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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 | No Comment | ]

Thirteen may be unlucky for some, but it’s a good number today as it’s the number of essential ingredients I believe are needed for a great city break with good girlfriends. Feel free to use this as a checklist to get a city break planned with your friends or family.
1. Good girls.

I have many good girlfriends but my most recent city break trip was with my two oldest friends. They …

[ Written by Frankie | 18 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]

The island of Santorini is popular among billionaires and celebrities, so it’s no wonder that backpackers and budget travellers often choose to leave it out of their itineraries. But this fear is completely unfounded – the island may cater to a wealthy clientèle, but it also has plenty of hostels, affordable food and amazing pastimes for penniless travellers like – maybe – you and – definitely – I.
I opted for …

[ Written by guest | 13 Jul 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Ever dreamed of staying at a place that combines modern comfort, a historic building and an art gallery at the same time? Well, then here’s the one to go for: Hotel Settecento in Presezzo, Italy!

I recently picked this hotel by pure chance when I was looking for accommodation for a few days in northern Italy – more precisely the region of Bergamo and Lago di Como – and I can’t …

[ Written by guest | 11 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

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 | ]

To me Porto felt like home from the first moment. There is something about this city – indefinable in the beginning, but clear to the mind at the end of my stay. It has a unique beauty that puts a spell on its visitors and it is no surprise that so many of them end up staying there permanently or at least seriously consider it. I spent a year in …

[ Written by guest | 5 Jul 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

The iconic Glastonbury festival kicked off on the weekend and all who couldn’t (or forgot!) to get a ticket wept in their bed and cursed all the happy festival-goers. I for one gave the finger to all the happy instagram shots and tweets about the festivities… #IdontCareButAmLying… But don’t despair as Glastonbury is merely kicking off the UK’s awesome festival scene and is acting as a reminder for everyone to …

[ Written by Sophie | 2 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 | ]
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