Author archives: Sophie

Get Lost in the Laneways of Melbourne

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The laneways of Melbourne are a wondrous thing. Embark on a trip into the colourful and bustling CBD of Melbourne, and wander amongst the tall skyscrapers anonymous in the crowds. Look up to the twinkling glass of the swish offices high above your head, look across the road to the heritage facades of the buildings, and keep your eyes peeled for the plethora [...]

Australia's Hottest Spa: Peninsula Hot Springs

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If you make one day trip out of the bustling Australian city of Melbourne, be sure to head down to the Mornington Peninsula and visit the Peninsula Hot Springs. Melbourne is one heck of an exciting city - you can lose yourself in all the laneways and eateries for days on end and before you know it, a few weeks can zip by and you realise that you haven't expl[...]

How to Travel Around a Full-Time Job

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When I tell people that I'm a travel blogger, I usually get confused looks when I go on to say that my full-time job isn't travel blogging. I get the looks coupled with questions, such as, "How do you manage to travel around a full-time job?", "If you have a 9 - 5  job, how do you ever go on any adventures?" and "How can you have the time to travel?". And al[...]

5 Romantic dates to have in Lisbon

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Ah Lisbon! This place fills me with many happy and sunny feelings - it's a place that truly captured my heart during my brief love affair with the city a few months ago. When I went in September, I managed to catch some sweet sweltering heat before the summer bid a sad farewell. The city in all it's hot splendour imprinted it's shabby chic architecture, tile[...]

24 hours in Tallinn, Estonia

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Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a small and quaint city that is stuffed full of brilliant restaurants, cafes, fashion and culture. If you haven't been to Estonia yet, you should seriously consider putting it on your hit list this year or at least duck into the capital's Old Town - even if you only have 24 hours in Tallinn. If you fly to the Baltic[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar: Day 19 - Yacht Trip With Sailing.hr

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A big congrats to Sophia and Veronika and for winning yesterday's prizes! Enjoy your ZenFone Selfie and your leather backpack from Etsy! They were pretty neat prizes, and today we're bringing you an insanely awesome prize! Some may say we're spoiling you? We say that you guys totally deserve it! Today, we're giving away a true experience and it's one whic[...]

Top 10 Instagram Accounts Of Beautiful Cities

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There's nothing I like to do more than to stalk a country that I'm heading to. I like to look them up, see what's going on, have a gander at the buildings, search for any cool bars that I should head to, try smell the food through the screen, get a feel for the style of the city and generally have a good ole nosey at the destination. via @s_saint And of co[...]

Travelettes Calendar: Day 16 - Hotel Haidl-Madl, Germany

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Ho Ho Ho! Congrats Erielle, for winning yesterday's prize, a polawalk through Vienna, a polaroid camera and a messenger bag with an awesome map-print! We're honing in fast to the big day, so we're bringing you yet another giveaway! The festive period is so fun with plenty of food and drink to be had, presents to give, family to visit and general merriment[...]

10 Reasons to visit Bristol this winter

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Bristol is the place to be if you ever venture over to the southwest of England. Many who visit the UK focus on the bustling urban hubs of culture and nightlife, such as London, and may have a glance at somerset (the stunning city of Bath in particular) and the lovely coastline of Cornwall before calling it a day in this southwestern region. But to miss Bris[...]

Would you move abroad for love?

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The thought of moving abroad for love is a terribly exciting and romantic affair, but would you actually do it? It's the ultimate risk taking adventure as you're putting all your eggs in a basket and jetting off to potentially start a life with someone who you have only shared a 'holiday' with, but if you live life without following your heart every now and [...]