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It’s that time of the year: next weekend, four weeks before Christmas Eve, Christmas markets all over Europe literally hit the light switch and open their gates for happy children and thirsty grown-ups. Here people shop for cheesy Christmas gifts, indulge in over-prized German import products and get tipsy on the sticky sweet hot bevs they call glögg, punsch or glühwein. I love strolling across those markets, mulled cider in …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Nov 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

When I thought about travelling to the Caribbean, I pictured myself on a white sandy beach, with a coconut cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. At least that was the predominant image in my head when I recently followed the invitation of the Curacao tourism board to explore the biggest of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) for a week. Adventurer at heart though, I was …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Like it or not, 2014 is coming to an end soon and it is almost time for the annual new year’s resolutions. Usually my plans about what to do less or more of in the next 12 months are forgotten just after a few weeks, so I decided that this year shall be different. One of the Dalai Lama’s most popular quotes is “Once a year go somewhere where you …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Nov 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

Planning a regular holiday can be stressful, especially if it’s a short one and you want to squeeze in as much as possible in as little time as you have. The epitome of this is when you have one day only somewhere. One night in Bangkok may have been enough for Murray Head, but is it for a Travelette? That’s when you get a handy 24-hours guide that puts it …

[ Written by Annika | 4 Nov 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

Women can do amazing things – they can beat the odds and fly across the Atlantic like Amelia Earhart in 1928, or sail around the world on their own like teenager Laura Dekker, or adopt 40+ children off the streets of Nepal to give them a home like Maggie Doyne. They can change our perception of the world with their films or art, they can fight sexism by broadening their …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Can you name two things that Norway is famous for? Exactly, fjords and northern lights. As Trondheim isn’t particularly famous for either of them (unless you are very lucky in the deepest of winter), this city in central Norway, in a region called Trøndelag, is rarely found on traveller’s itineraries. It is not the Capital of Northern Lights like Tromsø, or surrounded by breathtaking fjords like Bergen or Ålesund. To …

[ Written by Kathi | 14 Oct 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

We love wishlists, you love wishlists, but does winter travel love wishlists?
Does the cold, snow and windy weather lend itself to being explored, enjoyed and embraced?
YES, is my confident answer, which is based on many previous winters bringing me some of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. While Kathi outlined her winter travel bucket list earlier this year and we’ve given you five reasons to travel in Europe this winter, …

[ Written by Frankie | 13 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Do you remember when I took over the Travelettes’ Instagram account and took you all with me to Tuscany for a long and lazy weekend near Lucca at the end of last month?
We had fun, didn’t we? Alright, I admit it’s possible I had more fun than you but hey, you could have been somewhere warmer, sunnier and closer to more delicious foods than a girl can eat in four …

[ Written by Frankie | 11 Oct 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

Visiting Lebanon should be on everyone’s bucket list. But instead of boring you to death with how much I love exploring it (again), I will introduce you to not just a few, but all of my favourite places in Beirut. Take out your notebooks and see whether some of the fascination jumps over to your side of the screen.

Café culture 
Dawawine is a cinema/library/cafe/restaurant/workspace in Gemmayzeh. Anyone can come for any …

[ Written by Caroline | 7 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Last year I wrote an article called 21 Reasons to Love Rotterdam. It went a little bit viral, with nearly 4000 shares, 40+ comments, several emails and an invitation from a Rotterdam company asking me to speak at one of their conferences.
As a young(ish) British woman living in Amsterdam, but loving Rotterdam from afar, it was a strange experience, but it was also testament to the community spirit to be found …

[ Written by Frankie | 6 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
Must do’s