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Non Touristy Things to do in Berlin

14/10/2019

For a city, Berlin is particularly chilled and really quiet, there seemed to be no one about when I visited – no crowds and no queuing (a big plus). Sometimes, touristy stuff gets a bit repetitive and you feel like you’re not experiencing the ‘real’ vibe of the city. So, whether you’re looking for a lazy afternoon lounging in a local park drinking beer or…

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Koh Tao – Top 5 Things to do

07/10/2019

  Koh Tao is the smallest of the three main islands off the east coast of Thailand and it’s alllll about the beaches – omg they’re stunning. Everything on my top 5 list revolves around beach life – if you havn’t noticed yet, I love the beach more than anything else. But it’s very fitting in this case as Koh Tao is an island surrounded…

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Choosing an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

02/10/2019

  Visiting an elephant sanctuary is a very popular bucket list item when travelling Thailand but it is essential that you make 100% sure that the company you choose is legitimately ethical and takes care of the elephants they look after. I took the opportunity to spend the day with these amazing creatures in Chiang Mai – arguably the best place to visit a sanctuary…

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Bottle Beach – The Best Beach on Koh Phangan

30/09/2019

Where is it? In the north of the island Koh Phangan, Thailand. Why should I visit? The beach feels like you’re on a deserted island in the middle of the sea – it’s a little hidden gem of paradise…with clear sea, white sand and surrounded by jungle – so cool. Throughout the day people come and go by taxi boat, but other than a couple…

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A Pamper Day at Bath Spa

25/09/2019

As I live in Bristol, I visit Bath quite a lot as it’s only a 10 min train ride away. My fave thing to do when I’m there is have a day at the spa. It’s a boujee day out so is ideal as a gift to someone or if you’re celebrating a special occasion buuuuut, if you just feel like treating ya self for…

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Thailand: The Ultimate Bucket List

22/09/2019

There is a loooot to cram in Thailand. The country is full of beautiful temples, post-card perfect beaches, epic islands and crazy cities…and you’re gonna wanna get a taste of all of this when you go. Depending on the route you decide to take – my 3 week  route and itinerary guide can be found here – this bucket list will give you an idea…

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What to Pack for a Long Haul Flight?

16/09/2019

Packing for a long haul flight can be suuppper long and suuuuper stressful. You don’t want to miss out anything essential, but you also don’t want to over pack and end up hauling around a mega heavy bag. So, I have created a list of packing essentials that I bring with me for a long haul flight…   What’s in my carry on? Essentials Passport…

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3 weeks in Thailand: Route and Itinerary

09/09/2019

There is soooooo much to do and see in Thailand – it can be hard figuring out where to visit and which route to take in order to make the most out of your time. I travelled around for 3 weeks, which I found was a perfect amount of time to experience most of the countries highlights. Personally, I love beaches, snorkelling, cities and culture…so…

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Best things to do on Magnetic Island

13/08/2019

Where is it? 8km offshore from Townsville, Queensland. Why should I visit? I was not a big fan of Townsville (where you board the ferry to the island) – gonna be honest – it’s boring! There was very little to do and, as the ocean is full of jellyfish, you couldn’t go in the sea…meaning there could be no beach days. Sooooo, Magnetic Island is…

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Experience Salcombe! How to Spend a Day There

05/08/2019

Where is it? North Devon, England Why should I visit? Salcombe has the best of both worlds – a selection of stunning beaches and a bustling little sea side town lined with pastel coloured houses.   W H A T  T O  D O Wander around Salcombe is super photogenic – with roads lined with pastel coloured houses, little boutiquey gift shops in every direction…

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My name is Holly, I am 21 and based in Bristol, UK.

Travelling doesn’t have to break the bank, you can travel and experience the world even if you are on a tight budget.

So, welcome to the Channel Sunshine. I am so glad that you have landed here somehow! I hope I inspire you to go and book that trip you’ve been promising yourself…

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