Beaches

Paddle around the pier - Brighton's biggest party

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Sunshine seems to be quite rare this summer. This is why we should enjoy every sunny day and make the best out of it. And what makes a day be better than relaxing at the beach or getting involved in some outdoor activities such as skating, surfing or listening to some good music? Only one hour away from London you can find the cosy town of Brighton, which o[...]

Exploring Egypt: Peace & Quiet in Ras Shaitan

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Travelling is fun, exciting and eye-opening. However, at times it can also be very, very exhausting. So what do you do when you're halfway through your holidays and realize you can't possibly spend another day trapped in a car that seems too small, while the weather is too hot and the journey too long? When my friends and I recently embarked on a road tri[...]

La Paz, Mexico - Palm Trees, Ice Cream and Dolphins

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Baja California, Mexico's Southern extension of the American California not just geographically quite the opposite of its American counterpart. It consist to large parts of dry, fruitless land with the reputably lawless Tijuana in the North and the touristy, soulless resort town of Cabo in the South. The latter was probably my least favorite place in Mexico,[...]

Dear Caribbean Sea

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It has not even been a year and my heart already longs for you again. You are beautiful, you are calm, you have a lot to offer, you gave me warmth and confidence. Thinking of you, fills me with wonderful thoughts of sunny days, turquoise water miracles, long white sandy beaches and never-ending romantic summer nights. I fell in love with you the very seco[...]

Romance overload - Sunset in La Paz, Mexico

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I traveled through about 15 cities all over Mexico and because it was the month of March, I encountered delightful, yes perfect weather, almost everywhere I went. Not too hot, not too cold - just right. La Paz was the exeption. I stepped out of the bus and was hit with a hammer of heat. It was so hot that even the cab ride with 4 open windows didn't feel the[...]

Poland's best-kept secret: Hel

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Looking for a fabulous summer getaway that your budget can afford - yet fed up with crowded beaches that look like this...? When planning a relaxing beach holiday in Europe, you don't need to limit your options to the usual Mediterranean tourist destinations. Think outside the box, think... Poland! Hel is the name of a peninsula in Northern Poland [...]

Playa del Carmen - holidaying by the book

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Imagine this scene: you've been backpacking all over, you've gone to pittoresque little towns, signed up for 3-day hiking tours to see indigenous people and unique rock formations, you took a million photos of mountains and waterfalls and nature and you've had all the street food one can possibly try. And now imagine that after all these adventures you arriv[...]

Music and beach life - Super Rock Super Bock Festival

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As the summer is getting closer, so is the festival period. With so many great festival around Europe, festival passes and plane tickets must be booked soon. This is how my summer started out last year: Take a few of my favorite bands, a beautiful beach, a handful of good friends and cold beer - and you have the perfect festival experience. A weekend of musi[...]

Semuc Champey: a picture-perfect oasis

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Blue water fountains, beautiful flowers, colourful butterflies and singing birds - that‘s how I've always imagined paradise. And one day, my idea of paradise became reality. I had been in Guatemala for about a month when we decided to take a trip to Semuc Champey - a natural resort with lots of stunning pools and ponds. photo via trek earth The turquoi[...]

Slice of paradise - Tulum

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Just a few days into my trip to Mexico, I decided to fly to Cancun, from where I would be heading south to Playa del Carmen, a lovely, yet touristy little town right by the lovely Caribbean ocean. Beaches here were pretty darn nice, but I had heard that nearby Tulum was the real attraction when it came to sand, water and palm trees. We took a collecti[...]