Guest Posts

Sometimes a trip to a new destination triggers another journey alongside: a journey to your inner self. 

 

Traveling raises questions you never asked yourself before. Traveling challenges your perspective on things and lets you see realities from different angles.

 

In this section I share the reflections of fellow travelers that I met along the road and who had similar experiences triggered by traveling. So I decided to create this little platform where all the mindful travelers can share their travel reflections.

 

Please send me a message in case you want to collaborate and write a guest post. I would be thrilled to share your story in this section.

4 Authentic Indian Dishes to Try as You Travel

Post written by Amy Evans

Love Indian food? You cannot miss the following top 4 Indian Meals to Try on Your Travels. What is your favorite? #foodie #indianfood

India is a country that has so much to offer those who travel to its shores. An area of great beauty, intense spirituality and gastronomic delights galore, it is a place that truly touches and transforms those who pay it a visit.

 

Yet, while there are many amazing sights to see, a great deal of its appeal lays in the mundane and everyday aspects of experiencing this unique place for the first time. For every temple you enter, you must spend equal amounts of time bustling markets and meeting places, getting a taste of what it’s really like to live somewhere so far removed from where you’re used to.

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Follow These Tips to Save you from Sleepless Travels

Post written by Sarah Cummings

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There is a really rich abundance of reasons why people should travel. Learning new things, seeing new places, meeting new people, but one the thing that is most unwelcome is not getting enough sleep while you’re on your travels.

 

No one wants to be embarking on the journey of a lifetime simply to lose some of the experience due to feeling tired, or even worse, catching up on sleep!

 

So, you’re probably wondering what some of the best things you can do are that will block off bad sleep in your life as a traveller and instead lead you down a route of high-quality slumber.

 

We got just the thing in the form of these insightful tips below.

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10 Top Locations for an All-Inclusive Holiday

Post written by Louise Wood

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All inclusive holidays are the perfect getaway for those wanting a break from the stress of their everyday lives. They appeal to many people because once you’ve paid for your holiday, you don’t have to worry about much else. There’s no need to budget for food or drink as meals are all part of the package - and usually certain drinks are, too.

 

This usually means rest and relaxation is high on the agenda. We’ve picked out ten locations where you can sit back and enjoy your holiday to the full, all-inclusive style. 

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My favorite City Breaks in Spain

Post written by Andres Perea

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Spain is always a good idea! When again the weather is not best in Northern Europe, Spain is only a 2 hours flight away and the perfect escape. Be it for the food, the weather, the vibrant culture or the music. 

 

As cities within Spain differ a lot, I prepared a list with my favorite city breaks in Spain. Whether you’re looking for a shopping trip, beach life or party mood, Spain’s cities have got it all!

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Cave of the Winds: Perfect Day Trip from Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Post written by Hugo Perea

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(Photo by Tourism Tenerife)

Visiting Tenerife, Canary Islands, includes much more than beach and party. In the north of Tenerife Island there is a hidden gem called "La Cueva del Viento", a natural, volcanic attraction close to Icod de los Vinos town.

 

La Cueva del Viento (“The Cave of the Winds”) is the perfect day trip from Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife or from any location in the South of Tenerife. Whether you’re a hiker or outdoor lover, or if you want to explore the natural and geological history of Tenerife, you just can’t skip this attraction. 

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7 Best Hiking Trails in Japan

Post written by Tiffy

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Japan is home to some of the best hiking trails in the world. There are many awe-inspiring views just waiting to be discovered. There are trails for those extreme adventure seekers, and trails for those individuals wanting to take a leisurely hike. Some of the best sites in the world happen to be off the beaten path.

 

You never know what you can find in Japan. You may be fortunate enough to stumble upon an active volcano, or even an old temple. With so many options it can be difficult to narrow down a prospective list.

 

Below you will find 7 of the best hiking trails in Japan.

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5 Water Sports That You Must Try

Post written by Tom

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If you are a risk taker or an adrenaline junkie (like me), then you probably have participated in some pretty exhilarating sports and activities in your life time. Having fun in the water is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous activities, both kids and adults always appreciate. And for good reason, as Water Sporting offers plenty of ways to have fun, along with developing strength, coordination and fitness.

 

From scuba diving and snorkeling, to windsurfing and aqua-fitness, to kayaking and river rafting, you need to simply have the enthusiasm to plunge into waters and have a wonderful experience of a lifetime. However, among the many types of water sports, there are some that stands aside for being extremely dangerous and risky for life.  Let’s have a look at them.

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Monte Carlo: Experience Glitz and Glamour of the French Riviera

Post written by Aiste

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Located in the country of Monaco, the picturesque district of Monte Carlo resides along the world-famous French Riviera. This small sovereign state is known for its opulence, luxury and many local millionaires, making it a top and exciting destination for many travelers. It’s the ideal destination to head to for a bit of indulgent R & R.

 

One of the most appealing things about visiting Monte Carlo is that you’re almost guaranteed a sunny day every day. This part of the world receives on average 300 days of sunshine each year. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to relax and indulge without worrying about the unpredictable weather, as it enjoys the benefits of a consistent temperate Mediterranean microclimate.

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Where Not To Miss Out on Spanish Holiday in 2018

Post written by Chris

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When it comes to holiday destinations there is one country that has been dominating the minds of Brits for decades – Spain.

 

We have been flocking to these sunny shores for as long as anyone can remember and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. It is a wonderfully diverse country from the cosmopolitan cities to the beachside holiday resorts to the quiet, quaint villages and we simply can’t get enough of it. It's also the perfect destination if you're visiting Europe for the first time. But where are the best places to go in Spain?

 

Fear not as we have picked out some of our favorite hotspots to ensure you have the time of your life on your next holiday.

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5 Things To Do In Trujillo, Spain

Post written by Walter Diaz

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Truijllo doesn’t get as much attention as some of Spain’s other top destinations, but it makes for a charming stop as you journey around the country. Located in the West of Spain almost equidistant from Madrid and Lisbon, Portugal, it’s an ancient town that has experienced a great deal of history.

 

Beginning as a prehistoric settlement, Trujillo has experienced Roman rule, Muslim occupation, and the turbulent era of exploration, and is now a beautiful town that’s excellent to relax in.

 

It’s not a massive draw in terms of attractions and the like, but there are still some specific things you should do there.

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Water-To-Go: Keeping Safely Hydrated While Hiking in Madrid

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After 2 years, I finally got to see my hiking friends from Madrid! The Spanish capital is not only a town where I used to live and work during almost 3 years, but it’s also the place where I developed my passion for hiking. Indeed, the mountainous surroundings of Madrid are an excellent hiking destination. Every Sunday we used to go for long hikes of 5 or 6 hours.

 

After leaving Madrid for an epic Boat HitchHiking trip and settling down in Luxembourg, I couldn't wait to be back in Madrid for a trek in the mountains of El Escorial, near Segovia, Madrid.

 

It was also the perfect opportunity to premiere my Water-To-Go bottle whose nano filter technology keeps me safely hydrated, no matter what the adventure. Indeed their avant-garde technology allows you to purify water from rivers, waterfalls and much more.


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The Greatest Gift of Travel: The People You Meet

Post written by Lynn P. Nieman

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To me the best thing about travel is meeting people — the locals and other travelers.

 

It doesn't matter if you've just traveled to a town 50 miles away from your home or if you've traveled 5000 miles to a completely different culture. Connecting with the locals is always a wonderful way to get a sense of the destination you are visiting — the history, the traditions and customs, the culture.

 

And meeting other travelers can lead to friendships — whether they be in the moment or lifelong.

 

While my stories — and my memories — include seeing a place or a site, the best stories and my favorite memories are about the people — the kindness, the smiles, the laughter.

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7 Reasons to Travel by Sailboat Instead of a Plane

Post written by Amy Alton

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Our home all alone in Beveridge Reef

In 2009 my dad took my future husband, David, out sailing. This bonding trip planted the seed in my husband’s mind that would eventfully become the idea to sell off my business, quit his job, and buy a boat, Starry Horizons, taking off for a 6-year circumnavigation. 

 

Although David and I were both well traveled prior to this trip, having a sailboat has opened us up to an entirely new way to travel that we have fallen in love with.

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Nominated For Best Content at FITUR Travel Blogger 2018

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I am overly excited to announce that Paulina on the Road has been nominated for "Best Content" at the annual travel blog contest organized by FITUR. Whoopwhoop!

 

The contest #TravelVloggers2018 unites some of the most inspirational blogger talents mostly from the Spanish-speaking community and takes places within the framework of FITUR 2018 Madrid, the most important tourism fair in the Spanish-speaking community and one of the most important ones in Europe.

 

The thematic emphasis of this year's contest is "Sustainable Travel". Thus it was an easy choice for me whether I'd submit my little blog focusing mostly on slow and eco-friendly traveling such as hiking, cycling and sailing.

Of course, at the beginning the idea of submitting your blog, my baby, to an international blogger contest is always a bit daunting. 

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Boat-Hitchhiking the Atlantic with a Mission

Post written by Suzanne van der Veeken

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A few years ago, I decided to take the dream to sail around the world into action mode and see if I could somehow do an ocean passage. I figured if I can successfully cross an ocean, I can continue chasing the dream to sail around the world.

 

I was curious what it would be like to be on a boat for a longer period. Are the waves as high as in the movies? What would it feel like to be disconnected from everything but nature? And to see land after weeks on the water?

 

There was only one way to find out: to go for it! There were no excuses: my studies were finished, I had no housing commitments, no boyfriend, no best friends' wedding and the cold winter was approaching.

 

The timing for a big first ocean adventure was perfect! 

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Lucky Christmas: El Gordo in Madrid and more...

Post written by Andrés Perea

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Christmas, that season of joyful time with your beloved ones, is approaching...

 

It comes with the cold winter weather and cozy garments as jackets, hats, scarfs and gloves make their way in our daily grind to fight frosty temperatures. Christmas also stands for an overwhelming amount of dinners with friends, colleagues of work, family... How many dinners are you already expecting this season? Have you counted them?

 

Some say that during the Christmas months you're particularly lucky... thus why not have a look at Christmas lottery traditions around the world?

 

Read how you can have a very lucky Christmas!

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Golf Isn't Fun? How My First Lesson Changed My Mind

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After writing mostly “useful and resourceful” posts in the last time, it was about time to write something more reflective again. Sometimes I just feel this urge to write, especially when I notice a change within myself or when traveling changed my perspective on things.

 

That's exactly what happened when I had my first golf lesson, while being convinced that I'd totally hate golf. And ending up enjoying it. A lot.


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My 5 Top Highlights from Copenhagen

Post written by Hugo Lisbona

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Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is one of Europe's coziest capitals, thanks to its large parks and stylish architecture. Despite its relative isolation, Copenhagen is a melting pot that welcomes people from all over the world. After spending an extended weekend trip in the Danish capital, I want to share with you my top five highlights from Copenhagen.

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10 Reasons Why Mauritius Should Be On Your Bucket List

Post written by Bianca Knauf

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Mauritius is a beautiful island nation known for its beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters. Anyone looking for an island getaway would be crazy to pass up a chance to explore this beautiful country. If you need any more convincing, here are just 10 reasons why Mauritius should be at the top of your holiday bucket list!

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Santo Antao - Cabo Verde: Una Isla para Senderistas

Post escrito por Fernando Guarch

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Hoy hemos salido de la isla de San Vicente con el propósito de conocer su isla vecina la isla de San Antón es la isla que queda en la parte más occidental del archipiélago y por lo que nos han dicho es muy interesante de conocer por su vegetación y sus cultivos. Parece ser que es una isla que se está preparando para el turismo de senderismo pues tiene unas vistas espectaculares desde sus picos el más alto de dos mil metros aproximadamente.

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My Most Unforgettable Trips of All Time - A Personal Narration

Post written by Kazim Raza

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There is no denying that every trip changes a little bit from us. It is impossible to travel to a different place, to try new things, to live incredible adventures and then to return to the routine as if nothing had happened.

 

But there is no denying that some trips are more remarkable, some moments make you rethink your life and take your breath for a few moments.

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Travel Not to Escape Life

Post written by Kelly Duhigg

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Exploring the quaint neighborhood of Plaka in Athens, Greece

I was 22 and it felt like my life was over. I didn't know what to do or where to go, but it felt like the pain would never end. It was a dark cloud that clung to the soul of my being; a cloud that destroyed who I was. This cloud eroded away all the joy in my life, and I just wanted it to end. Each and every day felt like I was nothing and had nothing and that I mattered to no one.

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How Negative Experiences Lead Me to the Best Decision of my Life

Post written by Rhiannon Robertson

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Street Art in Georgetown Penang

Ever since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by different culture and how different people lived in countries all around the world. When my cousin and I played with our barbie dolls - hers would have a big white wedding, a house, a husband and lots of children. My barbie wanted to travel the world, trek through jungles, stay with tribes in the Amazon or help build houses in Africa.

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To Travel or Not to Travel: Is That Really a Question?

Post written by Amy Rebecca Krigsman

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Castillo San Pedro de la Roca, Santiago de Cuba

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Mary Ritter Beard

 

For the last several years, I have been going on and on about being fed up with the 9-to-5 rat race that is my, and so many other people’s, life. I simply cannot reconcile in my mind working 40+ hours a week for 40 years to live on 40% of my income just to pay bills until I die. The circular logic alone is dizzying. But more than that, I have an insatiable lust to be anywhere but here, wherever "here" happens to be for the moment.

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How Studying Abroad Changed Me

Post written by Ariel Weihl

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We missed our original flight to Dublin due to train issues, but when I got there and saw this view, I didn’t so much mind the fact that I had spent an extra $80 on a new ticket

Making the choice to study abroad in Paris for a semester was the craziest thing I’ve done in my life. I was about to embark on a four-month adventure in a country I had never been to, at a school that I knew pretty much nothing about, and in a city that had, for some unfortunate reasons, recently been in the news.

 

This was my first trip out of the U.S. and I was going to spend it flying solo for four months in a place that, frankly, my family wasn’t thrilled with me visiting at the time.

 

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How to Make Memories That Will Last Forever

Post written by Ingrid Kirita

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Descending from San Giusto Castle in Trieste, towards the city center

As long as you live you learn. Or at least that is how it should be. And I'm not talking only about studying, the years and years spent in school or the training done at work. I'm talking about learning from life, from experiences every day bring your way. While in school, my favorite subjects were history and geography and I was always the best in class.

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