As travel lovers it was basically a given that we would have our wedding abroad. For us we thought it would be a great excuse for a holiday, and one that we could drag our families along to. Continue Reading
Category: Tips & Inspiration
I have been lucky enough to live abroad a lot in my life. The first time in my early twenties I moved from Australia to England for a study abroad semester. The second time I spent a year in Canada on a working holiday. And now I have spent the last several years living abroad back in the UK. It is something that everyone should consider doing at least once in their lives. For me living overseas was life changing. I had to work hard to adjust to my new life abroad and in the process learnt so much about myself. Here are our 10 reasons you should experience living abroad.
My first experience away from home was when I went to study abroad in the UK at the ripe old age of 20. It is probably fair to say that this was one of the best experiences of my life. So when it came time to come home I had mixed feelings.I was so used to living abroad and doing my own thing that moving back home was hard. And so I experienced reverse culture shock. The definition of reverse culture shock or re entry culture shock is a period of difficulty in readjusting to the culture and values of your home country. This is because what was previously familiar has now become unfamiliar.Here are some of the points that I struggled with upon coming home and that led to my reverse culture shock. Please feel free to add your own experiences in the comments section. Continue Reading
Welcome again to the Wanderlust & Life diaries. A place where we document our own personal travel experiences. Today I wanted to talk about our worse hostel experiences. In my early 20s I used to always stay in hostels, scouring the internet for good and bad hostel reviews. Now I am nearly in my 30s things have changed a bit especially with regards to my accommodation preferences. Don’t get me wrong, staying in a hostel can be amazing. I have met some of my best friends in hostels. In fact Dave and I met in a hostel in Toronto. However, there are some things about staying in hostels that I definitely do not miss. Here are my 10 most awkward hostel experiences. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
When people talk about visiting England they usually talk about London. Or even visiting one of the many beautiful cities in the South of England. The North of England tends to get overlooked, which is a shame because there is just as much beauty ready to be explored. Here is our top 5 list of places in the North of England you need to visit. Continue Reading
Dubai is an exciting and amazing place to visit. It’s a bustling modern metropolis that attracts people from all over the world. It has also attracted some negative attention especially in some Western countries where rules don’t tend to be as strict. Before we went we did a lot of research and here are some of the things that we think you should know before you go. Continue Reading
If you are travelling to the U.S you should be aware that you need to apply for an ESTA. We have enlisted the help of Josh Hobson from the website https://www.estaform.org/ who has provided the below information to explain the process. Josh travelled to the U.S last year on a J1 visa, which expired whilst he was travelling in Mexico. Stressed at the prospect of being stranded a fellow traveller informed him of the ESTA. Josh has created this content to spread the word so that more people don’t have to feel like he did. Continue Reading
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland each year on the 17th of March. It’s an important national holiday in Ireland which is now celebrated in several countries around the world. But there is only one place to get that authentic Irish experience and that is of course by spending it in the Emerald Isle itself. Here are our top reasons why you need to spend at least one St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Continue Reading
Have you ever been somewhere and just fallen head over heels in love with a place at first sight? Well we have compiled our top 10 list of places where Cupid’s travel arrow has struck: