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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.

February, 2018

  • 21 February

    Top 18 Things to Do in London in 2018

    Heading to London this year? When you arrive in the UK capital there are a few things you’ll notice. First of all, it will likely be rainy (unless you are lucky enough to get one of those rare sunny summer days). Secondly, the architecture is old and gorgeous and the city is steeped in history – you’re likely to stumble …

  • 17 February

    5 Gorgeous Film Locations You Can Travel To

    I think travel should be about seeking out whatever geeky thing you are interested in and finding stuff that delights you around the world. After all, it’s your trip! That’s why I’m totally in support of travelling to film locations. It’s really interesting to be able to see a place in real life that you had only previously seen in …

  • 12 February

    The 15 Mistakes First-Time Travelers Often Make

    Are you worried that when you go traveling for the first time you will have no idea what you are doing and you will do it all wrong? Don’t stress out too much about it. I felt the same way when I started traveling. It’s totally normal. After all, as I often mention on this blog, travel is not something …

  • 7 February

    How Hostels Work and How You Can Be a Good Guest

    hostel dorm room

    Are you planning to travel the world on a budget, but you aren’t sure how hostels work? If you have never stayed in a hostel before you probably have no idea what to expect from this type of accommodation. The cheaper price might appeal to you, but you have some questions about how it all works – is it totally …

  • 3 February

    Due An Avalanche Warning We Ended Up in Gudauri, Georgia (And Loved It!)

    Visiting the ski resort town of Gudauri, Georgia had not been our original plan. We had booked a getaway in Stepantsminda, a village one hour further into the mountains. Our plans were to rest for a few days while surrounded by the snowy peaks and perhaps take a trip up to the 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church – perched high …

January, 2018

  • 6 January

    25 Interesting Things to Do in Tbilisi, Georgia

    There is a lot to enjoy in the Georgian capital and it is all quite affordable for budget travelers. Looking for things to do in Tbilisi? The capital city of Georgia is a bit of a hot commodity at the moment and it was listed as one of Vogue’s 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017. Why is everyone so excited …

December, 2017

  • 28 December

    6 Good Habits Every Traveler Should Develop

    Like driving a car or playing the piano, travelling well is a skill you learn with practice. On your first trip, you can guarantee you will do things wrong. I made a ton of mistakes when I planned my first trip abroad. Don’t worry too much about it, no one gets it right the first time. Your stupid mistakes will …

  • 21 December

    Mtskheta, Georgia: Hard to Pronounce, Easy to Enjoy

    If you want to take a day trip from Tbilisi, Mtskheta is simple to reach – and easy on the eyes. The only difficult thing about this peaceful small town is pronouncing the name, which looks to most English speakers like a random handful of Scrabble letters. Whether you are a tourist in Georgia or you are living abroad in …

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    25 Frugal Travel Tips Learned From 7 Years On The Road

    There are more ways to save money while you travel than you might think I always think it’s funny when people ask us if we have won the lottery.  It’s as if the only way we could afford to travel the world is if we had some sort of enormous financial windfall. Travelling doesn’t have to be as expensive as you …

  • 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 …

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