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California | A Study

Originally posted on Natalie Breuer:
 Follow my instagram for more of the above photos  Dear Reader, If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you likely know my opinion on California is not very favorable. That being said, I am here until I leave for France (next week!!) and have been trying my hardest to see the best in everything. In a turn of events, I have succeeded to an extent thanks to my newfound addiction to film photography. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks taking pictures of things I find beautiful here (feat. my incredible friend and muse Shawn/love for neon signs). I hope you find them beautiful too. And in other news, I posted a new playlist to the Music Forum last night ~ as always, music suggestions are very, very welcome!!  Instagram  ~  Facebook Page   ~   Twitter   ~   Tumblr   ~   Bloglovin   ~   Pinterest XX, The Girl in the Little Black Dress

7 Days, 7 Tips: Budget Travel #7 (Track Your Spending).

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
It’s already the final post of this series; it’s gone so fast! I thought I would keep one of my best tips for last; keep track of your spending. Now, if you a listing fanatic like me, this might come natural to you. I love to make “to do” lists, to keep track of pretty much everything in my life with lists, including the money I spend. If you’re not anything like that, trust me on this; keeping note of how much you spend whilst travelling will help you stick to your budget. When you write down how much you spend, you become more concious of it. You might realise that you’re spending too much on a certain thing, and you can then adjust accordingly. It’s up to you how you keep track of your spending. You could take note of everything you spend money on, but this can become tedious and you’re then more likely to stop doing it. Personally, I keep track of every time I…

Starfish Island, Puerto Princesa

Originally posted on TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO:
As much as I loved exploring the Puerto Princesa Underground River, to do so required me to do a lot of waiting around, which is fine, but it meant that by the next morning I was eager to spend the day up and moving! The other main appeal of Puerto Princesa is the Honda Bay area – a collection of small tropical islands easily accessible from Puerto Princesa City Proper. You can hire a boat, but unless you already have a decent sized group ready and raring to go, it will be more cost effective to take a day tour. Costing around 1400 pesos ($39) with lunch included, it certainly isn’t an expensive day out! The first stop on the three island day tour was by far my favourite. Named Starfish Island – it doesn’t take long to figure out how this particular island got its name! There are so many Starfish littering the shallow waters surrounding this tiny island! Some Starfish preferred to hang out in the…

How I Planned a Trip Around the World

Originally posted on Run Adventurouslee:
Many of my friends and followers have asked me over the past few months how I started planning my trip around the world.  My trip started off with my decision to volunteer abroad somewhere.  I started looking up volunteer abroad programs, and came across International Volunteer Head Quarters, and decided that they seemed like the best volunteer program to go through.  IVHQ had a lot of countries and programs to apply for, and I wanted to try and do programs that were more related to what I went to school for (Environmental Science).  All of this research started in April 2015 and originally was just going to be a two week trip.  I applied for an Environmental volunteer program based out of Italy for 2 weeks, was super excited to do it and put down my registration fee to ensure my spot – only to find out that they just changed the program length to a minimum of 4 weeks.  At that time, I only planned on taking 2 weeks…

Hotel Preview: The Nai Harn Phuket

Originally posted on travelux:
The Nai Harn Phuket is the ideal combination of the beauty of nature and the vivid life of Phuket. Set in one of the nicest areas of Thailand, the luxury resort offers privacy on the highest level and some of the nicest beaches in the whole world. Yet, the location is just one good argument for The Nai Harn Phuket, which has brand new rooms and comes with a truly amazing design. After an 18-month long renovation, The Nai Harn Phuket opened its doors again just a few weeks ago. Guests of the luxury resort now can enjoy one of the best locations on the dream island with more modern and stylish rooms than ever before. Bay (Image Source: The Nai Harn Phuket / lhw.com) Far away from the touristic crowds, guests of The Nai Harn Phuket can enjoy true relaxation at one of the amazing beaches, the hotel’s pools or in the Spa. With the new rooms looking more stunning than ever before, it may also be an idea to…

D.C. Days: The Capital in Under 48 Hours

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
A big problem about catching the travel bug is being 22 and broke. A quick-fix solution for this is to keep your trips short and sweet. This sparked the two-day trip to Washington D.C. my boyfriend Nick and I took this fall. Luckily, we live within driving distance (about two and a half hours), which of course saves tons on travel costs! We got there on a Saturday morning and left by Sunday night, but had a awesome, activity packed two days in the nation’s capital. After sitting in traffic most of the morning I finally got into D.C. and met Nick (who was coming from school in Virginia) at The MadHatter. The restaurant was unsurprisingly decked out in all things Alice in Wonderland, but in an almost subtle way that wasn’t completely overwhelming. I didn’t feel like I was in Disneyland; instead there was an assortment of portraits and memorabilia of Alice and the gang along the wood-paneled walls, which I absolutely loved! After a waffle-filled and lovely brunch, we headed over to…

Lounge Rating: Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt

Originally posted on travelux:
Our current rating of the Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt consists of one stay. We visited the lounge in August 2015. Read our review of the Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt! General Size ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ View ★★★★★★★★☆☆ Equipment ★★★★★★★★☆☆ Location ★★★★★★★★☆☆ Seating ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Internet Access★★★★★★★★☆☆ Washrooms★★★★★★★★☆☆ Cleanliness★★★★★★★★☆☆ Entertainment★★★★★★★★☆☆ Special Features☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ? Food Quality★★★★★★★★☆☆ Choice★★★★★★★★☆☆ Availability★★★★★★★★★☆ Service★★★★★★★☆☆☆ ? ★★★★★★★★☆☆

The Real Traveller.

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
??Recently I feel a new concept has arisen; “the real traveller”. People seeing themselves as better travellers, doing it the “right” way, and laughing at those who, to their standards, do it wrong. But what is a “real traveller”? Who decides which way to travel is best? I think the answer is no one; there is no right way to travel. Recently I read an article that comically compared a tourist with a traveller. Tourists take selfies, travellers take amazing photographs of local markets. Tourists stay in hotels, traveller’s stay in budget accommodation and quirky guesthouses. Tourists travel in groups, travellers do it all on their own. Tourists roll suitcases, travellers wear backpacks. You get the picture. I am never a fan of people deeming themselves to be better at something than others, just because they do it a different way. The same goes for travel. Just because your travels don’t involve organised tours and four-star hotels, that doesn’t mean you are better at it. It just means…