Category Archives: Travel

Four year Blogaversary

Selaron Steps Rio

Four year blogaversary – wow, I never thought about how long I would keep my blog or where I would be at years down the road but I do know its been a crazy ride. Where to next? Last year

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Travel plans for 2018

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Travel Year in Review 2017

when is the best time to visit machu picchu

Travel year in review 2017 was the year of travel for me.  I visited 20 new countries this year and revisited 5 countries I previously lived in or spent a lot of time there – US, England, Scotland, Germany, and

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5 Great Hacks to Help Sleep on a Plane

Ways to deal with Jet Lag

5 Great Hacks to Help Sleep on a Plane People dread flights the most when travelling. Some people even fear it, while others just find it extremely uncomfortable.  Here are 5 Great Hacks to Help Sleep on a Plane. The New

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Hot Destinations for 2018

Hot Destinations

Hot Destinations for 2018 Wondering where to go in 2018?  Here is a list of the hot destinations to go to and the time of year to go as well.  I have been to all of these hot destinations except

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Christmas gift guide for travellers

Christmas gift guide for travellers

The holidays are here and I’ve put together a Christmas gift guide for travellers -a list of the top gifts for travellers this season. I have been blogging since 2014 but travelling abroad since 1994 (my first trip abroad was

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Three year blogaversary

Today marks three years of my Travelgal Nicole blog. Happy blogaversary! May is my blogaversary and I started my blog in 2014 about a year before I headed to Africa for six months. I wanted a way to showcase my

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What am I packing for South America

I’m way ahead of schedule on packing for South America.  You’re either team pack or team unpack. I’m definitely team pack as when I get home from a trip my bad will stay packed in a corner for months weeks.

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Travelling to Brisbane Australia to see Adele!!

A weekend in Brisbane Australia to see Adele!!! This past weekend I went to Brisbane to see Adele. It was such an amazing concert and Brisbane wasn’t too bad either! We decided to go see Adele in Brisbane Australia instead

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How to unplug on vacation

How to unplug on vacation

I did a digital detox in the Maldives and it was amazing.  Here’s how to unplug on vacation. What’s your ideal vacation?  White sand beaches and fun in the sun usually tops most people’s idea of a great vacation but

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Where are the best vacation spots?

Where is my favourite place in the world? Along with where are the best vacation spots in the world, I get these two questions all the time?  These are the type of questions that are very hard for a seasoned

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My top wildlife encounters

My top wildlife encounters In my twenty years of travel, I’ve had a lot of cool experiences. When I think back I’ve had the chance to sleep under the stars on a deserted island, I’ve survived 50 degree Celcius heat,

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I won a Liebster Award!

The Liebster award has been around for a few year, its a way to get to know some new bloggers.  I have nominated a few blog and you can see who I have nominated at the bottom of the post

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Travel Year in Review 2016 and what’s next 2017

travel year in review

2016 Travel Year in Review When 2016 began I was really excited for it. I had just finished six months in Africa and even though I had come back to NZ to work I was excited to have a routine

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Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge

As 2016 draws to a close a lot of bloggers are looking back at everything they’ve done this year and everywhere they’ve been. At the end of each year I like to come up with my travel goals for the

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