How did I get to live in a fairytale castle for free? Simple steps

Chateau de Cadres (Villeneuve, France) at sunset

Travel writer life is pretty awesome If I shared even half of the things that have happened during my brief experience as a travel writer, you might not believe them. The coincidences and the opportunities which have crossed my path sound like something out of a novel, but truly, they’re the result of a very […]

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Why it matters to live a beautiful life: change your world from the inside out

Two travellers reading in front of a lake and mountains in Switzerland

I believe in living a beautiful life. Before you go thinking it’s selfish or unimportant, realize that with beauty, our souls are completed, and when we ourselves are made whole in that way, so, too, can our surroundings, by our own doing. As we realize our own needs and even desires, we find an existence that […]

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I’ve overgrown my pot – time for a transplant

Sitting on a stone wall in Wicklow Way, Ireland

Lifestyle Design: a fancy way of saying “doing what makes you happy” Tailor-made. That’s how Europe feels. It’s as if every place I visit was tailor-made for me to explore and adore. The streets, the events, the culture. It’s an absolutely endless pot of gold that keeps shifting to reveal new treasures. More than just […]

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Travel exhaustion: taking time for rest & repair

Watching sunset over mountains in Amposta, Spain

Real talk, folks: travel can be exhausting. Consequently, this week my body finally decided that enough was enough with the sleep deprivation and constant change, and it promptly responded with some symptoms hell-bent on keeping me stationary. Spacey head. Sore muscles. General exhaustion. No doubts about it, I was full-on sick. Yep, my poor body […]

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