Beaches

Porquerolles, a visual diary

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One upon a time there were two girls who yearned for an island adventure. One where they could walk barefoot along the beach, sip rosé in the afternoon sunshine, chase seagulls and boys with yachts, watch the sun come up and forget the the real world exists. Porquerolles beckoned: The romantic village  filled their hearts and minds as they slowly settled [...]

Diving with Dolphins in Hawaii

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Early Saturday morning my sidekick Kellie and I jumped into her car to drive to the West side of O’ahu, one of the 8 Hawaiian main islands, to a little marina tucked into the corner of a beautiful piece of land. Ko’Olina Marina, first opened in 2000, is home to various catamaran sailboats where guests from nearby resorts come to inquire about snorkel tours a[...]

The Sarojin - a place you can only imagine

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"If you can imagine it, we can make it happen", says Justin and pours us another glass of prosecco as we watch the sunset above the Andaman sea. The entire scenery is completely unreal. Here we are, Bea and I, sitting at a beautiful private beach on gorgeous design beach chairs, set up for us especially to enjoy the sun hit the ocean while the sky turns oran[...]

The Glass Beach: a recycled beauty

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When I was a child, I would look forlornly at the uncomfortable stone and pebble beaches my mum would take me to in England. Trying to sit comfortably would be awkward and painful, and traipsing to the sea shore would require hobbling and limping over spikey rocks. I would amuse myself though by wandering the beach with a sand bucket, choosing pretty pebbles[...]

10 Great Surf Spots along the Atlantic Coast

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I have been waiting all summer long for this moment: sandy beaches,  green sparkling waves, sunshine and hot surfer guys. And finally all those day dreams became true. My friend Leo, who I once met at a surfcamp two years before, invited me out on a roadtrip along the Atlantic Coast. Equipped with a VW camper van, canned food, lots of sun cream and our surf [...]

Dreaming of... The Maldives

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With the weekend coming along and the days growing shorter and colder, inevitably every year at this time I start itching to run away and play on a tropical island. Let me just start out by saying I'm the kind of girl who is perfectly happy (well, content anyways) to rough it a bit. I'd rather stretch out my vacation for months, traveling, eating and sleepin[...]

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[...]