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Kelly Dunning

A Canadian freelance writer with a love of art, culture, literature and adventure, Kelly loves exploring foreign lands and expressing her experiences through the power of the written word.

October, 2012

  • 9 October

    Our Relaxing Stay At TreeTops Jungle Lodge

    As we sat sipping cold beer on the deck of the wooden longhouse and watching the sunset, I thought back over the wonderful day we had just had. We were staying at the TreeTops Jungle Lodge just outside of Miri, Sarawak. At this rural home stay the pace of life is slow, the surroundings are green and wild, the home …

  • 7 October

    How Do You Celebrate Your Birthday While Traveling?

    The savage heat of the jungle hung heavily in the air as Lee and I scrambled down an incline and between two enormous boulders in Bako National Park in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. We squeezed through the space between the mossy rocks, finding ourselves in a surreal landscape of soft sand and twisting mangrove trees. Our local guide stopped in his …

  • 5 October

    Mexico is Expecting “Apocalypse Tourists” In December 2012

    According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan “Long Count” calendar, the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. While some people who believe this are fearfully preparing for the end of the world, others have the attitude that if the end is near they might as well spend it as “apocalypse tourists” on a beach in sunny …

  • 4 October

    Singapore on a Budget – Window Shopping in a Millionaire’s City

    Visiting Singapore for us was like walking around in a very expensive boutique store, the type where you unconsciously put your hands in your pockets. Everything was so lovely to look at and has a very nice atmosphere, but you are very aware that you can’t afford anything and you are hesitant to even touch the merchandise. You know that …

September, 2012

  • 29 September

    Crocodile Gets Loose on Qantas Flight

    “Unload that crate, and make it snappy!” Unsuspecting baggage handlers at Melbourne Airport in Australia found an escaped crocodile on a plane last week. Qantas Airlines have confirmed that a live crocodile escaped from his container during a flight between Brisbane and Melbourne. The reptile was found roaming free around the cargo hold and was discovered by the baggage handlers …

  • 28 September

    Exploring the Beautiful Malaysian City of Melaka in Photos

    As we rode in the taxi from the bus station to our hostel, Melaka impressed us at first sight. It’s colourful pinkish-red buildings and brightly decorated trishaws with blaring music and fake flowers got us excited about spending some time in this UNESCO World Heritage City. Melaka is a great city to walk around in because although it is a …

  • 25 September

    It’s Your Trip Not Anyone Else’s – Dealing With Travel Pressure

    When you tell your friends, family and co-workers that you are going on a trip, many of them will be filled with advice, suggestions and information of what you should do while you are there. If you mention that you are going to Paris, Rome, London, or any other travel destination you will be bombarded with suggestions of restaurants you …

  • 23 September

    Fake Airline Pilot Busted By Italian Authorities

    In a “Catch Me If You Can” style scenario, a man who posed as an airline pilot and traveled in the cockpit of a plane was arrested at the Turin airport on Saturday. Police say that the 32 year old man had spent months creating forged identity cards and wore a fake airline pilot’s uniform in order to con his …

  • 20 September

    How We Save Money by Traveling

    When we talk to our friends about our digital nomad lifestyle, they will often joke that we must have won the lottery to be able to afford our life of constant travel. It always shocks them to find out that we spend less money traveling now than we ever did when we were living in one place. How could it …

  • 20 September

    FC Barcelona Requests All Female Cabin Crew on Flights

    The football stars of FC Barcelona have requested that they are flown around the world to their matches on planes staffed by all female cabin crew members. This move has received a lot of criticism and accusations of sexism, but the team claim that the reason is not to ogle the beautiful girls but rather because they have been apparently …

  • 18 September

    The Easiest Countries to Work Abroad For a Year

    Are you dreaming of going to another country to work abroad for a year? Working abroad is a wonderful way to travel because it allows you to make money as you go so that you can afford to extend your travels for longer. It also gives you the chance to experience your destination beyond the tourist sites and actually get …

  • 18 September

    Stowaway Cat Survives 10 Hour Flight Hidden in Suitcase

    When Ethel Maze from Ohio arrived in Orlando on her Disney World holiday, she got to the hotel and opened up her suitcase. Much to her surprise, her stowaway cat “Bob-Bob” jumped out. Ethel runs the Maze Residential Care Home for disabled veterans and she was on an annual trip to Orlando with many of the injured service members and …

  • 16 September

    What is a Digital Nomad?

    Today my “office” is located in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Melaka, Malaysia. A few days from now, it will be in Singapore. Later in the week, it will be on the island of Borneo. I am a digital nomad and I never get tired of the view from my desk because it is always changing. You might have …

  • 16 September

    Villa Hamster in France Lets You Enjoy Your Holiday Like a Small Rodent

    Most people go traveling in order to escape the feeling that they are a rodent in a cage sitting in a cubicle all day. However, some might find that their conditions at their destination are even more so. A very strange hotel called the Villa Hamster in France gives visitors the chance to experience what life is like for a …

  • 13 September

    Bonktown: German Town Embraces Lusty Name

    The town of Poppenhausen in Germany has been ridiculed for many years because its name translates to “Bonktown” as the word “poppen” is a slang for making love. Recently, the town hall officials have decided to make the most of the naughty name and create a sexy tourism image around the town. Poppenhausen will now be re branded as a …

  • 12 September

    Top Five Things To Do in the Cameron Highlands

    The Cameron Highlands are my kind of place, filled with beautiful rolling hills, juicy strawberries, fresh tea and fascinating trails through the jungle. Right away you will notice the difference in the temperature as the air is much chillier in this high altitude mountain micro climate. This is not a bad thing at all, because after the sweltering heat in …

  • 10 September

    Our Top Ten Online Travel Resources

    Okay, we are on a train in this photo but the same advice applies!

    The internet has made traveling so much easier. Instead of relying on guidebooks which may not have been updated for several years, you can find the answers that you are looking for with a simple search. We use the internet as a travel resource in so many ways as we navigate around the globe and we have found certain websites …

  • 6 September

    Gunung Brinchang Jungle Trail – You Call This an Easy Hike?!?!?

    Ankle deep in mud, covered in sweat, clinging to tree branches on the side of the mountain and not really sure if we were going the right way. This is how I decided to spend one of my days off last week. We were in the Cameron Highlands, a place where Malaysians go to relax. With its lush emerald green …

  • 2 September

    Around the World in 80 Dogs – The Furry Friends We Meet on Our Travels

    Our life of constant travel is amazing, but we sometimes miss the things that come with having a home, such as a full kitchen with a spice rack, a closet full of clothes and most of all a dog. Lee and are total dog people, we can’t help ourselves but switch on that ridiculous goofy voice when talking to any …

August, 2012

  • 28 August

    The Unexpected Treats We Discovered in Georgetown, Penang

    Georgetown, Penang was a great place for us to stay put for a while and get a little work done while still exploring at a less hectic pace. We knew that this UNESCO World Heritage city on the west coast island was famous as a food paradise and it had been recommended to us by some other travel bloggers. We …

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