Inspiration

Helping girls in need to become women in charge

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A friend of mine recently pointed out a project he thought might be interesting to me and the other Travelettes. And how right he was. Because I am a girl is a fantastic project by non-profit organization Plan UK focussing on helping girls in 3rd world countries receive better education, be better recognized as equal to boys and make their way in society as [...]

Oceanne - travelette and vintage expert

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I met Oceanne as she was Couchsurfing at my friends' place in Lisbon. Originating from here and there, travelling around the world with great style and on top of this she has a vintage swap project called Covert Candy. Oceanne is a true travelette and a great personality! 1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Oceanne, I'm from all[...]

Travel links of the week #3

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Guten Tag Travelettes, Given the fact that I am German and love my country and also love travelling around my country, this weeks travel links are all about Germany. Well, almost. Whether you’re learning German or are just curious and want to know more about the country, check out GermanHeit. Blog owner Babsi gives you an insight on the German language[...]

Our Top 10 Movies To Inspire Your Travels

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Say, you decided to hit the road. Say, you bought a plane ticket. Say, you still have to wait for two looooong months till the Big Day of Departure finally arrives. Girl, it’s time to get yourself some popcorn, your favourite Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream (Cookie Dough, anyone?) and then work off this list of great travel movies. 1. Into the wild Eas[...]

From New York to San Francisco - My USA trip itinerary

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Dear travelettes, I am stoked, exhilerated, breathless with exitement for my upcoming trip through the United States. Even though I've spent a little over 2 years in that country, I still feel like I barely even know it and that the world existing between San Francisco and New York (the 2 cities I spent those 2 years in) holds a lot for me to discover. [...]

NYC to MONTREAL - bus? train? plane? car?

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Dear travelettes, this morning i woke up early and still a little tired, i stayed in bed reading in my Lonely Planet USA, feeding my exitement over my 4-week-America-trip coming up in may. A little while back I told you I was going on a road trip, but what I did not tell you was that I will also be in New York before I launch on the road trip from Austin,[...]

Travel links of the week #2

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Today's recommended links of the week are all about making your traveling life easier. If you've enjoyed our recent article on finding cheap flights, also check this Frequent Flyer's Guide to Finding Cheap Airfare found on Lifehacker to extend and perfect your skills on getting your hands on that dirt-cheap ticket. A list of low-cost airlines can also be fou[...]

Desert Flower - a great movie and an important subject

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Instead of going out last night, I decided to have a night in with some DVD's and my 2 boyfriends Ben and Jerry. For a long time I had been tiptoeing around the movie "Desert Flower", based on the life of Somali model and human rights activist Waris Dirie. In the past I had always heard nothing but rave revies about the book, so at least now I had to see the[...]

Star of the open road: the Gucci bike

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Dear Travelettes, meet my my latest obsession: Ever since I moved to Berlin I have been an avid bike-rider, because it's hands down, the quickest way of getting around in the city, it keeps you well in shape and there is just a great feeling of freedom when you ride past all those sad pedestrians who wished they could get to where they're going 5 t[...]

Travel links of the week

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Hey travelettes, we would like to share a few links with you we have come across last week and think you should check out: http://nowheremag.com/ is a wonderful magazine with a whole new take on traveling. Or as the authors put it: There’s no reason for this journal. No hidden agenda here. Nowhere is a place between places, an imagined depot for storie[...]