Tags archives: active-holidays

Learn to surf with Planet Surf Camp, Fuerteventura

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Hands up who can surf? If you’ve raised your hand then you will probably find this story of true novices an entertaining read. For those who are well-experienced with this physically intense and incredible balancing act of surfing, try remember back to your true beginner stages where you encountered more waves on your head and in your face, rather than under[...]

Getting in Shape in Belek, Turkey

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Remember how I told you about the changes I’ve made to my exercising routine whilst traveling? (The secret is to actually start having one.) Well, this time I went to a trip specifically to exercise and to try as many new ways to tease my muscles as possible. And guess what? I came back feeling a hundred times more refreshed, active and centered than in any [...]

Planning a Hiking trip to Stolsheimen, Norway

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I genuinely believe that hiking in Norway is one of the best things a human being could possibly do on a long weekend. Walking through, wait for it, 50 shades of green for hours and hours, armed with a map, a bottle of water and a camera, and then finally arriving at the hut completely exhausted, you will feel like you've just discovered a whole new level of[...]

Exploring Nice with Pop in the City, the ultimate urban adventure race for women

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Women can do amazing things - they can beat the odds and fly across the Atlantic like Amelia Earhart in 1928, or sail around the world on their own like teenager Laura Dekker, or adopt 40+ children off the streets of Nepal to give them a home like Maggie Doyne. They can change our perception of the world with their films or art, they can fight sexism by broa[...]

Wellness holidays in Ladis, Austria

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If you start researching the region Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis in the south of Tyrol in Austria, you will inevitably find out that it is a year-round paradise for families with young children. There are regional child-care clubs, family-friendly activities, amusement rides, kids hotels and so on. When I accepted an invitation to visit the area and typed the name[...]

Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt

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From a young age, I’ve always had a deep curiosity for the country of Egypt. A place steeped with such infinite history, exotic legends and myths, strolling camels, rolling deserts, enigmatic pyramids and impressive temples is sure to capture any imagination, and after avidly watching Indiana Jones in my youth, Egypt solidified as a place of beauty and magic[...]

How to do an active holiday in South Tyrol

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“Waterfall? No one said anything about a waterfall before.” My heart skipped a beat and my already compressed chest trapped in a neoprene suit felt even worse. I was sitting in a rafting boat with a group of people who had (like me) never done this before. With only 30 minutes to go on our tour we thought the worst was already over when they made us jump int[...]

The Scottish Highlands: In Heels and Hiking Boots

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Born in landlocked Austria the sea and all countries with a long coastline have always fascinated me. Family holidays to Greece were the highlight of my childhood, but trips to the islands of Denmark and a cruise along the Norwegian coast consolidated my love for the Northern shores. Ever since I graduated from high school Scotland has been my dream - the lu[...]

Sea Kayaking for Beginners

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Lately, I have been telling you a lot about the unpredictability of the Scottish weather and how to get used to it. Ironically, lately I was proven wrong by consecutive sunshine, but no way to enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, I love playing outside in the sun - just I could not do that, all tangled up in end of term deadlines and library sessions. I could not w[...]

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