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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, 2017

  • 8 November

    Will I Be Lonely as a Solo Traveler?

    Are you dreaming of a travel adventure, but nervous about setting out on your own? I’ve heard many people tell me that they would love to travel, but they just don’t want to be out there all on their lonesome. They ask me, “will I be lonely as a solo traveler?” Take it from me; the fear of loneliness is …

October, 2017

  • 30 October

    Stopover in Riga? Here are Some Cool Things to Do

    If you are planning a stopover in Riga, I guarantee you will be charmed by the lovely and historic Latvian capital. It’s hard not to fall in love with this city.  We ended up having to do a stopover in Riga on our flight from the UK to the Republic of Georgia, so we decided to extend the stopover and …

  • 27 October

    You Don’t Need a Degree to Live An Unconventional Life of Travel and Creativity

    A while ago I did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit about Global Goose, long term travel and my unconventional digital nomad lifestyle. There were a lot of interesting and well thought out questions (as well as some trolling of course – it is Reddit after all). One of the common questions was about formal education. “What kind of education …

  • 21 October

    Digital Nomad Tools That Have Boosted My Remote Work Productivity

    digital nomad FAQ

    With the right digital nomad tools, you can be more productive no matter where in the world you get your work done. I’ve been working online for the last 7 years as a freelance writer. During that time, I’ve traveled to over 50 different countries and had countless amazing experiences. One of the biggest challenges I have struggled with is …

  • 19 October

    A Very Quick Guide to Edinburgh

    quick guide to edinburgh

    Planning a trip to the Scottish capital? Here’s a very quick guide to Edinburgh to get you started. The city of Edinburgh has the wonderfully rich atmosphere of an old bookshop. Its cobblestone alleyways give the impression of narrow aisles, and there is an overwhelming feeling that the buildings are made of volumes and volumes of stories stacked on top …

  • 12 October

    How to Find Awesome Local Things to Do In Any Travel Destination

    You’ve arrived jetlagged but bursting with excitement in a brand new travel destination… so, what next? How do you actually find local things to do during your trip that are interesting and fun? You can Google “Top 10 Things to Do in _____” or look in your guidebook… but what if the main tourist attractions don’t interest you? Or what …

  • 4 October

    A Drunken Mistake Took Us to Knoxville Instead of Nashville – But We Still Had a Great Time

    Blame it on the blueberry soju. It’s a wonderfully sweet and deceptively strong rice wine that Lee and I fell in love with during our two week visit to Seoul, Korea earlier this year. It tastes delightful, sweet and refreshing – but be warned, it will truly mess you up. After a night of stuffing our faces with Korean barbeque …

September, 2017

  • 29 September

    The Top Bloggers You Should Follow If You Want to Travel to Antarctica

    Antarctica. The final frontier. The most remote and difficult continent to visit. The ultimate travel adventure. Although human beings have colonized most of the world, we have yet to permanently set up shop in Antarctica. This frozen continent is only accessible from November to March and it has no towns or villages – just a few odd expedition huts and …

  • 12 September

    Everything You Need to Know About Your Working Holiday in Australia

    Who wouldn’t want to spend a year working and traveling in Australia? The wide open Outback stretching beyond the horizon. The exciting concerts, shows and nightlife of trendy cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. Strange and bizarre animals and birds that you have never seen before. Tiny coastal surfer hideaways where time stands still. The stunning array of colorful sea …

  • 2 September

    Expert Travel Bloggers Share The Best Tasmania Destinations

    Tasmania is a strange and marvelous little place – an remote island off the coast of Australia with it’s own unique landscape and character. There are many great places to go in Tasmania that will blow you away. The capital city of Hobart is delightful, with plenty of cute shops, quirky cafes, excellent restaurants and a fantastic festival and art …

July, 2017

  • 31 July

    5 Websites Frugal Travelers Should Know About

    It’s not always easy to save money on travel, but there are a few frugal travel websites out there that can help. Travel doesn’t have to cost as much as you might think – there are a lot of ways that you can bring down the expense. With a little bit of know-how, you’ll find many frugal travel websites that …

  • 11 July

    16 Delightful Free Things To Do in Edinburgh

    Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

    I fell in love with Edinburgh the first time I visited – which is why I will soon be returning back again for my 4th time. Wandering down the narrow cobblestone alleys of the city feels like squeezing through the aisles of an old bookshop and the stately Georgian and medieval buildings tell countless stories of Scottish history. When you …

  • 6 July

    10 Things to Know Before You Go to Cancun

    Heading to this Yucatan Peninsula hotspot? Here are a few essential things you should know before you go to Cancun. 1. Yes, Cancun has Culture Cancun is known as the Vegas of Mexico – a non-stop high energy destination that is all about nightlife, beaches and all-inclusive resorts. However, that’s not all that Cancun has to offer. There is also …

  • 2 July

    The Ultimate Backpacker Visa Guide to Central America

    Climbing the crumbling steps of Mayan ruins in the Mexican sunshine while tropical birds squawk in the treetops. Sinking your toes into the sugary sand of a beach in Belize. Swaying slowly in a hammock in a hostel in the Guatemalan jungle. Surfing on a black sand volcanic beach in a sleepy seaside town in Nicaragua. Watching monkeys swing through …

June, 2017

  • 26 June

    18 Fun and Quirky Things to Do in Tokyo

    Westerners often find Japanese culture a little strange – in a good way. It’s different and intriguing, which is what makes it so much fun to explore. When you visit Tokyo, dive straight into the weirdness and embrace it and you’ll have an exciting and memorable trip. You’ll never struggle to find something to do, whether strange or relatively ordinary. Tokyo …

May, 2017

  • 22 May

    Do I Need to Have a Job Before I Get a Working Holiday Visa?

    Here’s the answer to one of the most common questions I get asked: “Do I need to have a job before I get a working holiday visa?” We have written a lot about Working Holiday Visas on this site and why they are such a great way for young people to travel for longer periods of time. Working Holiday Visas …

  • 18 May

    22 Amazing Attractions Not to Miss in New Zealand

    attractions not to miss in New Zealand

    New Zealand is one of my favourite countries in the world (not just because it’s where I fell in love with Lee). The Land of the Long White Cloud is just so much fun to explore. The range of different landscapes packed into this small island (from bubbling geothermal pools to rolling green vineyards to ancient rainforests to glaciers) is …

  • 16 May

    13 Things to Know Before You Go to Bukit Lawang, Indonesia

    Go to Bukit Lawang

    Bukit Lawang is a small village in Northern Sumatra, a popular destination for travellers who want to immerse themselves in the wild green jungle. The separation between jungle and village is blurry here – monkeys run across the roofs of the houses and you can hear the cicadas droning on at night. This is a peaceful and laid back place, …

  • 3 May

    7 Things to Know Before You Travel to Canada

    Planning a trip to the Land of Snow and Maple Syrup? Here are a few things you should know before you travel to Canada. The Distances Are Enormous Don’t assume that you are going to be able to cover most of Canada during a short visit. It’s a huge country and getting from one city to the next involves travelling …

  • 2 May

    What Are Capsule Hotels Like? We Stayed in One in the Kuala Lumpur Airport

    Our two hour layover was changed into an 11 hour layover and there was really not much we could do about it. (Thanks, AirAsia!) So, we made the most of it by paying to sleep in a little box. We were flying from Melbourne, Australia to Medan, Indonesia with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur. I’m really not sure why the …

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