Travel tips2018-09-19T12:11:06+00:00

Through years, decades, of travel, we’ve gathered a few experiences that might help you. This is where you’ll find reviews of airlines, offbeat sleeps, cookery classes, gear, tips on travelling with kids, a bit on volunteering, etc. This page is a work in progress; more to follow. Much more.


Where to stay

Light houses, luxurious hotels, airport pods, shipping containers, sheep sheds… click here for weird or wonderful – or weirdly wonderful – sleeps.


Latest travel tips 

Cooking with chefs in Riga

On a cold February afternoon, we meet him at the old Zeppelin hangar. We – are Lola, Janicke, and myself, three Scandinavian travel bloggers. He - is Mārtiņš Sirmais, Latvia’s super-chef. We're about to learn Latvian cooking. Innovative Latvian cooking, it turns out. The old hangar is where Riga’s huge central [...]

By |23 February 2018|Food and drink, Latvia, Show me how|

5 top tips for safari photography

Making holiday plans for the winter? Maybe you're considering a safari? Then read on! This week on Sophie's World, Geoff Whittle of The Luxury Couple shares some excellent safari photography tips. Here's Geoff! So much is written about the best way to achieve great results with your photography that you [...]

By |13 January 2016|Animals, Guest post, Show me how|

Insider Guide to Marrakech

Friends! This week, we have a guest blogger here on Sophie's World. I've only briefly been in Morocco - a couple of steamy days in Tangier, ages ago. Marrakech in high on my wish list; maybe it's on yours, as well? Local girl, Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki of Maroc Mama, gives us the [...]

By |30 September 2015|Guest post, Morocco, Show me how|

Review: Jack Wolfskin cruelty free winter coat

By Alexandra Redisch When Blacks contacted Sophie’s World and asked if we would test some of their products, it suited me perfectly as I was in dire need of a new winter coat. Winters in Norway can be long and cold, with metres of snow and temperatures sinking to a [...]

By |21 January 2015|Reviews, Show me how|

Help protect #JustOneRhino – and win fab prizes

Here at Sophie's World we're passionate about animal welfare. It's perhaps genetic: apart from the family and very close friends, our mum/grandmum generally preferred animals to people. The rest of us aren't quite that extreme, at least not yet. Alexandra is a vegetarian solely for animal welfare reasons, none of [...]

By |7 January 2015|Animals, How to help, Seasonal, current, South Africa|
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