Miscellany Articles

Personality quizzes. Social media tips. Travel blogging advice and interviews. Photography tips. Yes, for lack of a better name these are what we call miscellaneous articles... that does not make them any less entertaining or informative though. Enjoy!

Travelling on an organised tour isn’t always as simple as looking at some cool photos, booking something and just rocking up at the start point. As I mentioned in the previous post, ‘The Evolution of Group Travel’ there are numerous ways to visit the same destination. The style and type of travel you choose will depend on the level of comfort you prefer, your budget and personal interests. Camping Tour in Northern Brazil Hard core backpackers will shudder at the very thought of group travel, because organised tours aren’t that cool are they…?! Actually nothing could be further from the…
The Negotiation Stage of Culture Shock You’ve spent two weeks in a new country and the honeymoon phase is over! You start to realize there is more to this place than the pretty scenery. You are a little home-sick and cultural nuances are creating some questions and confusion – this is the Negotiation Stage of Culture Shock. This can make or break your extended holiday or your transition toward a new life in a new country. Normally this stage lasts about six months, but I have encountered people who never adapt. How could you have possibly known, for example, that…
I was never loyal to the idea of marriage though I went through the motions. I wore a black matrimonial veil, a facade of loyalty that shielded my true self, hopes, wishes and my dreams from my husbands and family. Behind that, a layer of guilt that debilitated me and thickened as the years passed. I loved my husbands and family, that’s why I pretended white picket fences and the monotonous routine of life were fulfilling, but secretly, behind the closed door of my mind that no one could enter, I was in love with my self and I felt…
The Antonio Guest House Ohrid Macedonia When I decided to take a road trip to Lake Ohrid Macedonia I checked online to see what the hotel prices were. The last few years I have tried to stay away from hotels, preferring instead to rent a condo or apartment. I find it not only less expensive but in a lot of cases you get added benefits that you wouldn’t at a hotel. After all I spend most of the day away from the room and no need in wasting a bunch of money on something I am not going to be…
I have always enjoyed taking photographs but it wasn’t until I started to explore the world in earnest that I developed an interest in creating images rather than simply snapping memories. After fifteen months of travel, more than 10,000 captured memories and five digital compact cameras (thanks to a thief, a restless horse, new year water festivals in Laos and backpacking wear and tear) I returned home to London in 2010 ready to start a new hobby. But something was missing. Travelling the world had inspired me to learn how to take great travel photographs – but I had just…
I had to renew my Passport recently and I started thinking about all the countries I have visited over the years. I realized I had been to quite a lot of places and started feeling very worldly, a seasoned traveler, yes a man of the world. But then I did a little checking and found out I am but a mere speck on the backside of some of the most traveled people in the world. flickr // Kate B Dixon There are several travel clubs that track peoples globetrotting but the most revered, yes I am bowing down as I…
Only one thing beats a holiday: a holiday of a lifetime! You know the one. It's the holiday you can never forget, because everything fell into place and you created the type of memories that have continued to live with you long after you returned home. Some may think it is entirely possible to have more than one holiday of a lifetime - as these are the types of holidays that are rarely repeated. It could be because you holidayed with your best friends and had a truly great time. Or you went to a location you'll never have the…
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