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Kat

Kat is an Australian freelance writer currently living in Germany. She's passionate about sustainable travel, dogs, languages, eating pretzels and drinking strong coffee. She writes for Lonely Planet, BBC, Insider & more. Follow her on Twitter at @katbarberwriter.

All articles from Kat

Reverse culture shock: How to settle in back home after traveling
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Spending time abroad is transformative, and the journey is punctuated with new experiences, people, ...

10 Aussie slang terms that will make you sound like a local
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Planning a trip down under? Australia is an incredibly beautiful, laid-back, warm and vibrant countr...

8 unique birthday traditions from around the world
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Every country, region, and family across the world has their own special customs to celebrate occasi...

10 unique spots to add to your summer bucket list
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Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to pack away those puffer jackets and start making pl...

Dream of speaking multiple languages? 3 polyglots share their secret tips
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Speaking multiple languages is a dream for many people. Becoming a polyglot — someone who speaks sev...

8 things only international students will understand
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A study abroad trip is a life-changing experience. Not only will you gain confidence, learn new skil...

How language learning can support your mental health
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Positive mental health is essential to well-being and leading a happy, fulfilling life. It enables y...

Raising a polyglot: How to support your child’s language learning
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Raising a polyglot — a child who is fluent in multiple languages — requires intentional and consiste...

Is “flow” the secret to happiness?
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Can you think of a time when you’ve been so engrossed doing something that everything else melted aw...

Cultural immersion: What it is and why it's so transformative
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Study abroad trips offer you a chance to fully immerse yourself in a new culture, often for the firs...

The benefits of being multilingual today
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There are reportedly only three percent of people around the world who can speak four languages or m...

Sydney, Brisbane, or Perth: Which is the Aussie city for you?
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One thing people often underestimate about Australia is the sheer size of the country. The entirety ...