She Get's Around

Jenny Lowthrop is a freelance writer who shares her globe-trotting adventures on her blog, She Gets Around. With a focus on dating in different cultures and volunteering around the world, she offers readers a unique perspective on how - and why - to travel.

She Get's Around

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15th March 2021 by She Get's Around

The weather in Iceland for a January Road trip

There’s no such thing as bad weather for a road trip in Iceland. Ok, maybe there is, but if anywhere is prepared for snow, ice and gale force winds, Iceland is. There is so much to see in Iceland and hiring a car and seeing the country on your own schedule is the best way to see all the secret corners of Iceland. I’ve visited Iceland a number of times and every time there is something new to see, whether it’s a new restaurant to try, a hot spring to take a dip in or mountain to climb....

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19th February 2021 by She Get's Around

5 reasons to visit Waiheke Island, New Zealand

If you’re starting to plan some travel adventures again, here are my top 5 reasons why you should visit Waiheke Island in New Zealand. I can’t believe we visited New Zealand almost 3 years ago. Woa! How time flies! We went to New Zealand for 3 weeks for a friend’s wedding and an epic adventure across this beautiful country. There is so much to share about New Zealand and looking back at our photos is making me want to return and do it all over again. Today though I am here to tell you all...

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22nd January 2021 by She Get's Around

The best swimming pools and hot springs in North and West Iceland

Want to know the best Swimming Pools and Hot Springs to visit in North and West Iceland? Look no further! I did the ‘hard’ task of trying many of them out for you. I’ve been to Iceland three times and each time I’ve visited different lagoons. This time last year Olly and I went for 5 days. We visited a number of different swimming pools and hot springs in the North and West of Iceland. Iceland sits on one of the world’s ‘hot spots’ resulting in a lot of geothermal activity. Large...

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22nd January 2021 by She Get's Around

The best things to see and do in Porto

If you’re craving for a good dose of sun surrounded by the most charming views, make your way down to Porto. This beautiful little European city is filled to the brim with amazing architecture, rich history, and a lot of surprises for the curious traveler. The city is situated on the slopes above the Douro Estuary and acquired its varied heritage from its long-standing role as a historic mercantile city....

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22nd January 2021 by She Get's Around

A dog friendly holiday on the Norfolk Coast

Shh, don’t tell anyone, but Norfolk has the best beaches in the UK and is possibly one of the best dog friendly places to visit in the UK too! There are lots of dog friendly beaches, dog friendly restaurants and many options for dog friendly accommodation too. Earlier this month I took Cookie on her first holiday. I was a little nervous as it would be her first time in a hotel, first time in restaurants and probably the longest car journey so far....

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22nd January 2021 by She Get's Around

A girly spa break to Forest Pines, North Lincolnshire

Before lockdown I was invited to review the Forest Pines Spa and Golf Resort in North Lincolnshire. I brought my friend Lucie along for a mid-week girly spa break. Forest Pines is a secluded resort in North Lincolnshire, just over an hour from my home in Derbyshire. It was a perfect spot for a mid-week spa break, without having to drive too far, whilst still feeling like you’re having a mini holiday. The resort is just off the M180 and has everything you need in one place. There is a fully...

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26th January 2021 by She Get's Around

Unique things to do on a girly weekend in Lisbon

Lisbon has been high on my list of places to visit for so long, so when my friend suggested a girly weekend away in Lisbon I got straight on the internet to start planning the best things to do. We went to Lisbon in August for a long weekend, perhaps not the quietest times to go and it was one of the hottest, but wonderful all the same. I can certainly see what all the fuss is about. Lisbon is a mix of delicious gastronomy, bright colours, impressive architecture, phenomenal views and quirky...

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26th January 2021 by She Get's Around

My first solo travel adventure – 5 fun things to do in South Africa

When I think of my top 5 countries I’ve visited, South Africa is often up there with the best of them. I first went to South Africa when my friend Steve was living there and though he was based in Johannesburg, we spent a fair bit of time travelling all over the country, including visiting Botswana for a safari. This trip was also the first time I properly travelled solo. I travelled to and from South Africa alone and spent about a week of the three weeks there without Steve travelling solo...

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26th January 2021 by She Get's Around

The best places to visit for culture and history in Andros

Andros is a culturally diverse and beautiful island in the Cyclades. When imagining the Cyclades Islands, they conjure an image of barren landscapes with white washed walls and blue roofs. You know the photos of the beautiful blue and white buildings all over Instagram, right? Well Andros is distinctly different as the 2013 film ‘little England’ set on Andros suggests. The island boasts stunning green landscapes and authentic untouched villages. while still having plenty of beaches and sun...