Inspiration

A love for Italy

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Italia. Nothing to say about Italia that is not dipped in admiration, longing and pure love. Italy is the one country I can never get enough of. A place where I never get a feeling of "ok that was nice, and now i want to go back home". I think it's safe to say that one day I will purchase a beautiful apartment somewhere in Naples where I will spent those mon[...]

A Slovenian Getaway

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I had an interesting time visiting in Slovenia. Fresh from a few weeks in Italy and on my way to visit my friend in Austria, I decided to stop for a few days in this tiny former Yugoslav nation. Of course I had to visit the capital, Ljubljana and take a bit of a walk uphill to the castle. The castle is of medieval origin, but has been renovated over time [...]

Modern pilgrimage routes

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What is a pilgrimage? In former times, pilgrimages were mostly inspired by religious beliefs, for example the Way of St. James to Santiago in Spain, the city of Mekka or the journey to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Modern pilgrimages do not focus on religious beliefs, but on places we know from movies or books or places where a famous person has lived or[...]

Take my Breath away: Climbing HALF-EVEREST

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My friend Julie and I are currently volunteering for a fair trade women weaving association, which is located in Quetzaltenago (Guatemala). As we have our weekends off, we always plan some trips. Guatemala is known for its volcanoes, that´s why we decided to climb up a volcano - so why not start with the highest in Guatemala and all Central America? Yes why [...]

Homemade Espresso on the Go!

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Hey ladies, I have to confess I have a huge coffee addiction. And as any others with similar afflictions know, traveling can cause an upset to our caffeination routines. Before I left for Europe I was rather used to soy lattes or watery American drip coffee. Living in Budapest without a coffeemaker, I adjusted to instant coffee from a jar. In Bosnia and C[...]

Travel-Songs: My personal Top 10

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What is a legendary road trip without the right music? Flicking through my I-Pod, there are heaps of songs that remind me of great moments and great places. Below, find my top 10 of favourite travel songs: 1. Moby - Porcelain ...Driving alone with my 4WD at the endless Cable Beach in Broome, Australia (God, I miss that car!!!) 2. KT Tunstall [...]

Travel links of the week

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1. I had to rub my eyes for a minute or 2 when I read this article by the lost girls on cruises for less than $1000. The  cheapest being as low as $200 leaving from Salerno, Italy, heading to La Goulette, Palma de Mallorca, Toulop, and Genoa. Sweet Deal! 2. For those who want to spend even less than that to spend a few days on the water, read up on Seth K[...]

Food Blogs from Italy

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Dear Travelettes, Preparing for an upcoming trip usually means a lot of reading. Be it in guidebooks, articles, blogs, forums - going into your trip well prepared much increases your chances of seeing all the good stuff and not missing out on stuff the brochure from your hotel doesn't mention. And so it is that for my trip to Italy in 4 weeks I've begu[...]

Inspiring women who travel: The Lost Girls

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When Travelettes first started out, the only blog we could really look up to as far as girl travel was concerned was the Lost Girls blog. Since then, the Lost Girls have come a long way since their blog is now a fancy online magazine with many new contributors. The original blog authors are Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner, who at a[...]

Beating the Post-Travel Blues

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As I prepared to leave Europe after 8.5 months of mid-winter wandering, everyone around me began trying to warn me about what was apparently going to be the roughest part of my trip…going home. Friends who had been on similar long term trips told me to get ready to be depressed for months, shocked and saddened by being home and “settling in”. I felt a certai[...]

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