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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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|

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|
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