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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 [...]

How to spend 24 hours in London

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The first time I visited London was on a stop-over from Australia to Rome and I had a measly 24 hours to explore the city. My quick stay consisted of frantically moving from one tourist attraction to the next in an attempt to jam as much into my one day in London as I possibly could. I left feeling overwhelmed and deflated, crushed by the hectic pulse of the[...]

15 great things to do in Mauritius

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Before recently traveling to Mauritius for the first time I always assumed it was just one of those incredibly beautiful island destinations that didn't really have much to offer apart from luxury hotels and some water activities. However, having spent 3 weeks on the island I had to quickly realise that I couldn't have been more wrong - there is so much to d[...]

19 little things that made me fall in love with SALT Resort, Mauritius

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"Salt enhances everything", the PR lady at Salt Resort in Mauritius tells me, as I ask her about the meaning behind the unusual name and I immediately see the connection. Within minutes of arrival SALT resort has enhanced my Mauritius trip by a mile and my four days here were the perfect ending of 3 weeks spent on the island in the Indian Ocean. SALT [...]

The Travelettes guide to Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Oh Amsterdam, how’d you get so beautiful? I ask myself this every morning. I’ve not always lived inner city, but oh boy, have I ended up in a good one. Just the other day I was walking down the canal side and overheard a man on his phone describing Amsterdam as ‘a mix of Venice and San Francisco’. Now, I’ve been to a lot of cities, but I don’t yet[...]

A Lesson in Dorm Sex Etiquette

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We’ve all been there, right? It’s 3.00am, and that pretentious fool with the guitar and dreadlocks is looking like a pretty great idea from across the beer pong table. We’re only animals, after all. A hot topic of debate amongst the backpackers of the world: is it okay to have sex with someone in shared a dorm room? And how, if possible, does one even[...]

Cruise Confessions (Part One)

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When I was 16, my mom broke the news at the dinner table that we’d be going on a European cruise with her extended family, and I was convinced it was April Fool’s Day. We weren’t “cruise people.” My entire childhood was filled with trips to the jungles of Costa Rica and skiing the Rocky Mountains. We were a family of outdoorsy adventurers, not fluorescent ca[...]

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