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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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So You've Moved Abroad for Love - Now What? #RelationshipGoals #LongDistanceRelationship

The decision to move has been made. The flight has been taken. The honeymoon period of being in the same room with your boo has worn off. Then BAM! Reality kicks you in the ovaries. Some people call it culture shock; I call it the What Moment. It’s that…
The decision to move has been made. The flight has been taking. You've finally moved abroad for love. What the heck happens now?
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7 Things You Should Never Ask an Anthropology Graduate Student #gradlife

I’m nearing the end of my first term of graduate studies! In honour of the new discipline (anthropology), I’ve been conducting my own research on grad life. I’m using the most robust of methods: participant observation. It seems to me that grad life is…
Photo courtesy of John Atherton I'm nearing the end of my first term of graduate studies! In honour of the new discipline (anthropology), I've been conduct
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I'm Back in Canada. But I'm Not Home | 5 Things I've Realized So Far #expat

(Goodness I’m melodramatic!) Things are slow here on the blog, but it certainly hasn’t felt that way for me on the ground. I got back to Canada at the end of August and started my MA program just over a week later. I barely had time to reconnect with…
(Goodness I'm melodramatic!) Things are slow here on the blog, but it certainly hasn't felt that way for me on the ground. I got back to Canada at the end
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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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So You've Moved Abroad for Love - Now What? #RelationshipGoals #LongDistanceRelationship

The decision to move has been made. The flight has been taken. The honeymoon period of being in the same room with your boo has worn off. Then BAM! Reality kicks you in the ovaries. Some people call it culture shock; I call it the What Moment. It’s that…
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For travellers who want to get a little taste of everything on their travels, Maryland is a great place for a getaway. This state’s geography juxtaposes nice beaches and imposing mountains; its landscapes vary from urban and rural and the culture is both…
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse via Flickr For travellers who want to get a little taste of everything on their travels, Maryland is a great place for a geta
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Hungry in #Jamaica? 8 Authentic Must-Eats for Your Next Trip #foodie #travel

You’re going to Jamaica. I’m jealous. But you definitely don’t want to take Buzzfeed’s advice and eat food that bears no resemblance to anything Jamaicans actually eat. I would know: Even when we weren’t holidaying to my parents’ homeland, I was always on…
Don’t take Buzzfeed's advice and eat food that's nothing like what Jamaicans actually eat. I would know: authentic Jamaican food is my first language.
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Reader Question # 7: How Do I Find a Flat in #London? #expat

Flat hunting in London is a harrowing experience. I get a lot of questions about it from readers but I have put off writing about it because it’s an elaborate issue and it requires a lot of attention to detail. There are so many factors involved that this…
Looking for a flat in London can be a daunting task especially when arriving from abroad. Here are some tips that should help you find a flat in London.
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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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