Traveletting

Travel Jobs: The Ups & Downs of Working on a Cruise Ship

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If you found inspiration in our recent summary of 20 jobs that let you travel the world, and wonder what it's really like to travel on a cruise ship - this article by a cruise ship entertainer* is for you! Having a job that allows you to wake in a different country or city every day sounds like a dream for any travel addict - and  it's a reality for c[...]

7 Tips for hiking the Great Wall of China

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You can’t visit Beijing without making a stop at the Great Wall of China. One of the Wonders of the World, the Wall is over 13,000 miles long and 2000 years old. There’s restored sections of the Wall where you can visit without getting dirty, but if you really want to experience the Great Wall of China, I recommend taking a hike! Hiking out in the “wild” [...]

Becoming a PADI Divemaster on Koh Tao

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I am scuba diving in the Andaman Sea and experiencing a dream come true. Or I would be if my stupid ears would play along and equalize. But they are in no mood to do so and so I am stuck, holding on to a barnacle-clad rope, a meter and a half below the surface instead of discovering one of Thailand's best dive destinations. I try my best not to get irritated[...]

Why my Adventure Body is the new Beach Body

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I see it all the time on social media, Facebook statuses, Instagram posts, and even tweets, all from women who say they need to work on their ‘beach bod’ or ‘bikini bods’. This is often due to summer being right around the corner, or more likely in my social circle, a trip they have coming up. Any time they may be seen on a beach, or in a pool I suppose. But[...]

How to Turn Into a Local when Traveling Solo

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As I sit in my beautiful bedroom in Krakow, I think about how I don’t ever want to leave. Before I moved to Krakow I had been traveling to Poland several times. The decision to make this city my new home as well as a relatively smooth transition from being a backpacker to becoming an expat wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for my attitude as a tr[...]

10 amazing Cities for Digital Nomads & Travelettes

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Just recently, I stumbled across a highly dissatisfying list of the coolest cities to live in for young people. Unfortunately most of the named places were super-expensive and far from spectacular - so us Travelettes got together and worked on our own list of dream cities. We're already scattered across the Europe and the US, but if you ask us, we could spre[...]

24 hours of Bavaria - Sleepless in South Germany

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I’ve got a confession for you today: I’m quite German. At least that’s what my passport says and my family told me. I’ve been asking for some multi-cultural stories from far away ancestors for a while now, but none of my folks could tell me any of those yet. I gotta face it: they might simply not exist. No crazy Mexican uncle, cooking me the worlds best taco[...]

12 things all travelers should do to travel smart and securely

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Staying safe while traveling is always our biggest concern. Sure, the fun, the frolics and the adventure will come... but we don't want any of the fun being ruined by a mishap that could easily be avoided. Keeping your wits about you is always the number one way to travel smart and securely, but sometimes we all need a helping hand to make sure our travels d[...]

How to talk to your Parents about Travel

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Let's talk about parents. Your parents. My parents. Everyone's parents. Unless you're super lucky and were raised in a household of nomads, your parents will probably sooner or later stand between you and travel. Now don't get me wrong - I am actually lucky enough to have parents who were able and willing to take me and my brothers on many vacations. They[...]

How to Travel Iceland on a Budget

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Forget tropical holidays, sundresses and straw hats. The new country in fashion calls for just about the opposite. You’ve seen it, you’ve heard of it, you might have even dreamed of it. Yes, it’s Iceland. It’s the breathtaking, ever-changing, untouched views of nature, the northern lights, the wildlife, the rarity of it all. A small country with a population[...]