Israel

A Day Trip To Caesaria, Israel

caesaria, israel

From 20th-22nd of March, Israel is going to host the first TBEX International conference in its capital, Jerusalem.

Many bloggers including myself, will be attending TBEX Jerusalem and many of us will be arriving early\staying late, in order to soak up all that Israel has to offer.

Israel is a tiny country, but the amount of experiences it can offer to visitors is vast.

Recently, I’ve decided that I need to spend time at home and I don’t have any international trips coming up, so I’ve been making more of an effort to feel like a traveller in my own country.

And a while ago, I had the pleasure of rediscovering an interesting, hidden gem in Israel, that often gets overlooked by visitors.

And that beautiful gem is Caesaria.

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Australia

5 Restorative Weekend Getaway Ideas in Queensland

weekend getaway ideas in Queensland

Last year I embarked on a massive adventure to Australia, to work and travel 1-2 years. It was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime but, to no fault of Australia, it ended up being a living nightmare and I had to come home.

Marie, a reader & blogger at High Style Life, read about my difficult experiences in Australia and decided to offer some suggestions for those of you who are in the same situation. Some restorative travel experiences for those who are in Queensland, Australia specifically.

Hopefully you won’t have an experience like I did in Australia, but if you do and you’re in Queensland, Australia, then maybe this post can give you ideas on restorative breaks you could take. Enjoy!

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Stories For A Smile

Stories For A Smile: February 2017

february 2017

Hey fellow wanderers!

How are you all doing? I hope that your 2017 has gotten off to a great start 🙂

Mine certainly has. I’ve been hard at work on contributing to others’ blogs and growing my audience and views a bit. I’ve also been spending a lot of my time in preparation for my first travel blogging conference!

I’m very excited for this one. It’ll be happening in March and I want to make sure that I’m fully prepared for it, so I’m working hard to make sure I’ll be as prepared as possible.

So far, my 2017 is shaping up and I’m very excited for what’s yet to come. I hope that you’re excited for your 2017 too!

It is no secret that 2016 was a very difficult year for us as a whole.

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Destinations, Musings

Countries I’d Love To Visit in 2017

countries I'd love to visit in 2017

If you’re anything like me, you love reflecting back on the year that has ended and make a list for what you want to happen next year.

You learn your lessons from the previous year and you create goals, resolutions, themes and intentions for the year ahead. If you love to travel then perhaps you’ve chosen to prioritise travel more or have decided on new countries that you’d love to visit in 2017.

Themes and intentions that I’m setting for this year are:

  • Joy & Fulfillment
  • Creativity & Expression
  • Form deep connections with other Souls
  • ‘Perform’ better than I did in 2016
  • Improve my musical skills & knowledge
  • Create my first eBook
  • Cultivate better sleeping habits

But despite being a travel blogger and a flaming travel enthusiast, I’m actually not making travel a priority this year.

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Honest Reviews, Spain

My Review Of Yoga Sutra Shala

yoga sutra shala andalusia yoga retreat

So as you may know, a few months ago I went on my first ever yoga retreat.

This decision came from a gut feeling I had, that told me that I should start doing yoga and go on a retreat to learn.

My wanderlust had returned after several months of healing from my traumatic experience in Australia, but I was still scared to go abroad alone. So going on a yoga retreat, where I could be abroad, be looked after and continue my healing journey, was the perfect answer.

After determining my criteria for a yoga retreat, I did some research and found the perfect retreat for me.

This is where Yoga Sutra Shala comes in.

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Stories For A Smile

Stories For A Smile: January 2017

January 2017

Hey fellow wanderers 🙂

It’s 2017! Happy New Year!

I hope you enjoyed celebrating the beginning of the new year.

After the mess that was 2016, I wouldn’t be suprised if you had given 2016 a big farewell. Or maybe… a good riddance!

It’s now a new year with new possibilities, new opportunities and new energies. Hopefully we’ve learned the lessons that 2016 gave us and are ready to take on the new year and all the challenges that that will give us.

Here on Wide-Eyed Wanderer, I’d like for us to start the year on a good note and with positive vibes. Just like we do every month.

For the January 2017 edition of Stories For A Smile, I have collected some stories that show just how kind & selfless people can be.

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Fun Stuff, Musings

8 Trip Ideas For First Time Travellers

If the title of this post intrigued you, then chances are that you’re thinking about embarking on an adventure for the first time. Perhaps it will be your first solo trip or your first trip as an independent adult.

Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

It wasn’t long ago when I was in the same position as you… itching to step into the world and quench my thirst for travel. To explore, experience and engage with the world that I lived in, away from the corner that was my home.

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