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Alyssa James
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Lives in London N6, United Kingdom
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Planning to #travel with bae? | 8 Practical Communication Tips for Travelling With Your SO

A lot of couples travel articles talk about the importance of good communication while travelling with your partner. But what does that mean and how do you execute it? In just a few days, Tom and I will be boarding flights to Jamaica for our quarterly…
Couples travel articles talk a lot about the importance of communication while travelling with your partner. But what does that mean and how do you do it?
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How to Spend Six Weeks in #Morocco: A Solo Female #Travel Experience

Last year I spent a total of two travelling in Morocco, most of which I spent solo. While planning my first six week trip, I read a lot of articles and blog posts written by women who had travelled Morocco solo. If you’ve done even a bit of research on…
Thinking about backpacking Morocco? Here's my six week itinerary and personal experience as a solo female traveller in Morocco!
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Animal Cafes in #Tokyo You Can't Miss #ttot #travel

Imagine taking London’s originality, New York’s nightlife, Germany’s efficiency, and Las Vegas’s neon colors, ratcheting up the intensity of each quality by a hundred, and then putting them all together: That is Tokyo. The city is big, it’s busy, and it’s…
Imagine taking London's originality, New York's nightlife, Germany's efficiency, and Las Vegas's neon colors, ratcheting up the intensity of each quality b
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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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5 Things To Do in St. Lucia With Your Best Friend - Or When You're Not On Your Honeymoon!

This island may be the world’s top honeymoon destination, but whether you’re travelling solo, with a friend, or even a partner… there are tons of non-romantic things to do in St Lucia!   You may have seen my Facebook post where I talked about my best…
This island may be the world's top honeymoon destination but there are tons of things to in St. Lucia, whether you're single or travelling with a friend!
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Want to Work in #France? Are you #Canadian & 18-35? #ttot #expat #travel | Get A Working Holiday Visa!

So You Want to Work in France? If you want to work in France and you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, you’re in luck! The France working holiday visa is easy as pie to get. Why should you listen to me? Well, it appears that I have come to be known as the…
If you want to work in France and you're a Canadian between 18-35, you're in luck! This guide will help you apply for France's working holiday visa.
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Night at the Museum: 5 Paris Museums to Visit Besides the Louvre

Every spring, Parisian museums open their doors for free for the annual Nuit des Musées. While some people use it as an opportunity to explore popular spots like the Louvre or the Centre Pompidou, why not take the opportunity to visit somewhere new?…
Rather than battling the crowds all trying to see the Mona Lisa at the same time, why not check out one of the unique Paris museums on offer?!
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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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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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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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  • University of Toronto
    Psychology & Equity Studies, 2007 - 2011
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