5 years of Travelettes.net, 1,200 published posts, 16,000 comments, 65,000 Facebook fans, 100,000 monthly readers, 19,000 Instagram followers and 6,500 Twitter friends, but only 9 Travelettes.
We somehow feel that this number doesn’t suit us too well and would like to make our team complete with a 10th regular editor. Could it be you?

Of course we want to find the perfect new team member – a skilled writer and photographer, with …

[ Written by Kathi | 29 Sep 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Lugu Lake, bordering northwest Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of China, is known for its clean waters, amazing views and as the land of the matriarchs. In addition to being home to the Mosuo, a unique matriarchal ethnic minority, Lugu Lake is the second deepest lake in China. I had first learned about the lake in 2010, while I was living in Yunnan, but never had the time for a …

[ Written by guest | 28 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

“Are you ready?”, I heard him say right into my ear. “Yes,” I say. NO, I think – but what can you do. Slowly I start walking forwards. Suddenly a heavy weight pulls me back and forces me to stop. “And now run,” he shouts from the back. I do as I’m told – and as any woman would do when pilot Dreamy Eyes commands. Left, right, left, right; at …

[ Written by Kathi | 26 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

There are several reasons to travel. The beyond-delicious banana pancakes in Asia, perfectly curling waves in San Diego, Northern lights in Alaska or blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan. However, once in a blue moon traveling can cause some minor headaches for the adventurers. At times there can be too much luggage or too little money. Here and there life-threatening situations, inevitable car problems or necessity-lacking settings can also, unfortunately, …

[ Written by Rita | 24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

It’s the one thing that you weren’t prepared for on your travels: coming home. Whether you were backpacking in South East Asia or InterRailing through Europe, once the initial euphoria at returning wears off, suddenly everyday at home seems rather tame. Reverse culture shock is suddenly not just something that’s discussed on traveller’s forums, it’s happening to you.

1) You Remember What Drizzle Is
Let’s not kid ourselves, one of the biggest …

[ Written by guest | 24 Sep 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

I published my second book, London Eyes, this month and some of you are already reading it.
It’s hard to explain how that feels. The best description I can come up with is that it’s like somebody going through a drawer full of your best underwear. While it feels very personal and invasive, you’re also quite proud of your fine silk undies so you don’t actually mind and you very much …

[ Written by Frankie | 23 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

I’m afraid, something really bad is going to happen soon. I think the sun and the moon and Earth have joined up and are planning a terrible coup: the end of summer. As the last rays of sunlight kiss my face, slowly making space for the icy winds of northern winter nights, I remember the adventures this summer has brought me. I want to go back to South Tyrol and …

[ Written by Kathi | 22 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

When Dave Tomkins’ grandfather, Stephen Clarke, moved into a nursing home in Australia, Dave helped clear out his house and came across a bunch of old slides taken all over the world. He then asked his grandfather (who never saw himself as a travel photographer) where they were taken – without success: “I got the slides scanned and took them down to show him, in the hope of some of those special …

[ Written by Caroline | 21 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Ok, I lied in the title. I had about 30 hours when I explored Brno the other weekend. But as most of my time was spent in the dark halls of Klub Fléda – 60% social media barcamp, only 40% party, I swear – I had significantly less than 24 hours to roam the streets of this colourful little town. But let’s just assume you have a day to spend …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Sep 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

In a hammam the Moroccans not only say goodbye to dirt and dry skin, but the inhibitions of everyday life outside. Sounds like an oasis of peace, soap bubbles and relaxation? Not quite – you literally need to have a thick skin there!

“Watch out, watch out”, a man with a turquoise hood tries to find his way through the narrow streets. He’s sitting on a donkey that carries a trailer …

[ Written by guest | 19 Sep 2014 | 8 Comments | ]