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21st July 2015. That’s the date my life changes beyond recognition. That’s the day I become flooded with a new, crazy, all-encompassing love. That’s the day my baby is due to be born.
Actually, in reality, that’s probably not going to be the day at all. Who knows when this baby is going to come and how and if I will indeed feel all those feelings at once, or if they’ll …

[ Written by Frankie | 11 May 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

A little while ago, one of the members of our Travelettes Facebook Group asked whether anyone had tips for dealing with the bottomless despair she was feeling upon her return from an amazing trip. In the preceding months she had been discovering new places, sharing rides with strangers, living in a big collective house with like-minded folks, and gotten swept off her feet by a new love who she had …

[ Written by Marie C | 6 May 2015 | 19 Comments | ]

I’m sure you know it all; that terrible feeling when you sit at the airport gate, suddenly a flash of stinging pain shoots through your brain and you realise, you left your hair brush next to your bed. Or your toothpaste in the bathroom. Or your phone charger attached to the plug behind your bed… Argh – again! Over the years I have developed some exit strategies for these little mistakes, like …

[ Written by Kathi | 22 Apr 2015 | 21 Comments | ]

I love the internet, its unpredictability, its seemingly inexhaustible wealth of ideas, new talent – and weirdness. But sometimes, just sometimes, I love myself a good old physical magazine that filters out some of the best bits of it. There’s nothing like a good indie magazine with its thick pages, bold narratives and beautifully designed pages.
So without further ado, here’s my top six of travel indie mags:
1. Another Escape
Every issue …

[ Written by Caroline | 21 Apr 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

Hands up if you’re a Fandroid?!? I knew it wasn’t just me! While I loved my iPhone 3GS back in the day, for the last 3 years I’ve been more than happy with my Android phone which does everything an iPhone does and cost me almost a third of what the latest iPhone does. I’m currently the proud owner of a LG Nexus 5 but also have a soft spot …

[ Written by Frankie | 23 Mar 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

I used to be a superstar trip planner. I’d research locations and cultures for days, weeks and months leading up to my trip, so that the minute I stepped off of the plane, it was like second nature to me.
Some travelers are just naturally good at planning – they enjoy it, and feel it helps them get through rough situations. It’s important to really know a place before you get …

[ Written by Katka | 16 Mar 2015 | 14 Comments | ]

I have never been one to say no to a road trip, and I know that should I ever head to Australia, ‘by car’ will be my way to explore it. Where better to improve my driving skills, than in a country so big and empty, that an angry kangaroo or a super long road-train would be my only enemies?
I dream about arriving in Sydney or Melbourne, haggling my way …

[ Written by Kathi | 16 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

After we reposted Katja’s article on How to be cool while traveling, we received some requests from readers looking to maximize their wardrobe, within the confines of budget and baggage restrictions. The Travelettes came together and discussed our best tips for looking good on the road, but packing light, avoiding those lame checked baggage fees. Here are some tips you can use the next time you travel – and we …

[ Written by Katka | 18 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Back in the day when I worked for the devil as a fashion assistant in New York I would use my boss’ camera to go to showrooms and press appointments. It was a nifty little point and shoot, perfectly adequate to take pictures of the newest belts, the latest purses, and the most out there jewelry. Unfortunately it didn’t have a case, but lived in a sock. While it was …

[ Written by Annika | 13 Jan 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

No matter how often I travel, I just can’t seem to solve the mystery of packing. If I don’t over-pack, I run out of clean t-shirts after three days or realise I forgot to pack any socks at all. And if I don’t forget these essentials be sure that I simply packed for the wrong season. That just happened to me last week, when I decided to ignore the forecasts …

[ Written by Kathi | 30 Dec 2014 | 10 Comments | ]
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