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How to Step Up Your Travel Instagram Game

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Instagram is more and more becoming the traveler's app of choice. My feed is full of travel and photography inspiration and if you love to travel as much as me, no doubt yours will be the same. I love following travel Instagrammers who keep me dreaming of foreign lands and exotic flavours while I'm back home. Here are some of my best tips for how to step up [...]

4 Strategies to Change the Way you Travel Forever

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I found myself wishing, praying, someone would tell me what the next step was. There were a million different jobs I could apply for, a million different cities to live in, a million different paths to choose. But instead, I chose none.  I was stuck, scared to fail, scared to choose the wrong path. So I ended up working the same soul-crushing job for year[...]

Travelette of the Month: Rita Maria, the girl who travels without social media

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Every month we like to introduce you to an inspiring female traveler to hear creative stories from all over the world. This month we are proud to introduce Rita Maria - and if you've been a long-time follower of Travelettes you might remember her, as she used to be a regular contributor to our very own blog!  Rita is not a typical travel writer though - a[...]

5 Free and amazing things to do in Sri Lanka

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Hanging like a tear drop just South of India, Sri Lanka is a small island country enviably located in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Since the end of its 30-year civil war, it has staked its claim on many a traveler's bucket list - and with good reason. Sri Lanka boasts a wide range of activities sure to please every traveler but this paradisia[...]

Simple Ways to Look Stylish and Fabulous While Backpacking

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Who doesn’t want to look stylish while traveling? The problem, however, is that it can be a bit of a challenge as by doing this, we may need to compromise comfort to some extent. When thinking about backpacking, the first thing that may come up in our mind are loose pants, trekking shoes, bulky backpacks, and comfortable shirts – but it doesn’t have to be th[...]

What's it's like to Travel the World as an Arab Woman

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In the beginning... I will never forget my first trip abroad when I was 16 - I went to Paris with my parents. It was the first foreign country I visited and I might as well have gone to a different planet. My love for travelling started at a very young age and I began to go on solo trips when I was still working in a bank. The cultures, people and exper[...]

Why it's worth investing time in your international friendships

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The more you travel, the more people you meet – that’s not breaking news. Throughout my travels, I've learnt how true this actually is. For me, each journey is an excuse to make new friends. As a result I sometimes feel like I have more friends from abroad than from my home country, Poland - and sometimes that's weird. There are those awkward situations when[...]

How to pack in 30-minutes flat

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With great trips should come great planning, but let's face it, life isn’t always that kind. Sometimes, we just need to know how to pack in 30-minutes flat and high-tail it out the door to the waiting cab/bus/train to catch that flight. We know that plane isn’t going to wait for anyone, so it’s best to have a plan of action for when packing time is slim! [...]

3 Lessons from visiting Iceland in Winter - A Reality Check

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In the last few years Iceland has become an increasingly popular destination. It has made it to the top of many people’s bucket lists, also to mine. Personally, I believe social media has contributed a lot to that hype. Being confronted with all those beautiful pictures of amazing landscapes proves to be a very effective advertisement.  Iceland – the coun[...]