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The lazy girl's guide to keeping fit when traveling

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I'm not going to lie, when thinking about top tips for keeping fit when traveling, I caught myself thinking: 'Would I actually freaking do this?' Would I put time aside to condition and tone my body, instead of floating on my back in a sea? Would I go for a run when dealing with jetlag (or tropical humid heat). Would I find time to salute the sun when it's e[...]

Solo Adventures in the South of France on a Bicycle

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I’m old enough to remember when I first acquired dial-up internet and my new Nokia 3210 was the best thing since sliced bread; and ever since then life has been a whole lot easier. Much like most millennials, I rely on technology to do just about everything from ordering my next hot meal to answering burning questions like whether starfish have eyes. But som[...]

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Copenhagen

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While Asia might have exotic cultures and the Americas have untouched landscapes, you can't deny that Europe does cities the best. It's that perfect mix of beautiful old architecture, vibrant modern cultures and incredible food. I love exploring European cities and each and every one seems to offer something different and unique. My recent trip to Copenha[...]

7 Reasons to travel Chilean Patagonia by Bike

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“Vos sos Holandesa?” asked the 89-year-old Chilean caballero over and over again during our stay. My partner and I just passed his house when we realized that we weren’t going to make it to our planned destination, Hornopirén. We felt like we had walked to Mecca and back (in reality we had cycled 40 kilometres, in the mountains, on an unpaved road), [...]

Chiang Mai: Thailand's Rose of the North

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Here at Travelettes, our love for Thailand is undying and forever more. Sorry to sound pretty gushy about that country, but it’s definitely a fav of ours. Sure, there’s Bangkok with Khao San Road and its never-ending bustling fun; sure, there’s the sandy partying of the southern islands; but how about some northern culture in the serene and stunning city of [...]

Janapar - Tom Allen's trip of a lifetime

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Every now and then we'll develop a bit of a crush on one of those studly adventurers who go out in the world, not just traveling like normal people would but walking across continents, kayaking across oceans or swimming along rivers. Most of you have probably heard of Bear Grylls, who's the extreme (and may I add extremely handsome) version of that guy but t[...]

Bike ride through Assisi

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a fairytale? You know, the kind where all girls get to be princesses and all guys are handsome knights who go hunting out in the forest while the princesses meet for tea-parties and braid hairbands made of flowers? That sounds silly, you might say and yet I bet at one moment in your life (which y[...]

Tweed Ride: The world's most stylish bike ride

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Tweed Ride. Sounds quite enigmatic doesn’t it? Well, it’s pretty much what it says on the tin: people dressed in tweed riding around on bikes. This group bicycle ride began in London where participants were to dress in traditional British cycling attire on vintage classic bicycles to embrace the spirit of the old days and the fashionable vintage era of tr[...]

Critical Mass - Worldwide Social Biking Event

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When my friend asked me if I would like to join 'Critical Maths' where a bunch of 'psychists' (probably a fancy English word for psychologists?) meet every last friday evening of the month, I was skeptical. What would I do there? I haven't had any proper math classes since my graduation and frankly, I could think of better ways to spend my Friday evening. A [...]

A Weekend Bike Trip up the California Coast

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A few weekends ago I joined a group of 28 excited cyclists on a bike trip up north. My ambitious friend Anya began planning this trip weeks in advance and our numbers grew and grew until the date. We started in San Francisco and traveled about 35 miles to Samuel P Taylor State Park. The way was filled with flat tires, long lunches and water breaks, and some [...]

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