Travel Prep

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 [...]

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[...]

Is this the future of hotel booking?

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What is the closest you've ever come to being in a James Bond Movie? For me that would have to be working slot machines in Vegas (Casino Royale anyone?) or maybe zipping Martinis in London. At best. Today, however, I discovered something that I think James would really enjoy - Jumeirah Inside, a unique digital platform, realized in collaboration with no othe[...]