Author archives: Frankie

10 Festivals You Should Go To In 2015

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For me, 2014 was the year of festivals. I went to six in total... and only one of them required wellington boots. In fact, I didn't even sleep in a single tent during all of my festival attending time. Call me boring, but this is exactly the way I like my festivals; with a comfy bed and a warm shower. The reason I attended so many festivals this year was [...]

Around the world in 365 docobites

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I thought that when I saw a photo of the duo behind 365 docobites via the brilliant Humans of Amsterdam Facebook page (which of course is influenced by the mahoosively popular Humans of New York) that was the first time I'd heard of the project. With Debra from Humans of Amsterdam. But a quick navigation around their website and I realised I'd seen som[...]

Your Winter Travel Wishlist, or Why I Love Winter Travel

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We love wishlists, you love wishlists, but does winter travel love wishlists? Does the cold, snow and windy weather lend itself to being explored, enjoyed and embraced? YES, is my confident answer, which is based on many previous winters bringing me some of the best travel experiences I've ever had. While Kathi outlined her winter travel bucket lis[...]

10 Things To Do in Lucca

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Do you remember when I took over the Travelettes' Instagram account and took you all with me to Tuscany for a long and lazy weekend near Lucca at the end of last month? We had fun, didn't we? Alright, I admit it's possible I had more fun than you but hey, you could have been somewhere warmer, sunnier and closer to more delicious foods than a girl can eat [...]

21 More Reasons to Love Rotterdam

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Last year I wrote an article called 21 Reasons to Love Rotterdam. It went a little bit viral, with nearly 4000 shares, 40+ comments, several emails and an invitation from a Rotterdam company asking me to speak at one of their conferences. As a young(ish) British woman living in Amsterdam, but loving Rotterdam from afar, it was a strange experience, bu[...]

The photos of London that inspired a book

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I published my second book, London Eyes, this month and some of you are already reading it. It's hard to explain how that feels. The best description I can come up with is that it's like somebody going through a drawer full of your best underwear. While it feels very personal and invasive, you're also quite proud of your fine silk undies so you don't ac[...]

Hotels We Love: Suitehotel Pincoffs in Rotterdam

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Not many old buildings still stand in the centre of Rotterdam, a city all but flattened by the Second World War, but there are a few. What is spooky is that the ones that remained, standing tall above the rubble, were arguably the most important buildings; the post office and St Lawrence Church in the centre of the city, and over by the water, the port's[...]

11 reasons to visit Ljubljana

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There are a few cities that have sat on my "must visit" list so long that they have changed and in some ways they are no longer the place I thought they were. At the risk of offending my editor and many of you lovely readers, Berlin was one of those cities for me. By the time I visited it was no longer "up and coming"; it had come up as high as it pos[...]

Travelettes Guide to Sailing in Croatia

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Before you go sailing in Croatia, you need to ask yourself one thing: How much do you love the colour blue? You see I thought I loved the colour blue, but I had no idea how much until last week when four other Travelettes and I met up to sail to the islands on the country's Dalmatian coast. I dare say you would have the same realisation should you find yo[...]