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It’s the perspective that can turn any boring every-day thing into the most spectacular experience ever - like the bird’s-eye view of your hometown when you approach the airport by plane, or slowly cycling along a road that you usually zoom along in a car or bus. Suddenly you become conscious of details you never noticed before, and somehow this place you thought you knew, seems unfamiliar, new and exciting.
Although I …

[ Written by Kathi | 19 Jan 2015 | 5 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 | 26 Comments | ]

I’ve got a whole lot of love for Thailand. I’ve also got a whole lot of love for eating nice things. Combine the two and it’s a match made in food heaven! As any backpacker that’s travelled on a shoestring will agree, finding an abundance of mouth-watering food for a price that’s, (quite literally), cheaper than chips, feels like striking gold when you’re out on the road. In Thailand, you’re …

[ Written by Alex | 16 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

I love the Internet, I do. And not just because of Spotify, YouTube or Grumpy Cat.
I love the Internet because it connects me with great minded folk who inspire, support and care about what I do with my time. Monika Kanokova is one of these people. We met on a social network (of course), she discovered that I was an indie author, and she asked to interview me for …

[ Written by Frankie | 15 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

What do you do if you fancy a quick, cheap and little travel in the winter that will help you burn those calories and revitalise that tired winter skin? Well, it must involve a lot of walking, some stunning landscapes, cosy fires and perhaps a splash of red wine. Somewhere in the countryside with a car and great company is pretty much all you need if you fancy taking a …

[ Written by Sophie | 14 Jan 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

Back in the day when I worked for the devil as a fashion assistant in New York I would use my boss’ camera to go to showrooms and press appointments. It was a nifty little point and shoot, perfectly adequate to take pictures of the newest belts, the latest purses, and the most out there jewelry. Unfortunately it didn’t have a case, but lived in a sock. While it was …

[ Written by Annika | 13 Jan 2015 | 6 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 | 6 Comments | ]

I have never been on a cold weather holiday. Every January, as we enter the depths of bleak mid-winter here in the UK, my little brain awakens from its gentle festive fugue of eat, sleep, drink, repeat, and starts to plan how best to flee the country to get some much needed Vitamin D. Occasionally I have allowed myself to get seduced by the idea of romantic treks through pine …

[ Written by Alex | 11 Jan 2015 | 15 Comments | ]

January through March marks a time in my travel calendar when I try to escape the icy streets of New York City, in favor of warmer locales. I don’t always have to travel somewhere far like Puerto Vallarta either – there are some really great places in the United States that offer warmth, activity, and a change of scenery. Some of these are old winter-travel-standbys, but I’ve thrown in a …

[ Written by Katka | 9 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | ]
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