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Alyssa James
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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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6 of the Best Bed and Breakfasts in New York City

A charming bed and breakfast in New York is a great way to get introduced to the Big Apple. Sure, it isn’t one of those full-service hotels in New York with a pool and state-of-the-art gym equipment, but you have local hosts welcoming you into their cozy…
Statue of Liberty, NYC A charming bed and breakfast in New York is a great way to get introduced to the Big Apple. Sure, it isn’t one of those full-service
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So You Want to Visit #Iceland on a Budget? #budgettravel

There’s no use in sugarcoating it. As the fourth most expensive country in the world, Iceland is expensive. Whether you’re travelling to Reykjavík with the intention to go hunting for Northern Lights; driving the famous Ring Road; or seeing the…
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5 Things You Can Only Do in #Buffalo, NY #hipmunkcitylove

Buffalo, a city in upstate New York, was once among the wealthiest in the country, but is now overshadowed by its cooler cousin, New York City. Some might say Buffalo is a city past its prime, but thanks to spirited locals and a city-wide renewal plan,…
Hoyt Lake Walk, Albright-Knox Art Gallery || Photo courtesy of Jerry Kaczmarek via Trover Buffalo, a city in upstate New York, was once among the wealthies
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Split: The Luxury Holiday I Always Wanted - On a Budget #visitSplit

I’m skipping right over Rome (not that it wasn’t fabulous, I had a great time) and going straight to writing about Split. I loved it here and full disclosure: more than once I considered missing my flight and staying here forever. For the first time in…
Split Harbour & the Riva. Look at that place, how could you not love it? I'm skipping right over Rome (not that it wasn't fabulous, I had a great time)
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I had such a fabulous time here, I had to write about it! | Young & Happy Hostel in #Marrakech: A Review

Hostel and hotel reviews are generally not my thing on this blog, but I just had to write about this hostel in Marrakech! If you recall, I stayed in a few hostels during my last trip to Morocco — like the cheap but not particularly cheerful hostel (or…
If you're looking for a place to stay in Marrakech, the Young & Happy Hostel in Marrakech certainly won't disappoint!
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The Banksy '#Dismaland' Experience: Abject Bemusement in Weston-Super-Mare

We really just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Two weeks ago Tom and I had planned to visit a friend in Bristol for a surf trip in Devon. On Thursday, the news broke that Banksy had opened a ‘Bemusement Park’ exhibition in…
A little rain never hurt anybody We really just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Two weeks ago Tom and I had planned to visit a friend
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8 Ways to Totally Rock Your Trip to #Cleveland #hipmunkcitylove

One might say that Cleveland has passed its prime, but this Rust Belt city is undergoing a cultural resurgence. Great restaurants, amazing museums, a critically acclaimed orchestra, and beautiful colonial architecture are just a few of the things that…
Willard Park by Bob Kuepper via Trover One might say that Cleveland has passed its prime, but this Rust Belt city is undergoing a cultural resurgence. Grea
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Reader Question # 6: Should I Put My Youth Mobility Visa Status on my CV? #expat

Hi Alyssa! I got my visa in June and I’m due to leave first week of September. I’m just wondering, should I mention that I have the Youth Mobility Visa on my CV or cover letter? How did you go about doing this? Additionally, I’ve got an honours degree in…
Hi Alyssa! I got my visa in June and I’m due to leave first week of September. I’m just wondering, should I mention that I have the Youth Mobility Visa on
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    I am sure that I lived in Barcelona in another life. I visited Barna for the second time and I felt the same joy as before, and the experience was only made better since I got to share it with one of my favourite people in the world. Not only was…
    I am sure that I lived in Barcelona in another life. I visited Barna for the second time and I felt the same joy as before, and the experienc
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The Annoying Shit People Say When I #Travel Without My Boyfriend

I don’t think I’ve ever cursed in the title of a blog post but this one has really gotten on my tits. When I was planning my trip to Morocco I told people I would be going for at least a month. If they knew I had a boyfriend or I mentioned it these two…
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Things You’ll Love in Boston During the #Summer

Boston is both hip and historical, a blend of sophistication and Old World New England charm. Exceptional events, productions, and tours fill the city’s social calendar throughout the year, but summer is when the city really shines. A Boston summer is all…
Faneuil Hall, Boston | Photo by Start Wandering via Trover Boston is both hip and historical, a blend of sophistication and Old World New England charm. Ex
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    Psychology & Equity Studies, 2007 - 2011
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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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