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Lana - a slice of paradise in the heart of South Tyrol

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Gorgeous sunny weather, stunning nature, incredible food, luxurious hotels, friendly locals. I'd say these are the five pillars that any wonderful holiday is based on. Added bonus points for great wine and lots of things to do. South Tyrol is exactly that to me which is why I keep going back nearly every year. It's Europe at its best because it effortlessly [...]

Hotels we love: The Arosea in South Tyrol

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We've all been there. Life gets hectic, time gets short, the to-do list keeps growing. As a business owner, single mom and city girl I know this all too well. Every once and so often things get especially tough and my whole body is aching for some time off. So when the opportunity rolled around to check out the Arosea Life Balance and Nature Hotel in South T[...]

The 10 Amazing Summer Adventure Destinations in Europe

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Hands up if you re a thrill seeker!!! If the thought of a pure city trip stuffed with museums, attractions and clubbing makes you shudder as much as me, this is a post for you. I love adventure and try to incorporate at least some outdoor activities on any trip I do. I could not stand the idea of ticking off a new destination and not see some beautiful count[...]

The Family Hotel in South Tyrol that everyone is talking about

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Had you asked me a few years ago whether I would one day be keen to travel to a family hotel, I would have probably reacted with disbelief. But then life happened and I became a mom and it's true what they say: when the kids are happy, the parents are happy! That's definitely true for me, so if I can provide my little guy with the holiday of a lifetime that [...]

Exploring Sichuan - 10 reasons to travel the South-West of China

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A lot of peoples’ first thoughts towards China go to megacities like Hong Kong or Peking. They picture big crowds alit by the glimmer of neon, a buzzing economy, a faster and harder pace; Piles of concrete, big malls, tiny houses, colourful commercials, and… well chop sticks? And of course this is China, a vibrant place full of extremes and contestations[...]

5 reasons to try long distance hiking

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When I embarked on my first long distance walk last summer in Scotland, I was confident it would be a great experience. I had been climbing mountains since I was a little girl, had recently (almost) reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and had a pair of hiking boots my feet seemed to love. I had signed up for four days in the Scottish Highlands, walking alon[...]

The Travelettes Guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal

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In order to go trekking in the Himalayas you don't necessarily have to book a tour through an agency way in advance - you can in fact also arrange everything spontaneously in Kathmandu. This guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal is full of tips to ensure that your trekking experience has only positive impact on you, the locals in Nepal and t[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Ladakh, India: The Epitome of Himalayan Scenic Beauty

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Modern life can sometimes feel like running on a treadmill until you get a chance to gasp for breath, but a little quality time in the lap of the serene Himalayas can help you rediscover inner peace. This was the choice I made; trading my laptop for a backpack, I boarded a flight to a place where your shadow is your only companion: Ladakh, India.  My trav[...]