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Picture Perfect Wine Country... in Portugal

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I like wine. Not in a “Why yes, monsieur, if I spit this out of my mouth, I get a lingering sensation of toasted chamomile and tree bark” kind of way. But I enjoy a nice glass of wine. When I was in the US, I liked visiting local vineyards (shoutout to Big Cork Vineyards for making miracles happen in Maryland! YES, Maryland!) and I even made my way to Napa t[...]

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[...]

Meet the girl who lives in a mountain hut in Norway

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I met Johanna during a media conference in Berlin this summer where she spoke about what it's like to live in the Norwegian mountains by herself. She had an incredibly calm way of speaking; her talk was by far my favorite. A few months later, we're close to Christmas now and I'm rushing from the office to a dinner in Kreuzberg, when I ring her for an intervi[...]

Roadtripping Along Portugal's Coast

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I'm sure many of you would agree that road tripping is one of the finest ways of traveling. So when I recently hit Portugal's road to shoot a story for Volkswagen Magazine - hence getting an excuse to escape a rainy and wintery Berlin - I knew I'd be in for a treat. Bernhard Huber, a talented and hilarious photographer from Munich, met me in Lisbon and took [...]

Travelettes Calendar: Day 16 - Hotel Haidl-Madl, Germany

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Ho Ho Ho! Congrats Erielle, for winning yesterday's prize, a polawalk through Vienna, a polaroid camera and a messenger bag with an awesome map-print! We're honing in fast to the big day, so we're bringing you yet another giveaway! The festive period is so fun with plenty of food and drink to be had, presents to give, family to visit and general merriment[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 11: Red Rooster Farm Holiday

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Congrats to Katharina for winning yesterday's Spa weekend in the Black Forest in Germany! Whoop Whoop! We're nearly half-way to Christmas and really excited about today's giveaway. Imagine this: it's a sunny day, you're sitting on a terrace, enjoying a delicious meal complete with regional wine while looking out over a gorgeous Austrian landscape, [...]

A pleasantly wet weekend in England

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Yes, you have read correctly - the words 'wet' and 'pleasant' are both in that title. Now, before you dismiss me as crazy defector who has run over to the dark side of weather appreciation, let me assure you, that we're not talking about wet-by-rain here. I forgive you that mistake though - after all, I'm talking about my recent weekend spree to Northern Eng[...]