Author archives: Kathi

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[...]

50 Invaluable Travel Tips for Europe

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At first a Europe trip sounds like the best way to spend your summer - and believe me, it really is. Then you start planning your itinerary, and realise that there are way over 30 countries covering an area bigger than the United States - each with their own language (more or less), culture and people. You want to hike to Trolltunga in Norway, see the Northe[...]

This Woman Hiked across North Carolina - TWICE

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Maybe you have read (or seen) 'Wild' and have been utterly inspired to give long distance hiking a try yourself. Maybe, like me, your desire to hike across a region, state or country goes back further than 2012 when the book was published. Or maybe you're still not so sure about why anybody would want to go through the pain and torture that is long-term hiki[...]

I moved abroad to study - and this is how you can do it too

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Ever since I can remember, I wanted to move abroad. I wanted to learn new languages, see foreign countries and immerse myself in another culture. I didn't just want to travel, I wanted to live abroad. Fast forward a few years, and I have moved to Scotland in order to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow. If you were to go back in time and[...]

Touring Off the Beaten Track: Interview with Lucy Rose

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Lucy Rose is a British singer-songwriter from England who gained fame first singing backing vocals for Bombay Bicycle Club and finally releasing her own debut album back in 2012. Since then she has had her songs featured in TV shows and performed the feature song for Sony Mobile. She's played festivals all over, and has a fanbase all around the world. She to[...]

9 Travel Bloggers Spill their Beauty Secrets

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While some people can't wait to go on a holiday, wear Thai pants all day and stop spending half an hour styling their hair each morning, others want to keep up a minimum baseline of styling and make-up throughout their adventures. While there's nothing wrong with relaxing your routines in terms of appearance (and a trekking trip to the Himalayas might not be[...]

Travelette of the Month: Tabea Mathern

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We’re back with another Travelette of the Month interview! Each month, this is where you can find out more about the ladies behind the website. Even though every Travelette is unique, bringing her own perspective, travel style, and point of view to the team, they are all sharing their passion through writing and photography. This month, we find out a litt[...]

12 New Year's Resolutions for Travellers

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I have a confession to make - I'm terrible at sticking to new year's resolutions. Every year, I start out with only the best intentions - to learn a language, to work out more, to spend less time on social media and my computer, to watch more films by and about women... but eventually I give in. Routine and laziness win me over, and all the determination I f[...]

This might be the Best Reason to Visit Canada in 2017

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I said before, and I'm proud to say it again: I love Canada. There is hardly a country so vast and diverse that holds a bigger space in my heart. Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains were the destination of my first big solo backpacking adventure after I had finished my undergrad, and just a few months ago I returned to discover Ontario and Toronto. 2017 is a v[...]