LOOK FORWARD TO: The Winter Morning Commute

It’s important to kick off your day in a positive mood.

There’s no need to dread those cold and early morning starts to your day. It’s time to make your mornings something to look forward to.

How? Here are a few little things that we suggest you include in your Winter morning commute.

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There’s something so comforting about having a warm coffee cup in your hands. Every sip warms you up and warms the soul!

Listen to some chill new music
The winter morning commute gives you the perfect opportunity to discover new music. Who knows… maybe you’ll find a new favorite song to play on repeat?

Swap your phone scrolling with a book
Avoid reading on your phone screen so early in the morning. Your eyes won’t appreciate it and they’ll feel sore by the end of the day. Pick up a book instead and get lost in a story.

Bring out your favorite Winter accessories
Winter means winter fashion. It’s showing off the perfect coat that you’ve been dying to wear, it’s keeping your head warm with a beanie, it’s wrapping yourself in a scarf to keep cosy!

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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7 Photographs that make you want to travel

The travel bug. We’re bound to have caught it and sometimes it just gets the better of us.

We all have those days where we wish we were on vacay somewhere where we have no responsibilities and no bad vibes at all, right? We get that spontaneous travel feeling where adventure is on the top of our priority list and we sorta just roll with it.

Okay, yes, we realize that not everyone can just buy a ticket to their dream destination every time they get punched in the face with major travel lust. So what have we done? We’ve put together seven breathtaking photographs from all over the world, just to ease (or to make worse) your travelling blues. Enjoy and happy travels babes!

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So where are we off to next? Check out more travel inspo here!

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ROADTRIPPIN’ PLAYLIST

What says ‘the best Summer ever’ more than a roadtrip with your girl gang? What about a Summer roadtrip with your girl gang and the ultimate Summer roadtrip playlist to go with it?

You can just picture it. Cruising with the wind in your hair and your cheeks being kissed by the sun – there you are shouting the lyrics of your Summer anthem with your favorite people. Make this a Summer to remember with these tracks to blast while making memories!

You’ll find tracks to suit nearly everyone’s music taste. Whether you’re into up-beat indie tunes, pop tracks from then and now, chilled songs for chilled peeps, something with a sexy beat or something to sing to, you’re bound to find something you’ll make your 2015 Summer anthem.

Have Spotify? You can follow this playlist and listen to it non-stop. I dare you.

Wannabe – Spice Girls
Summer – Calvin Harris
T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
BBD – Azealia Banks
Anything Anything – DramaramaSugar – Maroon 5
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Closing Time – Semisonic
XO – Beyonce
Paper Planes – M.I.A
Toothpaste Kissed – The Maccabees
All My Friends – Dylan Kelly
Rock & Roll – Eric Hutchinson
Best Song Ever – One Direction
We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
Worship – Years & Years
I’ll Be Fine – Saskwatch
Make It Mine – Jason Mraz
Yong Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Stay High – Tove Lo, Hippie Sabotage
Warrior – Nina Sublatti
No Control – One Direction
Single Ladies – Beyonce

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How to be a Tourist in your own City

Time to give your eyes a rest from staring at screens all day, get up and make your way into town because you’ve got some serious exploring to do.

Becoming a Tourist in your own city is an inexpensive way you can explore the nooks and cranny’s of your town and it’s a way you can find some pretty awesome hidden gems.

If you’ve got a day to yourself or if you’re looking for something to do with a friend, become a tourist in your own City for the day. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it can be inspiring and you’re bound to learn something new.

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So how exactly so you become a Tourist in your own City I hear you asking? Well it’s simple – put aside your stresses, take a camera and explore.

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  • Eat at a cafe that you’ve never been to
  • Visit a vintage bookstore and look around
  • Visit your city’s famous tourist attractions and appreciate them
  • Attend the festivals that are on around the city
  • Shop at the markets – you never know what you’ll find
  • Don’t be ashamed of taking photos
  • Look out for free events
  • Grab a rug and your friends and have a picnic in a park
  • Go on a Thrift Store crawl!
  • Walk instead of taking a Taxi/Bus

 

Now you can put down your phone and shut down your computer. Get exploring and most importantly – have fun!

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5 things to do in Sydney for FREE

So you’ve worked your butt off and saved up for a trip ‘down under’ to Australia and you find yourself with a day or two of free time on your hands. What do you do?

I’m an Aussie girl myself and I’ve grown up around Sydney for my whole life; it’s safe to say that it’s an amazing place. Surrounded by culture, beautiful weather and lovely people, Sydney is one of those places where you just want to go out and explore every inch of the city. So what do you do in iconic Sydney when you’re on a tight budget? Read on and I can reveal to you some of the best things to do for free in Sydney, Australia!

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Art appreciating

Sydney is home to some of the best Art Galleries and the best collections of art, where you can drench yourself in culture and take some time to really challenge your creative mind. Gain inspiration from the Museum of Contemporary Art while overlooking the Harbour, gaze at historical artworks at the Art Gallery of NSW and be delighted by the White Rabbit Gallery (and enjoy a few cheeky Dumplings after!).

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Circular Quay is the place to be

Possibly the best place for all things tourist-y in Sydney; if you had only one day to spend in Sydney, Circular Quay is the best place to be. It has so many iconic tourist attractions to appreciate – the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and you can even take a ferry trip to another island.

Bondi Beach. Enough said.

Or just any beach in Australia, really. They’re all f***ing amazing.

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Walk on the Harbour Bridge

No I’m not talking about the $200 Bridge Climb! I’m talking about the sidewalk that runs across the whole bridge and takes you to North Sydney that even people who have a fear of heights can do! You’ll come across breathtaking views of the Harbour, but just remember to take a bottle of water because it’s a long journey!

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Browse the Markets

There are markets that run on Thursdays and Saturdays in lots of places around Sydney so you can’t miss them. Have a stroll around the Eveleigh markets or the markets at The Rocks and find something unique, original, creative and affordable.

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My question for you guys: Where are you from and where do you want to travel to?

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