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My journey from 5m to 5km open water swim

Would you consider swimming 5km in open water if you have never swam freestyle before? I did and last Sunday I took part in a national swim at Windermere UK for charity! I went from a non-freestyle swimmer to 5km in only 5months. Here is my journey.

Inspirational women
Overlanding Africa and The Wings Project

Rensina reflects back on the past 4 months in Africa and tells us about her Wings Project, about connecting with women, about how these people live and the joy she discovered, the greater understanding of herself and where does she now fit in the world.

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Why I'm sketching scenes from my travels instead of taking photos

This week Emma is trying something new. She's attempting to draw scenes from her holiday instead of snapping them, and she got us all sketching. Check out how she got on.

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How travel can help with bereavement

When you lose someone you love, your world falls apart. Although, for some it might seem the least appropriate thing to do, we think that travel can help remove that barrier to the grieving process. Here is how!

Trip review
Trekking in Bhutan

South African surfer and eco-warrior Diony Lalieu tells us all about her trip to Bhutan, and how it led her to make some life-changing decisions.

Inspirational women
Inspiring women travellers - Hazel Manuel, CEO turned award-winning novelist

Hazel Manuel is a UK-born writer who spent many years climbing the corporate ladder before becoming a full-time writer. Here, Hazel tells us about the people and places that inspire her.

Inspirational women
Inspirational women travellers: Heidi, creator of the first Paris walking tour devoted entirely to women's history and influence

Tired of talking about the great men who shaped Paris, Heidi launched tours about the women who did the same, but get less fanfare. She is a Londoner in her 20s and came to Paris looking for an adventure.

Inspirational women
Inspiring women travellers: Rachel, the travel writer

When Rachel bagged a free last-minute place on a writer’s course in Barcelona, she jumped on a plane to Barcelona to put pen to paper among a deeply supportive group of women. Here is her story.

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5 Reasons to do something different in 2016

I'm not a fan of New Year, but yet I can’t help being infected by something positive in the deluge of New Year, New You nonsense that inundates the papers, magazines and social media at this time of year.