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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.

November, 2016

  • 20 November

    Adrift on Inle Lake, Myanmar

    Myanmar was like nowhere else I have ever been. Exploring this country felt like stepping back in time. The locals strolled the streets in traditional longyi and chewed betel nut, their teeth stained bright red. People still made their way around in horse and cart and picked up their daily haul of fruits and vegetables at the open air marketplace. …

September, 2016

  • 22 September

    The Five Most Awesome Gap Year Destinations

    A Gap Year is not really a “gap” in your life. It’s not just an empty diversion where you party overseas for a year before you return to real life. It’s actually a really important opportunity to challenge yourself with new experiences, see a different part of the world and have an adventure that will leave you wiser, happier and …

August, 2016

  • 19 August

    I Want to Travel But I Can’t Afford It

    I searched for “want to travel” on Twitter and I found a constant stream of people expressing their desire to travel the world. Just want to travel & meet new people — SädïëŁÿññ (@Sadie04555539) August 17, 2016 I want to travel and explore and meet new people with cool accents and hear their life stories and see new cultures and …

  • 8 August

    Bangkok from Above – The Red Sky Bar at the Centara Grand

    Bangkok is famous for its rooftop bars. They offer a chance to take a break from the bustling streets and admire the city from a sky-high vantage point while sipping a drink. While I love the Thai capital – I know it can be a little bit intense at street level. Scruffy stray dogs trot past street noodle stalls, rats …

July, 2016

  • 20 July

    A Quick Guide to the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Emerald green tea plantations, juicy ripe strawberries, misty mountain tops, overgrown jungle trails, rolling hills and tiny villages – sound like your kind of place? The Cameron Highlands of Malaysia were one of my favourite places we visited during 10 months in Southeast Asia. The high altitude and cool temperatures were a refreshing treat after the sweltering heat of the …

June, 2016

  • 23 June

    How Not to Introduce People To Local Cuisine

    I was in a hostel in Cordoba, Argentina – a chilled out place with a pretty casual vibe. I was in the lounge working on some travel writing work when one of the staff approached me. Talkative and enthusiastic, he was from the USA but had fully embraced his Argentinian roots. He started the conversation with the eagerness of a …

  • 4 June

    The Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Scams While Travelling

    “I want to go travelling, but I’m afraid of getting robbed or scammed in another country.” Travelling the world is an amazing adventure, but the truth is that there is an element of risk involved. Although most people you meet will be pleasant, no matter where you go there is always a chance that someone there will be dishonest in …

  • 3 June

    How Much Money Should I Take Travelling?

    One of the common questions that first time travellers ask is, “how much money do I need to save up for travel?” The answer is “It depends.” It depends on where you are going, how long you will be there for and what kind of travel experience you want to have. As you make these decisions about your trip you …

May, 2016

  • 28 May

    Exploring the Temples of Bagan, Myanmar by Bicycle

    My thigh muscles ached as I pushed the pedals of my bicycle slowly, the tires crunching along the dirt road. Sweat poured down my forehead and collected at my chin, dripping off my face in fat drops. My t-shirt was soaked through between my backpack and my lower back, sweat pooling at the base of my spine. The long road …

  • 18 May

    One Day in Mandalay

    The second largest city in Myanmar, Mandalay was the last location of the royal capital before the country was under British rule. Throughout the colonial period it was the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. When Burma gained independence from Britain in 1948 the city remained the main cultural and economic centrepoint of the country. Some tourists skip right …

  • 14 May

    Banff, Canada – An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise

    Hidden in a valley under the shadow of craggy snow-capped mountains there is a little Canadian town, populated by young adventurers from all over the world who daydream of fresh powder, white water and alpine trails. Banff is an absolute outdoor lover’s paradise. The mornings are crisp and cool, even in the summertime as the sun takes longer to make …

  • 6 May

    Working Holiday Visas for US Citizens – Where Can Americans Work and Travel?

    Do you dream of working abroad, living in another culture and leaving the USA for more than just a holiday? Many young Americans are not aware that there are some great programs set up specifically for them to be able to work and travel abroad. There are work permits that will allow you to stay in another country for between …

April, 2016

  • 26 April

    Why Koh Chang is a Wonderful Place for Digital Nomads in Thailand

    There is an island in Thailand to suit every type of traveler, whether you are an adventure sports lover, a family, a young couple or someone just looking to party. Sometimes choosing one of these islands in Thailand to visit can be a little bit like Goldilocks sampling the bear’s porridge. This one is too hot. This one is too …

  • 17 April

    Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

    The Songkran Festival represents the Thai New Year, transformation, washing away the old year and getting a clean start. Thai people also clean their houses, visit their relatives and give offerings to monks. However, the main action you’ll see in the streets is people throwing water at each other. Here on Kai Bae Beach on Koh Chang the Main Street was busy …

  • 15 April

    Siam Paragon Gourmet Food Hall, Bangkok – A Hungry Traveller’s Paradise

    When I first started travel writing, I never thought I would be so keen to write a blog about what is essentially a food court. However, this is no ordinary food court. The food court within the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok is an international food paradise featuring cuisine from all over the world. During our recent visit to …

  • 14 April

    Dublin Travel Suggestions from a Drunken Stranger

    The first night we arrived in Dublin we went straight to the pub. After all, when in Rome… We ordered a pint of Pale Ale in The Ferryman, a pub on the banks of the River Liffey, and toasted our arrival. We weren’t in there very long before a grinning bearded guy approached our table to chat and offer to …

  • 13 April

    20 Ways to Research a Travel Destination Before You Go

    Travelling to a foreign country is exhilarating – and a little bit intimidating too. You are venturing somewhere completely new and you really don’t know what things will be like there when you arrive. It’s always a massive learning curve when you leap into the unknown. When you are planning your trip you’ll have so many questions. What will the …

  • 11 April

    Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas for Australians

    If you are a young Aussie keen to work abroad, there are many working holiday visas for Australians to choose from. A working holiday visa is a great way to travel long term. It allows you to live in another country for 12-24 months and permits you to take up employment while you are there. Each visa has it’s own …

  • 11 April

    Overnight Sleeper Buses in India – What to Expect

    Overnight sleeper buses are not as uncomfortable as you might think. Sure, they might not give you the best night of sleep – but they offer a couple of other advantages. First of all, they will save you from having to spend money on accommodation that night which is great if you are on a tight travel budget. Plus, you …

  • 7 April

    Announcement: Global Goose Internship Program Launches

    Global Goose is growing. In 2011 we started Global Goose as a side project to document our travels and share our experiences with working and traveling the world. Now in 2016 the blog has reached a point where we can expand and add different voices and perspectives. We are looking to add new members to our team working as paid …

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