Interview With Solo Traveler Michaela Simone

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Introduce yourself! Who are you? and which country do you come from/ call home? My name is Michaela Simone. I have many nicknames. People abroad usually call me “Micha”, but my close friends know me as ‘Mickey or Mick’ I consider the world my home, although I was born in Farrell, Pennsylvania, USA, a small town outside of […]

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My Travel Essentials

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On my last travel post, I received a bunch of questions. But the ones that jumped out are; What do you bring with you when you go travelling? And What are your travel essentials -must-haves. I decided to create a blog post on the question; “What are my travel essentials – my absolute must haves”? […]

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TRAVEL DIARY VIETNAM: VOLUME 2

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It’s been a week since my last post about Vietnam. Five days ago I arrived in Hoi An and I am staying in a lovely family homestay called the Mai Hung Homestay.  The owner used to be a literature teacher for second-grade students until he had to retire. He is always a well known published […]

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7 WAYS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

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Temperatures are getting low and the days are way too short. My mood was falling as fast as the thermometer when I was in The Netherlands. And I’m starting to feel like nothing but a very strong pot of coffee will get me out of bed. Yup, the (winter) blues are kicked in. Here are […]

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Not all those who wander are lost

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All that is gold does not glitter It’s my belief that women who travel alone, especially those of us over 30 are seen as women who don’t want to settle down. We’re always travelling after all. The majority of the people I have spoken with tend to think this way. They certainly don’t mean it […]

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