Travel Prep

How to Pack Like a Minimalist

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Getting my bearings on the European backpacking circuit didn’t teach me much about travel fashion. The purple 70 liter behemoth on my back was packed in preparation for nights on train station floors. Day dreams of functionality saw a bulky rain coat, yoga pants and wrinkly t-shirts in my wardrobe that ended up being a hefty sum of nothing I wanted to wear. [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Surviving Tropical Insect Bites

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Palm trees, hammocks and dramatic sunsets over the ocean rank very high on the list of things that make the a traveller's life better. But this raw beauty comes with a price tag that might frustrate even the most seasoned travelettes among you. Yes, you know what I am talking about: insects. And what’s more, the tropical insects. If you are anything like [...]

Getting Ready for an Epic American Road Trip

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After an amazing winter season in Whistler, Canada, my partner in crime Henry and I decided to go on an epic road trip around Canada and the US. Of course a trip like that requires a lot of preparation and planning. To make everybody's lives a little easier, I have collected our top tips, so your road trip can be as amazing as ours! Finding the perfect [...]

10 Amazing Group Tour Adventures

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I love group travel. There, I said it. While I am also an innate solo traveler, I had some of my best trips with a group. It started a few years ago when I really wanted to go to Morocco. Quite frankly, I was a bit scared to go on my own. Years later, I feel so at home there that I am laughing about this notion now, but back then it was real. How would I man[...]

What you need to know about the Northern Lights

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There are few things as prominent on bucket lists the world over, as seeing the Northern Lights. It simply is that once in a lifetime experience you will forever remember fondly, because you've never seen anything like it. Their speciality is in the name: you only find them in the most northern parts of the hemisphere, most notoriously in Iceland, Finland an[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Door 8: Freitag Voyager Bagpack

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Congratulations Margeaux, for winning yesterday's giveaway of an incredible Glacier and Northern Lights tour in Iceland, complete with 2 supercool Onepiece jumpsuits. Are you a traveler? Since you made it here I will assume that you are! Not much is needed for the true world explorer, just an open heart and no reason to stay home is often all it takes to [...]

25 Simple Ways to Save Money for Travel

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What is any traveller's worst enemy? Unsurprisingly, it is of course their bank account. How often have I heard that the reason for not travelling is that it is too expensive and there is simply no money for that flight to [insert dream destination]. I often get asked how I can afford to travel so much, and while there are certain perks as a travel blogger t[...]

The worst travel advice ever

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I was sitting on a bus last week and staring out into the buzzing streets of Kreuzberg, Berlin, when suddenly my thoughts wandered off thinking about all things I would have missed, how many valuable mistakes I wouldn't have done, and how many beautiful things my eyes would have never seen had I always listened to every bit of advice people have given me. [...]

The Best Shoes for Winter Travel (and How to Keep Warm Feet)

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Travelling in winter - whether with carry-on or a massive backpack - can be quite tricky to pack for. Who wants to freeze when they have a couple of days packed with action and highlights ahead of them? Of course a warm winter coat and matching hat and gloves can do a lot to save the day even if you buy them spontaneously, but the point at which everything i[...]