Tags archives: beauty

9 Travel Bloggers Spill their Beauty Secrets

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While some people can't wait to go on a holiday, wear Thai pants all day and stop spending half an hour styling their hair each morning, others want to keep up a minimum baseline of styling and make-up throughout their adventures. While there's nothing wrong with relaxing your routines in terms of appearance (and a trekking trip to the Himalayas might not be[...]

La Vie En Rose: How a Trip to Monaco Changed my Life

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'Isn't there a song about this? I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses... who is it by?', one of the other bloggers asks. 'It's Bon Jovi', I reply without hesitation. 'Now that answer came a bit too fast.' And that's how quickly you share your guilty pleasures with almost strangers when you're stimulated by fragrant roses (and a bit of rose wine)... I wou[...]

Fashionable Travel-Hacks that won't hurt your Budget

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After we reposted Katja's article on How to be cool while traveling, we received some requests from readers looking to maximize their wardrobe, within the confines of budget and baggage restrictions. The Travelettes came together and discussed our best tips for looking good on the road, but packing light, avoiding those lame checked baggage fees. Here ar[...]

How to survive an authentic hammam

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In a hammam the Moroccans not only say goodbye to dirt and dry skin, but the inhibitions of everyday life outside. Sounds like an oasis of peace, soap bubbles and relaxation? Not quite - you literally need to have a thick skin there! “Watch out, watch out”, a man with a turquoise hood tries to find his way through the narrow streets. He’s sitting on a[...]

Hotels We Love: Palácio do Freixo in Porto

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"When I grow up, I'm going to be a princess and live in a big palace..." a little girl once said to a curious enquirer. Twenty-five years later, in November 2013, that little girl had grown up and her wish was granted in Porto, Portugal, of all places. At least it was granted for three nights. But those three nights were enough thanks to the luxury[...]

Meshu: turn your travels into beautiful jewellery

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Have you ever heard of Meshu? If you love travel, jewellery and unique momentos then it’s about time you did. Returning from travels is bound to leave you feeling a bit blue. The memories will last forever, but what happens if you want to have a visible (and pretty) reminder? Fancy wearing your travels on your sleeve? Or perhaps you would prefer to have it a[...]

World's Best Beaches - Koh Racha, Thailand

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Nowadays the words "unspoilt beach", "white sand" and "clear blue sea" don't always go together, especially when the sentence also includes the country "Thailand" where although the beaches remain stunning and paradise like, they are far from undiscovered or out of this world. That was until I took a speedboat to Koh Racha Yai from the busy and bustli[...]

Lighting up the Night Sea

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Have you ever heard of the fluorescent plankton that lurks out in deep waters? The kind that lights up and glitters when you move through the water? To those who haven’t it may sound like some exotic magical occurrence, and even though I had vaguely heard of it, I had never quite fathomed what it would look like. But lo and behold, on my recent trip to Thail[...]

Restaurants we like: Μelenio in Oía, Santorini

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For some people, the adage 'it's not what you do, it's who you're with' rings true. Whilst in general I whole heartedly agree, when it comes to cafés I much prefer the saying 'it's not who you're with, it's the view you have'. I could quite happily while away the day sitting alone in a café as long as I have something good to look at (and I don't mean an att[...]

The Little People Project

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“Abandoning Little People on the Streets since 2006” is the project's slogan, which is pretty mysterious and intriguing… but when you begin exploring this little blog, The Little People Project, the adorable art and photography that take the miniature figures around the world is captivating and you can soon lose a good couple of hours trawling through the ar[...]