Guide

How to Step Up Your Travel Instagram Game

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Instagram is more and more becoming the traveler's app of choice. My feed is full of travel and photography inspiration and if you love to travel as much as me, no doubt yours will be the same. I love following travel Instagrammers who keep me dreaming of foreign lands and exotic flavours while I'm back home. Here are some of my best tips for how to step up [...]

Simple Ways to Look Stylish and Fabulous While Backpacking

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Who doesn’t want to look stylish while traveling? The problem, however, is that it can be a bit of a challenge as by doing this, we may need to compromise comfort to some extent. When thinking about backpacking, the first thing that may come up in our mind are loose pants, trekking shoes, bulky backpacks, and comfortable shirts – but it doesn’t have to be th[...]

15 Things to do, eat & see in Sri Lanka

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Travelers are not supposed to have favorites and if we do, someone usually tries to make you feel bad about it. The truth is, though, we do - I think it's just human nature. Those are the places we feel at home and our heart frequently longs to go back to. Sometimes to the detriment of our 'real' homes. For me, those favorites create an issue because they me[...]

10 Tips for Photographing Cities

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Some places are easy to photograph, stunning mountain vistas are hard to get wrong, and paradise beaches are always going to look gorgeous even if your horizon line isn't quite straight. But cities can be tricky. They are overwhelming, busy and a kaleidoscope of sounds, smells and colours. Sometimes it's difficult to know where to start with photographing th[...]

The Ultimate Guide to a Long Layover in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an ideal middle eastern city to spend exploring on a long layover. From culture and religion to shopping and relaxing, Abu Dhabi has a little something for everyone. Use this flexible guide as way to plan your day. If you want to see all the sights listed from start to finish, you’ll need a minimum of fo[...]

Slow Travel in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has the perfect combination of white sand beaches, lush green mountains, ancient temples and bustling towns, all within close proximity of each other so you can travel slowly and savour the experience. Last July I spent three wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka with my husband and teenage son. With family in tow, there's no point rushing from sight to[...]

10 things to do in Fuerteventura

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When I first read up on Fuerteventura to prepare my one-week surf trip with Sophie, I read about how the North is dominated by British tourists, while the South is in German hands. While I was happy that we were heading north – so I didn't have to hear my mother tongue while actually sunbathing on a Spanish island off the Moroccan coast – I was still skeptic[...]

10 Healthy Hostel Meals to Feast on

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Ah the life of a backpacker, eh? On the road, every day's a new adventure, flitting between hostels, living out of a suitcase... dealing with hostel kitchens. Sharing a kitchen with countless others can prove a bit problematic, what with juggling stoves, racing to grab the pans and dancing around each other during food prep... but it shouldn't stop you from [...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Oman

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A few months ago, I had occasion to take two weeks off work. I knew I wanted to go abroad but didn’t really know where. I wanted to travel not too far but not too close either, discover a city but also go trekking in nature and enjoy being in a different environment while still being able to speak Arabic (yes, I am a bit of a paradox/complicated human being [...]