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ski jump run Red Bull 400 Lahti Finland

What’s it like to do the Red Bull ski jump run?

“OMG we’ve GOT to do this!” I enthused, simultaneously holding a glass of wine and shoving the screen of my phone in my husband’s direction. I’d just shown Andrew this … the Red Bull 400. It may “only” be 400-metres, but the Red Bull 400 involves running UP a ski jump. Yes, you read that […]

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Outside York Minster in a tuk tuk!

25 (more) experiences I’m going to have before I die … updated!

Three years after first committing this list of my 25 must-do experiences to my hard drive, here’s my light-hearted look at what’s been accomplished, what’s still “on the list”, and what’s been ditched … Why I put my 25 experiences list in writing When I was in Bologna, I met Judy. Judy introduced me to […]

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How not to spend more than £400 on a mirrorless camera and accessories

“All I want is a half-decent camera that can take great holiday photos, isn’t so big it needs its own luggage, and won’t bankrupt me. How hard can it be to find a camera and some accessories for less than £400?” Three years ago, I was ready to upgrade from my trusty little Canon Powershot. […]

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The Copper Canyon Mexico: travel plans 2016

Revealed: My travel plans for Summer and Autumn 2016

If “where can I go next?” is normally the first question on your mind the minute you arrive home after a holiday, you’re not alone! After much flight-price-stalking, saving up and work-contract planning; my travel plans for the rest of 2016 are fixed. “Next” is now just around the corner. Can’t wait! First up, it’s Berlin! A […]

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The Gap Year Edit Alternative Travel Awards

The Gap Year Edit Alternative Travel Awards

Forget the Golden Globes or the Oscars; I bring you … the inaugural Gap Year Edit Alternative Travel Awards! Always wanted to know which is the most obliging animal to take a photo of? How not to speak to a bank clerk in Bosnia? Or where to fly if you want an entertaining flight? Researched meticulously […]

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Back to the Balkans - Zagreb, Croatia

Seven reasons I’m excited to be going back to the Balkans

From the time my train pulled into Zagreb station at 9pm on 29 September 2014, the Balkans had already made a good impression on me. And not just because I was ever-so-slightly drunk. My gut feel – despite my gut being full of sangria following an impromptu train party with three fellow passengers – was […]

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the gap year edit anniversary

Gap year reflections – a year of discovery

The Gap Year Edit is one year old! The significance for me is not in the anniversary of a website, but the celebration of a year of change. Time for some gap year reflections on this period of discovery – things I’ve given myself a pat on the back for, stuff I’d do differently, where it’s taken me, and – excitingly – what’s […]

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