Inspiration

The adventurer who travels the globe in a wheelchair

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I met Sylvia Longmire as most people meet today: on the internet. I was researching inspiring female travelers for a post about Instagram and what it has become. I wanted to feature women that were different for a lack of better word than the stereotypical traveler we so often see today: predominantly white, twenty-something and skinny. I set out to search f[...]

How Traveling Killed My Creativity and Brought Out My Truth

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Words are wonderful. I love their power. I love their descriptive abilities. For as long as I can remember, words have infatuated me, and I like using them. I love to write. I wrote a novel in high school (it was as cringy as you’d expect). I was always in accelerated English courses and was drawn to creative writing — you can make people feel and see things[...]

5 symptoms of having wanderlust

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I always have an immense interest in discovering self for personal development and finding out what matters, what drives me as the journey goes on. Surprisingly, never have I envisioned I would diagnose myself with these severe signs of having wanderlust. However,  the good news is that the more you know what makes you happy, the happier you are and will be [...]

Can adventure be a transformative experience?

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“Human life gains the greatest part of its richness from --- any experience of stepping outside the taken-for granted reality of everyday life, any openness to the mystery that surrounds us on all sides.” Sociologist Peter L. Berger (1970) In the beginning of 1900s German philosopher and sociologist Georg Simmel wrote in his essay "The Adventure" that adv[...]

Travel with Nashipae: Meet the inspiring woman who quit her job and moved to Kenya

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Sometimes you come across stories of people completely outside of your online and offlice bubble and it just hits you. Something they say, something they stand for just moves you in a way you're not moved that often. When Sinja's story - which you will read below - popped up on our Facebook feeds, we knew we had to introduce her to you guys. She quit her job[...]

Gender Equality in the Climbing Community

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‘Have you got the boobs to try this route?’ That’s not something you hear very often. Or ever. When you look at it, tons of our colloquialisms are a bit sexist, a hangover from when that was ‘OK’ I suppose. Phrases such as ‘You climb like a girl’ to which I want to reply, ‘What, you mean elegantly, with technique and control?’ Anyway, I didn’t set out[...]

5 reasons to try long distance hiking

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When I embarked on my first long distance walk last summer in Scotland, I was confident it would be a great experience. I had been climbing mountains since I was a little girl, had recently (almost) reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and had a pair of hiking boots my feet seemed to love. I had signed up for four days in the Scottish Highlands, walking alon[...]

Travelette cooks - A multi cultural salad bowl

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I’ve heard many things about Canada before I moved there. A lot of them were clichés. Those things people say just to say anything. Some I found to be (somewhat) true, some not at all. A thing that really stuck to my brain from the beginning on was comparing Canada to a salad bowl. A metaphor referring to the American melting pot, that I immediately fell[...]

Meet the Travelettes: A life and travel update

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When your team is scattered all over the planet like the Travelettes are, it's sometimes a little hard to keep each other in the loop about current projects and life in general. So when I recently started messaging the girls for a life update, I thought why not let you guys take part in it, too. The seven of us are always on the run as you'll see, but I was [...]

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