Traveletting

Are we heading back on the beaten track?

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What is the hottest travel destination this year? I mean, where do you have to go, if you want to up your Instagram game, impress your friends back home and hopefully also that cute traveler in the hostel bar across from you? After all, you don't want to be that person, who has to say, 'I've not been there yet', when everybody else seems only interested in t[...]

10 challenges I overcame that made my world even bigger

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Often, when you learn something new or dare to do something you haven’t done before, it opens up new possibilities. Sometimes it feels like traveling actually creates more new destinations on your travel bucket list than it actually ticks off. For each mountain you climb you find ten more - and you decide you want to try paragliding as well. When you learn t[...]

What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

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Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children[...]

The Travelettes recap - our favorite travel moments of 2017

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Okay, we will admit: 2018 has been with us for a few days now, but having a moment to sit back and recap while the holidays are still in full swing can be pretty hard, nearly impossible. It may be that we’re just stumbling into the new year, being happy but exhausted, aroused by all the festivities, input, food… And just like that a new year starts withou[...]

The horror and joy of dining alone as a solo traveler

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I remember it like it was yesterday. My first time traveling solo was two years ago when I made my way to Thailand - and there I was, in Chiang Mai, standing on a street corner, sweating (only partly because of the 40°C heat). The one thing I dreaded about solo travel was eating alone. What would everyone else think of me, sitting there all by myself? But th[...]

13 Travel Resolutions for 2018 that are not Destinations (and will actually satisfy your Wanderlust)

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Now that 2018 is here, I'm sure all of you are excited about planning your upcoming trips and working on your travel bucket list as well. While there are hundreds of articles on the internet talking about the 'Top Destinations Where You Must Travel in 2018' and 'The Budget-Friendly Countries To Visit in 2018' (even on Travelettes you can find an unusual trav[...]

10 Ways to Ensure you have a Unique Travel Experience like No One Else

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Going traveling - especially a solo trip - can be daunting. It's tempting to organize a lot from home and sort out as much as possible in advance. After all, you only get so many days of paid vacation each year, and you want to make sure that each day lives up to your expectations. Besides, it feels much safer to book accommodation and activities in advance [...]

Meet the girl who lives in a mountain hut in Norway

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I met Johanna during a media conference in Berlin this summer where she spoke about what it's like to live in the Norwegian mountains by herself. She had an incredibly calm way of speaking; her talk was by far my favorite. A few months later, we're close to Christmas now and I'm rushing from the office to a dinner in Kreuzberg, when I ring her for an intervi[...]

See a new Place each Month: 12 Countries on our 2018 Bucket List

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'Once a year go some place you've never been before.' There's something about this quote by the Dalai Lama that gets to me, especially because 'somewhere new' does not necessarily mean a new country abroad, but could also just refer to a new corner in your back garden. However, I'd like to raise the Dalai Lama, by 11 and say, 'once a month go some plac[...]

Travelette of the Month: Bionca Smith

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Every month we feature inspiring women as our Travelette of the Month – and when I read Bionca Smith's story about giving up stability for #vanlife and traveling around the world with her son on Facebook, I wanted to find out more. So we asked her to tell us everything about her journey as a single mom, nomad and entrepreneur on the road! The Before Be[...]