NEVER AGAIN… Lessons (I Hope) travel has taught me

NEVER AGAIN… Lessons (I Hope) travel has taught me

When I first read this topic for a monthly travel blogger’s link-up on my dear virtual friend Shikha’s blog, I couldn’t wait to write out my own entry. What a superb topic, I thought!

We’ve all had them. Those experiences which smack us with disappointment while they are happening, but end up teaching us important lessons for trips to come. The ones which make us stronger, maybe just a little bit wiser!

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2014 – The Year I Took 12 Trips in 12 Months

2014 – The Year I Took 12 Trips in 12 Months

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it!
– Paulo Coelho

2014 is coming to a close, and while I most certainly cannot believe another year has flown by so rapidly, when I pause to reflect on these twelve months, I’m filled with nothing but pride.

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My 30-Before-30 UNESCO Challenge

My 30-Before-30 UNESCO Challenge

It’s the ‘Age of The List’, of sorts.
And nowhere else is this truer than in the Blogosphere.
Top 5 Places to Visit in… Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with… 50 Foods to Try in… 100 Reasons for…
The list of “lists” on the internet would be never-ending.
Heck, there are even multiple lists on Why We Love Lists!

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Neighborhood Eats Tour of Brownstone Brooklyn with Urban Oyster

Did you know that New York City was once known as the Oyster Capital of the world?
It’s true!
Many, many moons ago, with over 350 square miles of oyster beds, New York Harbour was believed to contain half of the world’s oysters. But as is usually the case, with over harvesting and a lack of proper care and planning, it wasn’t long before New Yorkers and the world had caused most of the oyster beds to shut down or die off. Picking up inspiration from this, UrbanOysterTours seeks to introduce its guests to little gems around various NYC neighborhoods, which they believe need care and nurturing in order to thrive.

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8 Reasons Why Brooklyn is Pretty Awesome

On my recent trip to New York, I opted to stay in Brooklyn. Because let’s face it, Manhattan is superb but accommodation is frightfully expensive. Our trip was also a pretty last minute thing that fell into place just a month or so before traveling, so all the nice and reasonable options were no longer available to us.

But like they say, everything happens for the best, because Brooklyn turned out to be pretty great!

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Meandering around Manhattan with Walks of New York

I truly believe that the best way to experience a city, to really soak it up; is on foot. An aimless amble down an alleyway, or a saunter down a street; there’s nothing quite like the thrill of discovery in a new place.

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8 Fabulous Ways to Experience New York

I’m on a quest to Take12Trips this year, and it’s going VERY well so far. 🙂
In January I visited Mumbai and in February I took another quick trip to Mussoorie; I explored the Delhi Zoo in March and had a fantastic time traipsing around Europe in April. In May I went off to Shimla up in the hills to escape Delhi’s unbearable heat and in June a work trip took me to Manila, Philippines. I’m yet to blog about that, but I’m going to skip straight ahead to the updates on July as they’re way more awesome!

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