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Gringo Trails - a Documentary

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I stumbled across this today on Vagablogging and really felt like I should repost here and share. Gringo Trails is a documentary in production about backpackers and their impacts on the places they visit. Pegi Vail, an anthropologist at Columbia University, explores these impacts on locations in Thailand, Mali, and Bolivia. Though the segment on Bolivia h[...]

365 days of holiday

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Dear Travelettes, Just the other day we told you about a great competiton giving away a 6-month trip around the world, now we're telling you about a way to win 365 nights at some of the nicest hotels in the world. Radisson Blu is offering just that to the person who can get as many people as possible to vote for them. Obviously I signed up and in m[...]

Inspiring women who travel: The Lost Girls

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When Travelettes first started out, the only blog we could really look up to as far as girl travel was concerned was the Lost Girls blog. Since then, the Lost Girls have come a long way since their blog is now a fancy online magazine with many new contributors. The original blog authors are Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner, who at a[...]

Tragedy on the Road: Pippa Bacca

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A friend and I were talking about hitch-hiking when I first heard about Pippa Bacca. Unfortunately the story is not particularly encouraging or uplifting, but one I feel is necessary to share with Travelettes. (To read the New York Times article where I got most of my information, click here.) In 2008, Italian performance artists Pippa Bacca and Silvi[...]

Inspiring women who travel: Jessica Watson

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You might have heard in the news about Jessica Watson, a girl from Australia who at the age of 16 embarked on a trip of a lifetime and sailed around the globe in 210 days. Inspired by and following the footsteps of Jesse Martin, who himself was only 18 when he completed his journey, she sailed around the earth without stopping anywhere and without getting an[...]

USA on the road - Pt 1

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On my recent road trip through the US, I took advantage of various means of transportation inlcuding planes, buses and cars. The reason why traveling by car was my favorite is because you are free to stop along the roadside as much as you like. When you see somehting, you stop or you turn around. You get out, marvle, take photos, get back in the car and hit [...]

TIP: The Road Junky Film Festival

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Dear Travelettes, if you are Berlin based, I might have something for you. Via the couchsurfing forums Ina came across the Road Junky Film Festival which takes place in Berlin this weekend. They will show shorts and features from independent film makers, which will be preceded by rounds of storytelling from travelers in the audience. Road Junky also hosts[...]

New York Soho - Cafe Habana is for you

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New York is full of great places to eat. The art is to find one that has the food you like, the athmosphere you appreciate and the prices you can afford.Since the selection is so big, it's fun to go around and try out different spots to find the spots that you feel are yours. That you can go to again and again, that you show friends and family and that you r[...]

Oceanne - travelette and vintage expert

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I met Oceanne as she was Couchsurfing at my friends' place in Lisbon. Originating from here and there, travelling around the world with great style and on top of this she has a vintage swap project called Covert Candy. Oceanne is a true travelette and a great personality! 1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Oceanne, I'm from all[...]

Hot(el) deals with Hotwire.com

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Dear travelettes, as I have been traveling throughout the States, I came across a phenomenon that was yet unfamiliar to me. A way to get low-budget deals on high standard hotels. It's called Hotwire.com. After a fellow German traveler told me that his friends paid only $28 for a night at the Sheraton Hotel I just had to try it for myself, and what do y[...]

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