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I’ve always thought that being a good writer largely depends on getting some kind of superhuman inspiration from outer space. I thought it’s something that magically happens once you want it badly enough. In 2014, I know that this has been one of the dumbest assumptions everrrr.
During three years of journalism school, I didn’t really learn how to be a good writer, but what I got was tons of practice …

[ Written by Caroline | 17 Nov 2014 | 35 Comments | ]

Like it or not, 2014 is coming to an end soon and it is almost time for the annual new year’s resolutions. Usually my plans about what to do less or more of in the next 12 months are forgotten just after a few weeks, so I decided that this year shall be different. One of the Dalai Lama’s most popular quotes is “Once a year go somewhere where you …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Nov 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

Being in a long distance relationship can be as foreign a concept to people as the nationality of the one you’re dating. We’re a bit of a silent group. It’s often crossed my mind why we don’t speak up about our experiences… then I remember the times I’ve spoken about my relationship with old friends and was met with, “It won’t last”, or disregarded as a “phase”. The topic has even …

[ Written by guest | 17 Oct 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

I’ve said it once, twice, thrice, too many times to count: Thailand is one of my all time favourite destinations in the world to backpack and travel in. I’m definitely not alone here though as Katja, Annika and Alex all share this love for the land of smiles and paradise beaches with me. It’s a place that when I think of it, it gives me a funny feeling in my …

[ Written by Sophie | 15 Oct 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

Personally, I have never been a big fan of bucket lists. With every “20 places to see before you die” and “10 once in a lifetime trips” I shudder at the fact, that some few experiences (like seeing the Taj Mahal or hiking Machu Picchu) are deemed to be more valuable than others (like seeing the Victorian necropolis in Glasgow or hiking Sambock in South Tyrol). I cherish every single …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Sep 2014 | 34 Comments | ]

When I first let people know that I was having a baby, there seemed to be one phrase on everyone’s lips: “Oh, you will have to stop traveling then.” I was usually pretty quick to tell them that this would hardly be the case. Why would a baby stop me from seeing the world? I think the whole point of having children is to show it to them! I believe …

[ Written by Katja | 28 Aug 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

There are a few cities that have sat on my “must visit” list so long that they have changed and in some ways they are no longer the place I thought they were.
At the risk of offending my editor and many of you lovely readers, Berlin was one of those cities for me. By the time I visited it was no longer “up and coming”; it had come up as …

[ Written by Frankie | 24 Aug 2014 | 20 Comments | ]

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 | 3 Comments | ]

I’ve always been a frequent flyer – taking at least four flights a month – but it’s only in the last twelve months that I’ve become a savvy frequent flyer.
What I mean by this, is that for a long time I sort of bumbled my way through booking flights, boarding them, suffering delays and long layovers and getting lost in airports. I was beginning to hate flying. Then I remembered my …

[ Written by Frankie | 6 Jul 2014 | 17 Comments | ]

“If I received a nickel every time I saw someone as beautiful as you, I would have five cents,” – kind of overflowing praise coming from an exotic Prince Charming, can make any traveler stop in her tracks. After all, the lad has just made one very logical and well-founded argument. However, after a few minutes of chemistry-radiating interaction, you might notice that your wallet has mysteriously vanished. And shortly …

[ Written by Rita | 20 Jun 2014 | 8 Comments | ]
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