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Panama City- Where to Go to Get High

What better place to feel the wind in your hair than in a fabulous rooftop bar, caressing the clouds? There’s something so effortlessly chic about a rooftop bar, and Panama City is showered in them. In the old town of Casco Viejo, one is particularly spoilt for choice. The scope of rooftop bars means that…

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Seven of the Best Party Hostels in Central America

New Years Eve is 111 days away. As such, you might be pondering over where to situate yourself during that oh-so-important strike of the clock. Central America’s warmer climes provide the backdrop for some monumental parties with its cool beaches and unsurpassed backpacker scene. I fondly recall when I touched down in Costa Rica for…

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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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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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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…

5 Cures for the January Blues

Sure, the Christmas festivities are over; you’ve run out of excuses to wear funny yuletide sweaters, buy party dresses and consume copious amounts of champagne, but January needn’t be your dreaded month. All is not lost. Here are some expert tips to battle the January blues: 1. Have a lie in January 3rd is the…

6 New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a great time for reflection and hope, a period where we begin to think of ways we can make ours, and the lives of others better. To get 2017 started off right, here are six New Year’s resolutions from me to you. 2017 is looking up! 1. Live life and actually live…

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10 Ways to be Kinder to Yourself

One of the most prevalent criticisms of mindfulness and self-reflection is that they are inward, self-gratifying egotistic acts which put the needs of the individual above all else. Well, I’ll ask you this, would you dare to get on a plane piloted by someone without a licence? Would you accept travel recommendations from a travel…

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5 Tips to Help You Sleep on Planes

Getting that extra bit of slumber in-flight can mean you’re refreshed and ready to go once you touch down and have more vigour and energy to instantly apply to your adventure/ holiday/ dancing/ discovery. Here are 5 tips to help you sleep on planes and enjoy your time in the air. A post shared by Karina…

50 Mindful Ways to Enjoy Your Life Today

If you knew you were going into a restaurant and would come out of it feeling physically sick, would you still go in and eat there? This is essentially what we are guilty of when we allow negative thoughts to eat away at our fruitful life harvest. Why allow negative thoughts to creep into your…

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10 Ways to Make New Friends at the Beach

As they say, the beach is a place where doing absolutely nothing, is something. If you wish to seek out others to do nothing with, there are several surefire tactics to help you get acquainted with your fellow beach bums. Here are 10 of my favourite ways to make new friends at the beach: 1.…