A sparkling short break: Champagne region

Champagne region short break

Does anything sound more glamorous than popping across the channel for a long weekend in Champagne? Fortunately, it’s not only super glam-sounding, it’s also easy to organise and perfect for a short break. With the summer bank holiday coming up, indulge in a bit of bubbly in the beautiful region of Champagne. We headed across […]

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6 packing tips for the unorganised traveller

Holiday packing tips

Are you a planner or a panicker when it comes to packing? I’m the former, a list-making, capsule wardrobe, sensible shoe-packing holidaymaker. Whilst it does make me sound awfully boring, it does make holidays much more enjoyable – and I quite like it as a pre-holiday ritual to get me in the holiday spirit! Packing […]

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Munich, Bavaria: Ford Edge Drive

Ford Edge Titanium test drive

So you’re probably thinking, what does a girl who drives a banged-up car know about cars? Well not a lot, but that won’t stop me giving my opinion. So when Ford asked Average Janes to join them in Munich to try the brand new Ford Edge, how could I say no? Off-roading, mountains, Munich rush-hour […]

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A short break in Galway


When many of us think of going on a short break in Ireland, the first destination that will come to mind is of course the bustling city of Dublin. But if you fancy a more relaxing holiday in, arguably, the most Irish of Ireland’s cities, Galway is your answer. Take a look at our guide to the […]

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Wild Inspiration Boxes


Do you sit at your desk daydreaming about your next adventure? If yes, we think you will love the first adventure-based subscription service, Wild Inspiration Boxes, which launched last month. The idea is to combine traditional postal delivery with an exclusive online portal for members, bringing together an experience that will inspire people to head back […]

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Top 5 Commute Hacks

Top 5 Commute Hacks

If you have to commute every day, especially by bus or train, don’t think of it as a frustrating, boring time. Instead, try to think of it as a dedicated timeslot each day where you can focus, uninterrupted, on something that interests you or makes you happy – in other words, commute hacks to liven […]

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Wroclaw: Venice of the North


It’s easy to see why the Polish city of Wrocław (pronounced vrots-wahf) was named the 2016 European Capital of Culture. Everything about it is charming; from the magnificent market square, to its bustling cafes and bars, to the lamplighter on Cathedral Island who works 365 days a year. For those of you who have been to Kraków, think […]

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10 tips on packing light for a hen-do abroad


We’ve all been there – the last minute flurry as you scrabble to squish closed your carry-on suitcase, deciding whether you really need five pairs of shoes for a three-day trip (answer: if it’s a hen do then clearly, yes). With added fees from airlines, the hassle of security checks and the nightmare-inducing thought of […]

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5 must-visit lake destinations in Europe


With summer nearly over, there is nothing better than booking your next holiday to give you something to look forward to! So, if you’d like your ideal destination to have picturesque scenery, we suggest you head to one of these five beautiful lakes dotted around Europe. Lake Como, Italy Situated in Lombardy, Lake Como is […]

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The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners


The results are in for one of the most prestigious competitions for amateur and professional photographers, the 2015 National Geographic photo contest. First prize went to Anuar Patjane Floriuk for his utterly mesmerising underwater shot, titled ‘The Whale Whisperer’, of divers swimming close to a humpback whale near Roca Partida, an island off of the western coast of […]

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A Foodie Guide to Paris


It’s a cliché but Paris is a wonderful city, it’s hard not to love it – beautiful architecture, fantastic shopping, culture and of course the FOOD. Now, more than ever, Paris is a food lover’s paradise, alongside French food there are many restaurants, cafes, shops and even street food trucks bringing cuisines from around the […]

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Gansevoort Playa Imbert Dominican Republic


Fancy your own piece of personal paradise? Then have a look at the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. Get captivated by its lush tropical landscape, crystal clear water decorated by deep-sea coral, and our coveted private beach lined with soft golden sand. The property was previously The Ocean Club […]

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