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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.

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

    Itโ€™s Your Trip Not Anyone Elseโ€™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 …

  • 24 August

    Beyond London – Yorkshire

    It only takes 3-4 hours by train or car to visit Yorkshire from London, but this beautiful county offers a completely different side of England. What makes this part of the UK so special? First of all, there are the landscapes of rolling dark green hills and quiet farms leading up to the dramatic cliffs on the coastline. There are …

  • 23 August

    How to Become a Digital Nomad

    So you want to become a digital nomad? The perks of the being a digital nomad are obvious; creating an income online allows you to pretty much live and travel to anywhere you want in the world. You will be able to set your own schedule and make your own rules. You can follow your dream of traveling to far …

  • 18 August

    Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia – Lovely Beaches, That’s About It

    There are many beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and Batu Ferringhi is definitely one of them. As we walked down the beach at sunset we watched the sky turn stunning shades of orange and pink as para-sailers glided by and tourists rode horses across the sand. Unfortunately, the beach is one of the only interesting things about Batu Ferringhi. Once …

  • 14 August

    Our Week in Kuala Lumpur – What We Did in Malaysia’s Capital City

    When we touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I didn’t know what to expect. The city meant little more than a few strange syllables and a dot on the map to me, as we had only booked our flights on a whim because we needed ongoing travel out of Thailand. It was like ordering a strange new dish from the …

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