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I’ve said it once, twice, thrice, too many times to count: Thailand is one of my all time favourite destinations in the world to backpack and travel in. I’m definitely not alone here though as Katja, Annika and Alex all share this love for the land of smiles and paradise beaches with me. It’s a place that when I think of it, it gives me a funny feeling in my …

[ Written by Sophie | 15 Oct 2014 | 11 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 | ]

Last year my mother gave me a book for Christmas that I took, despite moving back and forth between continents, always with me, because I liked it too much to not stuff in the last corner of my backpack. It is called ‘Das große Los‘, which I think can be adequately translated either as ‘the winning ticket’ or ‘the big chance’ by German journalist Meike Winnemuth.
Meike became winner of €500.000 …

[ Written by Annika | 30 Sep 2014 | 17 Comments | ]

There is no question – booking accommodation is my least favourite step when preparing a trip. Usually I try everything to find a friend of a friend who will let me crash their couch, but that of course doesn’t work all the time. Sometimes I need to find a real bed, and then the endless search begins.
There are so many things to consider: how much money do I want to …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Sep 2014 | One Comment | ]

 

Hello book-loving friends! That’s all of you, right?
So I asked my fellow Travelettes to recommend some books for a summer reading list and here are the results, some beautiful wanderlust-inducing reads about places, people and the power of travel.
Please feel free to add any of the books you’ve loved recently in the comments and I will add them to this bookshelf on Goodreads where you can find all of these books …

[ Written by Frankie | 15 Jul 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

Summer is going strong here in Europe and as I am experiencing the fifth sunny day in Scotland in a row (!) I also look forward to our upcoming trip to Croatia. Remember, almost four months ago I told you about the first Travelettes trip with all team members powered by Sailing.hr. We will meet in Split and sail around the Croatian islands for one week together with an entire …

[ Written by Kathi | 1 Jul 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

When traveling, we usually carry some form of technology that requires a bit of care. We carry all sorts of gadgets to help us stay in contact with family at home and friends scattered around the globe. Not to mention we have to carry our beautiful cameras to capture all the worldly scenes we encounter. The thought of hearing that dreaded *CRUNCH* when thumping your bag around can easily be …

[ Written by Sophie | 12 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]

While American drones raining down on Pakistan and Yemen (bet you never read that intro in a travel piece) may disqualify them from being the ideal places for a female solo traveler, a large part of the Middle East is very much suitable for exploring and getting inspired. My no. 1 girl crush Sophia Bush recently made a trip through the Middle East and her little snippets of poetry and …

[ Written by Caroline | 28 May 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

A couple of years ago we published a post called “Women spend more on clothes for a vacation than on the vacation itself” which depicted a statistic that was declaring exactly that. I ask you, cherished reader – does this apply to you? Do you find yourself in a shopping frenzy before every trip you go on? Do you engage in Pinterest boards collecting inspiration on straw hats and flowy …

[ Written by Katja | 16 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

These poor Americans with their one week of vacation..I could practically hear the thoughts and see the pity spreading across the faces of our new friends. My fiancé and I had landed in Colombia just a few hours earlier and had ventured into the balmy night air for a drink to celebrate our arrival. As is often the case with travel, it took little more than a ‘Club Colombia’ cerveza …

[ Written by guest | 30 Apr 2014 | 25 Comments | ]
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