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My First Food Festival: Rota das Estrelas in Madeira

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In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal's remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas - which translates less beautifully as "The Stars Route" - a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of [...]

Winterlust: A Bucket List for Winter

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Lately, I find myself complaining about winter more than usual. After freezing and shivering in -20°C Berlin two winters in a row, fate brought me to the milder, yet wetter winter in Glasgow. But even though temperatures hardly drop below zero here, it's still too cold most days. And if it's not, it's too warm for this time of the year. Or too windy. Or too[...]

Mud Summer at Wacken Open Air - Win a pair of Havaianas Wellies!

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I don't think there has ever been a time in my life I needed a decent pair of wellies more than I did this past weekend at Wacken Open Air in Germany (this coming from a girl who grew up  on the countryside surrounded by cows and horses). Wacken is a very small town, north of Hamburg, that once a year experiences a run of long haired men from all over Europ[...]

5 Reasons to love Midsommar

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Every year around the end of June, I become incredibly envious of Swedish people. Not that I don't usually wish I was Swedish (because, let's face it, Sweden is just too cool) but once the photos of my Swedish friends celebrating Midsommar pop up on Facebook, I find it very hard to keep calm. What makes Midsommar so special, I hear you ask? Here are the to[...]

DAS FEST - A Festival for Everyone

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DAS FEST in Karlsruhe, Germany, has taken place every year since it started in 1985. It is one of the largest open-air festivals in Germany with approximately 212,000 visitors last year. Different than many other festivals, DAS FEST was established with the aim to offer something for every age class despite their socioeconomic background, which is why it [...]

Europe's largest Hot Air Balloon Festival

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You look down ... the world slowly passes by.... you see fields, small villages, a forest, little moving points on the ground... you look up and the air is filled with hundreds of colourful spots around you... listening to the sound of a flame you are rising higher above the ground ... the person next to you says something, but you are too taken by what is a[...]

Highfield Festival 2011

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I love open air festivals, but I love them small. After attending the medium-sized Dockville Festival two years in a row, I thought I knew that bigger festivals weren't for me. But then a friend convinced me to go to Highfield this year, which is one of the biggest indie rock music festivals in Germany. I was a little uneasy about attending an event with 25.[...]

Paddle around the pier - Brighton's biggest party

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Sunshine seems to be quite rare this summer. This is why we should enjoy every sunny day and make the best out of it. And what makes a day be better than relaxing at the beach or getting involved in some outdoor activities such as skating, surfing or listening to some good music? Only one hour away from London you can find the cosy town of Brighton, which o[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Festivals

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Gone are the days when music festivals were only about pot-bellied heavy metal fans and men who didn't shower for three days in a row. I've drunk my share of 10am-beers whilst sat in a fold-up camping chair on a muddy field (and thoroughly enjoyed it, too!)... but especially in recent years, festival culture has become a lot more diverse and than that. [...]

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