Inspiration

My truly meaningful volunteering experience in Mexico

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A couple of years ago I read an article by Annabel Langbein, one of New Zealand’s favourite chefs. Describing a recent trip she’d taken, she said, “I know I’m a tourist, but I never want to feel like one.” That summed up perfectly how I feel about travelling. But what if you could go beyond just being a tourist? What if you could truly shed that label and li[...]

10 Things to Expect as a Seasonal Worker

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Last summer I scored my first seasonal job and I loved it!  Even though it wasn't always perfect, I loved it so much I already signed up to it again during the winter and next summer.  Seasonal job opportunities are available all over the US, especially near or in National Parks and ski resorts, which need people for tons of different jobs.  If you ever get [...]

Why Mexico Is Richer Than You Think

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Living in the United States, people grow up with the idea that life in a developing country is deprived of luxury. It’s a common misconception that those countries are less fortunate financially, and therefore they must be unhappy with their lives. Perhaps we should be able to see that fortune comes in form other than bills and coins. From a distance, th[...]

Inspiring Women Travellers: Kristina Paltén is running Alone through Iran

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Some stories are almost too crazy to be true. I recently stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary film that was uploaded 9 months ago. Yet it couldn't be any more timely. The film tells the story of Swedish ultra-runner Kristina Paltén, who should become the first woman to ever cross Iran by foot. Let that settle for a moment. This is a woman who is not jus[...]

What I learned and experienced with the people banned by Trump

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As I am submitting this post to Travelettes, I am sitting at an airport, waiting for my flight. Airports seem to be all that people talk about at the moment, and I really don’t think it should be otherwise. Though Travelettes is not about politics, it is about travel. And so is this issue. More than travel actually, it is about lives. Human lives. And prejud[...]

I'm a Female Helicopter Pilot in Qatar and follow my Dream to Travel

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Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return. - Leonardo Da Vinci My first taste of flight occurred when I was a tiny tot. I was born into a house my family fondly referred to as ‘the old house’. It was a higgledy piggledy little house that my fa[...]

6 Reasons why You'll Fall for Mexico

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Mexico – already the name of this breathtaking country awakens more emotions, stereotypes and expectations than many others. Most people instantly connect it with tasty food; some might think of the rhythmical sounds of typical Mariachi bands accompanying wild, loud fiestas while others rather associate it with the view of endless beaches and palm trees l[...]

Couples who travel and blog: Sarah & James

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As you know, we have started a series introducing you to our favorite traveling couples. Next up in our spotlight are James and Sarah of the blog “The whole world or nothing” - a couple of full-time travelers and part-time adventurers who encourage anyone reading their blog to follow their dreams and never look back. James & Sarah: The ones who fell[...]

Why Millennials Travel More Now Than Ever Before

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In our generation, rooted in a world with less border controls and fewer restrictions on travel, a colorful stamped passport is a fashion statement of itself. But what is it about traveling that quenches a particular thirst for millennials? Personally, I cannot wait for the time when I will be accomplishing my goal to see beyond 50% of this planet. Have you [...]

Meet the couple who turned a school bus into a tiny home and road tripped America

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Selima Taibi and Felix Starck aren't just an ordinary couple: They both lead exceptionally creative lives and aren't afraid to dream big. Most recently, they turned a school bus into a loft and then road tripped America together with their dog Rudi. Felix is a filmmaker ("Pedal the World"), Selima, who is called Mogli most of the time, works as a singer-song[...]