Author: Clare Dyckhoff

Get me to India!

Raleigh International vow “we offer a number of different programmes, for individuals and groups of all nationalities and backgrounds. Whatever your situation, we have a programme for you”, so if you are looking to do something worthwhile and see some more of the world at the same time, working with Raleigh International could be ideal. Running expeditions to Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, India and Tanzania for individuals aged 17 – 75, of any nationality or background, Raleigh International Volunteers work on a combination of altruistic and personal motives. Tasks include working on community and environmental projects as well as...

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Countryside Summer Retreats

It’s easy to be drawn to the coast for a UK summer break, but we say escape the crowds and head inland this summer! The coast is where you go to party, but the countryside is where you go to chill. Think national parks and long walks ending in a cosy country pub where you can sit in a beer garden and enjoy a few drinks with your friends. Wiltshire Hillside B&B,  Salisbury Grasp the opportunity to visit one of England’s most unique historic sights this summer with a stay at Hill Side B&B, just 25 minutes from Stonehenge. The...

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The Best Summer Sun B&Bs in the UK

Opt for a budget friendly staycation this summer and explore some of the UK’s top coastal towns. Here’s our pick of five beachside B&Bs that won’t cost the earth. Now all we need is some sun! Newquay: Godolphin Arms Hotel  Doubles from £25 pppn Newquay is buzzing throughout the summer months. Regularly named one of the UK’s top seaside towns, it has a taste of everything you could want from a beach getaway – great bars and restaurants, beautiful beaches and amazing surf culture. If the sun makes an appearance, you could easily be somewhere more exotic!   For...

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Is The ‘F-word’ Taken Too Far?

No not THAT word. Feminism. In the year 2012, attention has been focused on feminism orthe ‘F’ word as it is commonly referred to. I have seen numerous magazine articles and a campaign ‘supporting the F word’ which even involved a number of celebrities. Why is this F phenomenon taking storm? Look up feminism in the dictionary and you get the definition:  “the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.” I personally agree with this. Every woman should be a feminist in this instance. Women should absolutely have the same rights as men....

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Spare change? Buy an island

With the Summer months so close you can almost smell and taste the salty, sea air, what do busy holiday destinations spell? Tourists, and lots of them. However, if you wish to have a break in a quaint, isolated but not desolate location, why not simply buy your own island…or perhaps the student loan does not cover this. Okay, so that last sentence may be ambitious, but in this consumerism driven world of 2012, it is apparent that you can’t simply visit and island, but you can now indeed purchase one, for example an island in the region of...

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