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My Travel Bucket List

2011 was the year I first visited Hawaii. It had been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Honolulu. I adored everything I thought it was. I even loved saying it. Ho-no-loo-loo, just rolls off the tongue somehow doesn’t it? It held a mysticism in my thoughts. I had to see it, and I’m so…

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Sip and Smile at These Super Cute Panama City Cafes

Traipsing along Casco Viejo, the old town of Panama City, you’ll notice that there is an abundance of cute cafes to while away the days beautifully. The colonial balconies and string lights watch over you as you take in what is Panama City’s most popular tourist spot for good reason. In “Downtown Panama”, there are similarly…

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4 Great Places To Visit In Panama

A lot of Central American countries are wonderful to visit but are often overlooked in favour of their Caribbean island neighbours. This is somewhat understandable given that the Caribbean ranks among the world’s most beloved tropical regions, and draws countless tourists with its gorgeous isles and crystalline blue waters. For a unique experience in the…

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Travel: It’s a Small World Out There

My background is anything but straightforward. I understood Afrikaans before I spoke Dutch. I no longer know a word of Afrikaans. My best friends hail from all corners of the world, from Bangladesh to Germany. Said Bengali friend was my very best friend when my family moved to The Netherlands while I was still a wee bairn. She was…

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Ready to #overdoseintravel? Here’s How

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Andrea Valeria, one of my favourite vloggers, digital nomads and inspiration to #overdoseintravel. Andrea is a Panameña by nationality, and world citizen by heart. On her website itsatravelod.com, she shares thoughtful insight into the pearls and perils of digital nomadism, as well as useful tips to monetise your side hustle.…

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A Day Out at Cayo Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro

The Cayos are two uninhabited paradise islands in Bocas del Toro, Panama’s aesthetically blessed Western archipelago. While casually strolling along Bocas Town’s main street one afternoon, we were enthusiastically approached by a guide from Coopeguitour. “What are you doing tomorrow, wanna go to an island?” Silly question, I always want to go to an island.…

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Barcelona- One City, Ten Beaches

As the name of this blog might suggest, I absolutely adore all things beach. Thus I couldn’t think of a better City than one with TEN beaches for a brief blissful weekend away. Barcelona, Spain’s second largest City is home to 1.6 million residents, 68 parks, a world-class football team, several universities, and did I…

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How to Connect with Anyone from Anywhere

Travelling in a place where you don’t speak the language is incredibly challenging. It can darn well even be frightening. Sometimes right on home turf, there may be occasions where you just can’t seem to break through with someone, occasions where having a secret weapon would be nothing short of miraculous. Well, that secret weapon is…

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30 Great Beers to Try Around the World

There is nothing quite as gratifying as the very first sip of a nice, cool beverage on a sunny day by the seaside. I have made a habit of trying out local beers whenever I visit somewhere new. Not only is this deliciously fun, but trying out the local brew can be a great memento of your…

50 Notes on Love & Romance

What’s the very first thing that comes to mind when you think about romance novels? That they’re hyper-sensationalised depictions of utopian fantasies? Enjoyable light reading? What are your thoughts on romance in general? What does it mean to you? Romance to me isn’t getting a card for my birthday. Romance is knowing that I love…

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Hawaii

There are many generally accepted facts about Hawaii: year-round sunshine, deep blue waters, endless beaches, laidback surf culture, rainbows, colourful cocktails and luaus. However, you probably didn’t know that… 1. The Hawaiian alphabet contains only 12 letters and every single word ends in a vowel 2. Hawaiian-born Barack Obama is the only American president not…