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ASOS Insider: Shope Delano in Croatia

This summer we followed ASOS insider Shope Delano on her Croatia sailing trip and omg did she have the most sun-filled, blue-skied, blissful time EVER! Shope spent 8 days on a yacht sailing the Adriatic coast from Split to Dubrovnik, stopping off at hidden beaches, party islands and cultural cities. Does life really get much better than that?

Here’s a little rundown of her time spent sailing one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world…

Time for take off

“Should count my lucky stars as i’m leaving this dreary weather behind and am off to sail around Croatia with STA Travel” – Shope Delano
Time to take off
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En route to Bestival and slightly excited? SAME, so are we! We’re back at Bestival this year and it’s going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever.

Bit of a festival pro? See how many of the below fun festival feels you can relate to.

For all you festival newbies out there, do not fear. Here’s a tiny taste of some of the emotions/experiences that are about to be thrust upon you.

1. Praying to the Sun Gods…

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Throwback to our favourite Bestival artists!

We’re bringing you a homage to all the greats that have graced the Bestival stage over the last 12 years. Oh boy there have been some good ones! From the likes of Amy Winehouse to the Beastie Boys and The Prodigy to The Cure.

So let’s throwback to some classic line ups and get a little bit BUZZING for this year’s Bestival!

2004: Basement Jaxx


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Journey to the Outback: Wrap Up

It’s time to wrap up Henry and Alex’s journey to the outback. We sent this talented duo into the “real” Australia, to discover what we love most about the Northern Territory. They came face to face with salt water crocs, uncovered the Devil’s Marbles and gawped at the spectacular Uluru plus so much more! You can check out their full adventure on our Tumblr page.

Here’s a little rundown of the awesome time they had in Australia’s Northern Territory…

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is abundant with wildlife, including buffalo, 250 species of birds and obviously saltwater crocodiles. The boys made eyes with a few salties in Mary River.
Mary River Wetland
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Weekends in New Zealand: Taupo

No way! You’ve only gone and got yourself a working holiday visa for New Zealand! Nice job. Speaking of jobs are you feeling a little panicked at the fact you’ll be working in this sensational country 9-5pm? Scared that you won’t be able to explore all of its nooks and crannies, all of the best bits? Well that my dear friend, is where your weekends come in! TGIF and all that.
Just picture yourself spending your weekend plunging into Lake Taupo, spotting glow-worms in underground caves and soaking off in hot springs… yeah that could be you!

1.Go sky diving… well it is New Zealand!

Skydive Taupo
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