How being a blogger impacts on my travels

How being a blogger impacts on my travels

The line between blogging and traveling has become a weird and mixed up one over the years in the blogosphere. Some people began their blogs to document their travels. Other people travel in order so they they can continue to blog and make money off…

How personal is too personal when it comes to blogging?

How personal is too personal when it comes to blogging?

It goes without saying that I read a lot of blogs (also articles and books… reading addict over here). I have noticed that I have infinite more interest in people who share aspects of their personal life on their blog. This isn’t because I am…

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

I have to start this post by saying that when Expat Polar & I first started dating, we DID NOT plan to be involve in any kind of social media together. In fact, at that time, Expat Polar was not even on Instagram, he didn’t…

Free tools and tips that help me blog

Free tools and tips that help me blog

As I mentioned in part 1 of this blogging series, people have asked me for a lot of advice regarding blogs, blogging and all things blog-related. The idea for this series came about because I wanted to show that blogging doesn’t need a lot of…

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

I have always termed myself as ‘expat blogger’ or ‘travel blogger’. Sure sometimes I blog about teaching, cultural issues, lifestyle choices and relationship matters but for the most part, travel and expat life (in the Middle East) are my areas of expertise. However, since the…

Are you responsible about your travel stories?

Are you responsible about your travel stories?

  A while back, a group of influencers (people who have large followings on Instagram) all traveled to Saudi Arabia to ‘witness the beauty’, ‘experience the culture” or some such catchy motto. For the most part, I never take much notice of these influencers mostly…

10 South African Female Bloggers to inspire your next adventure!

10 South African Female Bloggers to inspire your next adventure!

The truth is that we feel connected to people who we can relate to. We are more likely to take advice from someone who has the same struggles we have. And we feel inspired by people who rise above the challenges and still persevere.  …

Has Instagram replaced blogging? Are they the same thing?

Has Instagram replaced blogging? Are they the same thing?

As I grow, I open my mind to learning new things and having old notions challenged. I had always thought that Instagram and blogs were two separate things. This was a black & white matter in my mind with clear distinctions and differences between the…

The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

Today my blog turns 2 years old! That means 2 years ago I made my blog public and since then the blog has spiraled beyond what I ever could’ve imagined. When I first started blogging, it was just 2-3 family members reading my blog. And…

Taking in Paris on a quick layover: 3 myths debunked

Taking in Paris on a quick layover: 3 myths debunked

I recently booked a flight to Ireland from Abu Dhabi which included a 7 hour layover in Paris. 7 hours? That’s an awfully long time to spend in an airport. You’re right, it is.   Which is why, since I still had my valid schengen…