Exploring Hout Bay

Situated just 30 minutes outside of the city center, Hout Bay forms one of the best sea-side neighborhoods in Cape Town. A short 20 kilometer drive outside of Cape Town city you’ll find long sandy beaches perfect for swimming and water sports. Located on the northern side of Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay is surrounded […]

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10 Best Places to Visit in April

April is one of those in between seasons which can make planning a wanderlust-filled vacation a little difficult. Some places may be filled with endless sunshine, others with sporadic rainfall. While it is an odd time of year to travel, many do so because of the reasonable prices. Planning a trip to the right destination […]

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10 Best places to visit in March

March is the perfect time for a quick vacation getaway. As the Northern Hemisphere drifts into spring and the Southern Hemisphere creeps into autumn, this month forms the ideal time to travel.  The hustle and bustle of the busy season slows down making it the ideal time to explore Europe and cooler temperatures make wandering […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese New Year

Xin Nian Kuai Le my dear readers! The year of the Dog is upon us and the Chinese New Year celebrations have begun! Having lived in China for two and a half years, I thought it would be a great idea to write a post about one of my favorite Chinese holidays! Celebrated by over 20 […]

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The SFIWoman’s Guide to a Table for One

Traveling alone means that sometimes you’re going to have to sit down at a restaurant alone. Sigh. The dreaded “table for one, please” line is enough to send even a strong, free-thinking independent (SFI) woman huddling off under her hotel room bed sheets, scouring away at a boring room service menu. But… let’s be real […]

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10 Simple Scuba Diving Tips for Beginners

You can’t do an island vacation without trying out the myriad of water sports available and if you find yourself on a beach with crystal clear waters, you can be sure there are some great dive spots nearby. If you’ve never been diving before, the thought of jumping into unknown waters with heavy gear on […]

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Top 15 Chinese cities you should visit

The traditions and culture of China overflow in a merry mix of past to present that spread out over the great size of this beautiful country. Forming the fourth largest country in the world, many visitors tend to stick to the larger and more popular cities that are often more commercialized. However every city in […]

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How to travel the world as a SFIWoman

The world can be a dangerous place but that doesn’t mean it should stop us from doing the things we love. Traveling to over 20 countries has certainly taught me that being a strong, free-thinking independent (SFI) woman isn’t always as easy as it looks. Whether it be riding a train to Hiroshima… exploring the […]

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Foreign Exchange 101: Travel Tips and Tricks

While traveling abroad gives you tons of life experience, what it doesn’t prepare you for is those high bank charges and conversion fees. Sigh! It’s a sad reality that traveling can be very expensive. After the flights are booked and accommodation is secured one of the biggest concerns of many travelers is ensuring they have […]

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A QUICK GUIDE TO ST THOMAS, USVI

There’s nothing better than an island vacation but if I’m honest, St Thomas was never really on my must visit Caribbean island bucket list but with over 7000 individual islands, it’s easy to see how one can end up exploring unheard of places and hiking through lush emerald green nature. Where is St Thomas? The […]

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