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This may sound like an odd title for a travel blogger to write a post with. But it's true - travel HAS ruined my life. Everyone says how amazing it sounds, that I travel all the time. That I disappear off on journeys around the world and see incredible places and have the best adventures.No one warned me about the negatives, about the downsides of travel and jetting off to different countries all the time, and so I found them out the hard way. Here are five ways that travel has ruined my life...

Some apps are completely pointless and are just for wasting time, procrastinating, or those ones that look great and you download them and never ever use them. Other apps are amazing, take the hassle out of your travels and you'll swear by them to anyone who will listen.The second category of app is what I'm going to talk about today!I'm one of those people that has an app for everything. One of my friends will say, "oh I wish there was an app that did such-and-such" and I'm always the one to jump in and be all "there's one for that!" and tell them what it's called, how awesome it is, and how often I use it.So here is a list of my favourite go-to apps for travel. I'm not listing any for finding flights as that will be a separate article altogether!

Learn the Lingo or "why learning a few simple phrases can improve your travel experiences for the better".

Thank you to Steven of QuinlanES for this great guest post about why learning a bit of the language when you travel somewhere can really make your trip! Connect with him on his Facebook page here!
Everyone loves the Netherlands.Well, let’s be honest, most people really only know it by reputation and even then only really know Amsterdam by reputation. You never hear anyone say, ‘Gee, I know, let’s visit the Afsluitdijk (literally the ‘closing off dike’), a twenty-mile long causeway that separated the North sea from what was once the South sea, and is now Holland’s largest interior lake.[caption id="attachment_1696" align="aligncenter" width="677"]Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 00.19.14 Source: wadvaarders.nl[/caption]And when you get right down to it, that’s not a problem unique to the Netherlands. There are plenty of countries that are known primarily for a single touristy place, usually with a catchy theme. Vegas, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam.A large part of the reason for that is that unless you’re willing to learn the local language you are pretty much limited to the places where you can make yourself understood. The amazing local sights, the restaurants that aren’t on the tourist maps, and the little secrets and nooks and crannies that make up the most interesting stories can usually only be found off the beaten track, and that almost requires the ability to speak to the locals.

This post was written by the amazing Alyssa Acree of She Went to Spain.

Alyssa just returned to the U.S. after a year in Southern Spain teaching English in a Spanish high school. The experience left her with the desire to share her travel adventures with others and encourage everyone to follow their dreams. Her goal is to see everything, to learn about other cultures, religions, and traditions and explore this beautiful, vast world.

Check out her amazing blog for destination reviews, travel tips, and a great "Ultimate Packing List" and read on to find out why you should visit Iceland, Morocco, Croatia and many other countries this year...

Hello, travellers! Today we are speaking to the lovely Eva Bosh, traveller and vlogger extraordinaire. Eva gives us an insight into moving abroad to Australia, starting her YouTube blog and provides tips and inspiration for those new to vlogging.And don't forget, her guide on budget-friendly travel is out! This FREE e-book is full of special deals, handy resources and practical tips. It's going to teach you how you can make travelling a regular thing on your itinerary fresh from the start of 2016 even if your budget is tiny. Get it here now!Read the full interview below!

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la...And what better way to enjoy the season than by taking a break and visiting some of the best Christmas markets around Europe?

Cologne

London - Cologne from £46 per person per night Manchester - Cologne from £35 per person per night

Prague

London - Prague from £35 per person per night

Berlin

London - Berlin from £21 per person per night

Term is almost over and it's less than 3 weeks until Christmas... what better time than an impromptu break before the Christmas madness?Below are some of the best deals we have found for a December vacation!Visit Göteborg in Sweden from £29.34 per night, Riga in Latvia from £22 per night or Salzburg in Austria from £29.64 per night!