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I love to travel, so please don’t let the title of this post make you think otherwise! But if you’re a traveller who tends to take fatty chunks of time off to live the life of a backpacking nomad, you’ll understand that sometimes it can get to the point where you can feel, in your gut, that it is just time to go home. And hey, that’s ok! I remember …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Feb 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

In a world where one is constantly pushed to go faster, higher and stronger the importance of the little things can easily be forgotten. The tiny marvelous things and moments that seldomly require big bucks or great efforts.
Many find it necessary to climb the ladder of success, but not everyone can be placed on the top. Moreover, there’s a fairly long way to go back downwards, and a very few …

[ Written by Rita | 7 Feb 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

I’m pretty sure that every blogpost I ever wrote about Thailand and Bangkok in particular was essentially just one big lovefest. It’s true that the most popular of destinations in Asia is simply always guaranteed to provide a good time, pretty much regardless of weather, company or budget. It’s a bit like a disneyland for adults with fun people, amazing food, stimulating culture, great nightlife, incredible beaches – and trust …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Feb 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Whether you live in London, New York or Cape Town, you are constantly progressing on your life’s journey. We are all unique and have various trails in life. No matter how many continents you cross and difficulties you will overcome, the biggest and most important voyage is the one learning how to love yourself.
Does loving yourself mean drinking smoothies every day or spending Saturday nights with chocolate and chips without a …

[ Written by Rita | 19 Jan 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

“But… why?“ was the most common reaction to us announcing that we were going to Liverpool for the weekend. Why? The honest answer is: because the plane tickets were the cheapest we could find for the long weekend. Before booking them, we only had a vague image of the most populated city of Northern England — and it was one that involved constant drizzle, a gloomy post-industrial atmosphere, and generally not …

[ Written by Marie C | 14 Dec 2013 | 10 Comments | ]

Every time I step into a plane, there’s a part of me that hesitates at the meaning of an upcoming adventure. Was is the right decision to buy an expensive plane ticket again, am I going to be safe, is this guy really worth it?
I’m a grateful female solo traveler who quit her job in order to travel. Traveling has been my greatest accomplishment and a life changing experience. The fresh …

[ Written by Rita | 3 Dec 2013 | 27 Comments | ]

Anyone who has ever been on long traveling stints knows that romance and love can feature quite heavily in the experience. Whether you meet the love of your life while on the road, partied hard enjoying single life or traveled with your partner, it will always be an exciting venture. Traveling with a partner is generally considered to be wildly romantic as you have someone to smooch at sunset, hold …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Nov 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

A year ago I wrote this article about the lessons I’ve learned in the first twelve months of being a “digital nomad“. It’s become one of our most popular articles on Travelettes, it served as the basis for a number of talks I’ve given on the subject and it was recently featured in an article in Germany’s national newspaper Der Spiegel (here in German). It’s now been two years since …

[ Written by Frankie | 14 Nov 2013 | 8 Comments | ]

They say the best things in life are free. And I can confirm that they generally are. Take, for instance, hugs, big killer whales called Willy and my advice, dear Travelettes. But what about in London? Can there really be such a thing as a free lunch in the city economics brainiacs have named and shamed as one of the most expensive cities in Europe? Well, actually, yes there is. …

[ Written by Alex | 2 Nov 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

The Instagram challenge this October proved to be a real challenge for me as I am prepping for a Cape Town spring/summer and not fall at the moment. This means an increased work schedule, an increased yoga schedule to get bikini ready, and an increased social calendar as people are coming out of winter hibernation.  Since I am really not good with cold and rain, even with the South African …

[ Written by Annika | 20 Oct 2013 | 9 Comments | ]
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