Travel tips2019-08-27T22:02:09+01:00

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.


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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|

Alex and the Chocolate Factory: how to make chocolate

By Alexandra Redisch in Perugia: How to make chocolate? Easy; you slice, melt, pour. Then you mix the filling: cream, butter, lemon peel, white chocolate and Limoncello. Mmm... Limoncello...

By |14 May 2012|Daytrip, Food and drink, Italy, Show me how|

Travel Bloggers Give Back

The cool website Green Global Travel has introduced a series called Travel Bloggers Give Back, asking travel bloggers to write about their favourite charitable organsation. In short, we're being challenged to use our blogs to make a difference. Can't say no to that now, can I? Médecins Sans Frontières My [...]

By |5 December 2011|How to help, Seasonal, current|

The Bedoun – Kuwait’s stateless people

On my old blog, I touch upon the issue of the Bedoun (although mostly my ignorance of the matter). This is what I wrote then - from the observation deck of Kuwait Towers: I'm soon joined by the only other westerner here. A journo from a Central European country, he [...]

By |20 April 2011|How to help, Idle musings, Kuwait, Solo travel|

How you can help Japan after the disaster

I have been to Japan only once, more than 10 years ago, and only for three days, so I can't claim to know the country well. Yet, like everyone else, I want to help in any little way I can. UN aid worker and fellow Lonely Planet blogger Todd Wassel [...]

By |24 March 2011|How to help, Seasonal, current|

How to rent a home in New Zealand

After the Christchurch earthquake, the grassroots movement Blog4NZ was born, aiming to support New Zealand tourism after the earthquake. For 72 hours, travel bloggers from all over the world will tell stories about a country we love. Here's one of mine: After I had my youngest daughter, I used the [...]

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