Author archives: Kathi

Top 10 Travel Tips for New York City

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New York City can be an intimidating place. It's massive and expensive, but also the dream of many - so how do you get the most out of travelling to New York? With one Travelette currently based in NYC and two former New Yorkers on the team, we thought who could share more to the point travel tips for New York than us? After a bit of brainstorming and link s[...]

15 Foods you need to try in Austria

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Some years ago I had a heated discussion about Austrian cuisine with a friend who is half Austrian, half Mexican. He insisted that Mexican cuisine is so much better than the food in Austria and while I love Mexican food I clearly had to oppose this idea and defend my beloved dumplings. Although our discussion did not lead to any consensus it made me think o[...]

Hotels We Love: Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

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Have you ever been to Heaven on Earth? I have: Well, actually this is of course a much more tangible place than Heaven. This is the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge in northern Tanzania. After trying and failing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro last June my dad and I treated ourselves to a luxurious getaway close to Ngorongoro Crater nature reserve and Serengeti Na[...]

The Best of Scotland in One Day

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When most people start to plan their trip to Scotland, they think of the essentials first: Edinburgh, medieval castles, rolling hills, Highland cows, islands and lakes, whisky and last but not least, an umbrella. Of course, Scotland is so much more than that and a seasoned Scotland-expert will tell you that an umbrella in the Scottish rain-wind combination i[...]

It's a Kind of Magic: The Shetland Islands

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We got out of the car and had a quick look at the map. It wouldn't be far, but the weather looked vicious. We set out anyways; wrapped up in our waterproofs, our cameras safely stowed in our waterproof bags and our boots strapped on tightly. The first stretch was simple and the path easy to follow, but then it stopped. Well, there was one path leading to the[...]

Travelette of the Month: Elisa Fourt

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Part of what makes Travelettes so unique is the team of women behind it. Ten profiles of experienced travelers, who share their stories, their passion for the world and their adventures. Each month, we are introducing you to one of them, so that you can get a better feel of what being a Travelette is all about, while still discovering the unique personality [...]

Doing London on a Budget with MEININGER Hotels

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When I think about London I think of soaring rents in posh neighbourhoods, the royal family and the banking district, hipsters who have overdrafts as big as the city itself. Two words I don't think of: Budget Travel. When my flatmate told me how much rent she paid as a student in London for a room in a dubious Whitechapel flat that she shared with two housem[...]

A Trip to Lake Achensee, or How I Fell in Love with Austria

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There is no place like home. As I live abroad these days and need to survive on a tight student budget, frequent trips back home are not always on the horizon. Ergo, every chance I do get to go back to Austria I am more excited than the last time. Last summer  I spent a fabulous weekend in Innsbruck, which is probably my favourite city in Austria when it com[...]

Travelette of the Month: Oneika the Traveller

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I have to admit something to you. Although I love blogging and writing down my experiences to share with others, I am incredibly lazy when it comes to reading other travel blogs. It's not that I don't like a well-written article and a selection of gorgeous photos for my own travel inspiration. In fact, I love that. It's just that for every really useful arti[...]

Fight for your Dreams: Speed Sisters

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If you would have told me a few weeks ago, that one of my favourite films in 2016 would be a documentary about car racing, I would have shook my head in disbelief and told you to do your homework better. I'm not interested in racing sports whatsoever. And yet, I am a film buff and have signed up for the #52FilmsByWomen challenge this year, to see at least on[...]