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Nobody But Yourself

“To be nobody-but-yourself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never...


Heavenly Days in North Carolina’s High Altitudes

North Carolina is a vacationer’s paradise, particularly if you enjoy mountains, forests, and the activities therein. --------- Join Travel Blog Success and learn how to build, market, an...


Just launched Cologne

We just launched a new beautiful blog, for one of the largest & liveliest German cities: check out Spotted by Locals Cologne! Out of a very long list of locals from Cologne (Köln) who...



Limited Time 70,000 Hotel Points Offer — Ending Soon

Link: 70,000 Points for Marriott Card For the next 20 or so hours (or less, depending on when you’re reading this), you can still earn an improved signup bonus on this card. I first...


Next Time You Pass Through the Helsinki Airport, Take Time for a Sauna

Regular readers know that there’s nothing I enjoy more than spending hours in a nice airline lounge. Whenever I travel I always plan for an extended connection, especially if there’s a gr...


Where’s the Dream?

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) The Associated Press / Creative Commons When I read about Ferguson, I find myself thinking of a friend who, on first glance, is a strapping black dude. He̵...


I’m Just Popping Over to Europe for a Visit

Here's why "popping" isn't usually in my vocabulary, and how I'm trying out some new moves by "popping" over to Europe. The post I’m Just Popping Over to Europe for a Visit appeare...


Internal Adventures: On the Road with Betsy and Warren Talbot

We’re Betsy and Warren. In 2008, Betsy’s brother had a heart attack. Then, our good friend Maria had a brain aneurysm. They were both 35. Realizing there are no guarantees in life, we ask...


Birth of an Independent Traveler

Dave reflects on his first travel experiences in Italy, when his friends departed early for home, and left him to discover a new sense of independence. --------- Join Travel Blog Success...


Generation Creation Brunch at Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina

Let’s take a break from the holiday and beach posts because it makes me want to go back to the Maldives. Desperately. Because, oh look…there’s a sandstorm brewing outsid...


My internship at Spotted by Locals

My name is Stefan and I write for Spotted by Locals in Copenhagen, Denmark. I did an internship at the Spotted by Locals, party at the headquarters Amsterdam and partly in Copenhagen. I r...



Scholarships for Real Life: Electric Vehicles & Cross-Country Road Trips

Last year we started a foundation, making an initial investment of $100,000 and pledging to support “Scholarships for Real Life,” a program to enable people to pursue a dream ...


Matrimonio Club de Polo, Santiago | Sofia y Alberto

Sofia and Alberto are salt of the earth, beautiful simplicity, fun loving. They care about what’s important — their commitment, their love, their friends, their families. A we...


How I Deal with Anxiety

On any given day I’m anxious about any number of things. I don’t relax very well. I feel tense and unsettled at least a couple of times throughout the day. And I worry, because generally ...


My internship at Spotted by Locals

My name is Thomas dos Reis Faria. Having lived in several great cities: São Paulo, Brasilia, Vienna, Geneva and The Hague I share a passion for traveling and discovering the small aspects...


My internship at Spotted by Locals

My name is Kristina Kukhalashvili and I have been doing my internship in social media at Spotted by Locals during the summer f 2014. Originally I am from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, but I h...


Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: A Beginner’s Guide

By Daniel NollI followed just behind our lead mountain gorilla tracker. In the hush of the moment under the canopy, I remembered our guide’s advice earlier that morning: “On your way to t...


This week only: free #Bucharest iPhone app!

Are you a Bucharest local, or planning to go there some time soon?Bucharest is our City of the week – the iPhone app is free from August 18th to August 24th (regular price: €3.59)! ...



Surrender Yourself to the Great Abyss

So many good things in this one. Best bet is to watch the video.   “When you make something, you wonder: Will it stay at the top? Will it speak to people? Will it lose its rele...


Mini City Guide: Paestum, Capaccio, Italy

I love big cities, and always enjoy returning to Hong Kong, New York, and Sydney—among many others. But what about those unknown gems that are off the beaten tourist path… those obs...


Mount Rainier

It’s not only cities out there. Sometimes you can take a car out and venture off the beaten path, go into the woods, seek solace in nature. So that’s what we did. Joana and I...


European customs – How to say ‘cheers’

Cheers – by wickenden Many countries or cultures have different ways of making a toast. Locals love to teach expatriates and foreigners the proper way to make a toast and they love ...