Author archives: Katja

An insider tip in the Alps: Haus Hirt in Bad Gastein, Austria

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There are at least 2 excellent reasons for this blogpost which has been a long time coming because this trip actually dates back a few months at this stage (6, to be precise). However, I did not want to miss out on the opportunity to tell you all about it because this place, called Bad Gastein, is really something else. One. This is still a real insid[...]

Could this be the Number One Summer Accessory?

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It's the same problem each summer. I have nothing to wear, I need an entirely new wardrobe and an essential part of that is the perfect pair of sunglasses. With a whole 3 seasons in between I can't get myself to muster up the same level of excitement for the stuff I wore the previous year and so I often spend a considerable amount of time in the first part o[...]

Is this the best way to see a city?

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What is the first thing you do to start planning a trip? Get your hands on a travel guide? Google the top things to do in your destination? Or, if you're lucky, get advice from friends/family who have already been there? At best these efforts will give you an idea of what to do and where to go. At worst you end up following the masses from one touristy at[...]

How to get free flights

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This is where we tell you how you may well score a free flight of your choosing. Now, wouldn't that be a dream? Does this headline sound too good to be true? Well, it's not! Skyscanner has an amazing competition running right now, to celebrate their Skyscanner app which lets people find the cheapest available flights at all times. The website has long[...]

Fun in Trysil - exploring Norway's largest ski resort

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My fourth trip to Norway and I couldn't have loved it more. When I was younger, I never really understood why people went to a place more than once or twice. My logic: if you have time and money to travel, why not go see different places each time? Now, at 33, I know there is something unique and soothing about returning to a place you already know. You alre[...]

Communicating differently. Better. More.

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What is your favorite part of traveling? Lounging by the beach? Sleeping in at a wonderful hotel? Eating fresh seafood with your feet in the sand? I'm sure if you've made it to this website you appreciate all these things but there is one aspect of traveling that I find especially noteworthy - it is meeting new people. Sure, we meet people all the time. At p[...]

What you need to know about the Northern Lights

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There are few things as prominent on bucket lists the world over, as seeing the Northern Lights. It simply is that once in a lifetime experience you will forever remember fondly, because you've never seen anything like it. Their speciality is in the name: you only find them in the most northern parts of the hemisphere, most notoriously in Iceland, Finland an[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Door 8: Freitag Voyager Bagpack

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Congratulations Margeaux, for winning yesterday's giveaway of an incredible Glacier and Northern Lights tour in Iceland, complete with 2 supercool Onepiece jumpsuits. Are you a traveler? Since you made it here I will assume that you are! Not much is needed for the true world explorer, just an open heart and no reason to stay home is often all it takes to [...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar – Day 7: Icelandic Glacier Walk & Northern Lights plus Comfy Onesies

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First off, congratulations Natalie for winning yesterday's fabulous getaway to the Miramonte Hotel in Bad Gastein, Austria. We are sure you will enjoy your time hugely! Christmas time is all about twinkling lights and getting comfy while it's freezing cold outside – but with today's giveaway we allow ourselves to add a little edge to all those winter shen[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 6: Hotel Miramonte in Bad Gastein, Austria

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The beautiful bag and scarf by Folkdays in yesterday's calendar door is going to Judith. Congratulations! 6 days into December, we have an awesome new goody waiting for you. It's nothing short of a little dream this one. I can say so because I've seen it, the Miramonte Hotel in Bad Gastein. But then again, you'd have to be blind not to be able to tell for[...]