am zooming in on the travel tools we use for DIY style trip planning. Here are […]
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Designing Travel: A Guide To Planning Travel Your Way
October 6, 2016
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Designing Travel: A Guide To Planning Travel Your Way
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” they say, and after years of travel Sir James and I have some tried and true methods when it comes to designing our adventures for smooth sailing. Like most people we have constraints, especially time and money. Affordable group tours are not an option and frankly, we […]