The view from here
Thank you for visiting! Here you will find posts about all things travel from the site creators Meg and Nat, and occasionally fantastic guest contributors. Enjoy!
My Dubai desert adventure
We drove for about an hour before we reached a little car park from where we entered the desert and when I saw the sun rise over the yellow sand, turning it into an endless sea of golden dust, a feeling of pure exhilaration washed over me.
A blank slate puts all of the control in your hands, which is both liberating and paralysing.
Oh cool, another reason for our families to worry about us traveling to South America.
Tips for family trips
Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. - Leigh Hunt
We're almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is we're going. - Lorelai Gilmore
My trip to Neverland
And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. – Pico Iyer
Being a little different is no longer the terrifying disaster it was growing up, and a big part of that happened for me when I started traveling.
I’ll never forget stepping out of the airport in Perth, looking up to the sky, realising I was now pretty much exactly on the opposite side of the globe. All of a sudden I had swapped sides and 'the other side' had become 'my side'.
Travel tips for extroverts
It’s important to know and reflect about what type of traveler you are so you can act upon your strengths and be aware of your weaknesses.
How to be a good travel buddy
You should always consider carefully who you will travel with and then keep in mind how special it is that they have also chosen you!
Traveling with newbies
Overseas excursions can be overwhelming when it's all brand new. Remember these tips to help make your friend's first-time trip a fantastic one.
Staying fit while traveling
Fit is not a destination. It is a way of life.
...this is some real-life, old-fashioned romantic love-proclamation, that I hope will forever remain a tradition in my home country.
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. - Fred Rogers
It takes hard work. When I was planning my first big adventure, I wasn’t wasting my hard-earned savings on things like feather dusters and faux-French placemats.
My mum, the ultimate adventuress
From a young age, she taught me all she could about our amazing world. I devoured stories about ancient Egypt and Rome and loved learning about adventure and intrigue in far-flung destinations.
The Spanish call it "The Queen of cities" and claim that it is Spain's most beautiful one. I think I have to agree. I dare you to go and experience it for yourself and once you get there, here is what you can't miss doing!
Believe you can and you're half way there. - Theodore Roosevelt
Just one foot in front of the other
I cried from exhaustion and bewilderment most days, but it was absolutely life changing. Now I had a new perspective on the world, a strengthened respect and love for nature, and a growing appreciation for what the body can do, step by step.
All swell - Can it end well?
It may be that this awesome land has something in its air,
One year, five lessons
Shift your energy from protecting yourself from failure to squeezing the life out of life.” - Danielle Laporte
All for one and one for all
Travelher to me means everything because it creates a community of like-minded women that support and encourage each other to chase their dreams and turn them into reality.
A pussy-grabber got elected into one of the most powerful positions in the world, and it fucked with our heads and hearts.
Tripping on a frozen dream
And now, ticket to the icy tundra in hand, my sixth sense is tingling. I’ve been extra aware of my surroundings and imagining ceilings caving in on my head.
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