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The Travelettes Anti-Shopping Guide - 12 Christmas presents money can’t buy

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’Tis the season. Year after year Christmas is approaching faster than before, and year after year all the companies are touting for attention and want you to buy their stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE giving presents and it's okay to buy certain things, I just get upset at this crazy form of boundless consumption, at the assumed pressure of having to buy al[...]

My travel bucket list for 2018

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When a year ends and when I'm going through the photos I took that year, I often realize that I traveled to places I never expected to, while I've completely forgot about the places I "picked" in January. I have no idea what 2018 will bring and if it will be the same, but I would love to go hiking in Romania, dance through the night in Georgia and find peace[...]

My yoga and meditation experience in India

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Every yoga-interested girl in this world probably has a dream about going to India to do yoga - if she hasn’t been already. The genuine mystique and spirituality that yoga seems to have in India is far beyond what you'll find in a gym in Europe. When planning my trip to India, a must was to do at least one yoga & meditation course. I’ve been practising [...]

5 ways to find yourself (for real) while traveling

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To go abroad to ”find yourself” is a the sort of idea some people might find laughable, since it sounds rather naive to think that you would find yourself better on a beach in Thailand with a Chang in you hand than you might at your own kitchen table. But actually the idea of traveling as a way to grow both as a person and in knowledge is not a very strange[...]

Eloping to New York: 10 tips on how to tie the knot when you have a travel bug

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"Walking down the aisle" For many years this term meant one thing to me: carrying my trolley to seat 19A of flight XY1234 and feeling the thrill of the plane take off to my next travel destination. Until last year I didn't understand what was so special about having a wedding ring when you can wear a ring from a souvenir shop in Tanzania and another on[...]

Blogger Tips: How to kick-start your facebook page

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This post is probably long overdue; it's something I've been wanting to share for a while. We've been getting comments and messages from other bloggers saying they want to up their social media game and are not sure how. Or they ask us to cross-promote, which we're usually happy to do, as long as the content fits ours. The Travelettes Facebook page boasts an[...]

How the Internet killed the spontaneity of travel

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You have a one week vacation and you want to make the most of it. You've spent all this year's savings on this holiday - and it will be amazing. Everything is already booked. You'll start off by taking the flight to Florence where you have booked a spectacular room in the city center. It was expensive, but it will be worth it when looking at the reviews. [...]

Do it for the Gram: The Ethics of Climbing Roofs in Santorini

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If you Google 'climbing roofs in Santorini', you'll find two things: Stunning photographs, and tales of adventure and beauty. If you read those tales, you'll most likely find some sort of advice on the best spots for the Instagram shot. But as I quickly discovered this summer, there's more to these shots than meets the eye. Is it an Ethical Dilemma? [...]

Is this Region in Europe the best for family travel?

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It is no secret that we are fans of the Brabant region in the Netherlands, we've proved it here and here. Since I knew the journey here to be quick and easy I also brought my little son with me on our last trip and was curious to see if Brabant would deliver when it comes to traveling with small children. I did already know, from countless personal experienc[...]

This is why you should use Tinder while you are traveling

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I had downloaded Tinder many times in the past, I swiped left and right and enjoyed chatting with guys but when the time came to meet in person, I always got too scared and chickened out. Following that, I deleted the app. I am an introvert and shy, so it is always much easier to talk to someone new by text. The thought of meeting a total stranger though,[...]