Author archives: Jodie

A Lesson in Dorm Sex Etiquette

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We’ve all been there, right? It’s 3.00am, and that pretentious fool with the guitar and dreadlocks is looking like a pretty great idea from across the beer pong table. We’re only animals, after all. A hot topic of debate amongst the backpackers of the world: is it okay to have sex with someone in shared a dorm room? And how, if possible, does one even[...]

City Girls vs. Nature: a dose of olde English charm in the Cotswolds

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The neurotic nature of England’s spring weather means Easter is often a washout - but not this year. While fishermen with bulging tackle boxes caught trains out to the coast, I hightailed it to the ‘burbs. I was joining Girls on Travel - a tour group that connects solo ladies on guided trips, and this one was out to the Cotswolds. Also known as the epice[...]

Brighton's Most Spectacular Viewpoint

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Located on the bustling seafront, the British Airways i360 would perhaps look odd if it were anywhere other than ever-quirky Brighton, South East England. Perhaps the closest some of us might come to real-life UFO experience; the i360 tower is quite the spectacle towering 450 feet above the famous pebble beach, ensconced by a huge shiny doughnut and visi[...]

One Small Step for Barbie, One Giant Leap for Feminism

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Have you ever heard of a little brand called ‘Barbie’? Well, she’s turning 60 this year, and she’s not showing signs of stopping - or ageing, for that matter. But she is showing signs of progress; earlier this year Mattel announced a new licensing agreement with legendary travel behemoth National Geographic, with dolls due for release later this year. And I[...]

10 Ways to Survive a Long Airport Layover

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Personally, I love the airport. I get all excited like a giddy school child and have my little rituals such as drinking overpriced wine to calm my nerves and spending every last bit of currency on foreign candy and Dunkin Donuts. It always amused me what Dom Joly (Britsh comedian and author of The Dark Tourist) said of his airport ritual of parking himse[...]

Visit a Totally Paw-some Charity in Thailand: Lanta Animal Welfare

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On Koh Lanta -a 100% chill little island on Thailand’s Andaman coast- there’s not a whole lot to do aside from frolicking merrily on one of the plentiful beaches, zipping around on a scooter trying to avoid snakes and the occasional goat, and eating - of course. And that’s exactly why it’s popular with low-key tourists who want some respite from the flas[...]

The Real Victims of Fyre Festival: How Not to Travel

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(This post contains information that may be considered “spoilers” for those wanting to watch the Netflix documentary.) If you watch one thing this week, let it be the eagerly-awaited Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (note: I genuinely had this marked on my calendar because fundamentally I’m the kind of person who likes to s[...]

10 Adventurous Pets of Instagram You Need in Your Life

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Before you continue, I’d just like to issue a small warning: the animals mentioned in this post are potentially richer, cuter and more well-travelled then you... and they definitely have more followers. Like any rational person, I like to live vicariously through the Instagram accounts of furry little creatures I come across on the internet. That is t[...]

San Andrés Island: Colombia’s Little Secret

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A little guide, for a little island... As my extended stay in Colombia edged towards a close, I found myself in the same position I had found myself in all too often; desperately trying to squeeze six months worth of activities into two hectic weeks. I had wanted to visit San Andrés Island ever since I’d first heard it mentioned over the clinking of cocktai[...]

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