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When I thought about travelling to the Caribbean, I pictured myself on a white sandy beach, with a coconut cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. At least that was the predominant image in my head when I recently followed the invitation of the Curacao tourism board to explore the biggest of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) for a week. Adventurer at heart though, I was …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Like it or not, 2014 is coming to an end soon and it is almost time for the annual new year’s resolutions. Usually my plans about what to do less or more of in the next 12 months are forgotten just after a few weeks, so I decided that this year shall be different. One of the Dalai Lama’s most popular quotes is “Once a year go somewhere where you …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Nov 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

“Isn’t this the coldest area of Norway?”, my mum asked nervously when I told her that I planned to go to Trøndelag in Central Norway. But minus 30 degree celsius is luckily not the only thing waiting for you in this region – that only happens during a few days in winter. No, Trøndelag is a region full of surprises – and I mean the good kind.
When I recently introduced …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Women can do amazing things – they can beat the odds and fly across the Atlantic like Amelia Earhart in 1928, or sail around the world on their own like teenager Laura Dekker, or adopt 40+ children off the streets of Nepal to give them a home like Maggie Doyne. They can change our perception of the world with their films or art, they can fight sexism by broadening their …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

There are certain wonders of nature that will fascinate every single human being on this planet. The colourful clouds dancing across the winter sky of the northern hemisphere are one of those wonders. The eyes of even the hardest-boiled beach goers and fans of tropical climates are lighting up when they hear about them. I hardly know anybody who doesn’t dream of seeing them: northern lights.
I have always been drawn north …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Oct 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

Can you name two things that Norway is famous for? Exactly, fjords and northern lights. As Trondheim isn’t particularly famous for either of them (unless you are very lucky in the deepest of winter), this city in central Norway, in a region called Trøndelag, is rarely found on traveller’s itineraries. It is not the Capital of Northern Lights like Tromsø, or surrounded by breathtaking fjords like Bergen or Ålesund. To …

[ Written by Kathi | 14 Oct 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

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As you know I grew up in the western part of the fantastic city Vienna in Austria. Due to its infrastructure and cool vibe its standard of living is incredibly high. My by far favourite thing about the city is that whether I boarded the tram towards the centre or the outskirts, I would reach either in about 20 minutes. Therefore going for a hike, a …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]

If you start researching the region Serfaus – Fiss – Ladis in the south of Tyrol in Austria, you will inevitably find out that it is a year-round paradise for families with young children. There are regional child-care clubs, family-friendly activities, amusement rides, kids hotels and so on. When I accepted an invitation to visit the area and typed the name into google, I was shocked: what am I going …

[ Written by Kathi | 4 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

5 years of Travelettes.net, 1,200 published posts, 16,000 comments, 65,000 Facebook fans, 100,000 monthly readers, 19,000 Instagram followers and 6,500 Twitter friends, but only 9 Travelettes.
We somehow feel that this number doesn’t suit us too well and would like to make our team complete with a 10th regular editor. Could it be you?

Of course we want to find the perfect new team member – a skilled writer and photographer, with …

[ Written by Kathi | 29 Sep 2014 | 32 Comments | ]

“Are you ready?”, I heard him say right into my ear. “Yes,” I say. NO, I think – but what can you do. Slowly I start walking forwards. Suddenly a heavy weight pulls me back and forces me to stop. “And now run,” he shouts from the back. I do as I’m told – and as any woman would do when pilot Dreamy Eyes commands. Left, right, left, right; at …

[ Written by Kathi | 26 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | ]