Author archives: Jodie

Take Advantage of Lonely Planet TV's Lockdown Freebie!

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Le sigh... We’re all depressed. We’re all stressed our 2020 plans are ruined. We’re all sitting at home going slightly stir crazy, shovelling carbs into our face holes, right?  Well, our friends at Lonely Planet have gone and done us a massive solid by making their Lonely Planet TV (which is usually a premium paid service) FREE to watch over the Covid-[...]

5 Offbeat Instagram Accounts to Follow

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  While I enjoy a sepia-toned beach or clinking cocktails gif as much as the next person, sometimes I can’t help but feel a little jaded by The Gram. It’s beautiful - really it is - a lot of it anyway. But, as I was supposed was unavoidable, Instagram has become somewhat of an enemy to itself. We see the sick pic, we want to go, we get there are [...]

WTF is Champing?

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BTgoPBklhuq/   A little known term that you may very well have never heard uttered previously - the name “champing” is a cute abbreviation of “church camping.” And church camping is, well, camping in churches - perhaps unsurprisingly. But I don’t mean flinging up a 2 man pop up in the cemetery - champing means actually [...]

Girls Just wanna Have Sun: Cancel Winter in Gran Canaria

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The Canary Islands are well known as one of the best winter sun options in Europe being that they fall on the same line of latitude as Southern Morocco, hovering around the Tropic of Cancer, which is exceptionally temperate year-round. But believe it or not, I (a Brit) had never ventured to the Canaries before - not even to escape the icky British winter[...]

All Aboard The Garden Route Express

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I’ve heard so many people note Cape Town as their favourite city over the years. I must admit it’s not somewhere that had really been on my radar until it started attracting attention as a “digital nomad’ hotspot a few years back - and as such many Europeans and Americans arrived to brave out the northern hemisphere winter in the superior warmth of the s[...]

An Ode to the Humble Window Seat

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Whether peppered with raindrops or sparkling through sun rays, the window seat remains unbiased. That is to say, there is no right experience to have from a window seat, and more so that once you take the seat, the seat takes you… of sorts Through dark tunnels and villages that whizz past with just a flash of blotched vibrance; and rooftops that curve[...]

Fynbos Fun at Cape Town’s Most Colourful Workshop

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In case you didn’t know; spring has sprung in Cape Town. The Western Cape is exponentially biodiverse in terms of native wildflowers - or “fynbos” as they are locally known - which translates to “fine bush” in Afrikaans. On my recent trip to Cape Town, I went in search of some of the cities most unique activities that could be described as classically[...]

Fall in Love with this Glampsite Just an Hour from London!

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As a Londoner, I’m always looking for excuses to get out of the city (temporarily, of course) on a cheeky weekender. For some time now, I’ve been trying to find an appropriate glamping experience that’s feasible from London. While there are a few options for glamping within easy reach of London, almost none offer decent transport links due to the obvious[...]

5 Helpful Travel Sites You Should Totally Bookmark

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The travel market is, undoubtedly, wildly saturated; modern booking sites serve us everything from package holidays to Corfu with ya nan to mind-boggling flight routes that guarantee the lowest fare. With monolith sites like Booking.com, Airbnb and Skyscanner, travel booking has never been more accessible - but with convenience comes apathy, and it's easy to[...]

Sun, Sea and Anarchy and at the World’s Biggest Punk Festival!

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Every August thousands of punk music fans, ranging from mohawk-sporting crust punks and rainbow-haired girls, to cute rocker kids-  and even guys who look like they might play golf with your dad - descend on Blackpool; an unassuming seaside town in Northern England. With visitors pouring in from across the world, it’s safe to say that Rebellion Festival [...]

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