Northern Lights: How to experience & capture the magic Travel

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is without a doubt one of the most fascinating natural wonders. The dancing light show is an experience that features on most people’s bucket list, yet only very few of us live in places where you can experience this extra ordinary phenomenon. I have been fortunate enough to spent some time in Finnish Lapland last winter and while there are...

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A Photography Tour of Coney Island Travel

Coney Island is a photographer’s dream come true. A quirky oasis of colours and interesting personalities combined with a rich history. I knew as soon as I had made plans to visit New York, that Coney Island needed to be part of my itinerary. So when I found out that Local Expeditions are offering photography tours of Coney Island run by a local photographer, I...

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Iceland on a budget: 15 tips to help you explore Iceland for less Travel

Iceland is known for two things: its dramatic volcanic landscape and for a being one of the most expensive countries in the world.  I have been wanting to visit Iceland since I spotted it from a plane window back in 2009. I was embarking on my first solo trip to New Zealand and was immediately smitten with the rugged terrain. When I started researching the...

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Toronto’s Kensington Market – A melting pot of flavours and colours Culture / Travel

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are more than 140 different languages and dialects spoken in Toronto and half of its population was born outside of Canada. People from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe call this city their home and with so much diversity, it is no surprise that you can see,...

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8 Things you didn’t know about Görlitz Travel

Görlitz is easily one of my favourite places in Germany. The city has so much historic character and beauty, that it’s hard not to fall for it. I recently spent some time in this wonderful city and loved uncovering its secrets and history, so I thought I would share some of my findings with you. Here are eight things that you probably didn’t know about...

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Celebrating Easter in a Mixed European Home Culture

When you think of Easter, the Easter bunny or egg hunts may come to mind when you’re in the U.S.A. For me, symbolism behind Easter baskets in Poland, memories of Easter egg hunts in The Netherlands, tulips and willow branch decorations, and a full traditional Polish breakfast are what make Easter so special. Growing up in The Netherlands in a mixed household with a Polish...

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Easter Around the World Culture

All across the world countries celebrate Easter. While the origin of the holiday is the same everywhere, the customs and traditions connected to the Easter holiday vary quite a lot: from the traditional egg painting to some weird and wonderful traditions like sprinkling and spanking. Over the years I noticed how different every country celebrates this holiday and I asked travel writers from around the...

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24 hours in Utrecht Travel

Utrecht is situated in the heart of the Netherlands and is one of the oldest cities in the country. Despite its charming, medieval center, ancient canals and vibrant feel, Utrecht often gets overlooked by tourists. Next time you consider a city break in the Netherlands, you should definitely include Utrecht in your itinerary, because the city has not only got plenty of fascinating stories to...

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Friendship, Freedom & Festivities: The Amsterdam Light Festival Culture / Travel

Every year Amsterdam is transformed into an illuminated masterpiece of light and art during the Amsterdam Light Festival from November until January. Since this year’s Light Festival was coming to an end, I couldn’t resist seeing what the event is all about and booked a night time canal cruise during my visit to Amsterdam last week. It was a miserable and rainy day, but I decided...

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Four things that will make you fall in love with San Diego Travel

I never expected to fall for San Diego the way I did, but the mix of the laid back attitude, its countless beaches, maritime wildlife, and incredible food just won me over. So if you’re planning a trip to San Diego, here are a few things you definitely shouldn’t miss off your list! Marine Wildlife San Diego’s proximity to the sea means visitors have the...

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