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If someone who had never been to England were to make a montage of typically British experiences, I can just imagine what it might involve (cue a mish-mash of red phone booths, getting caught in the rain and bumping into the Queen, Kate and Will or David Beckham on your way to the shops).
However, there are two stereotypes that maybe do hit a little close to home. We drink a …

[ Written by Alex | 4 Jun 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

Moving to Glasgow just under two years ago has changed many a thing in my behaviour. First of all, I now say didnae instead of didn’t and wee instead of little. I also re-defined my perception of rain to anything not soaking me within 5 minutes to ‘not being real rain’. And then I think 25 degrees Celsius is really hot. Moving to Glasgow, or more generally to the UK, though, has also …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Romantic canals, tulips wherever you look and dubious entertainment that somehow is perfectly legal – Amsterdam is the kind of city that doesn’t need a long introduction. Or does it? When I paid a quick visit to Amsterdam earlier in March, to see Travelette Frankie’s new flat (and her baby bump) I was in not much of a mood for exploring – four days of networking at the travel market …

[ Written by Kathi | 7 Apr 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

A striking young woman, draped in a wide shawl, majestically walks up a street corner in Florence. Fifteen Italian men are looking at her, captivated (some manifesting their interest in a more subtle manner than others). This is American Girl in Italy by Ruth Orkin, and it is one of the most famous street photographs of the 20th century. 

© Ruth Orkin, used with special permission of the Ruth Orkin Photo …

[ Written by Marie C | 10 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

The southwest of England is famed for its rolling countryside, sunny beaches and deep history…. But you would never suspect the southwest to contain a city that is not only stuffed full of history, but also paramount to the fashion scene of England! In this corner of the UK, you can spy the mysterious Stonehenge; explore the stunning Cotswolds; catch great live music in Bristol (where I currently live) and …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 May 2014 | 13 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 | 15 Comments | ]

Digital photography has made a lot of things easier. Everyone with a common sense for composition and perspective and a little knowledge about exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO has the possibility to create an aesthetic masterpiece – safely locked up on a memory card and a hard-drive. The sheer amount tourists and travelers with bulky DSLR cameras around their necks has rapidly spiraled upwards in the recent years.
After 5 …

[ Written by Kathi | 11 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

We all love to travel. It inspires us, motivates us, improves us… and provides great tales that you can share and hold in your heart for decades. Whatever your trip brings you; good times or bad times, you can be sure that’ll leave a lasting impression on your and affect you more than you realise. So when you start scratching your head and thinking about what you’ve actually picked up …

[ Written by Sophie | 24 Aug 2013 | 25 Comments | ]

Roll up, roll up, the fair’s in town! Ok, so if you’re seeking a ride in the bumper cars and a face full of cotton candy, this might not be quite what you’re looking for. But if vintage treasure and a bit of good, old fashioned entertainment’s the name of your game, then this fabulous, travelling fair is your dream come true…

The Vintage Fair slowly picks its way around England …

[ Written by Alex | 29 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

Road trip check-list: you have the vehicle, the maps, an enthusiastic travel companion and the perfect soundtrack. But what clothes should you pack?
Sure, you could solve this by settling for comfy tracksuits, but you don’t want to be caught wearing them on every photo from your trip (unless of course you are going for the full-on gangsta look: in this case add mad sneakers, heavy beats and a set of …

[ Written by Marie C | 5 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]