Inspiration

The Travelettes Anti-Shopping Guide - 12 Christmas presents money can’t buy

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’Tis the season. Year after year Christmas is approaching faster than before, and year after year all the companies are touting for attention and want you to buy their stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE giving presents and it's okay to buy certain things, I just get upset at this crazy form of boundless consumption, at the assumed pressure of having to buy al[...]

My travel bucket list for 2018

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When a year ends and when I'm going through the photos I took that year, I often realize that I traveled to places I never expected to, while I've completely forgot about the places I "picked" in January. I have no idea what 2018 will bring and if it will be the same, but I would love to go hiking in Romania, dance through the night in Georgia and find peace[...]

5 ways to find yourself (for real) while traveling

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To go abroad to ”find yourself” is a the sort of idea some people might find laughable, since it sounds rather naive to think that you would find yourself better on a beach in Thailand with a Chang in you hand than you might at your own kitchen table. But actually the idea of traveling as a way to grow both as a person and in knowledge is not a very strange[...]

Eloping to New York: 10 tips on how to tie the knot when you have a travel bug

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"Walking down the aisle" For many years this term meant one thing to me: carrying my trolley to seat 19A of flight XY1234 and feeling the thrill of the plane take off to my next travel destination. Until last year I didn't understand what was so special about having a wedding ring when you can wear a ring from a souvenir shop in Tanzania and another on[...]

Blogger Tips: How to kick-start your facebook page

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This post is probably long overdue; it's something I've been wanting to share for a while. We've been getting comments and messages from other bloggers saying they want to up their social media game and are not sure how. Or they ask us to cross-promote, which we're usually happy to do, as long as the content fits ours. The Travelettes Facebook page boasts an[...]

10 unmissable experiences to turn your first solo trip into a life-long memory

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I recently went on the first holiday in years. Now, you might wonder whether I've lost my mind - because clearly I am a travel blogger who travels a lot and goes on 5-10 trips per year. And to an extent that is true - I travel loads, get to experience different cultures and countries and share my experiences here and on my own blog. But that's not a holiday.[...]

9 Instagrammers to follow this Autumn

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I won't ever get tired of talking about how much I love fall. My favorite season is finally back. With changing leaves and woollen sweaters everywhere, I finally find myself having some more time again to re-decorate my apartment, work on that huge pile of unread books that only got bigger over summer (#sorrysooonotsorry) and dream about faraway places. [...]

To the newlywed who loves to travel...

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In her book You Won't Remember This – travel with babies author and travel writer Sandy Bennett-Haber rounded up a collection of short stories about all facets of traveling with a baby - the good, the bad and the ugly. Here, Sandy shares with us what it's like to transition from adventurous solo traveler to globetrotting mom who explores the world with her c[...]

Yes, it's still OK to visit Major Tourist Attractions

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Yes, you read the title right, and yes I'm letting you know that contrary to what most top travel blogs will say these days, it's perfectly ok to visit whatever monument or museum you've had your heart set on, no matter how photographed and popular it may be. “But everyone says to adventure off the beaten track and now you’re saying I should still make t[...]

10 Reasons to Travel During Off Season

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There's nothing good about the end of summer - except of course that the best time to travel starts right now! Everybody likes a good summer vacation, but to be honest, traveling during the peak season can be a drag. After all, you're not the only one who's had that idea! If you're lucky enough to take time off outside the standard school holidays (sorry,[...]