Thoughts, Rants, Stories and Yarns About Travel!

From the hilarious travel tales to thought-provoking encounters on the road, we cover it all in our Travel Thoughts section here on Discovering Ice.

3 Easy Ways To Stay Fit While Traveling The World

by Stephanie Walsh September 17, 2014
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The world is just not designed for wandering nomads. From 1-2 year phone contracts to yearly gym memberships, it’s hard to find anything tailored to the wandering traveler types who are constantly on the move. With the constant moving and upheaval of your life every few days or weeks, it can be extremely hard to […]

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Why It’s OK To Be Scared To Travel

by Stephanie Walsh April 14, 2014
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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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How to decide where to go on your next holiday?

by Stephanie Walsh March 17, 2014
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One of the things that can stress people out the most when it comes to holiday planning is trying to decide where to go. With so many options, it can be really overwhelming to pick somewhere suitable, without feeling like you’re missing out on other great options. If you live in a country that only […]

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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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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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Top 5 Most Important Things To Do Before You Travel

by Stephanie Walsh January 24, 2014
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Planning a vacation is an exciting time, but there’s often a lot to think about. Whether you’re going away for an extended amount of time, or just a short trip, the planning procedures are often quite similar.  To help you get started on the road to planning your next vacation, I’ve drawn up a list […]

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Lufthansa Airlines; The Grinch That Stole Our Christmas

by Andrés Felipe Díaz January 20, 2014
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I was extremely happy to arrive at Dublin Airport after a 20 hour + journey all the way from Cali, Colombia. The entire journey had been great so far; all the flights were on time and I was even one of the first people to make it through customs when we arrived in Dublin. I […]

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My Top 5 Bucket List Road Trips

by Stephanie Walsh January 16, 2014
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Photo Credit: Emily Orpin Road-trips are almost a rite of passage and something you should definitely experience in your life. Whether it’s through your own country, or you travel to the other side of the world to experience the best road trips this planet has to offer, there’s no doubt that you’ll have the time […]

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Travel Disasters: Losing BOTH Our Passports In One Of The Worlds Biggest Cities!

by Stephanie Walsh October 9, 2013
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For travelers, there are few things that incite fear into the heart more than the thought of losing your passport. That beautiful little book is our gateway to the world and our only identity when abroad. Full of visas, stamps and memories, it allows us to continue traveling and also reminds us of how far […]

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Coming Home to Ireland…

by Stephanie Walsh October 6, 2013
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After a year and a half spent shimmying around the wonderfully welcoming and beautiful lands of Colombia and Mexico, I am back home, in the heart of Ireland, visiting family and friends. Leaving Colombia was really hard, especially since I had to leave the country without Andres. He’s staying there to focus on building a […]

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