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Before we get started on the different Dutch foods you have to try during a visit to my adopted country of the Netherlands, I would like to ask you to undertake a little exercise. Raise your right hand to the side of your neck, keep it upright and flat as if you’re about to karate chop into your collarbone. Then wave it around a bit by your ear and say …

[ Written by Frankie | 31 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Brisbane is the underdog of Australian major cities. It doesn’t attract tourists like Sydney and Melbourne, and is often overlooked in favour of the glitzy Gold Coast, a mere hour’s drive south. But Brisbane, with its river cutting the city in half, has a lot on offer for Travelettes: a prolific arts scene, a saturation of independent cafes and restaurants, a volume of vintage boutiques and some of Australia’s mildest winter weather. …

[ Written by guest | 29 Mar 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

When Frontier Airlines decided to cancel my flight from Kansas City to New York for no reason, I was pissed.
“We can rebook you on a flight that leaves at 8am in the morning,” the airline representative told me. “Or we can rebook you on something that leaves the next day.”
Neither of those options really worked out for me, and on top of it, the airline refused to pay for a …

[ Written by Katka | 26 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch – I say they’re wrong! I am notoriously useless when it comes to organising my finances. I have such respect for those people who work hard, like the ants in Aesop’s fable, storing their grains away until suddenly, POW! They’ve bought their dream house with a white picket fence. Unfortunately, I am more of the grasshopper clan, the ones who sing …

[ Written by Alex | 25 Mar 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

As ever so often during university, I had big dreams but only little money. One of them was wanting to see the lakes, cities and mountains of North America, and take as much time for it as I needed (a month, it turned out, wasn’t enough). Alas, my bank was constantly pestering me with reminder emails of overdraft charges – oh the joys. With months of overtime hours, and saving pennies …

[ Written by Caroline | 24 Mar 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Some places you instantly like even if you arrive tired and, in my case with Antwerp, wet. Antwerp is one of these cities where I felt instantly at home and felt that while 48 hours was enough to get a good overview, I would like to return very soon with more time to explore in depth.
As I was on a food and family expedition that my brother had organised, I …

[ Written by Annika | 21 Mar 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

I jetted off to Prague the other month to have a little winter weekend away in a cold fairy-tale land of spires and gothic architecture. I knew all about it’s stunning architecture, I had seen countless photographs of the beautiful Charles Bridge (and had heeded the warnings of how busy it can get), I had heard about Czech food and the mysterious ‘goulash’, I had known that I would be …

[ Written by Sophie | 17 Mar 2015 | 15 Comments | ]

It’s a frigid day in New York City and my large, beige jacket is straining to keep me warm against the whiplash of wind hitting my face. I am quickly shuffling alongside local comedian and filmmaker, Jeff Cerulli, who hails from Long Island and now resides in the increasingly popular Astoria neighborhood of Queens. Having grown up in the New York City comedy scene for 10 years, Jeff is a …

[ Written by Nikki | 13 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Have you ever stayed in a hotel where the bed was so cozy, the towels so soft and the air so fresh, that you just wished, you never had to leave? As much as I love coming home and sleeping in my own bed – it’s just not the same without the little packages of soap and shampoo waiting to be smelled in the bathroom, without the soft slippers right …

[ Written by Kathi | 11 Mar 2015 | 11 Comments | ]

My brother Stephan and I are sixteen years apart in age and haven’t lived in the same city since I was three and he lanky teenager. Needless to say it took some readjusting and getting to know each other when I moved to his city, Hamburg, last May. While this may sound odd, I wasn’t quite sure if I liked my brother. You are supposed to love your siblings, but …

[ Written by Annika | 9 Mar 2015 | 10 Comments | ]
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