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A swift half in the sun.

Exploring the beautiful streets of Antwerp, visiting t
A swift half in the sun. Exploring the beautiful streets of Antwerp, visiting the myriad of fascinating museums, and cycling its excellent cycle paths is thirsty work. We may often forget to eat when we're searching out a city's best spots - but we'll never miss the opportunity for a beer! ____ As you may have gathered, we're pretty awful at getting photos of the two of us together. On each trip that we take, we duly cart along our rigorously researched (and unnecessarily heavy) tripod with grand plans of finally capturing the perfect 'couple shot'. And each and every time we fail (it usually never makes it out of the backpack). We promise, we do like each other, but we're just often so busy taking pictures of other people, of new landscapes and cities, and - as is obvious from our Instagram feed - of each other, that we forget that after more than six years together, we should probably have more than three decent pictures and a handful of dreadful selfies. In fact, this is the only photo of us that we've managed to capture in more than a year. And we didn't even take it. Nope, a man across the street who we thought maybe sort of looked like he knew how to take a photo took it. And we kind of like it. He even got in the sign and our legs - something two other people had failed at. #TheConstantlyCurious#VisitAntwerp ____ #thisisantwerp#visitflanders#antwerpblogger#antwerpen#antwerpcity#antwerptoday#instaantwerpen#stayandwander#letsgosomewhere#roamtheplanet#theprettycities#mytinyatlas#cntraveler#theculturetrip#darlingescapes#travelandlife#postcardsfromaroundtheworld#theglobewanderer#finditliveit#couplestravel#couplestravelgoals#seetheworld#postcardplaces#tlpicks#lifewelltravelled#topeurophoto#abmiscolourful#exploretocreate@antwerpen
17.07.2018 20:00:06
Arrivals.

It's usually an airport. A place which feels like every other one, wi
Arrivals. It's usually an airport. A place which feels like every other one, with the same shops, same lighting, and same neutral decor to make us in a familiar place wherever we are in the world and in that transfer twilight zone of crossing timezones and continents. Generic and familiar. So, when there's a train station like this on offer in Antwerp, we knew that flying wasn't an option for our city-break. Instead, it would be tracks and guards, tunnels and platforms, 'we will shortly be arriving in' announcements and the countryside passing by our windows in a blur. The King - Leopold II - felt that Antwerp deserved a more prestigious station back in the 19th century, and so set his people to work. With gold, marble, steel, glass, and iron, they created something that people arrive in, and never really want to leave. Said to be the fourth most beautiful train station in the world, Antwerp Centraal is an absolute gem in this city of diamonds. We think they met the brief... London Kings Cross to Antwerp Centraal took us three hours on the @eurostar, connecting in Brussels. #TheConstantlyCurious#VisitAntwerp ____ #thisisantwerp#visitflanders#antwerpblogger#antwerpen#antwerpcity#antwerptoday#instaantwerpen#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#radgirlslife#stayandwander#dametraveler#letsgosomewhere#roamtheplanet#sheexplores#theprettycities#mytinyatlas#cntraveler#theculturetrip#darlingescapes#travelandlife#postcardsfromaroundtheworld@antwerpen#theglobewanderer#fnditliveit
16.07.2018 19:59:23
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The bear necessities

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Edmonton, particularly around the area of Whyte Aven
The bear necessities ____ Edmonton, particularly around the area of Whyte Avenue, is home to dozens of unique pieces of street art - but it's not always clear where to find them. Wandering around in search of a coffee shop recommended to us by an local, we found this great large scale piece hidden round the back of a Chinese restaurant. We all know that blogs are great for trip advice (well we would say that wouldn't we... 😊), and that doing pre-trip planning and research is essential. But, never forget that it's the wrong turns, unplanned stops, advice of a stranger, and little coincidences which help us all to find the unexpected and the quirky places in a new city. Travelling together for a long time, we are often too self-sufficient. But being open to saying "I'm a tourist, what's good here?" to people in a new place, is something we should all try to do a little more on the road. It might lead to a great conversation or a new discovery, or nothing at all, but it's never a silly question. #TheConstantlyCurious#ExploreEdmonton ____ #Edmonton#YEG#ExploreAlberta#ExploreCanada#YEGBlog#IgYEG#livelovecanada#yeggers#MyTinyAtlas#LifeWellTravelled#TheGlobeWanderer#Travelandlife#FindItLiveIt#LetsGoEverywhere#letsgosomewhere#theculturetrip#theprettycities#cntraveler#tlpicks#welivetoexplore#theprettycities#postcardplaces#postcardsfromtheworld#roamtheplanet#collectingmoments#coupleswhotravel#stayandwander#travelandleisure
13.07.2018 13:57:42
Pizza.

This photo's from earlier this year in Italy, but we are presently wande
Pizza. This photo's from earlier this year in Italy, but we are presently wandering around in the Scottish sunshine (yep, we timed this visit to Edinburgh well!) Andrew went to university in the city, so the few days we've got here are all about revisiting old haunts and discovering new perspectives on 'Auld Reekie' with more curious eyes. What's your favourite place in Scotland? #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #WeAreInPuglia#Puglia#mytinyatlas#passionpassport#letswander#welivetoexplore#seetheworld#lonelyplanet#lifewelltravelled#widenyourworld#exploretocreate#theglobewanderer#theculturetrip#flashesofdelight#visualsoflife#justgoshoot#IlikeItaly#Italymagazine#instagramitalia#theprettycities#cntraveler#tlpicks#finditliveit#ig_italia#exploringtheglobe#livetotraveltraveltolive#roamtheplanet#stayandwander#bari
03.07.2018 14:01:41
Oh Canada.

Taking an RV on the open road in Canada was very much a travel dream
Oh Canada. Taking an RV on the open road in Canada was very much a travel dream of ours. Jasper National Park was just so jaw-droppingly beautiful at every stretch, turn, and bend that it was sometimes difficult not to be overawed. We said to each other that if you sliced up the park into dozens of tiny pieces and dropped them in countries all over the world, every piece would become a must-visit attraction. What's your dream road trip? #MyJasper#VentureBeyond#TheConstantlyCurious@tourismjasper ____ #ExploreCanada#ExploreAlberta#TravelAlberta#theoutbound#getoutstayout#keepitwild#letsgosomewhere#discoverearth#roamtheplanet#welivetoexplore#thegreatoutdoors#liveoutdoors #adventureculture#seetheworld#exploretocreate#travelstoke#lifeofadventure#lonelyplanet#natgeotravel#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#getoutstayout#cntraveler#seeyououtthere#finditliveit#tlpicks#exploreeverything
01.07.2018 20:05:37
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Wild, windswept and free.

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We were recently asked what it is we love so mu
Wild, windswept and free. ____ We were recently asked what it is we love so much about hiking, and it got us to thinking. Naturally, as two Brits raised in the countryside, being amongst nature is where we feel most at home. Any yet, there's more. Many people have forgotten the art of walking; that if you've got the time you can walk, literally anywhere. It's why we're so particularly fond of multi-day hikes, the idea that you can walk from town to town, or village to village on our own schedule, and create wonderful memories along the way. Hiking still gives you that sense of discovering the undiscovered, even if it's along a path that many others have walked down. Are you a fan of hiking, especially when you travel? #MyJasper#VentureBeyond#TheConstantlyCurious ____ #Canada#ExploreCanada#ExploreAlberta#TravelAlberta#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#optoutside#radgirlslife#theoutbound#outdoorwomen#stayandwander#mountaingirls#getoutstayout#keepitwild#wildernessbabes#letsgosomewhere#discoverearth#roamtheplanet#alpinebabes#welivetoexplore#thegreatoutdoors#liveoutdoors#sheexplores
29.06.2018 14:12:24
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir

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"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir ____ The weather wasn't always with us as we explored Jasper National Park. In fact, in the hours before this shot, we had been huddled up in our RV with cups of tea (we always brings tea bags with us now) and too many biscuits, hoping that the unexpected rain and cloud would dissipate. Come 6 p.m., there was a break of blue and a glimmer of sunlight. We changed our shoes, grabbed our cameras and backpacks, and headed out for our much-anticipated walk around Lake Maligne. You'll know it on Instagram if for its incredible glacier blue waters, but even when the weather is against you and the colour doesn't shine, it's still bloody beautiful. #VentureBeyond#TheConstantlyCurious#MyJasper ____ @tourismjasper#Canada#ExploreCanada#ExploreAlberta#travelcommunity#adventureculture#seetheworld#travelstagram#passionpassport#lpfanphoto#TravelAlberta#exploretocreate#travelstoke#lifeofadventure#lonelyplanet#welivetoexplore#getoutstayout#theoutbound#natgeotravel#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#getoutstayout#cntraveler#seeyououtthere#finditliveit#roamtheplanet#tlpicks#exploreeverything
28.06.2018 20:03:00
Showtime.

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Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, is perhaps a little under the
Showtime. ___ Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, is perhaps a little under the radar. In fact, even we were  only vaguely aware of it until recently. A gateway to the Rockies, many people simply fly in, pick up an RV and head towards the open road. Visit this proud city however and you'll discover an amazing foodie scene (we ate Mexican, Venezuelan and fusion Asian) and a burgeoning coffee movement. Cycle routes through what feels like the wilderness but is actually the middle of the city, street art and hipster neighbourhoods and, importantly, a community that welcomes all (as we saw when our Edmonton Pride Parade photo went a little bit viral on twitter). #ExploreEdmonton#TheConstantlyCurious ____ @exploreedmonton#Edmonton#YEG#ExploreAlberta#ExploreCanada#YEGBlog#IgYEG#livelovecanada#yeggers#girlswhotravel#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#girlsborntotravel#MyTinyAtlas#PassionPassport#LifeWellTravelled#TheGlobeWanderer#Travelandlife#FindItLiveIt#VisualsOfLife#LetsGoEverywhere#WeLiveToExplore#Wanderfolk#DarlingEscapes#letsgosomewhere
26.06.2018 20:09:37
The Devil's Bridge at sunrise.
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An update.

After a great week exploring a t
The Devil's Bridge at sunrise. ___ An update. After a great week exploring a teeny tiny section of Canada (that country is HUGE), we're back in the UK doing all the things that go on in the background when we're not travelling. That generally means coffee, more coffee, bingeing on sweets, feeling bad about bingeing on sweets, spending far too long trying to find something good to watch on Netflix (seriously, we seem to spend more time LOOKING for something than actually watching stuff on it), writing new guides, and one of us sneaking in World Cup watching whilst the other isn't looking. We're also putting together our plans for a little city break we've got coming up in...Antwerp! You may have noticed that we're trying to spread our wings a little bit in Europe and visit places which people know about, but perhaps aren't as popular as their neighbours. There's a few reasons for this, and we have a lengthy post sitting in our drafts folder all about it (yep, something else that's on that never-ending to do list). So, have you ever been to Antwerp? Anything we simply can't miss? #TheConstantlyCurious #LoveAntiguaBarbuda ___ #girlswhotravel#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#passionpassport#girlsborntotravel#Antigua#Antiguaandbarbuda#MyTinyAtlas#PassionPassport#LifeWellTravelled#TheGlobeWanderer#Travelandlife#FindItLiveIt#VisualsOfLife#LetsGoEverywhere#Flashesofdelight#WeLiveToExplore#LifeOfAdventure#Wanderfolk#ExploreToCreate#AGameOfTones#VisitAntiguaBarbuda#DarlingEscapes#letsgosomewhere
19.06.2018 19:52:14
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​We run this city.

We took a morning off together in Rotterdam to discover the
​We run this city. We took a morning off together in Rotterdam to discover the city in a different way to usual. Using the new @runnincity app, we pounded streets which we wouldn't have discovered otherwise, as well as taking in iconic sights like the Erasmus bridge and these quirky yellow cube houses. The free app has guided audio running tours to help you discover more than 150 cities around the world. It was a cool way to get some exercise on the road whilst getting to know a new place at the same time. You can download the app on Android and iOS, and the link is in our bio just now. Do you ever discover a new city by going on a run? #ad#runnincity#runinrotterdam#sightjogging#sightrunning#runningapp#TheConstantlyCurious#Rotterdam#rottergram#lookingup_architecture#igersrotterdam#discoveryourcity#loverotterdam#girlswhotravel#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#girlsborntotravel#lifewelltravelled#theglobewanderer#travelandlife#cntraveler#mytinyatlas#finditliveit#rotterdammakeithappen#traverse18#passionpassport
06.06.2018 20:05:59
"Which of my photos is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow". We lov
"Which of my photos is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow". We love this line from Imogen Cunningham, who was a pioneering female photographer last century. She's right, but she's also wrong. Because we're always catching up on the guides and travel pieces we want to write and need to write, lots of photos from the past get lost or looked over because they don't go in this post or that post. And when you take literally thousands of photos every month, that means you don't always get to make favourites of the old, because you're always thinking about and looking toward the new. So, this is a new old favourite. Because it was on our last day in Puglia earlier this year, because we had just spent a few hours in Bari taking photos in the streets, because we didn't have long until our plane left, because we grabbed a pizza from the most Italian of Italian looking pizzerias which had just opened up for the evening, because we took it in the rental car and ate on the floor of airport departures. Because here's to making new old favourites. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #girlswhotravel#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#passionpassport#girlsborntotravel#lifewelltravelled#theglobewanderer#travelandlife#cntaveler#mytinyatlas#lifewelltravelled#tlpicks#starttheadventure#welivetoexplore#darlingescapes#Bari#Ilikeitaly#instagramitalia#dametraveler#theprettycities#postcardplaces#ladiesgoneglobal#finditliveit#darlingescapes#adventurethatislife
04.06.2018 20:13:58
Otherworldly.

That is the only word we can think of to describe the Tenerife th
Otherworldly. That is the only word we can think of to describe the Tenerife that exists above the clouds. Here, far from the ocean is a world of centuries old lava fields, Mars-like landscapes and vast blue skies. An epic place to hike, to cycle or simply to pass the time imaging what life on another planet really looks like... #VisitTenerife#TenerifeNoLimits@visit_tenerife ____ #TheConstantlyCurious#Tenerife#Tenerifelicidad#passionpassport#lifewelltravelled#theglobewanderer#cntraveler#mytinyatlas#finditliveit#letsgoeverywhere#openmyworld#spaintravel #exploretocreate#agameoftones#travelguy#flashesofdelight#livetotraveltraveltolive#letswander#welltravelled#visitspain#theoutbound #neverstopexploring#welivetoexplore#seetheworld#lonelyplanet#lifeofadventure#travelstoke#widenyourworld
03.06.2018 16:59:47
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A difference of opinion

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If you've travelled as a couple, then you'll know
A difference of opinion ____ If you've travelled as a couple, then you'll know that arguments happen all the time over the silliest stuff. If you travel as a couple who blog, then you argue over even sillier stuff than normal. In Tenerife, we had some hours to spare in between all the hikes, cycles and swims, and so decided to take some photos in and around our rather fancy hotel. Andrew saw this converted white church and insisted that I should take a photo of him there from the top of some stairs; I really couldn't see it. When this happens, Andrew always know that I'll do a half-arsed job in taking the shot just to keep him quiet. Inevitably, this then results in even more bickering between us about who's eye is better, who takes the better photos, and all the requisite examples from six years together to prove the other wrong. It turns out that I absolutely love this photo now; it's probably one of my favourites from Tenerife. However, I won't tell Andrew that too much, because that makes him right (and then we'll never hear the end of it). What do you and your travel buddy argue about most? #VisitTenerife#TheConstantlyCurious#TenerifeNoLimits@visit_tenerife ____ #travelandlife#cntraveler#mytinyatlas#theglobewanderer#finditliveit#darlingescapes#forahappymoment#visualsoflife#letsgoeverywhere#openmyworld#spaintravel#exploretocreate#agameoftones#travelguy#flashesofdelight#theprettycities#livetotraveltraveltolive#letswander#welltravelled#exploremore#passionpassport#postcarplaces#postcardsfromtheworld#igerspain#theculturetrip#guardiancities#visitspain
01.06.2018 14:06:27
Pump those legs... Our visit to Tenerife saw us being more active and adventurou
Pump those legs... Our visit to Tenerife saw us being more active and adventurous than we've been in a long time. We swam, we surfed, we hiked, we paddleboarded, we jumped of a bloody big hill with a parachute. It was a reminder that being active and outdoors is good for your soul (and let's hope good for our waistlines soon). An afternoon spent cycling above the clouds in stunning Mars-esque landscapes, around sharp turns and slow bends, was one of the most unforgettable experiences from our few days on the volcanic Spanish island. Emily used to cycle on a proper road bike like this all the time in Australia, and to have the sun on our backs as we took on hills and ate up the pristine tarmac on our way back down, felt utterly fantastic. Our guide told us that lots of Tour de France cyclists base themselves in Tenerife because of the perfect cycling conditions; we can totally understand why. #VisitTenerife#TenerifeNoLimits#TheConstantlyCurious@visit_tenerife ____ #Tenerife#Tenerifelicidad#girlswhotravel#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#passionpassport#girlsborntotravel#lifewelltravelled#theglobewanderer#travelandlife#cntraveler#mytinyatlas #finditliveit#darlingescapes#forahappymoment#visualsoflife#letsgoeverywhere#openmyworld#spaintravel#cyclinglife#roadcycling#VisitSpain#CyclingGirl
30.05.2018 19:59:18
When you can wear your parrot shirt, you know you're in a happy place.

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When you can wear your parrot shirt, you know you're in a happy place. ____ A few thoughts on Antigua, a place we never really expected to visit anytime soon, but were fortunate enough to be invited there as part of a travel conference (yes, we know, sometimes our life is bizarre). Its beaches are as divine as you'd imagine, the capital St John's is incredibly colourful and photogenic, you should definitely rent a car and explore it on your own time and dime, the local breakfast of salt fish, chop-up and fungee hits the spot, Sunday night sunsets from Shirley Heights are unmissable, its hot sauce gave Emily all the feels, clapboard houses in shades of purple, yellow and green are really common, it is really difficult to understand the local dialect when two Antiguans are chatting together, rum is king, the highest mountain is named after Barack Obama, there are colourful shacks selling fruit by the side of the road, cricket and sailing are a big deal, lots of people go there to get married, its water is picture postcard, two currencies work there (both called the dollar), and it's impossible to visit and hate it. It was our first taste of travelling on a Caribbean island, and it was delicious. ____ #LoveAntiguaBarbuda#Antigua#TheConstantlyCurious#Antiguaandbarbuda#MyTinyAtlas#PassionPassport#LifeWellTravelled#TheGlobeWanderer#Travelandlife#FindItLiveIt#VisualsOfLife#LetsGoEverywhere#IChoseToWander#TravelStoke#Caribbean#BeautifulDestinations#Flashesofdelight#WeLiveToExplore#LifeOfAdventure#Wanderfolk#ExploreToCreate#RoamThePlanet#AGameOfTones#VisitAntiguaBarbuda#TravelGuy#DarlingEscapes#ForAHappyMoment#letsgosomewhere#exploretocreate
22.05.2018 19:59:17
Sunset + palm trees

The beaches in Antigua are all as beautiful as you would ex
Sunset + palm trees The beaches in Antigua are all as beautiful as you would expect. We spent a great couple of days driving around the island in our rental car in search of some of the best ones - talk about giving yourself an easy task! It was the perfect way to explore Antigua. Do you often rent a car when you travel? If not, what's stopping you from doing it? - - - #LoveAntiguaBarbuda#Antigua#TheConstantlyCurious#Antiguaandbarbuda#MyTinyAtlas#PassionPassport#LifeWellTravelled#TheGlobeWanderer#Travelandlife#FindItLiveIt#VisualsOfLife#LetsGoEverywhere#IChoseToWander#TravelStoke#Caribbean#CaribbeanSea#BeautifulDestinations#Flashesofdelight#WeLiveToExplore#LifeOfAdventure#Wanderfolk#ExploreToCreate#RoamThePlanet#AGameOfTones#Beach#VisitAntiguaBarbuda#RoadTrip#TravelGuy#DarlingEscapes#ForAHappyMoment
20.05.2018 17:14:11
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