Its a long way from Langley Mill to Africa, but that's where one local woman is spending this month, after winning a national competition with a video about our local area.
Travel blogger Jen Lowthrop, who lives on Cromford Road, entered the competition run by the Double Tree hotel chain, to find bloggers to spend a month each on one of the five continents of the world. Each blogger is spending their month travelling around, staying in Double Tree hotels, and chronicling their experience through regular social media updates, videos and blogs.
On her trip, Jen is taking in no fewer than 5 locations across Africa and the Middle East, starting in Dubai, then moving on to the Seychelles, Zanzibar and Tanzania, before finishing the tour in Cape Town.
If you want to see what she's been up to so far on her trip, pop over to SheGetsAround.co.uk and check out Jen's blogs, like her facebook page or follow her on twitter , where she's using the hastag #dtour on her tweets from around the globe.
We'll be retweeting and reposting some of her posts, so make sure you're following us too to stay bang up to date with Jen's travels.
And if you want to see the video that landed her this trip of a lifetime, you can check it out here !
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...