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Ask most people who’ve been bitten by the travel bug the age-old question, “Where to next?” and they’ll probably have a confident reply ready. Unless they haven’t sealed the deal and booked the ticket quite yet, in which case the answer could be an extensive bucket list – one which, like a daily to-do list, keeps chopping and changing as our priorities shift through the evolving cycle of this funny …

[ Written by Alex | 7 Mar 2015 | 22 Comments | ]

“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 wasn’t a conscious decision not …

[ Written by Frankie | 2 Mar 2015 | 45 Comments | ]

I can’t stop saying how much I love Iceland, and after explaining why coming here in winter is a wise decision, and what you can do to explore the island and stay active at the same time, it is high time to introduce you to the northernmost capital of the world, and one of my favourite cities ever: Reykjavik.
With only 120,000 people Reykjavik is certainly no urban metropolis. Instead of high …

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Feb 2015 | 18 Comments | ]

I blame it on Lonely Planet. Had I not grabbed that Buenos Aires guidebook in my hostel and sat down next to the handsome Italian with the certain je ne sais quoi I would have never gotten involved beyond a cursory glance and passing smile. Yet, I did get involved and as is the case with travel in general, I let myself drink the Kool-aid of a romance found on …

[ Written by Nikki | 10 Feb 2015 | 25 Comments | ]

After we reposted Katja’s article on How to be cool while traveling, we received some requests from readers looking to maximize their wardrobe, within the confines of budget and baggage restrictions. The Travelettes came together and discussed our best tips for looking good on the road, but packing light, avoiding those lame checked baggage fees. Here are some tips you can use the next time you travel – and we …

[ Written by Katka | 18 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Admittedly, Iran, the beautiful country by the Persian Gulf, hasn’t had the best press coverage lately. All prejudice aside though: Iran’s magic will haunt you in a wonderful orientalist kind of way. Think Scheherazade – and the great Sufi poet Rumi!
In Iran, the lemons are sweet and the oranges are sour. There are snow-covered peaks and sunny beaches, lush forests and vast deserts. People are warm and welcoming. Iran is a backpackers’ …

[ Written by guest | 17 Jan 2015 | 28 Comments | ]

A good backpack can make or break your trip – you will either start punching and kicking it every time you relieve your poor shoulders to set it down on the ground, or… well to be fair, I’ve always felt that way even with a good backpack, because I overpack and start attaching more and more things to the outside straps of my pack. But that’s another story…
Back to your …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Honduras is hot right now. And it’s not just the steamy, tropical, Central American climes that make it so. In fact, this whole stretch of land bridging the gap between Mexico and Colombia has been slowly coming into its own as a firm favourite with independent travellers over the past 20 years, as political and civil situations gain stability. As a result, safety concerns are less of an issue and …

[ Written by Alex | 16 Dec 2014 | 19 Comments | ]

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 | 39 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 | ]
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