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St Ives, Cornwall: Musings on the Great English Seaside

When you imagine a holiday at the English seaside, does it fill you with longing or horror? Do you think of picturesque beaches, steaming fish and chips and sunny strolls, or do you shiver with the thought of bright arcade lights, sunburnt families and getting attacked by seagulls? Now, I put my hands up and […]

Dublin, Ireland: Connections to Home

St Patrick’s Day was just a few days ago. Sadly, we missed the holiday in Dublin, but New York City put on quite a show. Now St. Patrick’s may normally be just an excuse to cut loose for a bit, but the holiday is also a reminder of how important the Irish have been to […]

Brno, Czech Republic: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

I am going to share with you the troubles that happened to me on my way to Brno. Hopefully, I can help you avoid the problems I faced. But first, let me tell you a pre-story. I am a student from Estonia in my last year of my Master’s degree. I decided to go abroad […]

Montenegro: Traveling on a Budget

It was the trip of my life – my friend and I, two weeks, 200 euros and only one goal – to get to the sea in Montenegro. It was budget travel and a challenge for us. We crossed half of Europe by buses and trains, and met a couple of Italians in Belgrade, Serbia, […]

Yekaterinburg, Russia: A Luxury Restaurant for Poor Students

Although it was almost the end of March, the weather said otherwise – 27 degrees below zero with a snowy storm. However, the people around us, the atmosphere and the Russian spirit made us feel warm the entire time. I and 24 students from Europe were participating in an educational course in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It […]

Paris, France: Paris is for Jim

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell. “Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and […]

The Cotswolds, England: Hillmotts Bootcamp

It was March 2013 and I was sitting in a Starbucks in Richmond, London. You’d usually find me there between appointments with my personal training clients, so my friends jokingly referred to it as ‘my office’. Feeling my phone vibrate in my pocket, I pulled it out to read a message from my friend Louise: […]

France: The Three Eras

The south of France has a lot to offer the wanderlusting traveler. The region is known for great beaches, excellent food and superb wine. So when I stepped off the plane at Charles de Gaulle, I knew I would be in for a good time. What I wasn’t prepared for was a trip through time. […]

Croatia: The Land of Many Faces

Unlike other destinations I have traveled to, I knew almost nothing about Croatia before visiting. I had never studied its history, I had barely heard its name, I had no idea what it was famous for, yet its mystery intrigued me. I wanted to find out just what kind of country Croatia was. I soon […]

Wales: Bullocks and Silly Sausage

Wales? What the heck is in Wales? It was fall break of my semester abroad. I had been going to school in Perugia, Italy and decided to split my 10 day vacation between Wales and Ireland – two countries I had dreamed of visiting since I was very young. Most of my classmates were headed […]