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The ultimate adrenaline rush at Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Caving, spelunking, subterranean exploring, slithering around rocks, getting lost in the dark; call it what you like, exploring caves makes for a pretty good adventure! But if you think you know caving then think again, my friends. Head into the depths of North Wales and experience something that will truly blow your socks off… and your helmet and your attra[...]

10 Ways to do Summer right

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Today I want to talk about the weather. Not something I usually do unless I'm getting sucked into awkward small talk or I'm cold. Which, truth to be told, I am about 97% of the time since I moved from Cape Town to Hamburg. Exceptions are when I am at Bikram yoga or wearing my wetsuit. But today I want to talk about a different kind of weather as we have a he[...]

How to throw a Bachelorette party in Charleston

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I have fond memories of my time spent in Charleston, South Carolina – it was only befitting that I return there to plan my friend Lindsey’s Bachelorette party. My college friends and I have a very special bond, and even though we live in different parts of the world, Charleston is a place that can always bring us together. But this happened to be the first t[...]

What your holiday accommodation says about you

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Travelling with friends or partners for the first time can be quite a big deal - every person has their own rhythm, their own intentions to travel, their own dos and don'ts. It can be challenging to find a common denominator and agree on compromises when needed. Travelling together can make of break a relationship, but even a year-old friendship. Still I lov[...]

Exploring Nice with Pop in the City

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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[...]

Adrenalin rushes in Kössen, Austria

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“Are you ready?”, I heard him say right into my ear. “Yes,” I say. NO, I think – but what can you do. Slowly I start walking forwards. Suddenly a heavy weight pulls me back and forces me to stop. “And now run,” he shouts from the back. I do as I'm told – and as any woman would do when pilot Dreamy Eyes commands. Left, right, left, right; at the next step my [...]

Why I love to travel with the girls

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They say your friends are the family you choose and if that’s the case, I’m more than happy to take all the credit for the family I’ve built around me and in particular, the girls I've welcomed into my life. My female friendships have always held a special place in my heart. Good girlfriends will see us at our best and worst, will laugh and cry with us, will[...]

12 ½ tips to travel like the devil in Prada

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I’m an innate planner, sometimes to a fault. The amount of research I spend on routes, hotels, places to eat and shop and be merry, is actually insane when I think about it. While I do that with the intention to have the best possible trip, I will admit that I am generally a bit of a control freak and I enjoy it too. Planning a trip is half the fun for me no[...]

#DailyTravelette Instagram Challenge - Recap #2

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Summertime Blues couldn't have been more of a fitting theme for day 30 of our #DailyTravelette Instagram challenge, as we all sure felt a bit blue to finish up our summer 2014 challenge! This month has passed by in a blur of amazing images snapped around the world, inspirational scenes of adventure, evocative scenes from your everyday lives and creative shot[...]

The Travelettes Instagram Challenge - July 2014

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It's here! For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, summer is officially here. Along with the new season come promises of hot days, chilled drinks, pool fights, nature adventures, spontaneous road-trips, shoes-and-pants-optional, enjoying the last bits of light with friends around endless barbecues... and travel! travel! travel! The days ahead are some[...]