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The Global Curious. A Passion for Travel.

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who we are

Unleash Your Curiosity ~
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Welcome to The Global Curious!! Our travel website is jam-packed with relevant information, personal photos, captivating stories, juicy tidbits, and practical tips based on our own travel experiences, learned over many years of adventures. We hope to inspire you to explore every corner the world, experience its cultures, and learn from its wonders.

Our founder and lead writer is Belinda. Her passion for travel and genuine curiosity for the world has led her to traverse the globe – several times! – and she has lived experiences in Australia, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. As such, she’s traveled extensively, exploring Asia, Europe, Australasia, North America, and beyond.

The Global Curious is more than just a travel website; it’s a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for discovery, learning, and cross-cultural understanding. As such, please interact with us where and when you can – we all benefit when we learn from a wide range of people and places. Our mission is to inspire our readers to expand their horizons, engage with the world in a meaningful way, and contribute positively to the global community. We envision a world where travel transcends borders and fosters genuine connections among people.

Where you Have Seen The Global Curious

These are some of the websites that have featured and/or recommended The Global Curious:

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Click on any of the links below and read some of my articles -more available upon request.

“The Global Curious has contributed to several of World Nomads’ Insider guides, as well as being a guest on our podcast. As the producer of our Argentina Insider’s Guide, I found her a joy to work with, and was able to put her great advice to use during my own personal trip to Buenos Aires.” – Ellen Hall, Editorial Producer, World Nomads

How to Experience Buenos Aires Like a Local – World Nomads
A Local’s Guide to Northeast Argentina – World Nomads
Local Culture and Etiquette in Argentina – World Nomads
4 Off-the-Beaten-Track Adventures in Argentina – World Nomads
Northland: 5 Ways to Explore New Zealand’s Far North – World Nomads
21 Things to Do in Christchurch in 2019 – The PlanetD
Top 10 Hotel Deals in Singapore – Little Steps Asia

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Belinda’s educational background in sociology and her successful career in travel journalism have provided her with a strong foundation for understanding and appreciating the diverse cultures she encounters on her adventures. Her expertise in the travel industry – combined with her lived experience of living in different locations around the world – has been honed by years of experience, granting her invaluable insights into the best-kept secrets, hidden gems, and must-visit destinations across the globe.

The idea for The Global Curious was sparked by a life-changing encounter with a local family in a remote Indonesian village. This experience ignited Belinda’s desire to share her love for travel, connect people from different cultures, and create a platform for travelers to share their own stories, discoveries, and insights.

Beyond her love for travel, Belinda’s interests include food, photography, and historical research. Her hobbies enrich her travel experiences and provide valuable perspectives and ideas for content on The Global Curious. She enjoys sharing her culinary finds, adrenaline-pumping adventures, and historical discoveries with our readers, further broadening the scope of our website.

We invite you to join our community of curious travelers by connecting with Belinda and other like-minded individuals on our social media platforms, subscribing to our newsletter, and sharing your own travel experiences in the comments section of our blog posts. Together, let’s embark on a journey of exploration, understanding, and global connection. A huge welcome to The Global Curious!!


Popular Questions

Some of the questions we regularly get asked.

The best way to plan a trip to a foreign country is to do thorough research on the destination, its culture, customs, and attractions. Consult reliable travel guides, read travel blogs like The Global Curious, and join online travel forums to gather information and tips. Create an itinerary based on your interests, budget, and time frame, and make necessary bookings for accommodations, transportation, and activities well in advance.

Budget travel can still be enjoyable and fulfilling by making smart choices. Look for affordable accommodations, such as hostels or guesthouses, and use public transportation whenever possible. Opt for local eateries and street food to save on dining expenses while experiencing authentic flavors. Prioritize attractions and experiences that are free or low-cost, and be on the lookout for discounts or deals on activities and events.

Responsible travel involves being conscious of your impact on the environment, local communities, and cultures. Learn about the customs and etiquette of your destination, and make an effort to respect them. Support local businesses, participate in eco-friendly activities, and minimize your environmental footprint. Be respectful of cultural sites and landmarks, and always ask for permission before taking photos of people or their property.

To ensure your safety when traveling, research the safety situation in your destination, and take necessary precautions. Keep your belongings secure, be aware of your surroundings, and avoid risky areas, especially at night. Share your travel plans with friends or family, and always have a copy of your important documents, such as your passport and travel insurance, both digitally and physically. Stay informed about local news and follow the advice of local authorities.

Packing for a trip abroad requires careful planning. Create a packing list based on your destination’s climate, activities, and cultural norms. Pack versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched, and choose lightweight, quick-drying materials. Use packing cubes or compression bags to save space and keep your belongings organized. Remember to pack essential travel items, such as a travel adapter, toiletries, and any necessary medications.

To fully immerse yourself in local culture, take the time to interact with locals, learn a few basic phrases in the local language, and participate in cultural activities or events. Explore off-the-beaten-path destinations, and be open to trying new foods and experiences. Stay curious, be respectful, and embrace the opportunity to learn from the people and places you encounter on your journey.

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