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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.

May, 2011

  • 31 May

    Zero Carbon Hotel Opens in Bali

    What if you could spend a fantastic holiday at a beautiful resort in Bali, while at the same time knowing that you are supporting an environmentally-friendly initiative? The Bali Net Zero Hotel Resort & Spa opening soon will be the first Zero Carbon 5-Star hotel in the world.

  • 30 May

    The Digital Nomad Experiment Lesson #2 – Stay Disciplined

    It has now been one week since we arrived in the Algarve and began our Digital Nomad Experiment. We have rented an apartment in Quarteira, Portugal, a beautiful beach-side town, to see if we can work remotely here while creating a balance between seeing the gorgeous scenery, soaking up the sunshine, and still getting our work done!

  • 29 May

    World’s Coolest Cities: Montreal

    If you live in North America, but don’t want to have to fly across the ocean to experience Europe, Montreal is the answer! This historical Canadian centre of art and culture is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris, and its cobblestone streets and heritage buildings give it an unmistakable European charm. Montreal also has the …

  • 29 May

    Dude You’re Killing My Buzz – No More “Special” Coffee Shops for Backpackers in Amsterdam

    The right-wing coalition government in the Netherlands has announced yesterday that tourists will be banned from all marijuana-selling coffee shops throughout the country by the end of 2011. Amsterdam has been like Disneyland for stoners up until now, with legal weed available in many local cannabis shops around the city. The new law will require patrons to be over 18 …

  • 28 May

    Interview: Fraser from floatingspheres.co.uk

    We at Global Goose are excited to bring you an interview with travel blogger and incessant wanderer Fraser Balaam from floatingspheres.co.uk. Read on to discover how he started writing to impress a girl and how sleeping under a bus stop on a spontaneous hungover trip to France helped him discover the thrill of venturing beyond his comfort zone.

  • 27 May

    The Digital Nomad Experiment Lesson #1 – Accommodation is Important

    Greetings from the hot and sunny Algarve! We are currently 5 days into our Digital Nomad Experiment and we thought we would give you an update as to how things are going so far. Our goal for this experiment was to be able to spend three weeks working remotely in a beautiful holiday location in Portugal, to see if we …

  • 27 May

    Bournemouth Hotel is Chocolate Lover’s Dream

    If you are chocolate fan, the Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth, UK is the closest you will get to heaven while still staying on this earth. It is the world’s very first chocolate themed hotel! Imagine a holiday completely themed around chocolate, with a bar that serves Chocolate Martinis, chocolate themed rooms, and chocolate portrait painting sessions on offer where …

  • 27 May

    Holiday Provider Bans Children

    Thomson Holidays has recently launched a new adult-only brand, Thomson Couples, which will be the first mainstream travel brand in the world to offer completely child-free holidays. The holiday operator did a survey in March of 1,378 adults which revealed 79% of them thought their holidays were “affected” by children being present, and 31% stated that having youngsters around “ruined” …

  • 26 May

    Interview – Kate from Tales of a Brit Abroad


    We are a big fan of the beautiful photos and intriguing travel tales on Kate Turner’s blog, and so we are very excited to bring you this exclusive interview! Kate has lived abroad in Spain and is truly bitten by the travel bug. Read on to hear her stories of being in the middle of a supermarket hold-up in Milan …

  • 26 May

    Ash Cloud Due to Clear UK Before Bank Holiday Weekend

    Grimsvotn Volcano

    The ash cloud from the Icelandic Volcano Grimsvotn which erupted on Saturday is forecast to clear the UK right before the Bank Holiday Weekend, which means that Brits planning a holiday abroad during the break will not have to cancel their plans.

  • 19 May

    World’s Coolest Cities: Cape Town

    Cape Town

    Naturally gorgeous, artsy, and cosmopolitan, Cape Town is definitely the cultural capital of South Africa, and one of the World’s Coolest Cities. Forbes magazine named it one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and National Geographic included it on its “Places of a Lifetime” list.

April, 2011

  • 25 April

    World's Coolest Cities: New York

    What to do in NYC? Really? I can’t believe you’re asking that! There’s so much to do in NYC that you couldn’t possibly get bored even if you tried. There’s something here for everyone. That is what makes NYC one of the World’s Coolest Cities! (This Guide was written by native New Yorker Sara Sarit Nakash of Brooklyn Travel. Check …

  • 23 April

    Interview – Suzy from SuzyGuese.com

    Suzy Trevi Fountain

    Global Goose readers, meet Suzy! (pictured here throwing a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome) Suzy has known since she was young that she loves travel, and has worked hard to establish herself as a travel writer, the dream job of many. Way to go girl! Read on to find out more about her travels, and make sure …

  • 21 April

    Virgin Atlantic Hosts On-Board Royal Wedding "Street Parties"

    Those who will be traveling stateside during the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will still get to celebrate the event in street party style. The only difference is that this party will be held 30,000 ft in the air! Virgin Atlantic airlines will be celebrating the royal wedding on certain flights headed from the UK to the USA …

  • 20 April

    Interview: Chloe from CampinginHeels.com

    We at Global Goose are very excited to bring you an exclusive interview with the gorgeous, sarcastic, and hilarious Chloe Barnes from CampinginHeels.com. Her travel blog has been one of our favorites for a long time, particularly for her feisty rants dispelling common travel myths, such as “Oh you are going travelling? You are soooo lucky!”. Chloe knows it’s not …

  • 20 April

    World’s Coolest Cities: Paris

    Did you know that Canadians are free to work in France for 3 months?

    Fresh brie melting on a fluffy croissant, black berets and striped shirts, cigarettes and haunting accordion music, we all have an image of this iconic city that has been shaped by art, film, and pop culture. Described in brush-strokes and words countless times, Paris is a million different things to a million different people. But what is the real Paris?

  • 20 April

    Cumbria in Photos

    Many people think that visiting England is all about London. However, there are also some truly gorgeous and much more tranquil locations throughout the English countryside which are worth a visit. Take the Lake District in Cumbria for example, which we explored in January 2011.

  • 20 April

    The Digital Nomad Experiment

    Our Mission: Can we work and travel simultaneously to create our ideal lifestyle? For a long time, Lee and I have been talking about the possibility of becoming Digital Nomads. Inspired by so many of the creative lifestyle designers out there, we dream about living a life where our work doesn’t tie us down to any location and our technology …

  • 6 April

    Living the Life of A Local – How I Ended up Learning Judo in Germany

    When I was traveling around Europe in the Autumn of 2008, I spent a few days in beautiful Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. I stayed with my friend Mirjam and her family. They welcomed me with open arms and were wonderful, gracious hosts. One of the best things about staying with a local German family in Freiburg was that I …

  • 6 April

    Top Five Tips For Surviving Rome

    Rome is an excellent choice for an exciting city break. We spent our days wandering down mysterious cobblestone streets, marveling at the treasures of the Vatican, gorging ourselves on pizza and pasta, and basking in the sun next to ancient ruins. However, there were a few annoyances that we quickly learned to avoid.

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