28 July 2010, 15:02
“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”
Love & Sequins #10: INTERNATIONAL PLAYGIRLS UNLIMITED — Taking to the skies, travelling in style, romance on foreign shores & more! has just been smacked on the booty & released into the world! Hallelujah!
It’s all about one of my absolute favourite subjects: travelling the world, & even better, being well-dressed & having momentous amounts of fun at the same time!
The timing is perfect, because I wrote this at the same time as I was planning a big Californian adventure with some of my best girlfriends!
Is there anything better than packing a bag, making a puckered-up kiss face at yourself in the mirror & catching a cab to the airport? If you’re anything like me, the answer is a loud, resounding NO! To me, travel is one of the very best things you can do with your time. Its merits are multitudinous & bountiful.Firstly, you get to escape your everyday existence, & while hopefully your everyday existence is a pretty happy & satisfying thing, being able to get away from it only amplifies your appreciation for it when you get back. Secondly, it fires up your creative impulses. In an unfamiliar situation, you’re forced to use your brain in new ways, which results in you being more inventive & experimental than ever. Thirdly, it’s an excellent way to get some perspective on your life — & remind yourself that there is a big, big world outside your little bubble!
...But travel can be tricky. How is it possible to transform from a shopping addict (& general stuff-lover) to an Insta-Nomad™? What do you need to take with you? Have they eased up on that farcical “liquids ban” yet? & what is the best way to deal with a crying baby in the back of the plane? (The answer always involves rum!)
Subjects covered include…
Whether travelling with your best friends is the kiss of death!
How to survive — & make the most of — travelling alone
Scoring the best possible price on your flight, hotel or package!
An all-inclusive accommodation guide (from hotels to couch-surfing & everything in between)
International Playgirl travelling must-haves
Travelling in style: what to pack!
How to deal with nerves & anxiousness
Not just surviving, but thriving & even BEAUTIFYING while you fly!
Getting an upgrade… demystified!
How to take AMAZING holiday photos every time
The value of keeping a travel journal
How to cope with crippling homesickness
Making friends in foreign lands!
A huge Q&A from galadarling.com readers
Resources to keep you sane & clued up!
I think this is the meatiest chapter of Love & Sequins so far. Clocking in at a scale-tipping 20,000 words (!!!), it contains all my tips for making your travels as magical & wonderful as possible! Bundled with the writing is an MP3 of me reading it aloud to you, which runs for over an hour! Fun!
The PDF also includes pages (& I do mean pages) of INCREDIBLE travel tips from your fellow nonpareils! Those girls know their stuff!
The whole thing is a wonderful travel bible for women who want to globe-trot in style!
Go on, International Playgirl! Get your filthy little mitts all over it! The chapter is $12, & if I may be so bold, worth every penny! Click click click!
International Playgirls Unlimited! is the tenth chapter in my Love & Sequins series. You know what that means! There are nine other episodes that came beforehand! You can buy the whole lot for $84 by clicking right here!
But if you’d rather pick & choose the ones which interest you most, see below! You can click the hyperlinks to get more information about each chapter, too!
Love & Sequins #1: LEARNING TO LOVE YOURSELF — Self-adoration, manifesting your ideal persona, channelling your inner Marie Antoinette & everything in between!
Love & Sequins #2: THE SMART GIRL’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS — Taking control of your life, finding your passion, loving what you do & making mad bling!
Love & Sequins #3: LOVE, SEX, THE GALAXY & EVERYTHING — From falling in love to co-habitation, & all the beauty & madness contained within!
Love & Sequins #4: A GUIDE TO MANNERS FOR THE MODERN MINX — Etiquette, social graces & charming the pants off total strangers for the uninitiated!
Love & Sequins #5: FINDING HAPPINESS & MAKING IT STAY — Choosing joy, making magic & devoting your life to love, adventure & deliciousness!
Love & Sequins #6: DAINTIER, SMARTER, BETTER DRESSED — A deluxe guide to looking truly fabulous, defining your personal style & being the best-dressed girl at any party!
Love & Sequins #7: BLOGGING 101 — Living & loving online, monetisation in the new world & thinking beyond the 9-5!
Love & Sequins #8: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER — Keeping your friendships fresh, finding platonic soul mates & clearing out the fakes, phonies & meanies!
Love & Sequins #9: MANIFESTING & MAGIC-MAKING — Using imagination & reverie to create a perfect universe!
My sweet tulips, thank you so much for your support of this girl writer. It means more to me than I could ever say! I really appreciate it & am so very grateful!