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Why don’t we ever talk about the bad days?

Yesterday, I had a long wait in Yogyakarta Airport thanks to flight delays. I was in one of those troughs characteristic to solo travel, coming right off a soul-soaring high. I was sleep deprived, hung over, and sad at…

Squat toilet in singapore
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These Are the Reasons I Actually LOVE Squat Toilets

Dingy back alley toilets are just one of the many things that accompany a more adventurous trip to Asia. But if you’re a spendthrift backpacker and you’re engaging in some authentic, down-in-the-dirt Asian travel, you’re going to encounter the…

ARoamerTherapy travel blogger in Austen
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6 Tips for Keeping Healthy While Travelling

Staying healthy while you’re travelling is always important, but never easy. Trust me, as someone travelling with Crohn’s disease, I know. There’s so much to tempt you: Scandinavian pastries, the Spanish drinking culture, British scones, Asian crepes, American… everything.…

traveller kate mackay
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How to Travel by Kate Mackay

Ever wondered why Aussies travel large chunks of the world for long periods of time? Have you never looked at a map? We’re seriously far from everything. Sure we’ve got New Zealand (hey friends!). But for those in Sydney and…

portrait of james treacher from turiocity
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Portrait of a Traveller: James Treacher

Welcome to the first of my ‘Portrait of a Traveller’ series, guys. One of the joys of travel is getting to know the unusual array of personalities you encounter. Well, this travel portraits series provide a postcard snapshot of the…

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Spain Travel Insights

Barcelona and the hostel family

A group of young dark-haired men sat on the steps of the Plaça del Sol, strumming guitars and tapping the ground with their feet. Around them, a crowd gathered to clap to the Spanish beat and sing along to…

cordoba mosque
Spain Travel Insights

Why I Travel: Discovering Magic in Cordoba

As I walked up from the Guadalquivir River, light, summery music floated through the streets. Ahead of me was the grand Mezquita-Catedral, Cordoba’s greatest claim to fame. The sun had just set and the sky was entering its magnetic…

Travel Insights

What makes the ultimate travel destination?

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: Travel isn’t always glamorous locations. It may seem that way when you’re following your friends’ travels on Facebook (or if you’re keeping up with my ARoamerTherapy page). But I can…

phong nha khe bang
Travel Insights Vietnam

Phong Nha Khe Bang & the art of trusting

Karst hills rose spectacularly around us as our boat put-putted upriver. We passed grazing buffalo, playful, naked children, a church spire shrouded by dense foliage, and boxy pastel houses lining the river. Several tourist boats raced by, their hulls…