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Follow the adventures of Scarlet Jones as she travels.

Travelling the world, attempting to learn Spanish and volunteering in various different projects, Scarlet doesn’t simply travel but she takes the time to interact with people and to discover what makes them tick.

In her blog you can read about the unusual and the different, the funny and the sad.  Travelling solo for the most part, the blog documents a journey of personal discovery, adventure and the most fantastic experiences.

Backpacking and travel essentials checklist

I travel light but these backpacking and travel essentials come with me wherever I go. It doesn’t matter if I’m backpacking for six months or going away for a weekend; these are my must haves. I have compiled this backpacking packing list to help you and save you the...

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Are you too old to stay in a hostel?

Am I too old to stay in a hostel? This is a recurring question that is asked over and over again in Facebook Groups and travel forums by would-be travellers.  Too often they imagine that hostels are full of drunken eighteen year olds who will party until the early...

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Discover Porto, 9 highlights and top things to do

If you're looking for a European city to explore I can certainly recommend Porto (the second largest city in Portugal) for you. In this article I'll help you to discover Porto with my 9 highlights and top things to do.  Porto is romantic and brimming with history, it...

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Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel: Road Trip Spain: The Final Leg

Reluctantly leaving the city of Cadiz behind, Debs and I began our journey north on the final leg of our road trip Spain.  Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel were our final destinations and Cordoba was the place that I had been looking forward to the most. Save this post for...

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Hostel Tips and how NOT to behave in a hostel.

I am writing this article for the not-so-cool people who sometimes hang out in hostels. If you've arrived at this post from a note that was left on your bed you can bet your bottom dollar that you have committed at least 3 of the sins below and this is somebody’s way...

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Exploring Seville on our road trip

Seville – a large city with a cosy town feel Exploring Seville on our road trip around the south of Spain, Debs and I were getting more and more relaxed by the minute and this tranquillity continued in this city with a cosy town feel. We lost ourselves wandering...

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Cadiz and Jerez: Road trip south of Spain: Part 4

Our entrance into Cadiz was quite spectacular. We drove over the brand new bridge (just 14 months old) with a brilliant blue sky above and the sea sparkling a storybook Mediterranean blue below us. There was hardly any traffic on the road as we parked the car up and...

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Discover Granada and Ronda in Spain

There is so much more than the Alhambra and in this, the third in the series of our road trip around the south of Spain we set out to discover Granada. (click to catch up and read part 1 and part 2) Granada is like any other modern city in the world with all of the...

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