Author archives: guest

Hotels we love: Amare Marbella

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With Berlin's endless winter weather getting to me, a spring break to the Mediterranean is what I needed desperately - and Marbella, the small city right on Spain’s Sunshine Coast, was the perfect destination for just that! The towering mountains in the back create a special climate: the temperatures never drop below 10 degrees, and to live up to the name[...]

Why long-term backpacking sent me spiralling into depression

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Just because you’re on the other side of the world, it doesn’t mean you can’t be depressed. When I went traveling for the first time, I was excited to flee the country and immerse myself in new sights, sounds and experiences. Little did I know that traveling would plunge me into the depths of depression. Let me start by saying that I absolutely do not ta[...]

The Joys of Travel Sketching

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Sitting beside a dilapidated monastery, built over a brook, I soaked in the atmosphere. I could feel the rustling of trees, chirping of birds, fragrance of pine trees, chatter of trekkers on the return, and the rhythmic music from water-propelled prayer wheels. The slow capturing of this scene on paper with graphite strokes brought everything into sharp focu[...]

The Travelettes Guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal

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In order to go trekking in the Himalayas you don't necessarily have to book a tour through an agency way in advance - you can in fact also arrange everything spontaneously in Kathmandu. This guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal is full of tips to ensure that your trekking experience has only positive impact on you, the locals in Nepal and t[...]

A Naturopath's guide to avoiding Traveler's Sickness

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I have just returned from almost two months exploring India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, drinking all of the chai, eating all of the samosas, watching all of the sunsets and smelling all of the (sometimes really bad) smells. Avoiding traveler’s diarrhea was really high on my priority list, probably even higher than seeing the Taj Mahal. As a naturopath and nutritio[...]

Top 5 croc/stinger/shark free dream swims in Queensland, Australia

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What's the point of going to Australia if you can’t swim in the sea? I’m sure many of us have asked ourselves that question when heading over to Queensland with the Great Barrier Reef in the north and Brisbane in the south in the middle of stinger season. Deadly jellyfish love the warm summer water in the ocean, and from October to May (just when those of us[...]

How I travel the world from my desk

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I decided to teach English online so that I could be location-independent, and travel anytime and anywhere I wanted. Over the course of a few months, I started working as an online English tutor.  However, money from tutoring trickled in slowly, which meant I still couldn’t afford to travel - and I was totally bummed. I wanted to go to San Miguel de Allend[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Ladakh, India: The Epitome of Himalayan Scenic Beauty

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Modern life can sometimes feel like running on a treadmill until you get a chance to gasp for breath, but a little quality time in the lap of the serene Himalayas can help you rediscover inner peace. This was the choice I made; trading my laptop for a backpack, I boarded a flight to a place where your shadow is your only companion: Ladakh, India.  My trav[...]

My Crash Course Introduction to Campervan Life

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Through my windshield I could see my destination, or at least where I assumed it was, miles away on the far-off tips of the Rocky Mountains. It was late May, and my head was racing faster than my wheels. My mood? A confusing mix of sad, excited and scared. I had already cried for the first 100 miles of the trip, and I didn’t want to for the next hundred. I[...]

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