Author archives: Kathi

15 Ways to Travel Green

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Frequent traveling has an incredible impact on the world - today we want to be at the other end of the world faster and cheaper, tomorrow we don't want to do without our favourite products while we travel, and the day after we wonder why there is so much rubbish in the streets. The privilege to roam the world freely and reasonably affordably takes its toll o[...]

25 Things to do in the Faroe Islands

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My recent trip to the Faroe Islands has absolutely blown me away. I had been to many northern destinations and seen bizarre and isolated islands like Iceland or the Shetland islands, but the Faroes were a different number. Maybe Google Maps doesn't give them Streetview - or a complete location system to be honest - because they know that people would get stu[...]

Travelette of the Month: Caroline Schmitt

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Meet the Travelettes: whether based in Europe, snapping photographs in Asia, helping refugees in Jordan or volunteering in rural Romania; the Travelettes challenge the notion of a conventional life and chase their passion of travel around the world. Each of the 10 girls that compromise the Travelettes team do more than tell stories; they impact change, run t[...]

The Travelettes Guide to the Faroe Islands

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The Faroe Islands had been on my bucket list ever since I spent a semester at the University of Reykjavik and one of my friends traveled there on her way home to Europe by ferry. I was intrigued - a place so remote you have to take an overnight ferry to reach it? Enough reason for me to put it on my bucket list. Years later, I would finally get to tick the r[...]

5 Days in Great Britain with Safestay Hostels

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It's not easy to plan the perfect itinerary through Great Britain, and it is even harder if you only have five days to spare. You want to see the island's great towns, the bustling capital of London, learn a bit about the history but also delve into the gorgeous countryside. How is is all going to fit? Long story short, it doesn't of course - there is way[...]

Why I decided not to boycott the Faroe Islands

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There is one thing about travel blogging that really annoys me - and that is that by sharing your thoughts and tips on the Internet you apparently give permission to people to judge you and tell you what they think of you. Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for constructive criticism, that's not what I mean. But I never gave anybody the permission to judge me re[...]

Should we travel More or Less?

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What kind of question is that? I am a travel blogger, I love to travel and explore. Of course I should travel more, see more, discover more. And then tell you all about it and inspire you, so you can do the same. It's an incredible privilege to have the passport that I have, and the opportunities to connect my passion with my work. But is that really the [...]

Beaches & Castles: A Different Side to Scotland

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I'd like you to close your eyes and think about Scotland. What do you see? Maybe Highland cows and bagpipers, men in kilts with nothing underneath, the medieval streets of Edinburgh, a steam train on a viaduct or a narrow road winding its way through the Highland mountains? If so, you only know half the picture, because Scotland has a completely different si[...]

Reclaiming the Outdoors with Madeleine Wilson

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If you have ever typed in the words 'adventure' or 'outdoors' into Google image search or any stock photography platform you might have notices the same as me - the images in the search results that show people on the photos are predominantly picturing men in these adventurous outdoor situations. Whenever I look for photos to use on social media or for artic[...]

Meet the pets who travel more than you

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Most of the time I love checking out other people's travel blogs and stumbling across someone's Instagram account who is in the midst of travelling the world over an extended period of time. Sometimes, though, I get jealous. Just for a little moment I wish it was me taking a selfie in the Brazilian rainforest, sunbathing on a Caribbean beach or slurping cock[...]