Places

Travelettes Do Yoga - 5 Unique Yoga Retreats

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Yoga is one of my favorite activities and I think an excellent way to stay fit while traveling. The world is your oyster and any beach towel, sarong or hostel floor can become your mat. Yoga can be challenging, calming and everything you need it to be in between. In this day and age studios have popped up everywhere from urban metropolises to remote little i[...]

Tropical Islands - The Unlikely Oasis Outside Berlin

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I will admit that I had serious doubts about visiting an artificial beach, enclosed by a ginormous tent-like construction, but then again, I figured millions of happy visitors couldn't be so wrong that I decided to go for it: I would spend a weekend at Tropical Islands. It was ultimately the idea that I thought my son, who's almost two and LOVES water[...]

An insider tip in the Alps: Haus Hirt in Bad Gastein, Austria

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There are at least 2 excellent reasons for this blogpost which has been a long time coming because this trip actually dates back a few months at this stage (6, to be precise). However, I did not want to miss out on the opportunity to tell you all about it because this place, called Bad Gastein, is really something else. One. This is still a real insid[...]

A Beginner's Guide to the Trails of Cinque Terre

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I feel most alive when I’m watching the sun rise from the trails above Vernazza, buzzed on espresso and munching on focaccia bread. Vernazza, as with the rest of Cinque Terre, is best described by one word: magical. For me, visiting this place was a life-changing experience, and I can’t help but return whenever possible. These villages have something special[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar: Day 24 – 3 days in Istanbul

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Well done, Maria, you're the winner of yesterday's door 23 and will take home a HotelTonight voucher over €300 as well as 2 Broadway Tickets für Stomp - the Musical! Can you believe that it’s already been 24 days? Today’s give away is the very last one before Christmas so you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to get your hands on it! And because we wanted [...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 23: NEW YORK (HotelTonight Voucher + Broadway tickets!)

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Congrats to Paula for winning a stay for 4 to a Center Parcs holiday village from yesterday! Only two days left in our Christmas Calendar and while we've definitely had some amazing giveaways, we saved the best for last. Many of us dream of visiting the Big Apple and spending an enchanted evening on one of the most famous streets of all time - Broa[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Cinque Terre

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When the biggest problem you face in a day is selecting which gelato flavour will delight your palate, you know you've picked a good place for a holiday. Cinque Terre is a quaint portion of the north coast of Italy, literally translating to "The Five Lands".  Comprising of five seaside towns, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso each ooz[...]