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Born with a severe case of wanderlust, you can find me trying to fill my English passport with new stamps, accompanied by a backpack, my camera and a snorkel. In between dreaming of adventures that combine snowboarding and diving, I'm a travel writer in Bristol, blog at www.thebrisdionblog.com, and tread the thin line between impressive and worrying coffee consumption. @emmabrisdion

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20 signs you’ve made a friend for life
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Good friends make fantastic memories, but the best kind of friends are the ones with whom you have a...

20 English idioms that everyone should know
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Idioms. Native English speakers love using them in conversation, and you’ll often find them popping ...

How to help a student with homesickness: 7 tips for host families
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The key to a student having a fantastic, enriching study-abroad experience is embracing all the new ...

How to pack for a year abroad (and why you should start getting ready now)
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When it comes to packing for an extended period of time away, there is no such thing as ‘too soon’. ...

How to make yourself more competitive in the job market: 5 tips
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Having a good education isn’t enough to land you your dream job in today’s competitive job market – ...

10 reasons why travel is the best education (and why life without it would be dull)
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Leaving your own four corners and setting out into the world is the best decision you’ll ever make. ...

University drop-out? Use this opportunity to figure out your future
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For whatever reason, you’ve found yourself leaving university sooner than you’d expected. It might s...

The surprising reason everyone should live abroad at least once
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The opportunities for travel are great, the new experiences you have are fun, the people you meet ar...

It’s time to start preparing for your trip – here’s how
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Moving abroad is hugely exciting and filled with endless opportunities for learning, adventure and p...

How to live like a local (and feel at home from day one)
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It’s easy to feel alone, confused and even a little scared when moving to a new city. It takes a whi...

10 reasons why Lisbon should be on your travel bucket list
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Built across seven hills with the river Tagus flowing through its heart and occupying a stretch of s...

Why learn Arabic
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One of the worlds most widely-spoken languages, though not often taught in schools outside of the Mi...