Traveletting

Getting Around In the USA: the Craigslist Rideshare

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Back in March and April I traveled around Germany for a month and half, using rideshares from Mitfahrgalegenheit. Back in the US, car-less and anxious to visit different folks where Oakland public transit doesn't go, I was determined to find a similar alternative. If you've ever tried to travel around the States, you know that domestic flights are not cheap [...]

Couchsurfing: Getting along with guests and hosts

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I've already written a bit about couchsurfing as a whole and a few safety tips. But practicalities aside, let's get down to the grittier stuff. The next question I want to address being, how in the hell do you know how to properly behave around these people? One of my favorite things about couch surfing is that every interaction is different and each host[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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