“You are OBSESSED with crocodiles!” my mum told me every time I posted a new crocodile picture on Facebook. It’s strange being called “obsessed” with something that you are terrified of.
Whenever the conversation comes up, what would be the worst way to die? I always say animal attack. That is a violent, drawn-out, shocking, frightening, and agonizingly painful death. It wins, hands down.
Given this fear, Australia may seem like an odd choice of destination. Everyone jokes that everything there can kill you, except it’s not a joke.
The list of deadly creatures is ridiculous, and even innocent things…
This is the first personal development article that I’ve written, and I was pretty proud of it. I thought that it was a fresh take on the idea of resolutions and goal setting.
Although it got chosen for distribution and published in “Age of Awareness,” it never really took off. It got 79 views and a low read ratio of 29%.
I was hoping that because this kind of topic tends to be very popular on Medium, that this might be too. However, now I wonder if that worked against it, as it’s a saturated topic?
I would love to…
As a conversation starter, my bumble profile had a two truths and a lie section, as did my (now) partners. Our first conversation went something like this:
Me: Oh, I really hope that you saved a pigmy elephant. That’s too cute!
Him: Of course I did. ;) I really hope that you didn’t eat a live octopus!
Me: Erm….about that…
Yup, that’s a truth, I did that. Why I thought that was cool, posing as an adventurous eater rather than an actual psychopath is beyond me. It’s a miracle we ended up going on a date!
Why would I eat…
I remember back in school when answering the innocent question, “What’s your star sign?”
I would pipe up brightly, “Oh, I’m a Gemini.”
That’s when faces would turn sour, and a girl would hiss the words, “That means you’re two-faced!” (That’s an all-girls school for you.) And I would think to myself, “I’m not two-faced…Am I?”
What a horrible thing for a star sign to mean. I’d worry. Is that what it means? I guess it makes sense being the twins and all. Am I a sly Jekyll and Hyde-like character? I don’t think so.
And I still don’t think…
Food is an integral part of our everyday lives; it gives us life in more ways than one. We bond over our love for it, and we use it as an opportunity to connect with others, be that a first date or a family meal. All over the world, we use it to celebrate! For everyone, it is a massive part of our culture and our heritage, and that deserves to be shared.
“If you really want to make a good friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food, give you their heart.”…
When I saw the writing prompt:
“Tell us how you’re recycling, reducing, and reusing to help minimize your carbon emissions.”
My immediate first thought was, “By being child-free.”
And my second thought was, “What a great opportunity to showcase something positive about a choice that is so often looked down upon as negative and selfish.”
A famous 2017 study published in Environmental Research Letters compared the effectiveness of different recommended actions to reduce an individual’s greenhouse emissions. …
Down upon butter-soft sand, clear sky but thoughts clouded gray,
Time anxious alone they turn black,
You wanted to leave, but he forced you to stay,
You made it out, will never go back,
It follows, for now, that cloud,
But behind and ahead, saffron sun will shine,
Keep your head up, my darling, be proud,
Whisper to salt air “My life is mine,”
Carry your memories away on the waves teal,
Breath in new promises in those swathes mint,
Take time to wonder how freedom might feel,
Look forward, shine hope, your eye, a glint,
Bathe in ombre watercolors…
It’s funny. Sometimes I find it easier to write about places that I don’t like rather than ones that I do. That way, I can avoid all the travel cliches and the cheese. I can cast aside the rose-tinted glasses, tell that funny story and take the piss. Now, if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s taking the piss. But I can’t do that to the Gili Islands. I just can’t.
They are a postcard personified.
I ease into that butter-soft sand, close my eyes and listen to the island. A barely audible whisper, utter the waves, tired out…
South America is a digital Nomad hotspot for a reason, well, not just a reason, a lot of reasons! For nomads who want their fix of unique landscapes from the Atacama Desert in Chile to Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia and, of course, who could forget the Inca Trail in Peru. For nomads who want to dive into the culture, try some fantastic dishes and go to world-famous festivals like the Rio Carnival in Brazil. There are too many reasons to list. South America is one hell of a continent.
We’ve picked three of the most popular digital nomads spots…
Why go to live in Central America? An easier question might be, why not?! Explore jungles, tropical beaches, smoking volcanos, and Maya ruins. Have a go at zip-lining, surfing, snorkel coral reefs, or scuba dive with whale sharks. Learn Spanish, explore Maya history and eat incredible local dishes to your heart’s content. Let me say it again, why the hell not?!
We’ve picked three of the most popular digital nomads spots to help you choose the perfect place for you. …
Hi! I’m Georgie and I share travel stories of when sh*t happens. I think that sometimes the worst things that happen to you traveling, are often the funniest