Tags archives: traveling

Why I love to travel with the girls

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They say your friends are the family you choose and if that’s the case, I’m more than happy to take all the credit for the family I’ve built around me and in particular, the girls I've welcomed into my life. My female friendships have always held a special place in my heart. Good girlfriends will see us at our best and worst, will laugh and cry with us, will[...]

12 Travel Hacks for Flying

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I've always been a frequent flyer - taking at least four flights a month - but it's only in the last twelve months that I've become a savvy frequent flyer. What I mean by this, is that for a long time I sort of bumbled my way through booking flights, boarding them, suffering delays and long layovers and getting lost in airports. I was beginning to hat[...]

Fotoatelier Seidel: World's greatest museum

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They say that love happens when you least expect it. Well, I have to say I agree. I didn't expect to fall in love when I visited Český Krumlov, at least not with a museum. Heck, I didn't even expect to visit a museum during my brief time in the famously historic Bohemian town, but when the words "one of the oldest working photography studios in the world"[...]

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[...]

Hotels We Love: Cliff Bay & Porto Mare, Madeira

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  Hands up if you love hotels? The clean white corners of the bed linen, the bouncy fresh towels piled in the bathroom, the soaps you have to unwrap as if they're a gift... oh and what's that? A robe and slippers! Yes! This is me everytime I stay in a hotel that is 4 or 5 stars. I love hotels. I love being shocked at the price of water [...]

An adventure to Borobudur

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I used to think only a small and insignificant handful of things could successfully drag me away from the beautiful beaches of South East Asia. Sizzling street food… Half price cocktails… Some sweet reggae music after all of the above… But it turns out I'm also a sucker for a bloody good temple. Not to be confused with a Shirley Temple. They’re rubbish. M[...]

How Travel helped me to Write a Book

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It can be assumed that if I'm a travel blogger, a Travelette and a perpetual traveller that my one big passion in life is travel. Except it's not. My real passion - and the dream I suspect I'll spend the rest of my days chasing - is to write stories. For me, there is nothing more rewarding, more exciting and more flipping good fun than making up pe[...]

50 Reasons Why It Might Be Time To Go Home

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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 after 8 m[...]

10 Things I Hate (and LOVE) about Travelling with You

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Valentine's Day will always be received with a mixed reception, depending so much on your "Relationship Status", a term I hate in itself. When I was single, I sort of half-loathed, half-loved it because despite all indications to the contrary I would hope against hope that come 14th February I would get a mystery Valentine through my post box. I did once.[...]

The other side of Koh Pha-Ngan

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Think Thailand's Koh Pha-Ngan is all about neon paint splattered gap year students throwing some shapes under the full moon and spacing out on shroom mountain? Well, hold your horses cowgirls, there's more to this infamous Thai island than super-strength buckets and passing out on the sand at 6am. I love Koh Pha-Ngan long time. I've loved it since way back w[...]