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The Travelettes Guide to Becoming a Travel Blogger

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The world of travel blogging is a whimsical one that is often shrouded in questions: How do I become a travel blogger? Where do I begin? How do I earn money? How do I gain a following? How do I earn free travel? To be a full-time travel blogger is to be greeted with eyebrow raises as your career borders on mythical, as people try to wrap their mind around th[...]

24 Tips On How To Travel On A Budget

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I like to think that I’m quite well-educated in the art of travelling on a budget. Some call it ‘travelling on a shoestring’, but I like to call it being super smart with my money and making that dollar stretch as far as I can. Stretch it till it screams! A couple of pounds saved here or there can mount up to an amount that can aid you in more adventures.[...]

How to choose your next travel destination

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For some people, the urge to travel becomes more than just a ‘want’ in their life. It becomes a ‘need’. Whether this need is fuelled by an urge to discover new places, to meet more people, to push yourself outside your comfort zone or simply to have just as much fun as possible in this big, old world – it inspires you to give travel a high priority. Of cours[...]

Travelette of the Month: Molly Steele

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When many months ago someone commented on Molly Steele's Instagram "How are you always in the coolest places?" and she answered "Because it is both my priority and my salvation", my interest was piqued – and I bet yours will be, too. If you think landscape photography is boring, it's because you haven't seen Molly's work yet. Her outdoor pictures, often t[...]

The Travelettes Summer – The Swimsuit Issue

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Summer is on its way and while that brings along long breezy evenings, unlimited ice cream cones, and a smaller electricity bill, it also means the somewhat dreaded bikini season is almost upon us. That is of course if you live in the northern hemisphere. Mind you, you girls in the south seem to live in bikinis all year round so you should be used to it! For[...]

10 travel essentials which you always forget to pack...

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I'm sure you know it all; that terrible feeling when you sit at the airport gate, suddenly a flash of stinging pain shoots through your brain and you realise, you left your hair brush next to your bed. Or your toothpaste in the bathroom. Or your phone charger attached to the plug behind your bed... Argh - again! Over the years I have developed some exit stra[...]

Wedding gifts for the Travelettes in your life

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Wedding season is upon us in the United States! I have several friends this year who are avid travelers, have met their spouses abroad, or just like cute and quirky gifts that go beyond a chip-n-dip and monogrammed hand towels. Travel-themed wedding gifts are great even for people who don't travel all that often as well, and may even inspire the couple to em[...]

The eternal globetrotter, or Why traveling is not a question of age

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“Do it while you’re young,” everyone used to tell me. “I’m too old to travel now. I’ve got a house, a job, kids, responsibilities. I wish I had traveled more when I was young enough to do it.” I’m not that old, but I’m old enough to remember what it was like to travel “while young.” It’s sleepless nights crashing on a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend’s [...]

Confessions of a Recovering Travel Addict

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"It's been a month since my last flight... Hi, my name's Frankie and I'm a recovering travel addict." I woke up this morning and realised something scary. I don't have my next trip booked. I don't have any plans to leave the country where I now live. And I don't know where my next journey will take me or if I'll even go abroad again this year. It w[...]

Poverty in Guatemala: Living on $1 a Day

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It is snowing outside in New York City as yet another blizzard swirls around outside my window. As the snow piles up and temperatures drop, I sit cozy indoors wrapped up in the warmth of my living room and indulging in Hello Panda cookies (a childhood throwback) purchased at the nearby bodega while I write this post. I am fed, warm, have a roof above my head[...]