Author archives: Alex

The Travelettes Itinerary: How to spend One Month in the Philippines

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Last year, my big travel highlight was spending a few weeks in the beautiful Philippines… and we predict that the popularity of this stunning Asian destination is set to rise. Asia is popular with independent travellers the world over for a number of reasons: the food, the culture, the paradise beaches - check out my 10 reasons to go backpacking in South Eas[...]

7 Female Instagrammers to Inspire your 2016 Travels

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I was something of a latecomer to Instagram, but these days it is far and away my favourite social media. Paired with a love of travel, it’s pretty much a match made in heaven, allowing you a sneak glimpse into fabulous destinations around the world. In fact, whenever I am feeling a bit uninspired about life (which always seems to happen around January when [...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Day 15: Vienna tour, camera and messenger bag

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Congratulations Mela on winning yesterday's door 14 and with it a wonderful 2 night stay at the beautiful Relais del Maro hotel in Italy! Day 16 of our month of Christmas giveaways and the gifts are still coming thick and fast. Any concerns that Santa won’t be delivering the loot you are hoping for? Take matters into your own hands and enter today to be i[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Day 14: Hotel Relais del Maro in Italy

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We are happy to announce that Wan Ying will take home yesterday's amazing prize of 2 nights at the stunning Negresco Hotel in Nice as well as 2 tickets to take part in the Pop in the City race! An additional pair of tickets to the race go to Dorota! Didn't win yet? Do not fret, we have 11 more awesome give-aways to go and they will only get bigger and bet[...]

How to do a luxury English country weekend

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I’ve been treated to a few beautiful sights in my travels. Sunsets painting the sky with fire in Indonesia. A thundering waterfall oasis in Thailand. Vibrant underwater kingdoms in Honduras. But as much as these memories have touched my heart and as much as I know there is so much more to discover, sometimes I catch a glimpse of a sight here in England that [...]

The budget backpacker’s bucket list

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The best things in life are free… or are they? Plane tickets certainly aren’t, and for all you would-be travellers out there that simply don’t have the funds to splash out on a big trip abroad, I’m guessing that cash flow certainly ranks as one of the number one obstacles to making your travel dreams a reality. But travelling overseas doesn’t necessarily [...]

5 things to love about Lisbon

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The days are getting longer already here in the UK, and there’s a definite crisp chill in the air. Yep, it looks like Autumn is here again! Fare thee well summer! It’s not all bad news of course - the trees look awful pretty at this time of year, it’s a good excuse to start adding to our winter wardrobe and surely it can’t be too much longer before we are we[...]

Falling in Love with Fethiye

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The first real glimpse we have of Fethiye, during our trip to Turkey, is from above. A patchwork blanket of terracotta-coloured rooftops spreads out before us, the high-shine domes of mosques and the odd satellite dish winking in the dazzling sun. In the distance, the glittering sea provides a suitably epic backdrop, dotted with picturesque islands rising up[...]

A Cruise on the Dalyan River

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Last month, I was lucky enough to go on a wonderful honeymoon. Even though I’m not married. Now, before you start thinking I crashed some poor, hapless soul's first few weeks of wedded bliss, ("Hi guys, where are we sleeping?") let me quickly explain! A dear friend of mine has had a pretty crap year and to cut a long story short, her honeymoon to Turkey was [...]

Boracay - An Island Paradise

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The first thing you notice about Boracay is the colour. Cerulean skies sink into seas that are fifty shades of blue and green, fringed by milk-white, velvet sands. If paradise printed postcards, surely they would look a little something like this? Although I’ve been lucky enough to travel many parts of Asia, the Philippines have always eluded me. Mayb[...]