International LDR: Brought Together By Music

Tell us a little bit about yourselves! T: I’m 22, coming up 23 very soon. I live north of Sydney, Australia. I’m a part time business administrator which leaves room for my main love of music/song-writing/performing. I also adore writing in general. I’m quite a confident extrovert (for the most part) but extremely sensitive emotionally, yet not many people know it. I play the Sims a lot and obsess over my dog always. I adore love, which is sometimes to my detriment with how much I’d put it first in my life. Being in a long distance relationship is something...

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Be Our Valentine: Instagram Event

Hello, LDD Community!  For this Valentine's Day season, we wanted to host a cute little event on Instagram. From February 1st to the 10th, couples can post a picture on Instagram together (or a Skype/FaceTime screenshot) for a chance to be featured on our Instagram and on Long Distance Diaries!  Tag us @longdistancediaries and use the hastag #LDRValentine  The winner's social media links will be shared below in the Instagram photo's description with a small bio, as well as on our site. You'll be our Valentine's Day couple feature on February 14th, which you could totally surprise your partner with as a mini...

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How to Find The Cheapest Airline Tickets | Part Two

Now that we've explored how to get the cheapest tickets through a few little tweaks to your browsing habits, we can now explore where. Kayak Kayak is a really good resource for finding the cheapest tickets, hotels and car rentals. This is the site that I personally use all the time. There are three amazing features of this site that make it stand out: They compare the prices of 300+ airlines around the world. They gives you advice on whether you should buy your ticket now, or wait. They have a bunch of tools to make your search easier (shown...

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How to Find the Cheapest Airline Tickets | Part One

Timing Absolutely Matters CheapAir.com conducted their own study in 2014 with 1.5 billion airfares and 4,986,522 trips, tracking the lowest ticket prices from 320 days in advance to 1 day in advance. What they found (shown in the graph below) was that the prime time to buy a plane ticket was anywhere between 27-114 days in advance. Moral of the story here is to not wait for last-minute deals and to buy your ticket 1-4 months in advance. However, don’t buy your ticket too early either. Buying more than 80 days in advance showed to be non-advantageous. Even I was surprised...

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LGBTQAI+ LDR: Tumblr Fanfic & Closing the Distance

Meet Aurianna & Summer!   "The first time we met was a beautiful mess." Tell us a little about yourselves. Aurianna: Hiiii, my name is Aurianna, I’m nineteen years old, I’m an early childhood education major, and I’m from Vancouver Canada. I’m a bisexual feminist, who dreams of being a fairy princess superhero/vampire slayer. I love to write poetry, draw pretty girls, and watch Star Wars. I love One direction, tattoos, and soft pretzels. And I’ve probably touched glitter in the last twelve hours. Summer: My name’s Summer and I’m a tall lesbian who likes Halloween and pups. I’m an aspiring witch/writer/language...

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International LDR: Meeting Through Gaming

Question: Tell us a little about yourselves. Tammy: "My name is Tammy, I'm a nursing student in Canada, currently in my 3rd year and I guess I can say I used to be really, really shy. I'm surprised I made so many friends online back in the day. I really like reading, writing, cooking and all those adventurey activities like rock-climbing and hiking. One of my favourite hobbies is gaming. i play a lot of Overwatch now, but I used to be really into MMORPGs. I am also 21, currently." Gerald: "My name is Gerald and I am a project manager for...

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