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If I had to choose my favourite city for an indulging city break, Madrid would probably rank on top of that list. I’ve only been there once, and just for a short time, but there is something about the Spanish capital that convinced me of its awesomeness in basically no time. It’s the stunning architecture on the way into town (I love the Torres Blancas and wish I could live …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

Remember, when back in October we announced that we were looking for a new Travelette to join our team? Well, overwhelmed by the response the selection process took a little longer than expected. Almost 200 applications came flooding into our office; they added up to almost 200 short stories, 1,000 travel photographs and over 80,000 words to read. You don’t get to choose a new team member every month, so …

[ Written by Kathi | 22 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

Have you ever heard about LYCRA® fiber? I’d be surprised if you hadn’t, because it’s everywhere! LYCRA® is a fiber, that is particularly well-known for its elasticity. It is blended into all kinds of fabrics so clothes get a stretchy feeling, following the curves of your body. You have probably come across it in your skinny-fit jeans, yoga pants, swimwear, undies or tights.
When Katka posted about how to pack a week’s stylish …

[ Written by Kathi | 21 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

It’s the perspective that can turn any boring every-day thing into the most spectacular experience ever - like the bird’s-eye view of your hometown when you approach the airport by plane, or slowly cycling along a road that you usually zoom along in a car or bus. Suddenly you become conscious of details you never noticed before, and somehow this place you thought you knew, seems unfamiliar, new and exciting.
Although I …

[ Written by Kathi | 19 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

Originally from Colombia Nikki traded home for the road to explore all of her home country and beyond. After a world trip from Argentina to France, she now settled in to New York, where she works as travel writer and photographer. There is no travel hack she is not familiar with, and budget is her travel mantra. Her biggest dream is to visit Vietnam one day. Have a look at …

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Exploring her roots, Katka has already lived in South Carolina, London and Prague, but has now settled for the New York area. She’s a professional when it comes to fitting fashionable eye-catchers into a carry-on suitcase and knows the US-American East coast like the back of her hand. When she doesn’t write for Travelettes or Matador, she updates her tumblr with her two cents on travel blogging.

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

A good backpack can make or break your trip – you will either start punching and kicking it every time you relieve your poor shoulders to set it down on the ground, or… well to be fair, I’ve always felt that way even with a good backpack, because I overpack and start attaching more and more things to the outside straps of my pack. But that’s another story…
Back to your …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Jan 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

Of all the places I visited in the past two years, Costa Rica must be the ultimate favourite – possibly because I had more than 5 rushed days to soak up every little bit of information I could gather and had time to actually relax, lean back and let the experiences drizzle down on me like warm summer rain. Or heavy tropical rain showers – that depended on the day.
I …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 Jan 2015 | 11 Comments | ]

No matter how often I travel, I just can’t seem to solve the mystery of packing. If I don’t over-pack, I run out of clean t-shirts after three days or realise I forgot to pack any socks at all. And if I don’t forget these essentials be sure that I simply packed for the wrong season. That just happened to me last week, when I decided to ignore the forecasts …

[ Written by Kathi | 30 Dec 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

An ideal day in the Caribbean could start with a morning yoga class in an ocean-view shala, a refreshing dip into the pristine turquoise waters and a frozen fruit smoothie in a hammock underneath the palm trees on the beach. Or, it could start with a bumpy ride on a small road around the island, a pit-stop at a tucked-away street food market and an ice-cold beer on a tiny …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | ]