Tags archives: road-trip

Flaming Iguanas: Finding a Road-Conquering Role Model

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I can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Erika Lopez’s Flaming Iguanas in the first place. I must have typed something like "road novels written by awesome hardass women" into Google, and seen it pop up first thing on the results page. Now, there don't seem to be that many classic road novels out there that haven't been committed by a male. And don't ge[...]

Exploring the Hills of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales

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What do you do if you fancy a quick, cheap and little travel in the winter that will help you burn those calories and revitalise that tired winter skin? Well, it must involve a lot of walking, some stunning landscapes, cosy fires and perhaps a splash of red wine. Somewhere in the countryside with a car and great company is pretty much all you need if you fan[...]

How to road trip on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal

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Road trips. Those words immediately conjure thoughts of carefree holidays, following the open road as far as the eye can see, aiming for the horizon with great tunes and not stopping until you stumble upon a gorgeous beach or a river to cool off in. And with the cold of winter setting in for us in the European northern hemisphere, it’s only natural for us to[...]

5 books to read before you hit the roads of North America

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Immense, home of dramatic landscapes, infused with car culture and equipped with an extensive network of highways, America is a country made for road-trips if there ever was one. Its infinite stretches of straight roads have inspired countless young folks to jump behind the wheel, hold out their thumb or hop on a freight train in search of freedom, meaning..[...]

On two wheels through China

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Lugu Lake, bordering northwest Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of China, is known for its clean waters, amazing views and as the land of the matriarchs. In addition to being home to the Mosuo, a unique matriarchal ethnic minority, Lugu Lake is the second deepest lake in China. I had first learned about the lake in 2010, while I was living in Yunnan, bu[...]

Namibia – Where desert, ocean and the moon meet

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“Where is the 4x4?”, “Check the gear stick!”, “I am, there is nothing.” “Maybe a button?!” “A button? Since when do you put the 4x4 in with a button?”. When three very proficient drivers cannot find it, chances are that no, the car you hired is not hiding the 4x4 from you, it simply does not have one. And as it is not the Batmobile, chances that it will m[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Madeira

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Rising up from the Atlantic like a little miracle, it's not hard to see that the island exists because it is a volcano... albeit one that is sleeping silently. For now. And yet the same can not be said for the island. Madeira is a place that pumps and pulses with an energy I didn't expect to find during my recent visit. Having become fairly well acquainte[...]

Travelettes of the Month: Our Wild Abandon

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“MARIE WE ARE SO SORRY... I'm losing emails, my keys and even lost my car the other day but somehow the dog’s still alive (thank God).” Direct, spontaneous and hilarious: Jill and Kyla’s apology for taking ages answering my questions about the whirlwind adventure that has been taking them far and wide across the U.S. since last August is true to the livel[...]