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Alyssa James
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A Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou #Morocco

“This is the most famous viewpoint in all of Morocco,” said Omar, our Marrakshi guide for the day. “It is called Tizi n’Tichka pass and what you are looking at are the Atlas Mountains.” It had taken nearly two hours of driving along some of the scariest…
“This is the most famous viewpoint in all of Morocco,” said Omar, our Marrakshi guide for the day. “It is called Tizi n’Tichka pass and what you are lookin
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A visit to the South of the United States offers a bit of everything from rich culture to local music. The mountains, parks, and beaches provide enough to keep your eyes and feet busy during a trip to the South. For those who like to let loose in the…
Grapevine, TX | Photo courtesy of Alex Butterfield via Flickr A visit to the South of the United States offers a bit of everything from rich culture to loc
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Why You Should Visit #Colombia for Arts & Culture This Summer

Colombia is steeped in sunshine and stunning cities which makes this the perfect place to play. Colombia also boasts a rich culture and diverse arts scene, so culture vultures are sure to be in their element here. Let’s take a look at some of the top…
Let’s take a look at some of the top destinations in Colombia that are just waiting to be discovered for an enlightening cultural experience.
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Whether you love sightseeing, walking or fishing, are a keen ornithologist or are just looking for a relaxing family beach holiday, Maryland’s rolling countryside, sandy beaches and historic cities make it a wonderful destination. Best of all, you don’t…
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Why You Should Head to #Colombia This February

Colombia is a fantastic place to visit in the month of February, as the weather is generally warm and dry and there are plenty of exciting places just waiting to be explored. In addition, many vibrant festivals are held at this time of year that offer an…
Colombia is a fantastic place to visit in the month of February! Here are five reasons to go to Colombia this winter.
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My Most Popular Instagram #Travel Photos of 2015

Last year was my first full year on Instagram – yes, I know. I was a bit #latetotheparty. In fact, I was quite dedicated to my Blackberry and completely dumbfounded that they didn’t have Instagram for Blackberry! Eventually I decided to upgrade and once I…
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Why You Should Tour #Italy This Winter

I’ve already written about why winter in Prague is a great time to visit. Now you get to find out why you should visit Italy in winter! The snow is falling and the crowds have fled to sunnier savannas. There is no better time to enjoy the cultural…
The snow is falling. The crowds have fled to sunnier savannas. Wintertime is the perfect moment to enjoy the cultural treasures of Italy's great cities.
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Georgia is one of those states that isn’t really seen as a tourist destination but still has a lot of interesting places to visit and festivals to experience. Families will find plenty of activities to take part in, even when the weather doesn’t…
Atlanta Dogwood Festival | Photo courtesy of Basheer Tome via Flickr Georgia is one of those states that isn’t really seen as a tourist destination but sti
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How the Heck Do You Make Friends in #London?

Yes, the ever-elusive ‘how to make friends in London’ situation. It’s funny when you think about it: it’s one of the few things we actually get worse at as we get older. Since university I’ve watched my circle of friends dwindle1 with no signs of it…
Sure, making friends in London is hard. It's hard everywhere. So here are a few tips to get you off the couch and out trying to make friends in London.
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What is "Home" When You're In Constant Motion? #travel #ttot

  Home It’s an elusive term, isn’t it? It’s why we have so many aphorisms about it: “Home is where the heart is.” “A man [sic] travels to figure out what he’s looking for and returns home to find it.” “Home is where I can look and feel ugly and enjoy it.”…
Once you move around enough, you realize that home isn't just one place. Home is difficult to define when you travel.
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The last few years of food trends are finally hitting Pennsylvania. That means there are new restaurants opening and big changes in eatery styles around the state. Enterprising restaurant owners have opened (or revamped) restaurants that are becoming part…
Photo by Ron Findlay via Trover The last few years of food trends are finally hitting Pennsylvania. That means there are new restaurants opening and big ch
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A Guide to Travelling Lesser-Known Spots in the UK #visitbritain

For your next trip to the UK, you should stay away from the crowds in London and the hipsters in Brighton. It’s time to forge your own path. This collection of some of my favourite under-the-radar destinations in the UK should help spark your imagination.…
Forge your own path on your next trip to the UK. Visit some of these under-the-radar destinations for a contemporary British experience.
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  • University of Toronto
    Psychology & Equity Studies, 2007 - 2011
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I travel the people to meet new worlds
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In 2011, after studying Psychology & Equity Studies at the University of Toronto, I left the city to live the island life in Martinique. I just wanted to 'get it out of my system'. While I was there, I lost my heart to writing - and a guy!

I spent a second year in Martinique and then decided to re-join 'the real world'. I moved to London in 2013 and started working as an SEO copywriter. A year in, I felt it was time to use my skills and talents to start doing something that would allow me the freedom to travel at will: working as a full-time freelance writer in London.

Leaving a steady income and amazing colleagues is one of the biggest risks I've ever taken. Join me as I write the pages of my life.
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Itinerant freelancer, coolest person you'll ever meet.
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Freelance Writer & Blogger
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Copywriting, Travel Writing, Journalism, SEO, Content Marketing
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  • Alyssa Writes
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
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