Guide

Spending a week in Iceland on an Artists' retreat

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My first time in Iceland was long-awaited, freezing cold, very dark and surprisingly quiet. Getting to see the Northern Lights and driving around the ring road had always been pretty high on my imaginary to-see list but it took five friends from the US (!) to ask me if I wanted to come join their week of photography and art in a mountain hut just outside Rey[...]

10 Apps to make 2017 an Awesome year for Travel

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Even if it feels as though the world is getting worse in many ways, it's really important to remember that what we see on the news isn't the whole story. Everywhere in the world, things are improving, progress is being made in a million different ways - and nowhere more so than in the world of technology. Our phones and tablets, often the subject of so much [...]

How to Visit Tahiti on a Budget

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Four years ago, my best friends and I were planning our big trip around the South Pacific and of course we wanted to visit some of the beautiful islands. The only problem was that we were on a budget and we had heard that Tahiti was one of the most expensive islands on the planet. But surprise, surprise: we were wrong! The biggest expense we made that day wa[...]

Food en route - how to snack pack

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Getting to know my destination's food culture is one of my favourite things about travelling. Food and the way it is eaten teaches you so much about the place you are visiting and the people that are inheriting it. I find it truly inspiring to learn about our differences, as well as our (maybe unexpected) similarities through food. I don’t need an “inter[...]

10 Websites you need to travel better in 2017

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We are well into the new year and so is our trip planning. Katja is heading off to Mexico, Tabea is going to Sri Lanka and while I enjoy the South African sun, I'm already planning a trip with my dad to Morocco afterward. Once the destination is set the real fun of travel planning begins: how to get there and for how much? What to do and see? How to meet [...]

The Travelettes Guide To Kyiv

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Out of all the cities I love in Eastern Europe – and I love many of them, dearly! – Kyiv is my favorite. I first visited the capital of Ukraine exactly ten years ago, in winter, and fell in love immediately. Maybe I’m biased; while my family comes from Austria, my parents choose to live in Kyiv, after all – but the city has a certain kind of charm that other[...]

I moved abroad to study - and this is how you can do it too

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Ever since I can remember, I wanted to move abroad. I wanted to learn new languages, see foreign countries and immerse myself in another culture. I didn't just want to travel, I wanted to live abroad. Fast forward a few years, and I have moved to Scotland in order to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow. If you were to go back in time and[...]

How to Au Pair in Australia

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I wanted to live in Australia since the day I heard Steve Irwin say 'crikey mate' as he cruised around white sandy beaches searching for crocs. When I imagined life in Australia it was a glowing picture of surfers with man buns, poached egg perfection, sun-tanned skin, and days where everyone called me 'mate.' I graduated college and found myself at th[...]

Skylines and Apps: Lost and found in Tokyo

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My first time in Asia (as a travel blogger? Scandalous, I know) went by in no time. I had three days to stuff my face with food, get a feel for the world’s largest city, Tokyo, and to try and keep calm during my very first earthquake. Needless to say, just about all my senses were constantly overwhelmed and loved every second! Tokyo feels like the future. It[...]