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The art of solo travel & publishing my first book

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This is not a guide on how to get a book published. I said it first because I wanted to get that out of the way. As much as I would like to give advice on the matter, I can't because quite frankly I don't have a clue even though I did it (you will see very soon why...). However, this is a post that will hopefully inspire you to a) solo travel b) follow your [...]

Growing up on the road: A travel memoir

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My sister Debbie recently visited me at home in Berlin. She had just finished high school and was about to embark on a summer (and perhaps a life) of adventuring and solo travel. Now she's off to Nairobi, Kenya for three months, followed by an Interrail trip through Eastern Europe. She has always been my little girl and it's so, so, so strange to see her gro[...]

Traveling Alone and the Myth of Loneliness

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It is true that one of the reasons why I usually travel alone is that my potential travel buddies either don’t have the time, the money, or simply the same interests as me. However, the main reason why I prefer to travel alone is that it gives me freedom to do what whatever I like at my own pace. For me, the best benefit of traveling alone is the independ[...]

10 things I learned when I solo cycled around New Zealand

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When I graduated from university in August 2015, I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a career. What I did know was that I needed to escape. That I needed to travel far, far away from the chaotic streets of London, where I had been living for the past four years, to somewhere wild and exotic, mountainous and rugged. I chose New Zealand, because it was my mum[...]

Travel Blogger Advice - How to score a press trip

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Are you a travel blogger or aspiring to be one? Great, you've come to the right place! We at Travelettes not only want to inspire you to travel the world but advise on how to turn your passions into a career if you desire to do so. We have already shared some tips on how to become a travel writer and how to turn your blog into a business. Today I want to tel[...]

Why it's worth investing time in your international friendships

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The more you travel, the more people you meet – that’s not breaking news. Throughout my travels, I've learnt how true this actually is. For me, each journey is an excuse to make new friends. As a result I sometimes feel like I have more friends from abroad than from my home country, Poland - and sometimes that's weird. There are those awkward situations when[...]

How to pack in 30-minutes flat

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With great trips should come great planning, but let's face it, life isn’t always that kind. Sometimes, we just need to know how to pack in 30-minutes flat and high-tail it out the door to the waiting cab/bus/train to catch that flight. We know that plane isn’t going to wait for anyone, so it’s best to have a plan of action for when packing time is slim! [...]