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The budget backpacker’s bucket list

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The best things in life are free… or are they? Plane tickets certainly aren’t, and for all you would-be travellers out there that simply don’t have the funds to splash out on a big trip abroad, I’m guessing that cash flow certainly ranks as one of the number one obstacles to making your travel dreams a reality. But travelling overseas doesn’t necessarily [...]

A First Timer's Guide to Cartagena

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During the day, the colors of the sea set against the rich color palette of the surrounding buildings in Cartagena are stunning; like the imagination come to life. At night, lively music plays from every corner lending the night an energy and promise of a memorable evening ahead. Cartagena is an ongoing festival where people are whipped into a frenzy of [...]

The Top 8 Water Activities of Australia

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The summer in Australia is raging hard, fast and hot at the moment. The beauty of the glorious Aussie summer brings the stereotypical care-free and sunshine drenched beach lifestyle, but there’s no time to beach bum around. With the temperatures soaring, don’t waste time lying on the beach topping up your tan. Get involved with the hundreds of water adventur[...]

The Cold Castle of Colorado

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Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don't build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice. It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice [...]

30 reasons to spend winter in Cape Town

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The Instagram challenge this October proved to be a real challenge for me as I am prepping for a Cape Town spring/summer and not fall at the moment. This means an increased work schedule, an increased yoga schedule to get bikini ready, and an increased social calendar as people are coming out of winter hibernation.  Since I am really not good with cold and r[...]

12 things you must do before summer's over

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With autumn looming in the distance and limited time left of the summer’s sun, the great outdoors needs to be fully seized and enjoyed before it is too late! Road trips, camping trips, hikes, bike rides; all these things must be done before the miserable winter sets in and you regret your missed sunny opportunities. Don’t let that happen and don’t resign you[...]

Foodie heaven - the Thong Sala night market

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Oh, how we Travelettes love Asia! The sun, the sea, the fashion, the people, the feeling of not knowing what the hell is going on at times and last but certainly not least, the glorious food! One of the best food experiences of my life coincidentally took place on one my of my favorite Thai islands, Koh Pha Ngan. Smack bang in the main hub and port of the[...]

100 Things I've Learnt While Backpacking

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We all love to travel. It inspires us, motivates us, improves us... and provides great tales that you can share and hold in your heart for decades. Whatever your trip brings you; good times or bad times, you can be sure that'll leave a lasting impression on your and affect you more than you realise. So when you start scratching your head and thinking about w[...]

Camping in New York City

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Would you say it's legal to camp in Central Park? Probably not. My fellow Travelettes' recent articles on camping and glamping reminded me of my New York bucket list which holds all the things I still want to do or experience when I get back to the city. This list also includes rooftop camping. Even though friends and I had toyed with the idea of setting [...]

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