Luggage to own for all your travel needs

POLESTAR XPLORE 55 ltrs with Rain Cover Rucksack/Hiking/Trekking Backpack Bag 55 ltrs (Sky)

  • SPACIOUS & ORGANIZED >> Product Dimensions (L x W x H = 62 cm x 36 cm x 24 cm ) Polestar Rucksack lightweight comes with one zippered main compartment having the capacity of approx 55 Ltr, + front long Zippered pocket + Top zipper pocket for easy access things and two side net pockets + a Complementary RAIN COVER in Bottom zip pocket
  • RAIN COVER & WATER PROOF BASE: a rain cover can make hiking in bad weather as enjoyable as hiking in good weather. That’s why we are providing a Free Rain Cover also enhanced the durability by using a Heavy Duty water proof and durable fabric for the base that is good enough for long lasting protection.
  • SHOE COMPARTMENT: An outside completely separate spacious “SHOE Compartment” is provided so that you can access the pair of shoes comfortably without upsetting the other things.
  • BREATHABLE MESH SPONGE PADDING : the back panel is sufficiently padded with breathable mesh to make your journey comfortable all day long and provides proper air circulation . Ergonomic S-curved straps help spread the weight around and give arms extra flexibility and movability.
  • YOGA MAT HOLDERS: the rucksack has two adjustable straps at the back to place a Yoga Mat or foldable tents that are difficult to adjust inside the backpack and making it Most Suitable for hiking, trekking, overnight trip, camping or biking and for both men and women.

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AUXTER BLACKY Gym Bag Duffel Bag Emboss Logo ( Black )

  • The perfect bag for all things to store and carry at ease
  • Dimensions : 43Cm X 23Cm X23Cm, Colour :Black
  • Roomy Zip Closure Compartment, Acive Life Style Bag
  • Material : Superior Leather Rite Brown
  • Design With Emboss Logo And Self Print
  • Inner Sides :Webbing Cord Stitch

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Storite Stylish Nylon Sling Cross Body Travel Office Business Messenger one Side Shoulder Bag for Men Women (25x16x7.5cm) (Dark Grey)

  • Messenger Bag Dimensions – Length (Horizontal distance) – 16cm (6.29 inches), Height – 25cm (9.84 Inches), Width – 7.5cm (2.95 inches). Liter Size : 3 L.small capacity but perfectly fits up to 10″ Tablet and you can use it as a business bag to put all your small Accessory
  • Material: Made of Nylon Polyester Material with zipper. It’s a very durable shoulder Messenger Bag.
  • Crossbody bag Structure: A total of 4 pockets (3 zipped pockets, 1 external side pockets without zipper),The zipper is held closed (more convenience), adjustable shoulder strap
  • IDEAL APPLICATION: Use this bag as a messenger bag, shoulder bag, suitable for your office, college, outdoor travels, university, meeting, and business for everyday use. It also makes for a great present.
  • Disclaimer: The product in image may appear bigger or smaller than the real product. To analyse the size accurately, kindly read the dimension and check with any scale available to you before placing order.

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Wildcraft 44 Ltrs Wolf_Blk Casual Backpack (11629-Wolf_Blk)

  • Outer Material: Nylon, Color: Wolf_Blk
  • Capacity: 44 liters; Dimensions: 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches x 19 inches (LxWxH)
  • Number of compartments: 3, Laptop Sleeve: Yes
  • Warranty type: Manufacturer; 5 years manufacturer warranty is non-transferable and valid for 5 years from the original date of purchase

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Skybags Rubik Polyester 68 Cms Blue Softsided Check-in Luggage (STRUW68EBLU)

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  • Color: Blue
  • Capacity: 66 liters; Weight: 4500 grams; Dimensions: 46.5 cms x 31.5 cms x 68.5 cms (LxWxH)
  • Lock Type: Number Lock, Number of Wheels: 4, Number of compartments: 1
  • Laptop Compatibility: No
  • Warranty type: Manufacturer; 5 year manufacturer warranty is non-transferable and valid for 5 year from the original date of purchase
  • Expander feature for extra packing space
  • Push Button Trolley
  • For any product related queries, contact_us on: [ 1800 102 2256 ]
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OFIXO 50Kg Portable Electronic Digital LCD Pocket Weighing Hanging Scale for Travel Luggage Weighing Scale

Great product and amazing reviews, check it out!

  • 🏆This portable hanging scale can be used for weighing your luggage or any item with a maximum weight of 110 lbs (50kg).
  • 🏆It is a useful tool for home, travel, and outdoor activities.
  • 👉Tare function Steel hook
  • Automatic reading hold Large LCD display with backup light
  • 10g (0.02lb) accuracy Retractable steel handle

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xcluma Waist Pack Travel Handy Hiking Zip Pouch Document Money Phone Belt Sport Bag Bum Bag for Men and Women Polyester (Grey)

  • Stylish Bag for Men and Women, Must Have for outdoor
  • 4 zipped compartments can keep items organised, Provides safety of valuables. Provides peace of mind as all essentials are kept handy and safe during travel
  • Adjustable Strap; Can be worn around the waist or cross to sholder.
  • A must have for Outdoor, Sports, Travel.

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These are my go to for my travels and shenanigans, let me know if I could help with your search of luggage’s, comment below.

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Top Business Books to Read Right Now.

Think and Grow Rich

Think And Grow Rich has earned itself the reputation of being considered a textbook for actionable techniques that can help one get better at doing anything, not just by rich and wealthy, but also by people doing wonderful work in their respective fields. There are hundreds and thousands of successful people in the world who can vouch for the contents of this book. At the time of author’s death, about 20 million copies had already been sold. Numerous revisions have been made in the book, from time to time, to make the book more readable and comprehensible to the readers.

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Do It Today: Overcome Procrastination, Improve Productivity, and Achieve More Meaningful Things

Are you also tired of putting off your dreams until “tomorrow?” Guess what! Tomorrow never comes. Am I right? 

I’ve procrastinated and putt off my desire to write a book for a decade. I always came up with excuses like, “it’s not the right time.” Or, “I need to do more research.” 

But in 2015 I got tired of this endless procrastination, and finally took action. Six months later, my first book was published. 

Look, we all have limited time on our hands. And we’re getting closer to death every single minute. That shouldn’t scare. That should motivate you!

Time is limited, that’s why we must do the things we want: Today.

In this “best of” collection, I’ve handpicked 30 of my best articles that help you to overcome procrastination, improve your productivity, and achieve all the things you always wanted. 

Plus, I’ve written an extensive introduction about my life and work philosophy. 

And I’ve made many improvements and edits to the articles. So the content of this book is different from the articles on my site.

In Do It Today, you’ll learn:

1.Why we procrastinate and how we can overcome it

2.How to increase your productivity without being stressful

3.How to achieve more meaningful things in your life so you can enjoy it more

Are you ready to start reading this book? 

If so: Do it today—not tomorrow.

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

A renowned inspirational fiction, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a revealing story that offers the readers a simple yet profound way to live life. The plot of this story revolves around Julian Mantle, a lawyer who has made his fortune and name in the profession. A sudden heart-attack creates havoc in the successful lawyer’s life. Jolted by the sudden onset of the illness, his practice comes to a standstill. He ponders over material success being worth it all, renounces all of it and leaves for India. 

A visit to India about a spiritual awakening that opens up new vistas and Julian begins to view life in a different perspective. He decides to live his life once again but in a way that is much more fulfilling and meaningful than before. 

In the book, the reader goes through a spiritual journey and into a very old culture that has gathered much wisdom over the millennia. The book advocates about how to live happily, think deep and rightly, value time and relationships, be more disciplined, follow the heart’s call and live every moment of the life. 

Written in simple words, the book has turned out to be a bestseller and is more than just an endearing story. Through storytelling, Robin Sharma showcases the miracles and wonders of living a fulfilling life. In the process, the book introduces readers to enlightening yet simple principles that vouch to make life better, happier and more meaningful. A bestselling novel, what readers all over the globe appreciate about this book is its deft amalgam of the philosophies from both western and eastern worlds. The book has been followed by important personalities around the world.

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The Theory of Everything

Seven lectures by the brilliant theoretical physicist have been compiled into this book to try to explain to the common man, the complex problems of mathematics and the question that has been gripped everyone all for centuries, the theory of existence. 

Undeniably intelligent, witty and childlike in his explanations, the narrator describes every detail about the beginning of the universe. He describes what a theory that can state the initiation of everything would encompass. 

Ideologies about the universe by Aristotle, Augustine, Hubble, Newton and Einstein have all been briefly introduced to the reader. Black holes and Big Bang has been explained in an unsophisticated manner for anyone to understand. 

All these events and individual theories may be strung together to create a theory of the origin of everything and the author strongly believes that the origin might not necessarily be from a singular event. He advocates the idea of a multi-dimensional origin with a no-boundary condition to remain true to the theories of modern physics and quantum physics. 

The book provides a clear view of the world through Stephen’s mind where he respectfully dismisses the belief that the Universe conforms by a supernatural and all-powerful entity.

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The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever

For six decades Hindustan Unilever has remained among India’s top five most valuable companies. No other Corporation in the world has done so well for so long. Its brands sit in most Indian homes (nine out of ten Indians use an HUL product every month), its financial indicators are among the best in Dalal street and it is famously a factory for CEOs. For the first time comes a book that decodes how this great business works – from a director of the company who has spent his whole career there. Why are there so many CEOs across industries in India who are ex-unilever people? What is the company’s secret management training sauce? Why is marketing at the heart of every business? Why is it easier to create a new market than to grab a slice of an existing one? How is it actually smarter to stock your product in smaller quantities in a store than to aggressively push orders? And why you should never, ever believe that pricing down your product will get you more customers. Sharp, insightful and entertaining, the CEO factory is an MBA course in a single book.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

An authoritative and confident assessment of our capacity for not one, but two distinct thought processes, this audiobook outlines in detail the ways we can utilise that capacity to its maximum potential. 

Shortlisted for: International Author of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman’s pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality. Read by the actor Patrick Egan. 

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world’s most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields – including business, medicine, and politics – but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book. 

In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions. 

Drawing on a lifetime’s experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Investonomy: The Stock Market Guide That Makes You Rich

Are you inspired by billionaires around the world but think it’s a dream too far out of your reach? 

Are you confused about the behaviour of the stock market and the implications of investing in it? 

Are you actually scared of investing in the stock market? If yes, then Investonomy is a must-read for you!

Investonomy not only explains modern value investing principles but also unveils certain secrets of the stock market. It busts popular myths and misconceptions as well. A thorough reading of this book will enable you to chart your own investment plans, and soon, you’ll be all set for your personal-wealth-creation journey through equity investment. Investonomy is an initiative to empower existing, as well as potential, investors like you.

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How to Successfully Proofread While You Travel

Raise your hand if you want to start a freelance proofreading business so you can travel and work from ANYWHERE. Think it’ll be too hard to work and travel the world at the same time? Earlier this year, I took a ten-week trip around the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. On that trip, I visited six US states and three Canadian provinces — and I proofread in all of them! Later in the year, I also worked as a proofreader in Ireland and Spain. It’s been my dream for several years to take a big trip like this. I would devour success stories about PA graduates who were proofreading anywhere, hoping that someday it would be my turn. I’m not going to lie. It’s challenging. But it’s totally doable! Preparation and realistic expectations are key to making it work. These are my top tips for proofreading while you travel. Follow my advice, and you’ll be working from the road in no time and living the digital nomad life.

1. Communicate, communicate, communicate

Proofread while you travel to earn money and still grow your business!This is probably the single most important thing you can do to make working on the road go smoothly. Some of you may have regular clients who are reliant on you. They may have come to expect you to reply to their emails ASAP. So you might be worried about telling them you won’t be quite as available as you once were. Don’t worry! Becoming a location-independent proofreader doesn’t have to spell the end of your existing client relationships. Communicate with your current clients. Most of them will have no problem with it as long as they know what to expect. Let them know that you plan to work while you travel. Tell them you’ll still be available by email, but it just might take a little longer for you to reply. Put an out-of-office notice on to advise potential clients that you’re traveling and may take longer than normal to reply. Some may be put off, but I haven’t found that to be the case. Most are interested in hearing about your travel plans! It’s not just your clients you’ll need to communicate with. If you’re traveling with someone, you’ll also need to communicate your work plans to them — especially if they aren’t working while they travel. They may have the expectation that you’ll be free to go out exploring from dawn until dusk every single day, but if you’re trying to meet a deadline, that just won’t be possible. Set expectations right from the beginning by making your travel partner aware of how much work you’ll need to get done on the road. And learn to compromise! Sometimes you might have to get up early to work or stay up later at night to finish something so you can do something your travel partner wants to do. Making sure that both of your needs are met as much as possible will make the trip go a lot smoother.

2. Prepare for take off

The key to the success of any plan is preparation. Just like at home, there are some items that are essential to your being able to do your job. You’ll need to ensure that you bring everything you need to do your job with you including your laptop or tablet; proofreading software like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or iAnnotate; and your reference books. Don’t forget you’ll be carrying these items with you wherever you go, so weight will be a factor. Choose online reference books wherever possible. When it comes to booking your trip, take the time to ensure that you book accommodation that will be suitable for working in. Of course, you can squeeze in a couple of hours’ work here and there in cafés and airports and not worry too much about being comfortable, but for longer stretches of work, you’ll need a desk and comfortable chair. The most important consideration: pay close attention to the specs when choosing accommodation to make sure Wi-Fi is included.

3. Create a routine

Creating a routine when you’re on the move every few days or weeks can be difficult, but it’s worth the effort. Sitting down to work at roughly the same time every day will help keep your productivity up. Figure out when your peak productivity hours are and try to work at that time every day. To maximize your productivity levels, it’s best to get your most important work done during the time when you have the most energy. You can always finish up more routine or admin tasks when you return from sightseeing!

4. Make time for self-care

Taking a long trip is not all fun and games. Balancing work and travel can be tiring. There are only so many hours in the day, and if you fill every single one of them with work and sightseeing, you’ll burn out. Make sure you schedule some days to just hang out and do nothing. Take time out to relax in your apartment and watch a show. Read a book by the pool or go to the beach. Sit outside a café in the sun and people watch. If you don’t take the time to relax, your body will force you to slow down! Take it from someone who battled a three-week cold on the road! Our Take As someone who employs lots of virtual assistants, I can tell you it doesn’t matter where you’re based. I don’t care if you’re in Tallahassee or Timbuktu. As long as you get the work done and communicate with me, I say Bon Voyage! Way to create the life you’ve always wanted, Catherine!

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6 Of The World’s Best Burgers

No matter the state or city, visitors are guaranteed to find a delicious, local iteration of this national culinary treasure. And though the United States has been making—and enjoying—burgers for decades, other nations are getting in on the act.

Grabbing a burger abroad can be a perfect introduction to the flavors and ingredients of a foreign culinary scene in a way that is familiarly delicious. After all, most international burger restaurants are fabulously committed to putting their own stamp on the American delicacy—whether by adopting homemade cooking techniques, sourcing fresh meat from nearby farms, using indigenous ingredients or developing creative flavor partnerships that make for an unexpected result.

In Santiago, Chile, for example, head to La Burguesía and spring for any of the options listed on the menu’s gourmet section. (The avant-garde between-the-bun combinations include the Blue Pear, a crowd-pleaser featuring a topping of bacon, blue cheese and pear.) At the Holyrood 9A in Edinburgh, Scotland, adventurous diners can take a stab at its haggis version for a true Scottish experience. And Flippin’ Burgers in Stockholm, Sweden, takes its local approach seriously while weaving American-burger-joint paraphernalia into its decor.

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A good burger—whether traditional, vegetarian or experimental—is a beautiful thing. Chow down on one at these far-flung burger joints that are making their marks on a classic.

Agadir Burger: Tel Aviv, Israel

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This popular national chain started as a stand in Tel Aviv nearly 15 years ago. Today there are nine freestanding restaurants all over Israel. Agadir serves only four kinds of burger—a testament to its quality-over-quantity approach. Choose from plain (available in four sizes, starting with a slider-sized portion), mushroom-based veggie, chichi entrecôte and the Diana, a beef-and-lamb combo dressed up with aioli, tomato, spring onion and pickled lemon.

Signature Burger: The Agadir, a plain burger weighing in at three-quarters of a pound. At that size, adding toppings would only make it harder to eat. 

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Fergburger: Queenstown, New Zealand

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This New Zealand eatery opened way back in February 2001 in a tucked-away alley called Cow Lane, but its popularity among Kiwis propelled a move to a bigger space on Queenstown’s busiest thoroughfare four years later.

It expanded again in 2011 with an adjacent bakery (Fergbaker), which turns out handmade buns. Fergburger adopts an evocative naming strategy. Little Lamby, for instance, is a prime New Zealand lamb burger with a tomato relish and mint jelly. The falafel-based vegetarian burger received a more controversial moniker: Bun Laden.

Signature Burger: Hungry visitors gravitate to the Big Al and its two beef patties, bacon, cheese, two fried eggs and aioli. Tomato, relish, lettuce and beetroot are there, too, but you might not notice.

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Flippin’ Burgers: Stockholm, Sweden

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Jon Widegren’s burger hot spot celebrated its one-year anniversary in March, and the Swedes are still lining up to get a taste. The six burgers here (one is a veggie) are as plain as they come except for the Cricket, which is topped with cream cheese, pickled onion, caramelized onion and pickled jalapeño.

But Widegren’s less-is-more style is firmly rooted in quality. The restaurant grinds its own meat (grass-fed if possible), which comes from small-scale local producers, a Stockholm bakery bakes the bread and the pickling is done in-house. His goal was to add some American burger tradition to the local food landscape, so don’t be surprised to find In-N-Out and Five Guys paraphernalia decorating the interior.

Signature Burger: The Flippin’ is Widegren’s take on the double cheeseburger, which he prefers to eat with no condiments or add-ons. But you can have it however you want.

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Hamborgarafabrikkan: Reykjavík, Iceland

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This burger joint in Reykjavík’s Tower of Höfðatorg is known for the clever names of its sandwiches—and for how delicious they taste.

Miss Reykjavík, for example, is a chicken burger topped with mango-yogurt salsa. The Rescue features toppings from pepperoni to mesquite sauce to green and red chiles. Translated, Hamborgarafabrikkan means “hamburger factory,” proven in the 15 different varieties on the menu. Expect an outpost to open in the northern city of Akureyri in May.

Signature Burger: The Factory burger is one of the simplest on the menu—a quarter pound of Icelandic beef topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and the Factory sauce. 

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Hamburg: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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This weeks-old butcher-shop-themed eatery in Rotterdam’s trendy Witte de Withstraat sources its 100-percent Black Angus beef from Ana Paula Ranch in Uruguay. The rest of the ingredients are local (buns from a nearby bakery, produce from a Rotterdam supplier), and the small, seven-burger menu—from beef to shrimp to pumpkin—orbits around secret-recipe sauces and a range of toppings for easy customization.

Signature Burger: De Hamburg (weighing in at more than half a pound) comes with, among other things, two kinds of cheese (cheddar, Gruyère), pancetta and a secret sauce. 

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Hamburgueria do Bairro: Lisbon, Portugal

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The Príncipe Real original of this now mini franchise in Lisbon opened in October last year.

Now there are three—including outposts in São Bento (9 Rua dos Industriais) and Belém, which opened in February—and they all attract the same local fanaticism for their 15 burgers, four of which are vegetarian.

Unusual toppings (watercress, sweet cucumber, flamengo cheese) pack a flavorful punch, and the toasted buns are often sliced in three, a middle layer of bread separating the patty from the lettuce and tomato to prevent sogginess and allow the sandwiches to keep their lovely dome shape.

Signature Burger: The Caco is simple enough, garnished with a slice of Brie, lettuce, fried tomato and tasty garlic butter; its roll hails from the island of Madeira.

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Comment if you’re burger crazy and let me know which one you wanna try!

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10 Insanely Clever Hacks To Eat Healthier

As a prospective dietitian and college student, nutrition is something incredibly important to me; however, DO NOT get me wrong, I am not perfect. I have always been interested in living healthy but only in the last two years have I made it a real priority.

I have noticed that though changing your health habit, like any habit, can be gruesome and tiring, I quickly became accustomed to a new way of life. This does not mean I am healthy 24/7 but I do practice moderation. I have come up with some of my own best tricks to the food side of health. I encourage you to find what works for you by setting goals you wish to achieve!

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1. Being healthy is a lifestyle

First thing is first, health cannot change overnight. Health is about much more than simply eating salad every day. Health is physical, emotional, and psychological, all tied together. I care about my health, not because I want to look like someone else, but because I want to feel and look MY best. I’ve found that being healthy stems from having a healthy outlook, where your emotional and physical health truly influence one another.

2. Surround yourself with healthy options

If you go grocery shopping, stay on the outskirts of the store, where the foods are raw and fresh. Make a list before going to the store to prevent buying items that you do not actually need. If you are really serious and cook your own food, Sunday’s are a great day to food prep for the entire week. Also, eat something before going shopping to ensure that you are buying with your mind and not with your stomach. This can also mean, eat with people who are also interested in healthy options. It is much easier to maintain your goals when you have a friend doing the same.

3. Don’t deprive yourself

Being healthy is most certainly not skipping meals or depriving your body of the nutrients it needs to keep up with you and your busy schedule! Also, now that food is such a social aspect of our society, if all of your friends are going out to eat, definitely go. If you really want a scoop of ice cream, enjoy it! Try to regulate desserts and more “unhealthy” foods to only a couple of times a week. For myself, I monitor my dessert intake to 1-2 times a week and of course special occasions! I find that nighttime cravings of desserts can often be cured with a banana and peanut butter. This is one of the most misunderstood hacks to eat healthier; it’s okay to have cheat days!

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4. Make it a mindset

The first step in changing your lifestyle is wanting to! Nobody else can force health on you. Now that you want to, commit to it! Once your mind is healthier, every choice that you make will be without any intention. You’ll notice that you hardly ever take an elevator instead of the stairs or eat white carbs instead of whole grains.

5. Portion Control

When eating any foods don’t forget to check out the nutritional information before accidentally eating 2-3 servings in one sitting. Especially when enjoying less nutritious foods, try to make it a priority to eat the intended serving. A great way to do this would be putting your food into a bowl or on a plate and closing the packaging up and putting it away in the pantry. Once you figure out this is one of the most important hacks to eat healthier, you’ll start feeling the difference once you follow through.

6. Taste the rainbow

Fill your plate with fruits and vegetables of all shapes and sizes! Try new foods whenever you can. Many vitamins and minerals come from colorful foods.

7. Eat breakfast

Everyone always says this but it is the best way to refuel your body after resting (you still burn calories in your sleep!) I find it best to wake up and drink 2 large glasses of water and eat breakfast soon after. You’ll notice that you are much more energized and willing to participate in your day, rather than simply going through the motions.

8. Become educated

Do some research, take a class, and understand that just because a food item says “healthy” on the wrapper does not mean it actually is. You will be amazed with how much you didn’t know before. This is one of the most important hacks to eat healthier. If you don’t know what you’re eating, you can’t expect progress.

9. Document

If you keep a food diary, not only will you snack less (because you will write down EVERYTHING that you consume) but nobody wants to write down that they ate three pieces of cake. Documenting will also give you a much better idea of how many calories you are consuming. Small snacking really adds up throughout the day and mixed dishes contain way more calories than you would expect. For tracking my food, I use the MyFitnessPal App. This is one of the easiest hacks to eat healthier!

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10. Every day is a new day

TRY YOUR BEST! If you pig out at a girls night or have a bad week, start each day fresh. Getting down on yourself could lead you down a dark path with food. Instead, shake it off and remember your goal. This is not easy and it is not going to be; however, it is worth it when you are confident and feeling your best! Look good, feel good, BE GOOD!

Let me know what you think about these hacks to eat healthier in the comments below!

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11 Best Winter City Breaks Europe Has To Offer

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What are the 11 best Winter city breaks Europe has to offer? Regardless of whether you’re looking for some top notch weekend breaks or to breakaway for a week or more, European city breaks are ready and waiting for you in the Winter months!

The city breaks Europe has are full to the brim with history, adventure, delightful gastronomy, breathtaking architecture and hidden moments waiting to be discovered. And with so many exciting destinations next door to each other, why not extend your European Winter for a couple of weeks? Cheap weekend getaways are possible at this time as you’ll be travelling off season.Photos of Tallinn, Estonia Old Town covered in a blanket of snow

An honorable mention to the picturesque Tallinn, Estonia

Is December a good time to visit Europe? Yes! Don’t let the cold put you off. Short breaks in Europe throughout Winter are particularly great for Christmas markets, special light shows, hot mulled wine and many winter sports. If you’re looking for last minute city breaks and a quick weekend away, here’s a list of my top 11 best city breaks in Europe for Winter time.

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What are some great winter destinations in Europe? In no particular order, my top 12 Europe in Winter destinations are:

  • Athens, Greece
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Venice, Italy
  • Brno, Czechia
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Palermo, Italy
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Seville, Spain
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Read on to find out why!

QUICK ANSWERS

Is it OK to travel to European countries in winter?

Absolutely! This is the time for Christmas markets, winter sports, magical light shows and delicious European Winter food.

ATHENS, GREECE

With its rich historical past of Greek and Roman ruins, Athens in Greece is a great mini breaks choice. It has first class museums, a wonderful al fresco dining culture, friendly locals, buzzing nightlife, cheap prices and fantastic shopping too.Photo of the ancient Acropolis of Athens featuring the ruins of 6 Doric columns in the forefront.

Athens has a strong bar and coffee culture particularly, so sit in one of the many watering holes the city has to offer, from trendy rooftop bars, cosy cafes and everything in between.

Check out the souvlaki shops for some succulent and cheap grilled meats and other delights stuffed in a freshly baked pitta too. Nom nom!

Things to do in Athens

  • Visit the Acropolis and check out all the other ancient historical sites like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Agora, Temple of Sounion, the Panathenaic Stadium and many more.
  • Take a walking tour or bus tour to get the best out of the city.
  • Visit some of the amazing museums this city has to offer including The National Archaeology Museum, The Museum of Cycladic Art and The Acropolis Museum.
  • Go to the hillside village of Anafiotika if you have extra time and browse the flea market where you might find some quirky and unique gems to take home.

Top Activities in Athens Greece

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Athens Greece

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

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City Circus Athens

Budget hostel option

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Grecotel Pallas Athena

Midrange hotel option

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Hotel Grande Bretagne

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Athens

Being one of the most popular destinations in Europe, Athens is very well connected for your city escape.

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Many budget airlines serve the city as well as ferries to other Greek Islands and cruises from various European cities. BA, Easyjet, Ryanair and Aegean Airlines are all good choices to get here.

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BERGEN, NORWAY

Why not take one of your European weekend breaks in Bergen Norway? Sandwiched between breathtaking mountains and magical fjords, Bergen offers many stunning views and nature walks for your short getaway. Bergen is a city with plenty of character with its charming historical area of Bryggen. There’s many fairytale buildings, art galleries and museums too. Bergen is a perfect city break destination if you’re looking for outdoor adventures and cultural experiences combined!Photo of a blonde woman in a blue jacket looking out at a viewpoint atop Løvstakken in Bergen, Norway

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Things to do in Bergen

  • Go on a fjord cruise
  • Take the Fløibanen funicular up Fløyen, one of Bergen’s seven mountains, for fantastic views over the area. From here you can either take the funicular back down, walk down or hike further into the mountains.
  • Visit the Fantoft Stave Church, Bergenhus Fortress and the fish market
  • Take a stroll around the iconic world heritage site Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf and the city’s colourful streets, not forgetting to look out for the many sculptures and statues that are dotted around the city
  • If you’re in town around the Christmas season, make sure to check out the world’s largest gingerbread town – Pepperkakebyen
  • Is it raining? Check out one of the many art galleries and museums Bergen has to offer

Top Activities in Bergen

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Bergen Norway

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Marken Gjestehus Hostel

Budget hostel option

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Magic Hotel Korskirken

Midrange hotel option

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Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Bergen Norway

Bergen is well connected via train to Oslo. There are also ferries connecting to Stavanger, Norway, and also services to Denmark. 

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Many direct flights from European cities come here. BA, Norwegian Air and Ryannair are all good choices to fly with.

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PORTO, PORTUGAL

Looking for cheap city breaks in Winter? Porto is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most affordable city break destinations. Here you can enjoy fantastic food and drink without breaking the bank during your holiday weekend.Photo taken from a window looking out the city of Portugal with an old cathedral in the foreground.

Moorish influenced azulejo tiles that can be seen all around Porto

This historic mercantile city offers visitors many attractions such as awe inspiring ancient buildings from Baroque churches to medieval walls. There’s also quirky cobbled street neighbourhoods and beautiful beaches. Not bad at all for one of your cheap weekend breaks!

Things to do in Porto Portugal

  • Check out the amazing historical buildings of Porto Cathedral, Clérigos Church, Palácio da Bolsa and the Church of São Francisco
  • Porto has a 14th century wall: Muralha Fernandina
  • Visit the Church of Santa Clara and Igreja do Carmo
  • Take a trip down the Douro river
  • Check out the iconic Luís I Bridge
  • Take a stroll around the riverside area of Cais da Ribeira and Foz do Douro
  • Visit some of the fascinating museums, such as Soares dos Reis National Museum, Museu Romântico da Quinta da Macieirinha and FC Porto Museum.
  • Tour a port cellar or two. Real Companhia Velha, Caves Sandeman and Taylor’s Port have been around for hundreds of years!
  • Pay a visit to the enchanting book store Livraria Lello: it’s where J.K. Rowling got her inspiration for Hogwarts!

Top activities to do in Porto Portugal

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Porto Portugal

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Gallery Hostel Porto

Budget hostel option

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Oporto Loft Hotel

Midrange hotel option

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PortoBay Flores

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Porto

There’s a high speed train connecting Porto to Lisbon.

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There are many low cost and regular flights from cities all over Europe. Porto’s main airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. Both budget and regular airlines fly there.

I recommend checking the best deals and routes on Skyscanner

VENICE, ITALY

Venice is truly a one of a kind city. Built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic sea, there’s nowhere in the world quite like it.Photo of a gondola pulling into the docks in Venice

While it’s known for its main attractions such as St Mark’s Square and Basilica, Venice is a fantastic place to get lost in. Let the myriad of narrow alleyways and canals take you away from the touristy areas and see what you stumble upon.

Venice is a great city for art lovers, with galleries displaying both modern and classical artworks

Things to do in Venice, Italy

  • If you visit during February, a must see is the famous Venice Carnival
  • Take a hauntingly beautiful gondola ride through the foggy canals
  • On a budget? Ride a vaporetto, a waterbus used by locals to get about town instead.
  • Indulge in a Venetian hot chocolate
  • Go to Murano and see the artisans blowing glass
  • Hop over to Burano to see the colourful buildings
  • Visit Doge’s Palace and The Bridge of Sighs
  • Go to Venice’s historic theatre Teatro La Fenice and see Saint Mark’s Square and the Basilica
  • Explore the Rialto Bridge area

Top activities to do in Venice Italy

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Venice Italy

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Combo Venezia

Budget hostel option

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Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio

Midrange hotel option

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The Gritti Palace

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Venice Italy

The main airport is Venice Marco Polo airport which is nearby Treviso. Treviso is used by the budget airline Ryannair. BA and Easyjet will get you here.

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Venice is also connected by high speed, regional and local trains. 

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BRNO, CZECHIA

Dating back to 1030, Brno is a city rich in historic architecture. It’s got a fantastic coffee culture and given that it’s a university town (there are 6 in total), it has a vibrant atmosphere. This means lots of affordable places to eat, drink and party the night away.Photo of a white domed building corner in the city of Brno, Czech Republic

Things to do in Brno, Czechia

  • Visit Freedom Square – Náměstí Svobody
  • Špilberk Castle is worth a visit and offers great views over the city
  • Walk around Moravian Square (Moravské náměstí)
  • Climb to the top of the Old Town Hall, which dates back to 1240
  • Check out the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul and the Brno Ossuary
  • Visit Capuchin Church and Crypt
  • Take a walking tour to see all the historical sites
  • 25Km out of town are the stunning Moravian Karst and Caves which are well worth a visit.
  • Visit the Baroque Dietrichstein Palace (Dietrichstinsky Palace)
  • Head underground and see the mesmerizing Labyrinth under Zelný trh square (Labyrint pod Zelným trhem). Here you can do a tour of the medieval tunnels that lie beneath the city’s old Cabbage Market

Top Activities to do in Brno Czechia

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

The best places to stay in Brno

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Hostel Mitte

Budget hostel option

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Grandhotel Brno

Midrange hotel option

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Barceló Brno Palace

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Brno in Czechia

Fly directly to Brno-Tuřany airport or take a flight to neighbouring Prague or Vienna, then take the train the rest of the way. Ryanair will get you here!

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Why not consider the Beskydy mountains too?

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

With its romantic canals (which you can skate on if it’s chilly enough), fantastic art galleries and buzzing nightlife, Amsterdam is the perfect destination for a winter city break.Photo of the Amsterdam Centraal Station from across the IJ

You might be thinking, isn’t it a bit cold and dark? Fear not as the city hosts the magical Amsterdam Light Festival, with lights adorning the canals and streets between November and January.

Things to do in Amsterdam

  • If you are in Amsterdam in the run up to Christmas, you can shop until you drop at one of the fantastic winter markets
  • Not to be missed are the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk, a must stop for modern art lovers
  • Take a stroll around the canals,which span more than 60 miles or rent a bike and travel the city like the locals do
  • For all you history buffs, visit Anne Frank’s house, Dam Square, the Royal Palace and Westerkerk, the resting place of Rembrandt
  • Climb the spire for breathtaking views of the city
  • Wonder around Albert Cuyp Market, which has been around since 1905 and is perfect for sampling tasty Dutch snacks

Top Amsterdam Activities

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

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Best places to stay in Amsterdam

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Budget hostel option

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Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera

Midrange hotel option

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Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Amsterdam

There is a direct London to Amsterdam Eurostar train. Trains also go from Paris to Amsterdam, Brussels to Amsterdam, Cologne to Amsterdam and several other routes. The main train station is Amsterdam Centraal station.

Find the best train times and prices with Omio here

Many flights serve Amsterdam daily from around Europe and beyond. KLM, BA and budget airlines are all good ones to check depending on your point of departure. 

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SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

It goes without saying that Salzburg, the birth city of Mozart, is a mecca for classical music lovers. But this romantic city on the Salzach river at the foot of the Alps is wonderful for many other reasons!The stark white fortress, Festung Hohensalzburg in Austria with a single mountain behind it in the distance.

You know that there has got to be many fairytale scenes inspired by Austria!

The Old Town has fine medieval and baroque buildings and museums with its streets filled with buskers and classical performers.

The cafes have many delicious cakes and coffee and the city hosts over 4000 cultural events a year!

Things to do in Salzburg Austria

  • Check out Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • Stroll through the Altstadt (old town)
  • Check out Mozart’s birthplace and Museum
  • Go to Salzburg Cathedral
  • Take a walk along Getreidegasse street, Salzburg’s iconic shopping street
  • St Peter’s Abbey is worth a look!
  • Salzburg has several fantastic squares to walk around, such as Kapitelplatz and Residenzplatz, which is the main square and the one that features in The Sound of Music
  • Go to Mirabelle Palace and Gardens
  • Shop, eat and drink at the Christmas markets, the largest of which is the Christkindlmarkt in Dom Square
  • Go ice skating in Mozart Square and visit the Salzburg Christmas museum!
  • For the adventure sports enthusiasts, head to the nearby slopes for some skiing or snowboarding action

Top Salzburg Activities

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Salzburg Austria

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg

Budget hostel option

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Achat Plaza zum Hirschen

Midrange hotel option

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Hotel and Villa Auersperg

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Salzburg Austria

Salzburg is easily accessible from Vienna, London, Munich and many other European destinations by train, plane and bus. Salzburg’s airport leads directly to the city centre of Salzburg via bus and is incredibly well-connected to other destinations across Europe.

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PALERMO, ITALY

With influences from the Moors, the Ancient Greeks, the Romans and the Normans to name a few, Palermo is a very exciting place to be! Palermo’s people, food, customs and architecture are a true melting pot of cultures and traditions.Photo of the harbour, Porto di Palermo, basking in daylight in Palermo, Italy

Being the cultural centre of Sicily, there are historic treasures galore; from ancient artefacts to art deco buildings, fantastic food markets and Italy’s largest botanical gardens, which includes a Winter Garden yay!

Things to do in Palermo Italy

  • Explore the city by foot and discover its historical buildings and squares: Palermo Cathedral, Capella Palatina, (Palatine Chapel), Palazzo dei Normanni, La Martorana, the Capuchin Abbey and Catacombs are great
  • Visit St. John of the Hermits
  • Tuck into the specialties of this region: from mouthwatering cannolis to delicious pasta con sarde
  • Wander around the food markets, one of the best being Ballaro market
  • Check out some fantastic frescos and sculptures at the Sicilian Regional Gallery, housed in the Catalan Gothic Abatellin Palace
  • Visit the Palermo Regional Archeological Museum
  • See Italy’s largest Opera house, called the Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele
  • Walk around the Quattro Canti intersection

Top Palermo Activities

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Palermo Italy

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

A Casa di Amici Boutique Hostel

Budget hostel option

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Best Western Ai Cavalieri Hotel 

Midrange hotel option

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Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Palermo Italy

Palermo is well connected by domestic flights to and European flights. BA, Ryanair and Easyjet will get you here.

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You can also get a train from between Palermo and other Italian cities, such as Messina, Naples and Rome. Buses connect to other Sicilian cities such as Catania and Agrigento. 

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SOFIA, BULGARIA

If you’re looking for a bargain city break, look no further than Sofia. From cheap accommodation and food, to free cycling and walking tours, and even free food tours, this is the destination for those on a budget!Photo of some of the golden domes atop the Aleksander Nevski Cathedral famous Sofia Bul

… and survey the local atmosphere by night!

Things to do in Sofia

  • Walk around to see the main historical buildings, which have influences of the many invaders, from Roman, Greek, Ottoman and Soviet era occupiers
  • Check out the church of St George, which dates back to the 4th century
  • See the ruins of the Amphitheatre of Serdica
  • Visit St. Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Go to Ivan Vazov National Theatre
  • Look out for the quirky street art, from murals to statues and mosaics
  • If you have more time, you must visit the 7 Rila Lakes!

Top Sofia Activities

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Sofia Bulgaria

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Hostel Mostel

Budget hostel option

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R34 Boutique Hotel

Midrange hotel option

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Grand Hotel Sofia 

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Sofia

There are train connections to Turkey, Romania and Serbia and you can also get a bus here from various European destinations. 

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There’s plenty of flight routes too! Ryanair and Easyjet can get you here.

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SEVILLE, SPAIN

With its relatively warm and sunny climate, even in Winter, Seville is the perfect city break destination for those wanting to escape the colder, greyer, damper climes of northern Europe.Photo of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See in Seville, Spain

The cooler Winter climate is a great time to wander around the city on foot and admire the stunning Moorish architecture that characterises this city, without melting under the scorching Spanish sun of the Summer! Lines will be much shorter and prices a bit cheaper.

Things to do in Seville Spain

  • Eat! Seville is awash with fantastic eateries, from markets to excellent restaurants, so tuck into the many delights this city has to offer
  • For some modern architecture, check  out the impressive Metropol Parasol
  • Walk around Plaza de España
  • Visit the awe inspiring Unesco listed palace Real Alcázar
  • Seville Cathedral and Torre del Oro are worth a visit, both of which offer spectacular views over the city from their summits
  • See a Flamenco show at the Tablao Flamenco El Arenal

Top Seville Activities

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

Best places to stay in Seville Spain

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Hostel One Catedral

Budget hostel option

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Patio de la Alameda

Midrange hotel option

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Hotel Alfonso XIII

Luxury hotel option

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How to get to Seville Spain

There are trains to Seville from Madrid and Barcelona, Granada and Cordoba. Buses are also very much available on these routes. 

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There are daily flights from many European cities. There are currently no direct flights from the US to Seville but United wants to launch a direct flight in 2020, possibly from Newark to Seville!

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Edinburgh is one of my top best European city breaks, whatever season it is! I’ve visited twice now; once in Summer, once during the Edinburgh Festivals and my next goal is to experience Edinburgh during Hogmanay! From the 30th December to the 1st January, you can see in the New Year within what is arguably the World’s best street party!Photo of Edinburgh Castle with blue skies and white fluffy clouds in the background

There’s a torch procession, a really fun celidh (Scottish dance) happening under Edinburgh Castle and many other spectacles and activities to keep you entertained. The Scots certainly know how to have a good time. Why not bring in the New Year with the ultimate celebrators?

Things to do in Edinburgh Scotland

Apart from the particular Hogmanay activities listed above, these are my firm favourite things to do in Edinburgh:

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle
  • Sample some delicious Scottish whisky at the Scottish Whisky Experience
  • Climb up to Arthur’s Seat for epic views of the city
  • Seek out the spots which inspired J.K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books
  • Hang out late at night in the comedy clubs and bars
  • Go underground in the vaults and hear (and feel?) genuine ghost stories
  • If you have more time, make sure to head to Gilmerton Cove on the outskirts of the city. It’s weird and mysterious!

Top Edinburgh Activities

Here are some of the top activities and tours to get up to here!

The best places to stay in Edinburgh Scotland

Here are the top 3 options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers.

Kick Ass Grassmarket

Budget hostel option

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Pollock Halls

Midrange hotel option

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The Witchery by The Castle

Luxury hotel option
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How to get to Edinburgh Scotland

You can easily get to Edinburgh from London, Manchester and many other cities throughout the UK via bus or train.

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You can also fly to Edinburgh!

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE OUT OF THE BEST WINTER CITY BREAKS EUROPE HAS TO OFFER?

Are you yearning to spend the holidays gazing out at the Adriatic Sea in Italy or hiking to epic mountain peaks in Norway? Maybe you prefer the metropolises of Amsterdam and Brno or dream of castle hopping in Scotland and Austria. Regardless of the type of traveller that you are, there is magical winter destination in Europe waiting for you!

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MINIMALIST PACKING 101: HOW TO TRAVEL LIGHT AND STILL LOOK GOOD

A lot of the time, packing light really just means “wearing boring clothing”. And it’s NO FUN. Who wants to go on vacation wearing nothing but practical walking shoes and monochromatic cotton t-shirts?

I personally LOVE bringing 5000 different outfits on a trip. But baggage fees have gone through the roof lately, and overpacking can be really expensive. Nobody likes lugging around a giant suitcase, anyway!

As a recovering overpacker turned carry on only traveler, I promise — you CAN travel light and still look good. I love fashion, and I still haven’t checked a bag in two years! Minimalist packing does not mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. You just have to learn how to pack smart, too.

Here’s alll my best minimalist packing tips to create the perfect capsule wardrobe for travel!

Minimalist Packing Step 1: Create A Capsule Wardrobe

Basically, you want to bring really versatile clothing that you can mix and match. The idea is that most items can be worn with any combination of other pieces – to create a TON of different outfits from a tiny amount of clothing.

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Tips For Creating The Perfect Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Think separate pieces, not outfits. Don’t pack “outfit for day 1, outfit for day 2”, etc. Consider every item individually and make sure that it’s versatile enough to pair with many of your other pieces, and still look good.

If you’re only going to wear it once, don’t bring it. Suitcase space is precious (and limited)! Don’t waste it. Make room for a piece that you can create multiple outfits with.

Bring neutrals, but throw in some color. There’s nothing worse than rocking up to your vacay with a monochrome wardrobe. Sure everything matches, but it’s no FUN!! Pick a couple accent colors like mustard yellow or mauve, and then build a complementing neutral wardrobe around them (beige, tan, grey, black, denim, etc).

Add textured pieces to make your capsule wardrobe more exciting. Instead of white denim, bring white eyelet shorts. Instead of a plain black tee, pick out a black swiss dot blouse. Find neutral pieces with a little extra pizzazz like embroidery or lace.

Don’t be afraid of prints! Stripes, florals, and leopard print are basically neutrals at this point – they go with EVERYTHING and are way more interesting than a plain t-shirt.

Sample Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Here’s what I’d typically pack for a 2-to-4 week trip! You can create a TON more outfit combinations than you’d expect with this very basic 21-piece capsule wardrobe.

  • 8x tops (2x neutral tees, graphic tee, 2x neutral silk tanks, 2x colorful off-shoulder tops, 1x crop)
  • 2x skirts (denim mini, knee-length silk)
  • 1x pair jeans
  • 1x pair track pants (to wear on the plane + lounge around)
  • 1x jumpsuit/romper
  • 1x sweater/sweatshirt
  • 3x dresses (one plain, one patterned, one strappy silky throw-on)
  • 2x shoes (white sneakers, leather sandals)
  • 1x bag (neutral leather crossbody, either black or nude)
  • 1x floppy hat

As an example, take one of the neutral tops – say, a white tee. You could pair it with the track pants and sneakers for a casual look — or layer it under (or over) the strappy dress, tuck it into the denim skirt, knot it over the silk skirt — or wear it with jeans, sandals, and the floppy hat for a cute, laid-back outfit. That’s 5 different outfit combos already, and we’ve only styled one top! 

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Minimalist Packing Step 2: Bring Lightweight Fabrics

Many guides tell you to shy away from silks and other lightweight, delicate, wrinkly fabrics, because they’re “not practical” for travel. That is bad, dumb advice. A natural steamer for your fashionable, wrinkly silk shirts exists, and it’s called a hot shower.

Every morning on the road I pick out my clothes, take them into the shower with me, and emerge with a nice, wrinkle-free, maybe slightly damp (lol) outfit. It works like a charm.

This tip is what saved my life when I backpacked Europe last summer. I was there for 12 weeks with just a tiny duffel bag – but I had 25 shirts with me! All in a variety of nice, silky, lightweight fabrics. They took up literally no space in my suitcase, and added literally no weight.

If you’re going on a really long trip and can’t imagine only packing 10-20 pieces of clothing, go light. You’ll be surprised how much space you save!

Minimalist Packing Step 3: Choose Small, Lightweight Luggage

Most packing follows a simple rule: however much space you have, it will get filled. For most of us, this means packing a bunch of unnecessary crap “just in case”. The best solution is to just not allow yourself room to go overboard. Pick the smallest bag you can, and then stuff it to the gills.

If you’re not used to minimalist packing, you might not know exactly how small you can go. As a rough guideline, I’d recommend:

My Go-To Luggage

I’m actually one of those weirdos who travels with a duffel bag rather than a backpack or roller. I don’t like backpacks and find them hard to load/unload. I also don’t like roller bags, because the hardware makes them too heavy — a few more pounds to lift into the overhead bin, and a few less pounds of clothing.

For me the inconvenience of carrying a duffel is 100% worth it, but it definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea!

If you’re considering a duffel, I love my trusty Nike gym bag. It only weighs 1.5 pounds and has been to 28 countries with me so far! I also carry a Fjallraven backpack as my personal item – it’s cute, functional, and the zipper still works YEARS later. 10/10.

Minimalist Packing Step 4: Space-Saving Packing Tips

If you want to cram a ton of clothing into a finite space, you’ve got to learn to pack VERY efficiently. And I can tell you from experience, most people have no clue how to pack properly. Packing is an ~art~.

Roll – Don’t Fold – Your Clothes

The most efficient use of space is vacuum-sealing your clothes, but who the fuck has time or energy for that. The worst is standard folding. The best option is to roll your clothing.

Literally just roll your clothes into little tubes and start cramming them into your bag. If you have sneakers or boots, stuff them with socks, underwear, or other small items to conserve space. Once you’ve packed your first layer of rolled clothes, stack a textbook on them or sit on them to compress them before you add the next layer. It’s stupid, but effective.

Buy Packing Cubes, And Learn To Play Bag Tetris

Packing cubes are the single most helpful item you can buy if you’re trying to pack light. They help you compress your clothing and squish out extra air, but more importantly they help you organise!! I put all my tops in one cube, all my bottoms in another, dresses in another, and have a bag with bras, underwear, socks, and swimwear.

These things are a game changer and I honestly can’t imagine how I traveled without them. I haven’t had to dig around in my bag to find what I’m looking for in years.

I use this set from Amazon (2 years and they’re still going strong!), but will probably grab this cute af floral set ASAP because… well… they’re cute.

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Minimalist Packing Step 5: Choose The Right Accessories

Pick Your Shoes Wisely (Hint: You Don’t Need Heels)

I rarely recommend bringing more than two pairs of shoes, unless you are planning on doing some HEAVY-DUTY exercise or have a formal event (like a wedding) to attend. I’d say for 90% of my trips, my favorite comfy white sneakers and classy leather sandals have been more than enough.

If you’re considering bringing heels, please just think really hard about if you actually need them. Heels are impractical, but they’re also heavy. That’s a lot of real estate in your baggage for what will probably amount to one or two wears (if that). I carried around a pair of heels for three months last summer, and I didn’t wear them a single time!! Never again.

Bring Extra Accessories

The only time overpacking is good is when it comes to accessories. A capsule travel wardrobe can turn stale without the right extras to step it up – these pieces can make or break your outfits! Bring some amazing statement earrings, cute head wraps, scarves, floppy hats – you name it.

I also suggest bringing two purses if you’re going on a long trip. I only brought one bag for my 12-week Europe trip last summer. And by the end I was SO SICK of carrying the same stupid purse all the time. I hated that it was in all my photos, and I thought it made all my outfits look less unique. Next time I’ll bring two lightweight bags – one black, one neutral – to add some variety.

I hope these minimalist packing tips helped you guys to create the PERFECT capsule travel wardrobe!!! Let me know if you found this post helpful, and don’t forget to PIN below 🙂 

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