Author archives: Kathi

10 unmissable experiences to turn your first solo trip into a life-long memory

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I recently went on the first holiday in years. Now, you might wonder whether I've lost my mind - because clearly I am a travel blogger who travels a lot and goes on 5-10 trips per year. And to an extent that is true - I travel loads, get to experience different cultures and countries and share my experiences here and on my own blog. But that's not a holiday.[...]

10 Reasons to Travel During Off Season

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There's nothing good about the end of summer - except of course that the best time to travel starts right now! Everybody likes a good summer vacation, but to be honest, traveling during the peak season can be a drag. After all, you're not the only one who's had that idea! If you're lucky enough to take time off outside the standard school holidays (sorry,[...]

Telling Her Story: An Interview with filmmaker Teresa Hoerl

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Championing women in adventure travel and the outdoor sports is one of my passions, and I love having Travelettes as a platform to share my discoveries of inspiring women with a huge audience. Films are another passion of mine, so you can imagine that every year around this time I'm super excited for the program launch of the European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.[...]

Travelette of the Month: Sarah Peguine from Oh So Arty

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There is no better way to explore a city than through local eyes. That's why our writers always try their best to find out what the coolest local hot spots are, the trendiest bars and restaurants, and where locals go to hangout. But sometimes, not even a Travelettes Guide to a new exciting city cuts it, and you want to actually connect with a local in the fl[...]

Top 10 Tips for Vegan Travel

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I've traveled abroad ever since I finished high school, but I've only been a vegan for about half a year now. Yet, I realised that traveling with a dietary requirement is quite different from traveling with an omni diet. It is harder at times, but certainly not impossible - sometimes even surprisingly easy and delicious! From the incredible vegan fare I f[...]

10 trips to do before you get married

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I feel like the title of this post needs a little bit of explaining. Of course, I'm not saying that once you get married, the traveling stops. In fact, if you love travel as much as me, being able to travel with or without your partner after you get hitched should be a requisite to even say yes in the first place. Then again, maybe you're not the type who wa[...]

Women on the Trail: Hiking Fjällräven Classic Sweden

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Nervously, I shoulder my backpack and carry it across the campsite. Doesn't feel too bad - I've carried heavier things before! Just never for this long... After a few steps I stop, standing before my judge - the scale hanging off a tree, ready to tell me the awful truth. I take off my backpack and set it to the ground - big mistake. I struggle to lift it hig[...]

10 Things I wish I'd known before my First Solo Trip

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With age comes wisdom. I've been traveling - not always, but very often solo - since I finished high school. Back then I just grabbed my backpack, which was usually too heavy, stuffed some naiveté in a tote bag and just went for it. It was a rocky path of travel fails, missed opportunities, a few small regrets and sometimes just sheer luck. To travel itself [...]

How to spend a weekend in Paris like a local

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I was always scared of going to Paris. I had heard so much about it. People loved it, were raving about it, were infatuated by it. But somehow, instead of making me want to go there myself, it always just put me off. What if I didn't like it? I couldn't tell anybody that... Better not risk it. Then - out of nowhere - an opportunity arose, to speak at a[...]