Inspiration

Stories on South East Asia: mini-tour through Germany

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5 years ago I first discovered South East Asia. I got a tan in Thailand, got flooded in Vietnam and stuck in the mudd in Cambodia. I enjoyed every day and so it is my great pleasure that for the next 4 days, starting today, I get to share some of my experiences with people during Info-evenings organized by STA TRAVEL who have kindly invited me to show some o[...]

Things to do with your travel photos

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Having just finished a 2-month trip around Central America, my computer now is in possession of 2.493 more pictures. Wonderful, lovely memories that will last a lifetime and that I cannot wait to show to my friends and family, but what's the best way to present them? An online photo gallery? A stack of prints? Or are there maybe more original ways of showing[...]

A brief tale of romance and the world

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Flings, one-night stands, impulsive kisses, seductive enticing, flirty encounters, call them what you want, but romance is bound to be on the cards during trips, especially when they are far-flung and over extended periods of time. I was well aware of the ‘sleep around/kiss anything that breathes’ theme of backpacking before I left England, but as a ‘dignifi[...]

The Suitcase Reinvented

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Suitcases are for travelling. Usually, they are. But sometimes they can be use  for cycling, sitting on, or even a decorative house bar, as you're about to see. Wandering around the web, looking for totally non useful but amazingly beautiful vintage suitcases (as they weigh tons and airlines seem to take the 20 kg policy quite seriously) I suddenly got a [...]

Ideas for Warm Weather Travel This Winter

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For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is fast approaching. Though some of us are still having sunny days and good weather, soon the inclement side of things will be rolling in. After ending up “accidentally” backpacking through central and Eastern Europe last winter, I can’t recommend anyone try to repeat this. Traveling is already challenging enough [...]

Volunteering in Guatemala - supporting women in the clothing industry

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My friend Julie from France and I wanted to volunteer somewhere this summer- the only question was - where? After a comprehensive internet research we decided to go to Guatemala. Why? Because the Mayan culture of Guatemala seemed quite interesting, it was not too far from the States (where I will be studying abroad soon) and on top of that we were offered th[...]

Escape the winter and win a trip to New Zealand

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Dear travelettes, While surfing the web for interesting travel ideas I stumbled over a competition to win a trip to New Zealand. Just when it starts to get dark and cold in Europe, you can escape to the beautiful beaches and unspoiled nature of New Zealand. The travel agency STA and the travel portal 4trips are making it possible for 14 lucky adven[...]

Donation Based Yoga for Travelers

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Staying in shape while traveling is an always-present dilemma for vagabond ladies. While an easy way to get your daily exercise is to bring a pair of trainers and run, a lot can get in the way such as ankle and leg injury/sensitivity, poor air quality, winter weather, or unsafe streets. I like to do yoga at home, but find it hard to muster the discipline to [...]

Essential chat-up lines to know while traveling

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Getting to grips with the lingo in a foreign country can be an interesting challenge for a traveller especially when you’re just passing through for a few days. I discovered that buying toothpaste in Ecuador is easier said than done, especially when the shopkeeper misunderstands your broken Spanish and is thrusting a packet of smoked ham in your face instead[...]

School + Job = ...Travel?

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We here at Travelettes recently received a letter from a future-world traveler asking one of the most reasonable questions of them all: Where do you get the time and money to travel when working, studying, or both? As I can only type (facts) from my own experiences I will try to answer this question to the best of my ability. Sometimes I look back and a[...]

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