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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, 2012

  • 7 November

    Interview: Sara from OfftheMapTravels.com

    Sara enjoys some street food in Trinidad

    Today we bring you an interview with our dear friend Sara, a native New Yorker and the creator of OfftheMapTravels.com. We met her while traveling in New Zealand and we are constantly inspired by her adventurous nature. She is always planning her next trip and has created her travel company so that she can help others plan unique and interesting …

  • 2 November

    What is a Working Holiday Visa?

    Kelly at York Minster - UK Architecture is gorgeous!

    If you are dreaming of taking a long term travel adventure to completely immerse yourself in another culture for a while, you might want to consider obtaining a working holiday visa so that you can work and travel. A working holiday visa is a permit which allows young people usually between the ages of 18 and 30/35 to work and …

October, 2012

  • 28 October

    How We Created Our Own Luck

    “Wow, you guys are so lucky to be able to travel the world.” We’ve heard a lot of people say this to us and while they are absolutely right that our lifestyle is amazing and we get to experience some truly wonderful things, it’s not luck which has brought us to where we are now. Although we are very fortunate …

  • 27 October

    Lambir Hills National Park – How We Got Lost in the Jungle

    The endless buzzing of the cicadas filled the dense forest as we pushed our way through thorny underbrush in the sweltering heat. I felt a fat trickle of sweat rolling down my spine and held a hand up to block a branch from thwacking me in the face as I followed Lee through Lambir Hills National Park down what really …

  • 21 October

    Beyond London: Brighton

    Brighton is known for being one of the most vibrant seaside resorts in England and the summer months are when its beaches, bars, trendy restaurants and stylish boutiques really come alive. However, Brighton has more than just beaches to offer and is also a great destination at any point in the year for shopping and culture. Some visit Brighton to …

  • 16 October

    Cubans Now Able to Travel Freely

    For the first time in over 50 years, Cuban citizens will be able to easily travel abroad freely, after the government today has announced new plans to lift strict restrictions. Previously, the Cuban government required citizens to obtain a letter of invitation from someone in their destination country as well as pay for an expensive exit visa. The restrictions were …

  • 11 October

    Interview: Dave and Vicky from ACoupleTravelers.com

    Dave and Vicky are an inspiring couple who have been traveling together since they were teenagers. They have recently embarked on a huge journey through Asia and Europe. In this interview, they share some of their budgeting tips, travel advice and more.

  • 9 October

    Our Relaxing Stay At TreeTops Jungle Lodge

    As we sat sipping cold beer on the deck of the wooden longhouse and watching the sunset, I thought back over the wonderful day we had just had. We were staying at the TreeTops Jungle Lodge just outside of Miri, Sarawak. At this rural home stay the pace of life is slow, the surroundings are green and wild, the home …

  • 7 October

    How Do You Celebrate Your Birthday While Traveling?

    The savage heat of the jungle hung heavily in the air as Lee and I scrambled down an incline and between two enormous boulders in Bako National Park in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. We squeezed through the space between the mossy rocks, finding ourselves in a surreal landscape of soft sand and twisting mangrove trees. Our local guide stopped in his …

  • 4 October

    Singapore on a Budget – Window Shopping in a Millionaire’s City

    Visiting Singapore for us was like walking around in a very expensive boutique store, the type where you unconsciously put your hands in your pockets. Everything was so lovely to look at and has a very nice atmosphere, but you are very aware that you can’t afford anything and you are hesitant to even touch the merchandise. You know that …

September, 2012

  • 29 September

    Crocodile Gets Loose on Qantas Flight

    “Unload that crate, and make it snappy!” Unsuspecting baggage handlers at Melbourne Airport in Australia found an escaped crocodile on a plane last week. Qantas Airlines have confirmed that a live crocodile escaped from his container during a flight between Brisbane and Melbourne. The reptile was found roaming free around the cargo hold and was discovered by the baggage handlers …

  • 28 September

    Exploring the Beautiful Malaysian City of Melaka in Photos

    As we rode in the taxi from the bus station to our hostel, Melaka impressed us at first sight. It’s colourful pinkish-red buildings and brightly decorated trishaws with blaring music and fake flowers got us excited about spending some time in this UNESCO World Heritage City. Melaka is a great city to walk around in because although it is a …

  • 25 September

    Itโ€™s Your Trip Not Anyone Elseโ€™s – Dealing With Travel Pressure

    When you tell your friends, family and co-workers that you are going on a trip, many of them will be filled with advice, suggestions and information of what you should do while you are there. If you mention that you are going to Paris, Rome, London, or any other travel destination you will be bombarded with suggestions of restaurants you …

  • 20 September

    How We Save Money by Traveling

    When we talk to our friends about our digital nomad lifestyle, they will often joke that we must have won the lottery to be able to afford our life of constant travel. It always shocks them to find out that we spend less money traveling now than we ever did when we were living in one place. How could it …

  • 18 September

    The Easiest Countries to Work Abroad For a Year

    Are you dreaming of going to another country to work abroad for a year? Working abroad is a wonderful way to travel because it allows you to make money as you go so that you can afford to extend your travels for longer. It also gives you the chance to experience your destination beyond the tourist sites and actually get …

  • 18 September

    Stowaway Cat Survives 10 Hour Flight Hidden in Suitcase

    When Ethel Maze from Ohio arrived in Orlando on her Disney World holiday, she got to the hotel and opened up her suitcase. Much to her surprise, her stowaway cat “Bob-Bob” jumped out. Ethel runs the Maze Residential Care Home for disabled veterans and she was on an annual trip to Orlando with many of the injured service members and …

  • 16 September

    What is a Digital Nomad?

    Today my “office” is located in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Melaka, Malaysia. A few days from now, it will be in Singapore. Later in the week, it will be on the island of Borneo. I am a digital nomad and I never get tired of the view from my desk because it is always changing. You might have …

  • 12 September

    Top Five Things To Do in the Cameron Highlands

    The Cameron Highlands are my kind of place, filled with beautiful rolling hills, juicy strawberries, fresh tea and fascinating trails through the jungle. Right away you will notice the difference in the temperature as the air is much chillier in this high altitude mountain micro climate. This is not a bad thing at all, because after the sweltering heat in …

  • 10 September

    Our Top Ten Online Travel Resources

    Okay, we are on a train in this photo but the same advice applies!

    The internet has made traveling so much easier. Instead of relying on guidebooks which may not have been updated for several years, you can find the answers that you are looking for with a simple search. We use the internet as a travel resource in so many ways as we navigate around the globe and we have found certain websites …

  • 6 September

    Gunung Brinchang Jungle Trail – You Call This an Easy Hike?!?!?

    Ankle deep in mud, covered in sweat, clinging to tree branches on the side of the mountain and not really sure if we were going the right way. This is how I decided to spend one of my days off last week. We were in the Cameron Highlands, a place where Malaysians go to relax. With its lush emerald green …

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