“I’ve been invited to speak at a conference in Portugal this March,” I casually say to Tom as we’re sitting on the couch, watching episodes of Fargo. “Is it okay if I go?”
Of course, I don’t need his permission to travel at all; I’m an independent woman, and travel is part of my job. Even if his answer was a sweet, polite, “I’d really rather you stay home,” I’d still …

[ Written by Katka | 30 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

If you are new to photography or cinematography, choosing the right type of lens that suits your specific use can be daunting. This is because lenses come in not just a range of focal lengths but also in numerous zoom lengths. Unless you are a professional photographer and know exactly what you need, it is important to test a lens before deciding to buy. The best way to do so …

[ Written by guest | 28 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

During a month-long road trip through the US and Canada in summer, I nearly skipped Vancouver because it just seemed a little too out of the way from Toronto. I’m so glad I didn’t. I spent some of the happiest days of my life over there. Now that might have been a combination of great people, blue skies, general euphoria and the city’s summer vibe, but I’d argue that Vancouver is …

[ Written by Caroline | 27 Jan 2015 | 16 Comments | ]

Borneo is one heck of an incredible and mysterious country, where things go bump in the night and it’s usually a creature that is both exotic and rare. Craggy mountains, rainforests drenched in mist, winding wide rivers and relaxing times await for you there. Malaysia’s Borneo is a destination on many people’s bucket list for a reason, as it’s natural beauty will blow your bloomin’ mind and you’ll find yourself falling …

[ Written by Sophie | 26 Jan 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

How do you keep your travel photography original? It’s close to impossible to answer that question with a few words, but Anton Charushin doesn’t need words to do that. He just does headstands. A lot of them.
Anton, 27, from Russia got into breakdancing in high school where he realised that doing headstands is pretty good for your blood circulation and general wellbeing. Well, and then there were the creative benefits. Tagging …

[ Written by Caroline | 24 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

I won’t hide that I was more than a little excited to be asked to test-drive the new ASUS Transformer Book T100. In many ways the clever design of laptop and tablet in one is ideal and I really wish my Macbook Air had that same feature. I dont own a tablet so I find myself regularly feeling jealous at everyone I see who does have one, especially those who …

[ Written by Katja | 23 Jan 2015 | 58 Comments | ]

If I had to choose my favourite city for an indulging city break, Madrid would probably rank on top of that list. I’ve only been there once, and just for a short time, but there is something about the Spanish capital that convinced me of its awesomeness in basically no time. It’s the stunning architecture on the way into town (I love the Torres Blancas and wish I could live …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Jan 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

Remember, when back in October we announced that we were looking for a new Travelette to join our team? Well, overwhelmed by the response the selection process took a little longer than expected. Almost 200 applications came flooding into our office; they added up to almost 200 short stories, 1,000 travel photographs and over 80,000 words to read. You don’t get to choose a new team member every month, so …

[ Written by Kathi | 22 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

Have you ever heard about LYCRA® fiber? I’d be surprised if you hadn’t, because it’s everywhere! LYCRA® is a fiber, that is particularly well-known for its elasticity. It is blended into all kinds of fabrics so clothes get a stretchy feeling, following the curves of your body. You have probably come across it in your skinny-fit jeans, yoga pants, swimwear, undies or tights.
When Katka posted about how to pack a week’s stylish …

[ Written by Kathi | 21 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

Being sick at home is bad enough, but what happens when you come down with a sudden cold or stomach bug while you’re away? If you’ve travelled much in your lifetime, chances are you’ve been under the weather at some point in your journey, and you’ll no doubt recall how miserable it can be. I was recently exploring some incredible Canadian cities when I was hit by a knockout cold …

[ Written by guest | 20 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | ]