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Retreat and relax at Orada in south-west Portugal

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As we pulled up by the disused tractor next to the steep, red dirt driveway, which was definitely in the middle of nowhere, we exchanged looks with a slightly nervous gulp. Where the heck were we? And what was this place? We had been on the road for about two hours in Portugal. We’d left Faro’s white heat and hit the road to head up the dusty Alentejo Coa[...]

The truth about WWOOFing in New Zealand

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I don’t know what I was thinking when I signed up for the WWOOF program on my trip to New Zealand. Just the name is a bit off-putting: Willing Workers On Organic Farms sounds a whole lot like rural slavery involving whip-cracking task masters and a diet of tofu and herbs. However the deal is this – you work four to six hours a day in exchange for accommod[...]

Hitra, Norway - no country for old men

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Have you ever felt the need of travelling to Goa or Bali to get that one piece of experience that changes your life? What if I told you that a tiny island in Norway can possibly inspire you to as much or maybe more than those exotic destinations. The island of Hitra was probably the most awe-inspiring and romantic place I have ever been to. On the sec[...]

The Green Holiday

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Growing up in a small town as a child, I never really thought too much about where the vegetables at the supermarket came from. Even though I had spent parts of my holidays in the Norwegian mountains and at the seaside, harvesting my own food was limited to picking berries from bushes and going fishing with my dad. Throughout the years, I've become more and [...]