Author archives: Kathi

Inspiring Women Travelers: Sylvia Earle, A Woman on a 'Mission Blue'

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In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm a huge film buff. I love watching all sorts of films, but I'm particularly interested in documentaries by and about women. And if I find a film I like, I usually tell everyone about it. Another thing I love is to introduce you to inspiring women, and this film I recently watched on Netflix means I can do both. Missi[...]

5 Ways the Lake District took me by Surprise

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My favorite trips are always the ones that take me by surprise. A weekend in the Lake District of North West England was one such trip. The Lake District had never really been on my radar. I had heard about it, of course - everyone from Cornwall to Aberdeen knows about the Lake District. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. It's f[...]

Do it like a Travel Blogger: Travel Tips for Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka sure is on my bucket list - after a month of featuring articles and photos from the island on our blog and social channels, I know for sure that one day I will visit. But where to begin? I can't be the only now being overwhelmed by planning a trip to a country I know little about. Blogs are my obvious choice to turn to when I research new destin[...]

Travelette of the Month: Rita Maria, the girl who travels without social media

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Every month we like to introduce you to an inspiring female traveler to hear creative stories from all over the world. This month we are proud to introduce Rita Maria - and if you've been a long-time follower of Travelettes you might remember her, as she used to be a regular contributor to our very own blog!  Rita is not a typical travel writer though - a[...]

Inspiring Women Travelers: Sissi Korhonen cycles through South America

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I love meeting inspiring women travelers - even if it is just online. And because I don't like to keep their stories to myself, I love writing up our conversations for our inspiring women series. Sissi Korhonen reached out to us a few weeks ago, asking about guest posting for our blog, and casually wrote the sentence, 'I will be away from internet connect[...]

10 things to do in Fuerteventura

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When I first read up on Fuerteventura to prepare my one-week surf trip with Sophie, I read about how the North is dominated by British tourists, while the South is in German hands. While I was happy that we were heading north – so I didn't have to hear my mother tongue while actually sunbathing on a Spanish island off the Moroccan coast – I was still skeptic[...]

Travelette of the Month: Sabina Trojanova from Girl vs Globe

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I met Sabina on a grey morning in Glasgow for brunch. She had just moved there, but already discovered the bustling breakfast and coffee scene of Pollokshaws Road. I always feel a bit awkward around other travel bloggers - obviously we all share our love for travel, so it should be easy for us to talk, right? Only that it isn't always so easy, and frankly, I[...]

Inspiring Women Travelers: Kristina Paltén is running Alone through Iran

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Some stories are almost too crazy to be true. I recently stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary film that was uploaded 9 months ago. Yet it couldn't be any more timely. The film tells the story of Swedish ultra-runner Kristina Paltén, who should become the first woman to ever cross Iran by foot. Let that settle for a moment. This is a woman who is not jus[...]

30 Awesome things to do in Edinburgh

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I'm not surprised that Edinburgh is the second most popular city in the UK for international visitors. London of course is leading the list, but Edinburgh sees about 13 million tourist every year! People come to see the medieval maze of courtyards, lanes and close, or the towering castle up on the hill; they come for the festivals during summer or a very spe[...]