Trekking Cajon del Maipo in Autumn, Chile Travel

Ascending gradually up the steep, narrow cliff roads of Cajon del Maipo, or Maipo Canyon, is enough to put anyone on edge, especially when the gravelly ‘roads’ start to turn to icy snow. Just two hours drive outside of Santiago and you’re standing a few centimeters deep in the fluffy mountain snow of the El Yeso Reservoir; over 3000 meters […]


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It’s OK to be scared to travel. Traveling, whether for the first or umpteenth time, can be very scary, especially if you haven’t done it for a while. I get scared before I travel, almost always. In fact, it seems like the more I travel, the more fear I have. I don’t know why. I […]


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Colombia is stunningly beautiful, great fun and an amazing place to visit as a traveller or backpacker. However, as it’s such a large country, planning a trip there can be overwhelming, with so many options for places to see and things to do. A lot of people have asked me what places I would recommend […]


Useful Tools For More Efficient Time Management

There’s no doubt about it; one of the biggest struggles I have as a location independent worker is trying to manage my time more efficiently. Working online is full of distractions. One minute you open up a new tab to check Facebook, and twenty minutes later, you emerge from a deep vortex of distractions, only […]


How To Get A Chilean RUT/RUN in Santiago

by Stephanie Walsh March 10, 2014
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So, you’ve arrived to Santiago de Chile, either on a temporary resident visa, a student visa or working visa. You’ll be needing a RUT/RUN number as soon as possible, since almost everything you do in Chile will require you to present this number. There are a few steps required before getting your RUT number, so […]

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Location Independence: Working From The Beach; Myth or Reality?

by Stephanie Walsh February 17, 2014
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I’m sure you’ve seen those ‘Work From The Beach’ promos on various location independent blogs and websites. The images usually involve someone sitting on a stunning, white-sand beach, surrounded by tropical palm trees, with a fresh coconut drink in hand, and a laptop on their knees. These promos claim that you really can sit at […]

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Snow Day in Ireland

by Stephanie Walsh February 11, 2014
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You don’t need to go very far to be inspired. Today, I literally just stepped outside my front door and spent some time exploring my back garden in the snow. It’s not very often we experience snow in Ireland, especially in mid-February, so naturally, I headed straight out with my camera to take a few […]

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Hostel Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts of a Hostel Kitchen

by Stephanie Walsh February 7, 2014
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Sharing a kitchen with strangers has its challenges, and it can be especially difficult for new travellers who have not yet learned the unspoken rules of hostel kitchen etiquette. With my experience of staying in hostels over the last few years, I’ve seen varying degrees of hostel kitchen foolery. So to help you avoid making […]

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Photo of the Week | An Indian Circus, Pushkar, Rajasthan

by Stephanie Walsh February 4, 2014
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An Indian circus performance during the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. As we sat on the soft sand of a Rajasthani dessert in Pushkar, we watched a fun circus performance unfold before us. From acrobats to silly clowns, the circus was every bit as fun as any other I’ve ever been to. Outside the […]

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5 Things You Do Differently After Traveling

by Stephanie Walsh January 31, 2014
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Despite the cliches of how travel changes you, and the overly-marketed concept of self-discovery through travel, there’s no denying that there is a lot of truth to these enticing concepts. Spending an extended period of time discovering any country which is not your home, is bound to open your mind and introduce you to new […]

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