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Why we should all be reading more books by women

I might digress into a rant here but only because I had to read another list by a man, who forgot that there are female authors, citing the "20 books you should read this year". Out of the 20 books this author found essential to read in 2017, only a measly 3 were by...
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“The Futures” by Anna Pitoniak: Economic crisis meets growing up

Growing up is hard. High-school. Undergrad. Postgrad. And then what? While for 20-odd years you've just been blissfully moving from one pre-determined stage of life to the next, you suddenly find yourself in front of this vast sea of opportunities. And you're utterly...
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This has been a long time coming | Meet the new Travel Read Explore

This has been a long time coming. Throughout the first 8 months of this year I have been thinking about the direction I want to take Travel Read Explore in and its not been an easy process. When I started this blog, I wanted to tell stories and I wanted to put a...
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Books set in… the United Kingdom

Books are a great way to get to know a country and to get deeper into what makes its people tick than a travel guide. In the series "Books set in...", I put together lists of books that help you find a novel that fits your next trip. The books on this list span across...
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Books set… in the United States and Canada

Books are a great way to get to know a country and to get deeper into what makes its people tick than a travel guide. In the series "Books set in...", I put together lists of books that help you find a novel that fits your next trip. The books on this list are set...
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Hi, my name is Ulrike and I love to travel. I’ve been raised surrounded by books, travel guides, travel memoirs and TV shows about travelling. I have childhood memories of days spent by the beach, randomly learning bits of Norwegian, gutting a fish and of dancing traditional dances on Greek islands. My first big adventure came when I was 16, when I set off to live in New Zealand for a year to go to school at a girls High School and to live with a family there.

That’s not to say that my travel memories are only full of sunshine and happy days. Especially the first 3 months in New Zealand were much closer to hell, than they were to paradise (if you want to know more, read this). But that is all part of the fun, isn’t it? Because things don’t always go as planned and the times where you ended up far from where you started or far from where you ever intended to be, usually make for the best stories. Travel teaches us to let go of plans and expectations and to just go with whatever life has in store for us.

I want to share my stories with you, to give you the courage to live your own adventures. #ShareYourJourney

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher