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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[...]

Couchsurfing: Safety

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This is the second installment in my mini-series about couch surfing. Last time I mentioned some of the basics, but here I wanted to address what is usually the first thing someone asks me about when they hear that I’ve been sleeping on strangers’ couches…safety. Didn’t our parents spend our entire childhoods telling us not to speak to strangers, never mind [...]

PANIC - leaving in 5 minutes, nothing is finished

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As far as I am concerned, there are 2 breeds of women. Those who, before departing on holiday, prepare well, take notes, do research, figure out what to bring, write to-do lists etc. You might say our very own Nina is one of them as you could read here. Then there are girls like me, the ones who leave everything to the last minute and then start rotating [...]

To tip or not to tip?

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One of the aspects of travelling I repeatedly get wayyy too excited about is food. I like to justify this by claiming that the best way to get to know a foreign country or culture is by exploring the culinary delights it has to offer. However, apart from the loss of money and gain in weight that usually threaten to follow my holiday food fests, I have encoun[...]

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. [...]

Couchsurfing: The Basics

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Hey ladies, In a lot of my recent posts I’ve been name-dropping a little website called couchsurfing. Couchsurfing has become extremely popular, but I realized there probably are some readers out there who don’t know about it or would like a little more insider information before getting started. I’ve got almost too much to say about the CS project and al[...]

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[...]

My key to a good night out in Europe: Balkan Parties

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While traveling, I often have trouble finding my perfect fit in terms of partying. I usually enjoy good nights of beer, chats, and maybe the occasional karaoke for a laugh, but inevitably I want to go out dancing.  Herein I encounter problems. It seems like I’m always just missing some amazing underground bruhaha. “Too bad you weren’t here last weekend for _[...]