Traveletting

When trips go wrong: 4 travel mishaps & how to deal with them

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There is the Instagram side of travel we show the world – with filters and angles and hashtags. The perfect sunsets, brilliantly presented dishes, smiles and sunglasses – nary a hangover or overpriced meal to be found. Hey, I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to promoting myself when I’m on holiday. In fact, I tend never to mention when things go [...]

Travel Jobs: Touring the Globe as a Flight Attendant

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Most people want to travel at some stage in their lives. Some yearn to journey far and wide, into the middle of the jungle and live out of a backpack whilst recycling their knickers. Others dream of visiting sprawling metropolises to order exorbitant room service. My job as a flight attendant landed me somewhere in between! More often than not, our hotels[...]

Why Homestays are the best accommodation in Sri Lanka

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If you want to really experience the world as a traveler, you have to make the effort to meet each country's culture, find out more about its citizens' everyday life and learn about their aspirations. You know, there’s more to taking your standard #followmeto snaps and other instagrammable moments when traveling. I wouldn't imagine any better way to do it th[...]

10 trips to do before you get married

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I feel like the title of this post needs a little bit of explaining. Of course, I'm not saying that once you get married, the traveling stops. In fact, if you love travel as much as me, being able to travel with or without your partner after you get hitched should be a requisite to even say yes in the first place. Then again, maybe you're not the type who wa[...]

10 documentaries to change how you see the world

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What I love about documentaries is that they open a window onto new people, places and cultures. Film makers can take you to locations that it might otherwise be difficult, if not impossible, to access. And not only do documentaries give you the opportunity to learn about life in other places, but they also have the amazing capacity to change the way we see [...]

10 awesome experiences around the world

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Anyone who loves to travel knows why we do it. We do it because we know that the only thing that matters in this life is making memories. We do it because you can't ever truly own material possessions, and you can't take them with you when you die; but a wonderful experience will stay with you forever, and nobody can steal it from you. The world is full o[...]

How to travel Costa Rica like a Rich Girl

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Who doesn't want to travel like a rich girl sometimes? As much as I love rougher, more culturally immersive types of travel, I'm by no means immune to the siren song of the luxury retreat - especially since I had kids. I'm not especially rich, but I do like to travel as if I am every now and then; and an ideal place to do that is Costa Rica. A peaceful, p[...]

The Thing I Really Hate About Travel

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I don’t really remember a time I didn’t want to travel. Of course, in retrospect, it’s easy to say that, to make your life seem like one fitting narrative where everything just happens to fall in place, events make sense, and there’s a common thread weaving through the years. But really, travel seems to be one of the few things that was ever present, a passi[...]

I did it - I quit my job to travel!

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While writing this I am sitting in a quiet cafe in beautiful Cuzco, Peru. I'm not Peruvian though, I am German and I live in Berlin, Germany. A few weeks ago I arrived in Peru to chase my dream of improving my Spanish, doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Peru, especially Cuzco - I am a sucker for mountains and Inca history! But how [...]