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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.

April, 2011

  • 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.

  • 5 April

    Top Five Most Random Things I Have Done in Foreign Countries

    When you are traveling, most of the time you end up doing the obvious things. You know, the ones that are listed in your guidebook. When I go somewhere, I like to do these things because I think they are an important part of the identity of a place. When I was in Paris, of course I went up the …

  • 5 April

    Travel Tip: Always Say Yes To A Burger Doofer

    Burger Fuel is a New Zealand based fast food chain with a difference. On the surface it looks like your average burger joint, with a retro space theme, but look closer and you will notice vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, biodegradable packaging, and a very forward thinking attitude.

  • 5 April

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Photos

    Images from the August 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The Fringe Festival is a celebration of independent performing arts, and the city of Edinburgh comes alive with music, art, live theater, and more. With hundreds of shows every day in venues all over the city, it is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of culture. Click here to learn more about …

  • 5 April

    Going With The Flow – My New Zealand Whitewater Adventure

    I have this strange habit of whenever I am faced with a challenging situation, I imagine that in a past life I was an expert at whatever I am doing, and I channel that calm expertise. So when I found myself on an inflatable raft, smashing headfirst into the angry swells of the mighty Rangitata River, I decided that I …

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