Atlantis Books, Santorini: Literary Heaven on Greek Island Paradise

  I've decided to take a break from chronicling my trip preparations to tell you about a little gem I recently discovered in Ia (or Oia), one of the townlets on the island of Santorini, Greece.   The ...

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Choosing RTW itinerary and flights

What road(s) to travel? Choosing your RTW itinerary and flights

It was a struggle, but I got there in the end: months' worth of research, ever-changing (travel) fantasies, and £2,665 later, I am the proud and slightly bemused owner of a 16-segment round-the-world ticket that ...

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Movies about travel

Wanderlust Culture: 22 Films to Send You (Back)packing

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WidgetsWhen you're planning a round-the-world trip for months, it can be difficult to keep the momentum going: there are times when the stress and sheer busy-ness of it all take over the excitement, ...

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Planning for long-term travel

I’m late, I’m late, I’m late…

The White Rabbit's frantic cry is sounding a little too appropriate at the moment, as the clock is ticking away while I am NOT (ticking) nearly enough items off my rather overwhelming to-do list... I'm hoping ...

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Booking Oneworld Explorer RTW flights

Oneworld’s Curious Labyrinth: the absurd struggle to buy my round-the-world flights

A few weeks ago, I decided the time had come to take the dreaded step. No more wavering and putting it off and chickening out: I was ready to book my round-the-world flights. I had ...

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Why travel round the world

Many unbirthdays: why travel round the world

'Off with her head!'... what my family is silently – or, as it happens, not so silently – shouting as I prepare for this trip, while I occasionally just wonder if I have already lost ...

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