Travelette of the Month: Nicola Lavin - Traveling with Lyme Disease (and Infectious Positivity)

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Travelling can be exhausting and tough on the body even if you're in the height of health. But spare a thought for those with chronic pain or illness who either can't travel, or face a whole heap of challenges to do so. Nicola Lavin, from Galway in Ireland, is one such traveller. Having caught Lyme disease from a tick as a teenager, she spent years livi[...]

5 Offbeat British Festivals to Catch this Summer

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Ah, the British summertime! When wobbly bits and sunburnt noses adorn every grassy knoll and poorly-laid beach towel, and it's finally acceptable once again to eat ice cream for breakfast. Although if we're thinking of a super traditional British summer, it's probably raining. But no less, festival season is upon us. But I don't mean Glasto, or Edinburgh[...]

5 Ways the Lake District took me by Surprise

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My favorite trips are always the ones that take me by surprise. A weekend in the Lake District of North West England was one such trip. The Lake District had never really been on my radar. I had heard about it, of course - everyone from Cornwall to Aberdeen knows about the Lake District. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. It's [...]

Couples Who Travel And Blog: Charlie & Luke

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As you know, we have started introducing you to our favorite traveling couples and decided to make this a series. Next up in our spotlight are Charlie and Luke of the blog “Charlie On Travel”: a couple of long-term travelers, looking for more sustainable ways to explore the world. Charlie and Luke: The Nature Lovers / House Sitters « It all s[...]

10 Reasons to visit Bristol this winter

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Bristol is the place to be if you ever venture over to the southwest of England. Many who visit the UK focus on the bustling urban hubs of culture and nightlife, such as London, and may have a glance at somerset (the stunning city of Bath in particular) and the lovely coastline of Cornwall before calling it a day in this southwestern region. But to miss Bris[...]

Sophie’s Five Countries through Instagram

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While recently looking through my passport, I've suddenly realised I only have three empty pages left despite it not needing to be renewed until 2018. Being well aware that some countries won’t let you enter if you don’t have a certain number of empty pages is a little worrying… but it’s made me reflect on the past few years of traveling. My passport[...]

Tess Sheerin: fantasy surfboard artist

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What do you get if you cross an artist inspired by Japanese art and street graffiti with broken, forgotten and disused surfboards? The answer: completely beautiful works of art. Kiwi-born, Tess Sheerin, rolled over to England in 2008 to pursue a successful explosive art career that has impacted the surf art-scene hugely through her fantasy- inspired work tha[...]

Surfing in England - Lessons from a Pro

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There’s nothing like paddling out in the salty seawater, knowing that you can leave all your daily stress behind. Your mind is focused on one thing only: riding down the perfect wave. All the fear, exhaustion and tiredness that you have felt suddenly turns into energy, strength and motivation, welcoming you to life - the life. Summer is over and so is [...]

Road trip - Best of England in 12 days?

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As you might know from my description in the meet the Travelettes section, I really wanted to go on a England roadtrip since ... well, ever. When my friend Luisa asked me last winter to do a trip like this with her this summer, I was jumping around like a crazy chicken. I so would! Since then, I dream of England in the brightest colours and see ourselves roc[...]

The History of Surfing

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I don't need to tell you that surfing is an extremely intense and exhausting sport. It involves pretty much every part of the body, not rarely resulting in a nice physical shape as shown by the gentleman below. I do admit, that is also the reason why I sometimes just hang around beaches to watch the surfers catch their waves (and something tells me I'm no[...]

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