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Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

6 months ago, I got ready for one of the biggest steps in my life: moving to Glasgow, Scotland for at least one year to work on my master’s degree and hopefully launch a successful career as a freelance journalist. I wanted to study in an Anglophone country, but take it slowly and not move to far away from my family (and my possessions stored away on attics in both, …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Mar 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Finding the perfect piece of luggage is a bit of a trial and error affair. We’ve all been seduced by fancy looks over functionality. We’ve all thought we’ve invested in a bag that would ‘last a lifetime’, only to find that two weeks of hauling around on buses/trains/planes has caused it to split right at the wrong time. We’ve all wanted to have the perfect bag that would apply to …

[ Written by Sophie | 3 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

With images of wooden jungle cabins, untouched beaches and wild animals roaming free, the word “eco-tourism” resonates with my memories of Costa Rica like no other. Never before have I traveled a place where ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY was written across nearly everything: car rental companies, back country lodges, traditional restaurants, tour agencies and yes, even luxurious beach resorts. Costa Rica is a popular holiday destination for thousands of tourists and explorers …

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Feb 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

I love to travel, so please don’t let the title of this post make you think otherwise! But if you’re a traveller who tends to take fatty chunks of time off to live the life of a backpacking nomad, you’ll understand that sometimes it can get to the point where you can feel, in your gut, that it is just time to go home. And hey, that’s ok! I remember …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Feb 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

In addition to the breathtaking landscapes, cute mountain villages, local festivals and great gastronomy, the Pyrenees can offer a lot to an adrenaline junky or one with a thirst for the slightly crazy. Often overlooked in favour of their bigger neighbours, the Alps, the Pyrenees offer as good a variety of sports (including good skiing in the winter) but without the huge numbers of tourists or hefty price tags that come …

[ Written by guest | 13 Feb 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

“Easy girls”, I hear Tim’s voice from the front. He doesn’t mean me, of course, but the two mule mares drawing the coach I am on. Earlier that day a two-hour truck drive brought me from Banff to the Bighorn camp-ground on the edge of Banff National Park, Alberta. I was about to gather my first WWOOFing experience, leaving behind electricity, running water, phone reception and lazy days lying in. …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

The summer in Australia is raging hard, fast and hot at the moment. The beauty of the glorious Aussie summer brings the stereotypical care-free and sunshine drenched beach lifestyle, but there’s no time to beach bum around. With the temperatures soaring, don’t waste time lying on the beach topping up your tan. Get involved with the hundreds of water adventures available and indulge your inner explorer with some out-of-this–world underwater …

[ Written by Sophie | 8 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

One of the reasons I keep coming back to Sydney, Australia, is its unique way of balancing urban life and nature: with its stunning coastline, vast parks and secret hideaways, Sydney doesn’t make me feel oppressed the way other metropolises do. Sometimes, though, it feels good to get properly, completely out of the city—and spend some time surrounded by nothing but Australia’s exuberant wilderness.
Getting around this continent of prodigious dimensions without a …

[ Written by Marie C | 4 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don’t build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice.

It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice castle, had wanted to create an ice rink in …

[ Written by guest | 3 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]