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Around the World for Free

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Have you heard of that show ‘Around the World for Free’? I hadn’t until a few days ago, and when I saw that it was ex-reality stars being filmed to travel, I wasn’t very impressed… until I found out the details: 'Around the World for Free' (ATWFF) is a reality series that challenges an individual to get all around the world with absolutely no money and one c[...]

23 Lessons I Have Learnt From Traveling

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I stumbled across Karen’s blog, Dreamin’ The Life, and her incredibly poignant and insightful post of ‘27 things I’ve learnt in 27 years’. It got me thinking, what had I learnt in my 23 years? I don't feel particularly wise at all and feel I have so much to see/learn/do/go, but as Karen said, “sometimes you have to stop, and look back and realise you’ve come[...]

Hedonistic holidays around the world

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Almost everyone enjoys a few quiet days on the beach reading a good book and relaxing in the sun. However, sometimes you just need to let your hair down, drink, dance and party till your feet scream STOP. So here are five of our favorite places to forget your name and let your alter ego run wild! 1) Prague As probably one of the only cities in the wo[...]

Don't tell mum - E-mails from 1st time travellers

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The e-mail home is an essential part of every traveller's journey, as when intrepid teenagagers or first time travellers set off to explore deepest darkest Peru it can be a nail-biting time for worried parents. I was recently gifted a hilarious book called Don't Tell Mum: Hair-Raising Messages Home From Gap-Year Travellers. It's a collection of anecdotal [...]

Me and my Kindle

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I'm a self confessed book geek and on a good day by the pool I can read 2 or 3 books in a go. Not only does this become an expensive habit to keep me amused when topping up my tan, it also means I sometimes have to sacrifice packing a dress or two in order to make room for my holiday library. That's why I'm very happy to have my Kindle accompanying me this s[...]

Beginner's guide to travel photography

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Okay, so I’m the first to admit that I’m not the best photographer amongst the Travelettes team (and I’m very proud to work alongside such a talented bunch of ladies) but here I am sharing with you a little guide to photography & equipment you might want to take on your travels. Having bought my first digital SLR just over 8 months ago, I’m still navi[...]

Aussies speak Australian, NOT English

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When moving to Australia from England, the Australian accent and language didn’t even factor as a problem. We all speak the same language, right? It’s not like I’m moving to Spain or Italy where I would truly be isolated by my lack of foreign language. I was never a star pupil in my foreign language class at school so it made sense for me to move to a countr[...]

Linguistic adventures abroad

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As a Brit living abroad my European friends & colleagues are often surprised to discover that languages are a huge passion of mine; yes stereotypically us English are not famous for our linguistic ‘flexibility’ preferring (when abroad) to continue speaking English but just LOUDER and S  L  O  W  E  R rather than trying our luck with the local lingo. [...]

Moleskine City Love

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Creating, drawing, exploring, organizing, painting, recording, sharing, travelling, writing; there are endless uses for a Moleskine notepad and if you needed a reason to love them even more here it is; introducing Moleskine City guides, the first guidebook you write yourself! A Moleskine City guide is not a conventional travel guide with pre-written h[...]

How to survive the night bus

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Night bus, night train, long haul flights… they all have trials and tribulations that can seriously suck but once you’ve done it once, you develop ways to endure it so allow me to share all that I have learnt… Far-flung transport travelling all have many factors in common: Delightful cramped space posing the challenge of numerous sleeping positions. You w[...]

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