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Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 3: Prints of Wanderlust

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Congratulations Tara on winning yesterday's amazing Tinggly giveaway - we'd love to hear what you will do! It's Day 3 of the calendar and the gifts keep coming. Staying home for the holidays? Every travelette knows that the best way to add a little adventure to your favorite chill spot is with some awesome travel-inspired home decor. And she also know[...]

The Best Shoes for Winter Travel (and How to Keep Warm Feet)

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Travelling in winter - whether with carry-on or a massive backpack - can be quite tricky to pack for. Who wants to freeze when they have a couple of days packed with action and highlights ahead of them? Of course a warm winter coat and matching hat and gloves can do a lot to save the day even if you buy them spontaneously, but the point at which everything i[...]

10 Awesome Ways to Turn your Photos into Christmas Gifts

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If you love to travel, I'm sure you also love to take photos. Through photography you can experience certain situations from a different perspective; you can immerse yourself fully but also take a step back and realise how lucky you are, right here, right now. The best thing about taking photos while travelling is that you get to create ever-lasting moments.[...]

10 Amazing Places to Shop Christmas Gifts

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The holidays are just around the corner. And while that certainly signals the time for bundling up in oversized sweaters and sipping warm beverages, it also means the season of giving is upon us! We’ve been your go-to guide for gifts before and this year we’ve rounded up 10 of the most awesome places to shop all things Christmas in Europe. Shopping for gi[...]

10 perfect Christmas gifts for travellers

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With the talks of Christmas now on the cards as the big day looms on the horizon, it’s time to begin scratching your head and thinking about what to get the girl who loves to travel the world. It might be a touch early to think about Christmas, but in my books, the earlier you begin preparing, the better! I like to enjoy my December without frantically runni[...]

Is this the best gadget for turning a blog into a business?

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As some of you may have noticed I haven't been as actively writing for Travelettes this past year as I used to be, because I had a baby and that kept me busy. Reeeaaallly busy. Mind you, it did not keep me from traveling and so my little guy, at 15 months old, has already been to 11 countries and spent half his life abroad in places like Thailand, Portugal [...]

10 Traveletty Island Essentials

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Whether your choice of entertainment is The Blue Lagoon, Survivor or a good old travel classic like The Beach, we have all dreamed of being stranded on a deserted island at one point or another, with or without Leo. Sometimes dreams come true and a modern day castaway is faced with the eternal question of what to take to a deserted island. While some of us [...]

The evolution of backpacking in heels

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I first started backpacking at age 22. That was also the first time that I went traveling with an actual backpack. I must say - I felt pretty cool. I was now "one of them". Giving in to peer pressure (that didn't actually exist, I just pretended it did) my travel wardrobe suddenly consisted of loose cotton wrap pants (Thai fisherman style) and white rip shir[...]

10 essentials for your summer beach holiday

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A holiday by the beach is always a good idea, but certainly summer time and those long hot days by my work place are the time of the year when I long for the cool blue of the ocean the most. Nothing beats leaving the sticky heat of the city behind, and leaving for a breezy adventure on a Greek island, the Caribbean or even South East Asia. Even packin[...]

How to decorate a traveller's home

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When you land somewhere new in the world and think, ‘You know what, I might stay here for a bit. I quite like it!”, you know you’re going to be experiencing something special. There’s nothing quite like fully immersing yourself in a new city or country for a substantial amount of time and absorbing every part of the culture. There are aspects to the c[...]

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