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10 Reasons to Put Kyrgyzstan on Your Travel Radar

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“Are you married?”, the customs officer asks me expectantly. I put on the universal smile of I-Don’t-Speak-Your-Language-But-Please-Let-Me-In-Your-Country that has proven so useful to me in the past, and shrug in helpless explanation: my Russian sucks, it is supposed to tell the uniformed man behind the glass window in front of me. “Husband? Man?”, h[...]

8 Tips to Becoming a Travel Writer

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My foray into the world of travel writing has been a wild ride that at times leaves me exhilarated with opportunities and at other moments leaves me downtrodden when things don’t pan out as hoped. Even with a degree in journalism under my belt, I am always learning new tricks when it comes to pitching editors, networking with other travelers and getting my s[...]

The Thrills and Frills of a Solo Traveller

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There's something about being alone that makes us uncomfortable. It is odd, offbeat and scary. Just the thought of getting on the plane alone, while silently hoping that our neighbor won't be clumsy or rude, is enough to turn some people away from solo travel. The thought of getting off the plane in a new environment, without any familiar faces to look into,[...]

5 Reasons You Should Visit Slovenia NOW

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Slovenia may be one of the newer countries on the block (after all, it only gaining its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991), yet this hasn’t stopped the place from rising up to become one of coolest places in central Europe. Guide books keep naming Slovenia Europe’s hidden gem, which means it isn’t going to remain “hidden” for too much longer. Here’s five [...]

How to get the Best out of Oahu in 7 Days

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This year at the end of May I finished my au-pair year in Minnesota and I had a couple of days left before I had to go back to Germany. I couldn’t have thought of a better place to end my awesome year in the US, than Hawaii, so I packed my bags and flew to Oahu - and ever since I can’t stop talking about my trip. Although I didn’t have much time, I lost my h[...]

6 reasons why travel can break your heart

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The other day I wrote a post called, "Why I hate travel". Before you gasp and shoot me accusing looks, hear me out! No, of course, I don't really hate travel, I love it too much to actually hate it. But there are certain aspects of being on the road a lot that I really dislike. I am not talking about crappy airline food (I happen to be a big fan of some [...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: How to spend One Month in the Philippines

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Last year, my big travel highlight was spending a few weeks in the beautiful Philippines… and we predict that the popularity of this stunning Asian destination is set to rise. Asia is popular with independent travellers the world over for a number of reasons: the food, the culture, the paradise beaches - check out my 10 reasons to go backpacking in South Eas[...]

Top 10 Places to Surf in Winter

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It’s time to trade in that heavy winter coat and those miserable days spent hibernating inside for a neoprene onesie and a trip to the beach. Who says surfing needs to be reserved exclusively for summer? Why not make the most of the ocean 365 days a year? Some of the best swells occur during the colder seasons, and these great conditions aren’t the only perk[...]

The Travelette's 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[...]