Author archives: Katja

Travelettes Christmas Calender - Day 5: Folkdays

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Congratulation Ella for winning yesterday's 2 days at the beautiful Strandhaus Spreewald! And now, on to Door 5... From the moment we first heard about the label Folkdays, we knew we had met one of our new favorite brands. Not only do they have a wonderful collection, full of simple elegance and timeless character, they make it their core to find sustaina[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Day 4: Strandhaus Spreewald in Germany

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Congratulations to the following travelettes who have won one of yesterday's great giveaways! The pillows go to Kristin, Jules and Kate. The prints go to Anna-Marie, Sofie and Daniela. 29 more sleep until Christmas, but you'll be sleeping like a baby if you can get your hands on today's give-away. It's amazing the wonderful Strandhaus Spreewald isn't full[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 3: Prints of Wanderlust

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Congratulations Tara on winning yesterday's amazing Tinggly giveaway - we'd love to hear what you will do! It's Day 3 of the calendar and the gifts keep coming. Staying home for the holidays? Every travelette knows that the best way to add a little adventure to your favorite chill spot is with some awesome travel-inspired home decor. And she also know[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Day 2: Tinggly Experiences!

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Day 2 of our Christmas Calendar is here and we don't stop with awesome give-aways! Congratulations Abby on taking home that amazing weekend in Austria. I ask you: what is the best part of traveling? Beautiful nature? Meeting awesome people? Amazing architecture? All these things are great and inherent to travel but there is one thing that will burn itself[...]

The long distance love art project everyone is talking about

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Love conquers all, so the saying goes. Looking at the Instagram account of Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li, you'd certainly believe it. She lives in New York, he's in Seoul but the distance has inspired them to start something that currently puts the internet in awe. The two photograph the same scene in their respective cities and then put the picture t[...]

Is this the future of hotel booking?

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What is the closest you've ever come to being in a James Bond Movie? For me that would have to be working slot machines in Vegas (Casino Royale anyone?) or maybe zipping Martinis in London. At best. Today, however, I discovered something that I think James would really enjoy - Jumeirah Inside, a unique digital platform, realized in collaboration with no othe[...]

Is this the best gadget for turning a blog into a business?

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As some of you may have noticed I haven't been as actively writing for Travelettes this past year as I used to be, because I had a baby and that kept me busy. Reeeaaallly busy. Mind you, it did not keep me from traveling and so my little guy, at 15 months old, has already been to 11 countries and spent half his life abroad in places like Thailand, Portugal [...]

Free to travel - My life without borders

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When Expedia approached us about their current campaign, running under the Hashtag #Reisefreiheit, (freedom to travel) with the request to write something relating to the reunion of East and West Germany, (October 3rd was the anniversary of the German Reunification) I was very exited. Not only was the day the wall came down still fresh in my memory, it also [...]

The evolution of backpacking in heels

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I first started backpacking at age 22. That was also the first time that I went traveling with an actual backpack. I must say - I felt pretty cool. I was now "one of them". Giving in to peer pressure (that didn't actually exist, I just pretended it did) my travel wardrobe suddenly consisted of loose cotton wrap pants (Thai fisherman style) and white rip shir[...]