Travel Diary – Week 1

After missing my connecting flight that would eventually get me to El Nido in Palawan for New Years Eve, I got stuck in London. Which actually turned out to be the best thing that could’ve happened, because one of my friends was there too and we hadn’t seen each other since September. Also, London is a pretty good place to celebrate a new year. It was 2 amazing days, and then I continued my route to the Philippines Cebu Arrived quite late, got into my room and within the first 5 minutes I knew I had some awesome roomies. Some of them were going to the falls down south and canyoning, but I felt too tired for an active day so I asked if anyone wanted to do an island hopping tour the next day. One of the girls, Nana, said she was booked on one and could ask…

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Guest Post – My story on traveling with a mental disorder

I have gotten a lot of response to my posts about traveling with mental illness. This goes to show me that it really is needed to be talked about. People want to see it being talked about in the open. I’ve encouraged others to talk about this subject openly too, and said that if they want to share their stories, I would be happy to share them with my followers. This story is from my fellow GLT-girl Christina Lara. GLT(Girls Love Travel) is a Facebook group with now almost 170.000 women all over the world who love to travel. It’s a place for girls all over the world to inspire, support and ask each other for help. I shared my post in the group and I’ve gotten a few people wanting to share their stories too. Each story is different, but there are always people who can relate, and can feel…

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Traveling solo with depression

It’s not a secret that I struggled with depression for 8 years. I’ve always been very open about it, but for those who don’t know might be surprised. How can I, a girl that has been traveling around the world alone for the last 3 years, suffer from depression!? First, lets get something straight – what is depression? I’m not talking about 8 years of feeling down, a little sad, stressed or tired. I’ve spend weeks and months unable to leave my bed, not wanting to wake up in the morning. A constant painful whole in my chest that made everything seem meaningless. Unable to laugh about anything. Telling someone with depression to lighten up or just do stuff you think are fun, is like telling a person with a broken leg to “just walk” “just jog a little and it will get better”. Depression is an illness. “Depression is a…

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8 December – Christmas gift ideas for the traveller

The best holiday of the year has finally started to spread it’s magic around the world. Each day leading up to Christmas Eve, I will be posting a Christmas gift idea for the traveller. All of these things are stuff I would want myself, if I don’t already have them. 8 December If you are getting a gift for a traveller, the chances are this person appreciate experiences a lot more than “things”. It doesn’t have to be something expensive. It can be anything. A massage(professional or by you), a skydive, a boat ride, a spa treatment, dinner at a restaurant or home cooked, a picknick, a day planned with activities(they don’t have to cost anything). Things will break, be lost, forgotten or thrown away, but memories is what makes life. It’s was our life is when we look back. We won’t remember things. What we will remember is experiences.…

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