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In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal’s remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas – which translates less beautifully as “The Stars Route” – a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of the very best chefs from Portugal and Europe.
I am neither …

[ Written by Frankie | 31 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Welcome to Linz, Austria’s third largest city, the administrative capital of Upper Austria and one of the most important cities sitting along the Danube approximately halfway on its course to Budapest. The river is an essential part of Linz and indeed it’s believed to be the source of the city’s name, with the Roman word “Lentia” meaning “knee”, a direct reference to the bend in the Danube that Linz is …

[ Written by Frankie | 28 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

 
Even Shakespeare said it, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. In this case, rotten doesn’t mean anything negative, just something different. Being unique is all about standing out, and Denmark does that in a very adorable way. The happiest country in the world has room for everyone no matter the nationality, color or the gender. However, the unexpected cultural habits might shake the newcomers boat big time, if not …

[ Written by Rita | 26 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

I don’t know about you, but I’m all crazy about Iceland. The little insular state up north was my home for five months a couple of years ago, and ever since I’ve been dreaming of my return. Maybe this desire seems familiar to you, and maybe 2014 should be the year in which we make our dreams come true! Just recently I stumbled upon this post by my favourite Icelandic …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Mar 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

Waking up to the same piece of grey sky every morning. Walking down the street you walked down thousands of times, not even paying attention to the crazy people yelling at themselves on the corner anymore. Automatically doing those two steps into the bus, waiting for the familiar beep of your transport pass being scanned. Sitting on a chair all day that has become so familiar you know exactly which …

[ Written by Marie C | 23 Mar 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Following on from my Valentine’s Day post and Annika’s wise and worthy Why I Prefer to Travel Solo article, it came to light that we haven’t really discussed travelling with a partner at much length on Travelettes. While we applaud all solo female travellers and encourage girls to backpack together in heels around the world, we aren’t immune to the charms of travelling with the one you love, even if …

[ Written by Frankie | 20 Mar 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

The land down under is a big, beautiful place full of diversity and culture with a touch of danger thrown in for excitement. While Australia may be notorious for its vast array of land and sea animals that can kill you, it also provides stunning views and entertainment that you can’t get anywhere else. From Perth to Sydney and everywhere in between, Australia’s beauty truly is rich and rare. Here …

[ Written by guest | 19 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Ladies, I have serious business to discuss with you. An issue so important I’m sure many of you have spent hours and days thinking and worrying about it, I am talking about: our hair. Should we wear it long? Short? Curly? Blonde? Pink? Go with fashion or stick to the same do we’ve had since we were teenagers? The question is not to be taken lightly as hair changes people. …

[ Written by Katja | 18 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

It can be assumed that if I’m a travel blogger, a Travelette and a perpetual traveller that my one big passion in life is travel.
Except it’s not.
My real passion – and the dream I suspect I’ll spend the rest of my days chasing – is to write stories. For me, there is nothing more rewarding, more exciting and more flipping good fun than making up people, places and putting them …

[ Written by Frankie | 17 Mar 2014 | 17 Comments | ]
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