Lucy Jacovelli

Travel and Lifestyle

Category: Travel

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11 Reasons Why You Should Visit Gothenburg, Sweden’s Underrated City

If you’re searching for a Scandinavian city with the perfect mix of chic streetlife, leisurely coffee breaks and down-to-earth locals, you need to visit Gothenburg. I recently spent four days here celebrating my partner’s birthday, and I will never forget it. When looking at flights, I wanted to book somewhere special, somewhere neither of us had been before, and we’d always talked about our desire to visit Sweden. 

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The Ultimate Long-Haul Flight Skincare Routine for Glowing Skin

Have you ever gotten off a long-haul flight and felt like every drop of moisture has been sucked out of your skin? Oh boy, have I been there! As someone who absolutely loves travelling and visiting new places, I absolutely dread the impact that flying has on my skin. The dry cabin air and sitting in one spot for too long really take a toll on my skin. This means that when I land, my skin is dehydrated, dull and flaky. Flying can even cause some pretty nasty breakouts too! On my last holiday, I’d had enough. I wanted to disembark looking and feeling my best glowy self, ready for all the holiday pics. So, I crafted the ultimate long-haul flight skincare routine to ensure my skin stays plump and hydrated even at 30,000 feet. I want to share this skincare routine with you, so you can start your holiday feeling your best and free from skin concerns! 

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The Top 10 Locations on My Interrail Bucket List Summer 2023

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After a year and a bit of lockdown, I’m certain I won’t be the only one who is dreaming of all the trips I will take when restrictions lift and travelling is safe to do again! Hopefully, this summer will be the time when all our travel dreams will manifest but if not, I hope you can find some enjoyment in this post and maybe find some inspiration for your future travels! My dream for post-coronavirus (will this ever happen?) is to go interrailing and explore more of Europe! In preparation for this trip, I’ve created a bucket list of places I would love to visit in my little jaunt around the continent!

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All You Need To Know About Teaching English Online Without A Degree

This post is not sponsored but I do currently work on the AmazingTalker platform as an online English Language teacher.

Teaching English can open lots of doors, especially for people who are interested in travelling to different countries and living in new cultures. Currently, there isn’t much opportunity to travel as much as we all would like (thanks covid) but, that doesn’t mean you can’t start your English teaching career now and gain some experience before the world opens back up and you can take your skills to anywhere you desire!

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The 10 Ultimate Sunset Spots in Madrid

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There’s no better way to end a day in Madrid than to watch the sun setting over the beautiful sights. In fact, when I moved to Madrid I promised myself that I would “see more sunsets”. From that very first sighting of the burnt oranges and pinks washing across the sky, it was clear that Madrid’s sunsets are something extra special and I made it my mission to check out all the best sunset spots in the city! If you want to experience Madrid’s wonderful sunsets and watch the magic for yourself check out these locations.

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How To Teach English Online: An Introduction to Amazing Talker

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Teaching English online is now one of the easiest ways native English speakers can earn a little extra money. There are many different websites that allow you to teach English full time to children and adults across the globe, all you need is a TEFL certificate and you’re on your way! A couple of months ago when I decided I was going to teach English in Spain I decided to earn my TEFL certificate online. I knew that having this certificate would make it a lot easier for me to start working especially as I had no previous experience in English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching. Once I had the qualification, I realised how high demand was for English teachers online. Especially during Covid, when students across the world are learning online the need is greater than ever! I applied for a position on Amazing Talker and have been working on their platform for the last couple of months. This has allowed me to earn a little bit of extra money while I get settled in Madrid.

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I quit my 9-5 and moved to Spain to teach English!

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I’m sure we can all agree that the world has been a pretty scary place in the last few months. Personally, I’ve felt like we’ve all been in limbo – not really sure when “normality” will resume or even what the new normal will look like. The fear and worry of it all have been all-consuming for so many of us. Especially in terms of what’s to come and what the world will be like this time next year. This fear, however, has pushed me to make a life change and finally do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’ve decided to hand my notice in, pack my bags and move to Madrid, Spain to work as an English Teacher.

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Top 8 Must-Try Tapas Bars in Granada

I moved to Granada in January of 2017 as part of my Erasmus exchange, over the 5 months following I proceeded to fall in love with this beautiful and charming city in the heart of Andalusia.

Granada is famous for its Moorish architecture, like the stunning Alhambra Palace and also for its proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains. As well as this, Granada is well-known for having the most delicious tapas in Spain!

Tapas are small plates of appetisers or snacks and most famous in Spanish cuisine. In Granada, tapas are still provided in the traditional way. You order a bebida (drink) and you are served a plate of free (!!) food.

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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Travel

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Travel Gifts for Father’s Day

Dads can be an absolute nightmare to buy for, they are notorious advocates for a homemade gift. However, when you have a great dad, you want to get them the world. If your father figure is an avid traveller, he will love these travel gifts whether he’s in the air getting ready to go or he’s planning his next adventure.

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23 Jobs That Will Pay You to Live and Work Abroad

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Working abroad is something that sounds like an amazing opportunity but the question of how to do it can be so daunting that it ends up putting people off. Moving to a new country, starting a new life and meeting new people in a completely different country to where you’re used to is scary! But, it is one of those experiences that can change your life.

I have had the opportunity to work abroad a couple of times, both have been completely different experiences; from a live-in babysitter to a waitress in Disneyland Paris. After my last post, I have been inspired to look a little more into work abroad options for those of you who are desperate to live abroad either forever or maybe just a summer.

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