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Travelette of the Month: Bionca Smith

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Every month we feature inspiring women as our Travelette of the Month – and when I read Bionca Smith's story about giving up stability for #vanlife and traveling around the world with her son on Facebook, I wanted to find out more. So we asked her to tell us everything about her journey as a single mom, nomad and entrepreneur on the road! The Before Be[...]

Meet the fascinating female photographer who portrays women on the streets of NYC

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Normally, she’s the expert in asking original questions. This time round though, I caught up with Karina Rozwadowska, who is best known from her street photography and interviews during the Women's March in Washington, D.C. I first came across her beautiful work in ZeitMagazin and have followed her Instagram account ever since. Karina was trained as an art h[...]

Christmas at Hogwarts: The Complete Guide to the Harry Potter Studio Tour London

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Here I am on the train, it's finally happening. I boarded this train in London - had a little trouble finding the platform at first, but a helpful stranger took my by my hand and showed me the way. I waited impatiently for the train doors to open, quickly found my seat among others excited faces and now I'm here. Whisking through the city's suburbs, leaving [...]

Travelettes of the Month: Helena & Marie from Cycle with Women

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Every month we feature inspiring women as our Travelette of the Month - but this month we want to introduce you to TWO inspiring female travelers, Helena and Marie from Cycle with Women. In fact, we let them do the talking and tell you their story of two women, two bicycles, six countries, 3.500km and way too much luggage. Crossing Africa on a bicycle [...]

36 hours of Japan - 10 things I clicked with right away

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Here’s the thing: I have never been to Japan before. I've got a vague memory of one of my university professors, talking about great cultural differences, about how difficult it can be to master a perfectly executed Japanese bow, about misconceptions and the challenges of intercultural communication. I’ve listened to friends who have been there, and vividly [...]

Travelette of the Month: Rose Palmer

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Every month we introduce you to an inspiring woman who travels and this month it's time to feature another one of our own writers: Rose Palmer. She might have only recently joined the team, but ever since she has inspired us with her wonderful stories and dreamy photos from South America. To find out more about Rose, how she got into travel writing and how [...]

The story of Mama and Papa and the small Maldives island they loved

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Every once in a blue moon you hear of a story that makes your heart jump. The kind that sends you dreaming and that you want to share with everyone you meet. The kind of story I heard over dinner at the Sun Siyam Vilu Reef resort in the Maldives. I was just enjoying my grilled fish when Shammun, the resort's Media Manager, told me the story of Mama and Papa,[...]

Is this Indonesia's best kept secret?

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I don't have a travel bucket list. The reason for that is quite simple - I can never tick places off for good as I fall in love with countries and want to return over and over again. But if I had one, Raja Ampat would have been in the top ten ever since I started diving. Image by Jackson Groves from Journey Era The archipelago lies off the west coast of P[...]

5 books to add to your autumn reading list

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I was in Edinburgh last week and found myself with an hour to kill at Waterstones and oh, how the pile of books on my arm weighed more every minute. I only realised at the counter that I had my pile pretty much only contained political or at least non-fictional books which is usually not my go-to genre. But in all honesty, we live in times that call for a re[...]

Telling Her Story: An Interview with filmmaker Teresa Hoerl

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Championing women in adventure travel and the outdoor sports is one of my passions, and I love having Travelettes as a platform to share my discoveries of inspiring women with a huge audience. Films are another passion of mine, so you can imagine that every year around this time I'm super excited for the program launch of the European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.[...]