Travel Prep

Pro's and Con's for high season mini-breaks

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Hey Travelettes As one of the 4 or 5 people who did not leave the city over Easter, I was left with plenty of free to time to think about whether mini-breaks during high season (spells: a time when EVERYONE is going away, traveling somewhere) are good or bad. Here are first results of what my brain spit out: pro's: - mini-breaks are like sex. eve[...]

Tips for legitimately traveling LIGHT.

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Okay, let's be honest here. We've heard the screams or semi-pleasant whispers of, "less is more," and I KNOW that you probably claim to believe it, to the hilt, every day of your life. EXCEPT for when it's time to pack for a series of semi-short trips smooshed into a big, long trip. This applies particularly when you know you will be staying in a foreign pla[...]

City Travel - packing for NYC

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I love big cities. Having grown up in a town too small for my ambition I have spent the last 10 years of my life living in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and various other capitols of the world. Obviously I have closely observed the fashion trends in each of those cities and will try to give you a good clue which sort of outfits are "very Paris", "v[...]

Saying goodbye isn't easy (unless you do it drinking punch and wearing costumes)

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I don't think I could have timed it more perfectly: my last weekend in England and an American Apparel hosted Halloween Burlesque night in Bristol?! Hell yes. Talk about a Bon Voyage party in style! It was the perfect opportunity to scrap together some family and friends, dress up, hit the bottle and paint the town blood red. The timing of  a great night an[...]

It's the final countdown.

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Today, at precisely 4pm, I lifted a delicious glass of wine with my poor injection riddled arm (vaccine-galore) to toast to Thailand. I have finally finished my last week at work after massively stressful times of having to call about thirty women to book appointments due to a postal strike. Talk about the perfect farewell week at my hospital administration [...]

The Eleventh Commandment

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‘Thou Shalt Pick Thy Travelling Partner Carefully’ Let me introduce my friend Alicé. Assuming I make it through the two months travelling alone in Thailand, I’ll be meeting up with this light-haired lass in Kuala Lumpur in the new year. Originally, we were going to be travelling together for the whole adventure with added trips to Vietnam, Cambodia and L[...]

Quit one life, plan another

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‘To Whom it may Concern, I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this establishment over the past few months. Everyone has been very kind and welcoming, however I would like to take this opportunity to give in my notice. I’m getting the hell out of England, enjoy the office – bye!’ Ok, the last sentence was a bit of improvisation on my behalf, but yes. Today[...]

'Winter itinerary' or 'How to make europe your oyster'

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It hasn't even been a month since I got back from my 4-week trip around India and Thailand and already the travel bug is itching me again. Luckily winter times are kind when it comes to prices for flights so I went a little overboard and booked not one, not two, but THREE leisure trips over the next few months. November 6-9 London (40 euros with ryanair) [...]

Voulez-vous party avec moi?

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Travel time is party time. You're on vacation, goddammit, have yourself some jolly good fun. Usually, when you're traveling through various cities and countries you won't know what the good places are to go to. This is the one time when checking your guide book probably is not of much help, especially if your taste in bars or clubs doesn't correspond to a[...]