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Alyssa James
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Lives in London N6, United Kingdom
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#HipmunkCityLove: 6 of the Best Adventure & Sport Hotels in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic lies on the same landmass as Haiti, but the two places couldn’t be more different. Tourism sustains the Dominican Republic’s economy, which means the beach is full of resorts that attract tourists from around the world. But there is…
Photo courtesy of NadVega via Flickr The Dominican Republic lies on the same landmass as Haiti, but the two places couldn’t be more different. Tourism sust
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#HipmunkCityLove: 5 of Honolulu’s Best Luxury Resorts

You’ve grown tired of luau-themed parties, and you’re ready to trade in your plastic flower necklaces for a fragrant lei. It’s been decided: you’re going to Hawaii! You can look forward to beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife on Waikiki and learning to…
View from Pacific Beach Hotel You’ve grown tired of luau-themed parties, and you’re ready to trade in your plastic flower necklaces for a fragrant lei. It’
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#HipmunkCityLove: 5 of the Top Hotels in Orlando for Business Travellers

While Walt Disney World is likely the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions Orlando, the city is also a major destination when it comes to business travel and conventions. Thanks to the Orange County Convention Center and companies such…
Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando While Walt Disney World is likely the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions Orlando, the city is also a majo
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Should You Go to Munich Instead of Berlin? #HipmunkCityLove

I just had the opportunity to spend four days in Berlin and I had a great time, just like everyone said I would. Despite doing one of my favourite things, seeing a contemporary circus show, and eating great food, I didn’t fall in love with the place –…
I just had the opportunity to spend four days in Berlin and I had a great time, just like everyone said I would. Despite doing one of my favourite things,
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3 Activities to Get You Off the Beaten Path in Anchorage, Alaska #HipmunkCityLove

If you’re headed to Anchorage, Alaska, you’re probably thinking “I’m already going off the beaten path!” But that doesn’t mean you should rest on your laurels. While the Fur Rondy is fun and the hipster culture is great, there are just some things that…
Flat Top Mountain in Anchorage, Alaska || Photo by  Nicole Alexander via Trover If you’re headed to Anchorage, Alaska, you’re probably thinking “I’m alread
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#HipmunkCityLove: 7 Historic Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco has some of the United States’ most iconic sites, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the historic cable cars. For those who enjoy American heritage, San Francisco offers a unique opportunity to stay in the some of the nation’s oldest…
The Fairmont Hotel || Photo courtesy of Brad Coy via Flickr San Francisco has some of the United States’ most iconic sites, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Al
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Life Update: What's Next for Alyssa (Writes)?

With my Youth Mobility Visa expiring in four months, my time in London is coming to a close, and you all have been asking me what the future holds. Another visa to work abroad? Back to Canada? Digital nomad-ing it up around the world? What about you and…
Slow or fast change is inevitable. And sometimes change comes with terrifying speed.
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#HipmunkCityLove: The Best Beer Halls and Gardens in Munich

In my last post about Munich, I mentioned Gemütlichkeit, the feeling of belonging and friendliness. Naturally, it involved beer and Bavarian beer halls, which I’ve decided to expand on here. If you’re travelling to Munich, then these are the places where…
How to be a true Muenchener In my last post about Munich, I mentioned Gemütlichkeit, the feeling of belonging and friendliness. Naturally, it involved beer
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#HipmunkCityLove: 5 of the Sexiest Hotels in Miami

You don’t have to spend much time in Miami to find out why the city is one of the sexiest cities in the United States. The city combines sultry heat, tanned locals, and a Latin flavour to create a place filled with sex appeal. This sensuality permeates…
Photo courtesy of Happy Wanderer via Trover You don’t have to spend much time in Miami to find out why the city is one of the sexiest cities in the United
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#HipmunkCityLove: A Guide to Hikes in Hong Kong

It isn’t something you would have expected from this hotbed of culture, commerce, and nightlife, but Hong Kong has beautiful outdoor settings not far from the city. Just outside of Hong Kong you’ll find beaches, woods, and volcanic landscapes that will…
Hiking in Hong Kong || Photo courtesy of Lenox Yim via Trover It isn't something you would have expected from this hotbed of culture, commerce, and nightli
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11 Cities You Probably Weren't Planning on Travelling to but Should #travel #lptravel #ttot

Just because a city isn’t on the tourist map doesn’t mean the place isn’t worth your time. In fact, that should only make you keener to go! Many major tourist destinations have their so-called second cities: places that are often just as interesting as…
Try getting off-the-beaten-path by visiting the so-called "second cities" of major tourist destinations. They're just as interesting but less touristy!
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Chamäleon Theatre: The Amazing Contemporary Circus Show in Berlin @chamtheatre

Anyone that knows me also knows that I love performing arts. There is something awe-inspiring about watching truly talented people do something they’re clearly very passionate about — and that I could never do! I’ve seen more than 25 plays (like…
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  • University of Toronto
    Psychology & Equity Studies, 2007 - 2011
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I travel the people to meet new worlds
Introduction
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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