Author archives: Kathi

20 Awesome Travel Tips for Rome

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I can imagine being in a relationship with me can't always be easy - I'm the girl who always travels. Even though I'm doing a full-time PhD and have several part-time work commitments, I'm gone all the time. Sometimes just for a weekend, on other occasions 2-4 weeks at a go. I'm constantly dreaming of faraway places, and no vision of moving abroad or simply [...]

How A Food Tour can be the Key to Understanding a Culture

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For some people food is a mere means to fill their bellies in order to keep going on with their busy sightseeing schedules. Or maybe they have a list of recommended budget/vegan/gourmet restaurants to work within which all you do is order, eat and pay. But if I have changed anything about my way of travel in the recent years, it's my attitude towards food. Y[...]

8 Awesome Coffee Shops in Toronto

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When I travel to a new city and decide to spend an extended time there in order to get a better feel for it, finding awesome coffee shops is an absolute essential on my list of things to do. As a blogger, writer and almost-location independent PhD student I can literally work from anywhere, and often combine play with work. My laptop is always there when I t[...]

This couple has 100 Weddings in 100 Countries

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Some couples are meant to be. Morgana and Devin lived in the same neighbourhood for 15 years, shopped at the same supermarket, worked out at the same gym and attended many of the same events - yet they never met until one fine day Devin found Morgana on OK Cupid. Everything that followed is history. Today the couple is happily married, but one wedding cer[...]

6 Reasons to Be a Morning Person when you Travel

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Every day my first alarm goes off at 7.05am - not the earliest, I know, but early as f*** for me. Of course I don't get up at 7.05am though. I snooze my alarm for ten minutes. And then another ten. And another. And maybe another. Eventually I get up into the shower and onto my bike. You can tell I'm not a morning person. Unless it's when I travel. When[...]

101 little Habits that make you a Better Traveler

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When it comes to travel, there is of course no right and wrong. Everybody has their own way of experiencing the world. They set their own pace and are interested in a variety of different things. By better I therefore don't mean to say that one way to travel is better than the other. By better I simply mean ways to be more organised but also flexible; consci[...]

Awkward hostel sex stories from our readers

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A couple of days ago I read a story that was posted to the Travelettes FB group and couldn't believe what I was reading. It was one of these hostel horror stories that made me bless every single dorm experience I've ever had. Lying awake all night in the bunk bed underneath the guy who was snoring like there was no tomorrow was nothing. Neither was trying to[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Toronto

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Toronto had been on my bucket list for a very long time - the film festival, the beaches of Lake Ontario, the bustling food scene and the internationality of Canada's largest city have created a very particular image in my head, and I wanted to check it out for myself. After years of longing and dreaming I finally had the opportunity to visit at the end of a[...]

Europe's most underrated music festival

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'Should we just also sit down?', I asked my friend Frida as we stood in front of the playground stage listening to a local artist, Konni Kass, lulling everybody in with her soothing singer-songwriter pop. People in front of us were sitting down and swayed along to the music, and all around the stage people started to follow their lead. It was a beautiful sun[...]