Category archives: Must do's

Sand-tastic! The Sand Sculpture Festival in Brighton

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As one of the few Travelettes that is permanently travelling (aka homeless with a suitcase) and the girl who wrote this post about being a world travelling digital nomad, it was somewhat of a shock to end up back in Britain for a few months for a few different reasons (not least, I'm an Auntie for the first time, yay!). It's even stranger that my current[...]

Walking the longest portico in the world in Bologna

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I don't believe that moments of happiness lose sweetness over time and when I recently found some photos of my walk up the Portico di San Luca in Bologna last year I was reminded of this. Back came the happy memories of  a warm day in May last year, the peace and quiet of escaping a city centre, the gentle nods to those who passed me by and the thrill from p[...]

Queen of the Snow Castle for a day in Kemi, Finland

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  Fairy tales are hard stories to forget. It's easy to see why with all of those pretty princesses, the grand castles, the knights in shining armour and of course there's always a handsome prince with great hair dishing out life-saving snogs. All those tales we are told by story books and Disney, they stay with us. Even now, when I am almost certain [...]

5 Pointz - the heart of street art in NYC

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New York is a city of superlatives – a place where everything is considered bigger, better, and brighter. It's no surprise the city is home to one of the largest street art collections in the world: 5 Pointz. While graffiti and New York may be associated with dark backstreets somewhere deep in the Bronx, this world famous street art Mecca is located in an ol[...]

Ice-dipping in Ylläs, Finnish Lapland

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"Are you crazy?" he asked me. It's not unusual for my boyfriend to ask me this so I ignored him and carried on getting ready, wondering what to take with me even though all I'd been firmly advised to bring was "just a towel". "You don't have to go," he suggested gently and I stopped rolling up my "just a towel" and turned to him before putting my coat[...]

Where Neon City rests its Bones

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When visitors think of Las Vegas, naturally everything glitz and glamour will spring to their mind: streets lined with posh hotels, world-famous show attractions, and 24-hour nightlife. Towering above the crowds, billboards and high-tech video screens in colorful hues vie for the stunned visitor's attention. And yet, one of the world's most famous old-fashio[...]

5 great things to do in London

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Don’t be tempted to think that you’ve seen it all when it comes to capital cities like London. I’ve only ever spent short stays there, but each time I fall a little bit more in love with this city of Cockneys, cabbies, bagels, drizzle and best friends. Whether it’s cocktails or culture you’re after, here’s a top 5 that will guarantee a memorable time spent i[...]

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs

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When I first visited Weeki Wachee Springs, I was seven years old and immediately fascinated with the place. I don't quite remember the beautiful scenery, the palm trees, and the crystal clear water in detail but what really amazed me were the Weeki Wachee mermaids who dove in the spring and performed effortlessly on the underwater stage. They seemed perfectl[...]

10 reasons to go to Montreal

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The switching from English to French mid sentence, the knowledge that there is a secret city underneath my feet, an all-night market and a whole area of the city dedicated to festivals; there can be no denying that there was something truly special about Montreal. Indeed the city left a lasting impression on me thanks to its eclectic neighbourhoods, its cycl[...]

Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift in Glasgow

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Christmas is associated with glowing lights, warmth, and friendliness. And during modern times to a growing extent also with last minute shopping sprees and crowded malls. Looking for a bit of  everything? You've come to the right place. In case you're not yet feeling christmassy at this time of year, begin your Glasgow tour at George Square. Located [...]