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John Lennon once said that “when we are afraid, we pull back from life. “ If I would have to state the most significant mistake that a person can make, I would argue that it’s the fear of making one. The top five regrets of dying were stated in a revealing article, posted to Huffington Post in 2013. A palliative nurse recorded the most claimed regrets and collected them into …

[ Written by Rita | 7 Apr 2014 | 16 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 | ]

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 | ]

You may or may not know it, but us Travelettes are a budding group of linguists, in fact English is only a native language for three of us and don’t for a second think that those non-English speakers have just one extra language hiding in their brains, because many of the Travelettes have conquered multiple languages. The most incredible thing is that I know we’re not alone; most of our …

[ Written by Frankie | 7 Jan 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

I am fully grown up. Well, sort of; I pay rent and taxes, I live in an exciting, foreign city, and I frequently get to travel to other exciting, foreign places. I am allowed to hire cars and rent a room in these exciting places and I have a credit card that bears my name to pay for it. But once a year I travel back in time and become …

[ Written by Annika | 2 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

A year ago I wrote this article about the lessons I’ve learned in the first twelve months of being a “digital nomad“. It’s become one of our most popular articles on Travelettes, it served as the basis for a number of talks I’ve given on the subject and it was recently featured in an article in Germany’s national newspaper Der Spiegel (here in German). It’s now been two years since …

[ Written by Frankie | 14 Nov 2013 | 8 Comments | ]

They say the best things in life are free. And I can confirm that they generally are. Take, for instance, hugs, big killer whales called Willy and my advice, dear Travelettes. But what about in London? Can there really be such a thing as a free lunch in the city economics brainiacs have named and shamed as one of the most expensive cities in Europe? Well, actually, yes there is. …

[ Written by Alex | 2 Nov 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

After my first backpacking trip to Costa Rica on the summer I turned 20, I thought I had things pretty much figured out. Six years later, it turns out I still have many epiphanies on each trip (‘Duh!’) and an appalling tendency to forget lessons well learnt in the past.
I guess there is no good way to travel, but rather a long path to discovering how you like to travel. …

[ Written by Marie C | 28 Sep 2013 | 25 Comments | ]

South East Asia, it’s a funny old place. Exciting, addictive and beautiful – not unlike travel itself. There’s no question that part of Asia’s appeal is the fact it is poles apart from our Western world, a place where you can very quickly find yourself lost in a totally different lifestyle and way of thinking. Well, we travelettes are nothing if not adaptable and on my recent stint away exploring …

[ Written by Alex | 18 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

My best friend Sabrina was going to get married and to live up to that beautiful woman her bachelorette party needed to be PERFECT! Unfortunately, with the wedding date set shortly before Christmas, the original ideas of spending a day in an exclusive spa with her girlfriends or escaping on a short trip to Milan wasn’t really in the cards for us. To our disappointment the bride-to-be had also made …

[ Written by guest | 14 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
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