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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[...]

Dear Ryanair - you suck.

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It's pretty common knowledge that Ryanair is probably the cheapest airline out there. Everyone knows that they are the biggest crooks in the history of airlines but we all book them anyways, don't we? My first "I'll never fly Ryanair again" situation was when I flew from Düsseldorf/Weeze (which is actually their first trick: they are not even allowed to c[...]

Dubious achievements in travel - it doesn't get much worse than this

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The National Geographic posted this hilarious video on their travel blog and it made me laugh so much that I had to post it here for you guys to check it out. Watching it, all the mishaps that happened during my travels suddenly seemed a little bit smaller. I'd even go with another broken foot before I live through the stuff shown in this clip. video [...]

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[...]

New York, I love you (but you're bringing me down)

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New York and I have been enjoying a love/hate relationship ever since I first set foot in this town at the tender age of 18, equipped with a homemade ID stating that I was 22 and a grand appetite to discover all things Americana. Before moving there in summer 2006, ending my world trip that had just taken me through 25 countries and 5 continents, I had on[...]

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[...]

A competition and a chance to win a trip of a lifetime

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Dear Travelettes, just the other day I came across a great competition that should make the passionate travelers among you get pink and giddy. British Website Get Rid of Me gives you a chance to win a 6-month trip through 4 continents with all flights, accomodation and visas paid, plus a weekly stipend on top of it. Sounds good, right? To win, you need to[...]

How to pack your bagpack

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Dear Travelettes, if you like to travel with a backpack rather than a suitcase you will know what a drag it can be to pack it the right way. Fitting everything can be tricky and leaving enough space for things you buy on the road is tough. There are ways to maximize space and a number of rights and wrongs when it comes to putting everything in. Rather [...]

Tragedy on the Road: Pippa Bacca

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A friend and I were talking about hitch-hiking when I first heard about Pippa Bacca. Unfortunately the story is not particularly encouraging or uplifting, but one I feel is necessary to share with Travelettes. (To read the New York Times article where I got most of my information, click here.) In 2008, Italian performance artists Pippa Bacca and Silvi[...]

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