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Packing up my things and leaving home has always come natural to me. From the first sleep-over at my best friend’s from kindergarten I was hooked. Soon I had stepped up to annual summer camps or ski trips and when I was old enough to fly, I spread my wings and went on a journey that has not found its final destination yet – much to my mum’s distress. Moving from …

[ Written by Kathi | 25 Jul 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

July – summer is spoiling me with eternal sunshine, my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds are filled with my friends’ beautiful holiday snaps and all my clocks are switched to wanderlust, but there is one thing missing: time. I know at least one other Travelette who is in the same situation and will instantly raise her hand on this – at this point let’s all wish Marie good luck with …

[ Written by Kathi | 21 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Caroline grew up with cameras of all shapes and sizes and fell in love with telling everyday stories early on. After spending her teenage years sneaking out of her parents’ house on weekends to explore, she moved to London at 18 to study and work in journalism. During a road trip through Canada and the US last summer she decided to move over to Vancouver one day. Caroline has a thing …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Camping makes my heart beat faster – bonfire, BBQs and picnics, a comfy sleeping bag, being woken up by the sun and watching a beautiful sunset over the hills. That a camping trip does not always work out that way has been stated before, but ever since I moved to the UK I realized that the cooler temperatures of the north make for a very pleasant camping experience. When German …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Summer is going strong here in Europe and as I am experiencing the fifth sunny day in Scotland in a row (!) I also look forward to our upcoming trip to Croatia. Remember, almost four months ago I told you about the first Travelettes trip with all team members powered by Sailing.hr. We will meet in Split and sail around the Croatian islands for one week together with an entire …

[ Written by Kathi | 1 Jul 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

Austria’s capital, Vienna is famous for imperial architecture, classical music, its high quality of life and tourist swarms from all over the world. The main attractions like St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the imperial residences Hofburg and Schönbrunn and the imposing buildings along the road Ringstraße aside, Vienna has many highlights to offer. Escaping the tourist crowds is hardly possible, but with these insider tips you will at least be able to …

[ Written by Kathi | 29 Jun 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

“Waterfall? No one said anything about a waterfall before.” My heart skipped a beat and my already compressed chest trapped in a neoprene suit felt even worse. I was sitting in a rafting boat with a group of people who had (like me) never done this before. With only 30 minutes to go on our tour we thought the worst was already over when they made us jump into the …

[ Written by Kathi | 25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Would you spend an entire year on a small sailing boat, whose cabin doesn’t even allow you to stand up straight? While I would not even want to think about the excruciating back pain that would cause me this is exactly what French skipper and explorer Nathalie Ille did when she sailed around New Caledonia and other Pacific islands for one year. And as you probably have guessed already – …

[ Written by Kathi | 4 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Let’s be honest, do you ever lie in the sun in the park or your balcony with your eyes closed and dreaming of the Caribbean sun kissing your skin? Of exploring a faraway and hardly accessible place? Of deciding on a trip and actually leaving the next moment? Of spending all your time with adventures and friends instead of your computer and boss? I am perfectly aware, that money can …

[ Written by Kathi | 26 May 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Born in landlocked Austria the sea and all countries with a long coastline have always fascinated me. Family holidays to Greece were the highlight of my childhood, but trips to the islands of Denmark and a cruise along the Norwegian coast consolidated my love for the Northern shores. Ever since I graduated from high school Scotland has been my dream – the lush green fields spotted with Highland cows and …

[ Written by Kathi | 17 May 2014 | 5 Comments | ]