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Siestas! Yet another reason the beautiful city of Barcelona is our kinda town. After a sangria-soaked, leisurely luncheon, what better way to prep yourself for your evening shenanigans than a nice, long snooze? Venture out for a ramble around Las Ramblas, exploring the twisty lanes that make up the Barrio Gotico, La Ribera/El Borne and El Raval barrios during afternoon nap-time and you’ll notice the streets can be like a …

[ Written by Alex | 2 Oct 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Most girls I know have a certain special item of clothing they can’t bear to travel without. A go to dress; some comfy shorts; that perfectly battered pair of trusty Converse that are just about to fall apart… Well, for Jennifer Salvage that item happens to be a little bit more unusual. You see, Jennifer travels with her wedding dress.
It all started on March 19th 2008, when Jennifer and Jeff said …

[ Written by Alex | 12 Sep 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

They say your friends are the family you choose and if that’s the case, I’m more than happy to take all the credit for the family I’ve built around me and in particular, the girls I’ve welcomed into my life. My female friendships have always held a special place in my heart. Good girlfriends will see us at our best and worst, will laugh and cry with us, will reserve …

[ Written by Alex | 2 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Wouldn’t it be great if mermaids really did exist? One of my favourite films growing up was Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the idea of floating around in a fantastical, underwater kingdom and basking on exotic shores has probably contributed to my usual choice of travel destination. Keep your mountains and deserts – take me to the coast! Plus they had some pretty serious tropical tune-age going on down there …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Anyone who’s dabbled in a spot of South East Asian travel will surely agree that one of the best ways to get from A to B is by motorbike. Getting around on two wheels is speedy, cheap and convenient – motorbikes have the ability to navigate the often narrow or densely populated streets of big Asian cities, slipping through tiny backstreets with ease and giving some of the worst traffic the …

[ Written by Alex | 17 Jun 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

There are a few good reasons why I view Barcelona through heart-shaped glasses. For starters, the inspiring architecture, and romantic balconies mean this city’s first impressions are pretty darn fine. I’m also a sucker for the shady squares filled with countless bars and restaurants that charm you into lingering afternoons of cava-sipping. The outdoor markets, quirky shops and street performers always tempt me to wander until I’m thoroughly lost. And …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

It’s safe to say us Travelettes have seen a beautiful sight or two in our time. Whether that’s rainbows over cascading waterfalls, luminous pink sunsets sinking into the ocean, jungle temples catching the first light of dawn or the spread of twinkling, big city lights at night… The world is a beautiful place and there’s a hell of a lot of it out there.
But beauty can be found in all …

[ Written by Alex | 11 May 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

I used to think only a small and insignificant handful of things could successfully drag me away from the beautiful beaches of South East Asia. Sizzling street food… Half price cocktails… Some sweet reggae music after all of the above… But it turns out I’m also a sucker for a bloody good temple. Not to be confused with a Shirley Temple. They’re rubbish.
My fascination with temples probably started when I …

[ Written by Alex | 12 Apr 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

It’s no surprise to me the streets of Japan are paved with cute… And here’s the categorical proof. The past few years have seen Japanese photographer S. Morita collecting a rather unusual set of arty images – manhole covers. Yes, strange as it may seem, I have fallen in love with the manhole covers of Japan. Now before you roll your eyes and check to see if I’m writing this …

[ Written by Alex | 8 Apr 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

They say some are born travellers. Some achieve travel. And some have travelling thrust upon them. Or words to that effect, I’m sure. And so, to the latter category must belong Tippi Degré, a little girl who spent the first, incredible ten years of her life growing up in the wilds of Africa.
Born in Namibia in 1990, the daughter of French, freelance wildlife photographer and film-maker parents, Tippi experienced a …

[ Written by Alex | 13 Mar 2014 | 7 Comments | ]