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Kitiara Pascoe

Freelance writer and copywriter at The Literary Lifeboat

Kitiara Pascoe has been sailing around the Atlantic for over two years on her Nicholson 32, despite having never sailed before.

She often writes articles for Yachting Monthly and has written for other magazines such as SurfGirl. As well as blogging on her website, The Literary Lifeboat and writing for magazines, she works primarily as a copywriter and has written content and copy for small businesses and household names.

Apart from writing, Kit trained as a freediver in Indonesia, once did a wingwalk on a Boeing Stearman biplane, is partial to a bit of rock climbing and has so far sailed over 15000 miles from the UK to Central America and back.

Website – theliterarylifeboat.com

The Idea of 'The One' Sucks - Love Is Earned, Not Bestowed

Aside from the actual physical science behind it, which is rather akin to the technical abilities Santa Claus would have to possess to complete his annual visit to the bedrooms of children, wanting there to be a One is sort of madness.
22/03/2016 16:45 GMT

The New Language of Travel - 'I've Done That'

Travel for the sake of tick boxes not only undermines even the most basic reasons for travelling, but distills whole nations into one landmark, one ruin, one temple. A country is more than the sum of its famous places. And you can circumnavigate without ever leaving the Southern Ocean, thus never seeing or steeping foot in any country at all.
18/08/2015 09:14 BST

The Reality of Paradise

The problem with holiday brochure paradise is that holiday brochures are written by advertising professionals and designed by Photoshop. There are white sand beaches with palms and 'crystal clear water' - of course, but that's not all you need.
23/03/2015 15:38 GMT

Get Lost in Porto - City of Wine

Cities can be exhausting places for the tourist; crowds, confusion, vast distances between expensive monuments and a general sense that it's not what it looked like in the pictures. Portugal's second city, Porto, is not such a place.
09/09/2014 09:35 BST

Bureaucratic Hypocrisy Over Foreign Car Fines

Perhaps the Department for Transport and the Local Government Association should stop yakking on about trying to 'tackle' this and attempting to 'tackle' that and do something just about as useful, like giving road-crossing lessons to deer.
04/08/2014 11:10 BST

Said What You Thought? Quick, Issue an Apology!

Joey Barton, a footballer probably not as heavily schooled in political correctness as actual politicians, has apologised over his UKIP 'four ugly girls' comment made on Question Time. Talking about UKIP's European election victory he said, 'So if I am somewhere and there were four really ugly girls, I'm thinking, 'Well, she's not the worst', because that is all you are, that is all you are to us.'
02/06/2014 13:19 BST

Undiscovered Capital Cities...Oh Wait

It's naive to think that much of what you read is particularly truthful, unbiased, based on legitimacy or even marginally informative but The Independent definitely used to be a place you could go to for actual news, well thought-out opinions and a sense of pride in reporting.
14/04/2014 13:23 BST

Not Married? You Must Be Alone

That just undermines the perfectly valid and wholly committed relationships of all those out there who aren't married for whatever reason - maybe we aren't 'waiting' exactly, we just have better things to do.
31/03/2014 11:41 BST

Hashtagging for Charity

What exactly does this say about our society? The few people who have overcome severe insecurities, taken off their make up and posted a selfie are, combined with those who feel urgently that they need to do something, <em>anything</em> to promote awareness, woefully drowned out by the thousands who are posting because they, well, umm, fancy it?
20/03/2014 11:10 GMT

The Forgotten Education of a Holiday

Nothing gets people talking more than the subject of children and parenthood however, one angle really got my attention. Jenny Willott, the consumer affairs minister, said holidays 'should not be at the expense of a child's education,' going on to mention the possible negative impact of missing school.
11/03/2014 12:26 GMT