Adventure Travel

Surfing in England - Lessons from a Pro

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There’s nothing like paddling out in the salty seawater, knowing that you can leave all your daily stress behind. Your mind is focused on one thing only: riding down the perfect wave. All the fear, exhaustion and tiredness that you have felt suddenly turns into energy, strength and motivation, welcoming you to life - the life. Summer is over and so is su[...]

5 active summer holidays

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  Laying in the sun on a beautiful beach, hour after hour? What might sound like paradise to some people, to me is torture. Give me a surfboard, a pair of running shoes, a yoga mat and a bike and I will have the time of my life. This is why I never went on a classical package holiday, and I would probably bore my ass off, if I ever went. The advantag[...]

River Surfing

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Let us begin this article with a little analysis of this photo. Does anything look unusual to you here? Maybe the trees? Looks like a forest? Even like a river? But surfing on a river? I don't know about you, but this came as a big news to me when I first heard about it from a friend last week. The photo was taken in Munich, at a small, man-made river [...]

Sandboarding in the Desert

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I'm super passionate about all sports that involve a board, so it comes at no surprise that I regularly find myself standing on a surf-, skate- or snowboard. So when I heard about the possibility of sandboarding in Peru, I was more than excited to try it out. Without any second thoughts I found myself in the desert oasis of Huacachinas, in South-West Peru, j[...]

The History of Surfing

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I don't need to tell you that surfing is an extremely intense and exhausting sport. It involves pretty much every part of the body, not rarely resulting in a nice physical shape as shown by the gentleman below. I do admit, that is also the reason why I sometimes just hang around beaches to watch the surfers catch their waves (and something tells me I'm no[...]

Snuba diving

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Have you ever heard of snuba-diving? If you thought I've confused the C for an N here (as in scuba), you thought wrong. The word Snuba is composed of the two words snorkel and scuba. And that's pretty much what it is, something in between the two. Snuba divers use also swimfins, a diving mask, harness, regulator and weights as in scuba diving. Pretty much[...]

Sailing the Seven Seas

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Most girls' idea of luxury travel would be flying first class, or being chauffer driven in some fancy sports car - well, not for this Travelette! Having taken inspiration from the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, I recently embarked on a little mini trip from England to Belgium by … you guessed it …. by boat! I was a little nervous about sailing, b[...]

Surviving the whaleshark

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Swimming with sharks? Or whales? Or both? I achieved what seems impossible- I have been swimming with Whalesharks. My summer travels started in Guatemala, continued to Belize and finished in Mexico. As soon as I crossed the border from Belize to Mexico I heard nothing else, but the word “whaleshark”. Everyone was talking about their unique experience with[...]

Beginning to surf

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I always dreamed about learning to surf, and found it such an attractive sport, but coming from the cold north, snowboarding (and a short-lived attempt to be a skater girl as a teenager) came first. Now that I call Lisbon my new home town, however, I finally started surfing and it is definitely my new favourite lifestyle. Just sitting on your board waitin[...]

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