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Activated Charcoal for Travel: Keeping Stomach Bugs at Bay

Activated charcoal for travel – you won’t want to leave home without it! Activated charcoal should become a regular part of your luggage. It happens to all of us at one point or another. You travel somewhere exotic, drink only bottled water, pay attention to not having any ice in your drinks, and even resist …

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Ending my Packing Headache & Backpacking with Style

Let’s make history today – this is the very first post you can find here on packing. You see, for years I’ve always fought the packing nightmare. Coming from a family who takes large supplies (especially food!) to every big trip, I had to learn to pack light the hard way. During my few last …

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My Airbnb Reviews: Apartments on 4 Continents

I’ve heard from many of you that you’re having hesitations about trying Airbnb. Some have tried Airbnb a few times, but didn’t have such a great experience so you started paying for hotels again. That’s a pity, because with Airbnb you can stay in apartments, from shabby to beautiful, often at a fraction of the …

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Books vs. e-book Readers: Helping You Decide

Passion for travelling is often connected with an interest in reading. Afterall, at some point of each trip we get stuck without a wifi signal, not needing to nap, and reading a book is an ideal pastime. Everybody had to start with physical books. But sooner or later, each of us will be considering a …

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House-Sitting: What to Expect

As I’m writing this, I’m on a house-sitting assignment in Nancy, France caring for two cats and a lovely apartment in the city centre. All this for (almost) free! House-sitting is a great way to get to know a city/area really well. When you’re considering your first house-sitting assignment, it helps to be clear on …

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7 Best Bike-Friendly Cities in Europe

Who wouldn’t love cruising around a beautiful city, enjoying the sights, getting to places faster than on foot and sparing their feet of the whole day walking regime. A bike is a great mode of transport, unfortunately not all cities in Europe are adjusted for bikers. Here are a few that are great for biking, …

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How To Take Care of Your 3Ps (Place, Pets, Plants) While Travelling

Many of us who love to travel have a home that we care about, pets we love as if they were children and also plants that we nurture. All these things enhance our homes, but prove difficult to take care of while we’re away for an extended period. Here are some tips on how to …

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Don’t overdo it with travel planning

The other day I was sitting in a café, enjoying breakfast, when a small group of people came in, sat down, took out their guidebooks, maps, laptops and notebooks and started to discuss their upcoming trip to New York. I’m not too much into eavesdropping, but this time I couldn’t resist as it was really …

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7 Tips on Haggling in the Arabic World

Unless you don’t mind paying a hefty price for an object of a much lesser value, when shopping in the Arab world you won’t be spared the time-honored tradition of haggling. Mastering the techniques of haggling will surely make you enjoy the whole process. It’s a game that can be fun so apply the ones …

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