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A Guide to Exploring Stonehenge and Bath

Massive stones, ones handled and crafted by our Neolithic ancestors thousands of years ago, towered over one another in the distance. I stood, admiring their beauty and their mystery from afar. So much history is trapped in those stones. I tried hard to comprehend it as the cold, biting wind whisked my hair around. Hours […]

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What I Learned from Backpacking Solo for 2 Years

I step off the airplane, A routine I’ve come to love But this time, it’s to a country That I know All too well. My memories play like a movie reel, my emotions burn inside more than ever before. Have I woken up from a dream, where I floated through time and space indefinitely? Where […]

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How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Easy Steps

I started Globe Trottica in November 2015. While running a travel blog is not easy and is never ending work, it has allowed me to work from anywhere in the world, network, share my stories, and establish connections. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever decided to do, and I’m going to show you […]

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22 Reasons Why I Love the Philippines

Captivating, enchanting, and magical, the Philippines is a country unlike any of its neighboring Southeast Asian destinations. From picturesque views to sensational beaches, this is a country you’ll find yourself thinking about time and time again. I visited the Philippines on a whim without any expectations, and was completely blown away by its beauty when […]

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Surf & Yoga in Mirissa: a Backpacker’s Getaway

Sand between my toes, The ocean’s salt in my hair. Deep breaths, namaste, Stretch and focus, become aware. Sri Lanka misses the backpacker’s radar. There’s no standard route here, which makes traveling from city to city a bit more difficult than it would be in Vietnam or Thailand. This is one of the reasons travelers tend to […]

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The Hardest & Most Rewarding Thing I’ve Ever Done: Trekking to Everest Base Camp & Three Passes in Nepal

The ground spun under my feet the same way it seems to turn after stepping off of a tire swing. My vision blurred as if I were looking through a dirty windshield, and I squinted my eyes and stared at the ground to regain my balance. The dizziness came out of no where like a […]

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Kampot: A Majestic City in Cambodia

The colonial-style houses, like the tattered edges of an old novel thats collected dust on a shelf, line the streets of Kampot amongst rusty tuk-tuks and motorbikes. A blue wooden door, battered from the rain, slowly creaks open back and forth in the gentle breeze.  I walk along the street next to peach and lime […]

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Reflections After 6 Months of Solo Backpacking

Six months ago, I stepped onto an EVA Airlines flight by myself, with a 60 liter backpack and too many clothes. I sat in between two strangers in the middle seat of a 16 hour flight where I didn’t sleep. My flight landed with a thud in the 32 degree heat in the middle of […]

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Finding Paradise in Otres Beach

I awake in the early morning hours, with the sing song of the roosters, the rhythmic, creaking melody of a swimming hammock, and the soothing effect of a hot cup of Vietnamese coffee. The wind plays with the hammock, causing it to swing unevenly in the breeze. The sun casts a yellowish hue on all […]

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Lost in Thailand: Why I Love Solo Travel

The giant pile of stacked bowls started to waver from side to side and threatened to topple over with each passing second. One of the girls grabbed the pile of bowls and moved it to an empty table next to me. She had to make more room for the continuous flow of 12 cent bowls […]

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