Tags archives: island-hopping

How to visit 12 Scottish islands in 2 weeks

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Earlier this year, I counted how many Scottish Islands I had visited since I moved here in 2013. I don't usually count countries, but I thought - to heck with it - and did it anyway. With 790 islands, some inhabited, but many just pure wilderness - there is no way to ever "see them all", and so the counting became about something different than just ticking [...]

Island Hopping around Scotland

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Most people, when they think about island life, see images of tropical islands somewhere in the Pacific or Indian ocean; palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze; sipping on rum cocktails while people/wildlife watching on the beach; digging their toes into the warm sand. But when I think of island life, I envision something slightly different - the serene bea[...]

10 Essential Experiences to have in Chania, Crete

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Greek islands are increasingly popular amongst travelers for their rich cuisine and picturesque landscapes. The largest of them, Crete, oozes gastronomic delights and cultural adventures. On a whim, I took a last-minute vacation (and my first solo trip!) to Chania and discovered its various unconventional corners. Here are ten alternative experiences you don[...]

Exploring Texel Island: The Ultimate Cycle Trip through the Dutch Countryside

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Texel Island is probably the most diverse and beautiful place I've ever seen in the Netherlands - and still very much undiscovered by a lot of people. After spending a weekend on Texel Island  I completely fell in love with it. It's the perfect place for a weekend of cycling and discovering the Netherlands off the beaten track. This is how you get the most o[...]

How Best to Explore the Greek Islands Santorini, Naxos & Amargos

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‘Oh boy, 24 hours on a boat’ - that was my first thought when my partner asked me to go to Greece and travel there by ferry. Why so long? Of course the main reason was that we had a low budget but a hungry heart: we wanted to travel around and see different islands while spending as little money as possible. The only way we could afford to do so was by buyin[...]

How to Travel the Philippines on a Budget

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The Philippines is one of the least visited countries in Southeast Asia, and this is mostly because the archipelagic nation is only accessible by plane. Do not let this stop you though. Getting there will have you realizing that the Philippines is indeed one of the premier travel destinations in the world. You will love that it is great for solo travelers to[...]

A quick guide to island hopping in the Philippines

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A chilly and windswept winter always has us dreaming of far-off exotic destinations, where white sands and palm trees provide the most perfect backdrops. And boy, do I have a lovely place to share with you! Have you ever considered the Philippines for your next trip? If not, have a glance through this quick guide to island hopping in the Philippines and see [...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: How to spend One Month in the Philippines

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Last year, my big travel highlight was spending a few weeks in the beautiful Philippines… and we predict that the popularity of this stunning Asian destination is set to rise. Asia is popular with independent travellers the world over for a number of reasons: the food, the culture, the paradise beaches - check out my 10 reasons to go backpacking in South Eas[...]

How to get the most out of Isla Baru in Cartagena

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Turquoise waters lap lazily on the shore as the warm Caribbean sun starts to lower in the sky. Sun-kissed beach vendors push carts of fresh fruit, fried red snapper and ceviche while backpackers-turned-beach bums sell handwoven bracelets (which I am admittedly a sucker for and quickly buy) to beach goers draped languidly across white plastic chairs and towel[...]

10 Amazing Greek Island Experiences

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Crystal-clear water washing over the pebble beaches, whitewashed houses standing out in the distance, contrasting against the perfectly blue skies… Greek islands don’t need much of an introduction, their beauty is already attracting thousands of visitors each year. And yet, some parts of this picture-perfect paradise don’t get quite enough recognition, while[...]

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