Traveletting

5 symptoms of having wanderlust

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I always have an immense interest in discovering self for personal development and finding out what matters, what drives me as the journey goes on. Surprisingly, never have I envisioned I would diagnose myself with these severe signs of having wanderlust. However,  the good news is that the more you know what makes you happy, the happier you are and will be [...]

Can adventure be a transformative experience?

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“Human life gains the greatest part of its richness from --- any experience of stepping outside the taken-for granted reality of everyday life, any openness to the mystery that surrounds us on all sides.” Sociologist Peter L. Berger (1970) In the beginning of 1900s German philosopher and sociologist Georg Simmel wrote in his essay "The Adventure" that adv[...]

Travel with Nashipae: Meet the inspiring woman who quit her job and moved to Kenya

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Sometimes you come across stories of people completely outside of your online and offlice bubble and it just hits you. Something they say, something they stand for just moves you in a way you're not moved that often. When Sinja's story - which you will read below - popped up on our Facebook feeds, we knew we had to introduce her to you guys. She quit her job[...]

Top 10 Ways to Stay Productive While Travelling

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The digital age has made it possible to work remotely – even when this means working from someplace halfway across the world. You don’t have to worry about missing a deadline, stress about who will do your job while you’re gone, or worry about the projects at hand. This doesn’t mean that all of this is easy though. There are some tips you’ll need to follow i[...]

Why Cyprus is a perfect backpacking or solo travel destination

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Contrary to popular belief, Cyprus’ tourism product is not designed only for 18-year old partying or for elderly couples’ long term retirement holidays. Just like other countries such as Spain, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and many South East Asia countries, you can design your trip around your interests and budget without any limitations. Distance and [...]

Gender Equality in the Climbing Community

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‘Have you got the boobs to try this route?’ That’s not something you hear very often. Or ever. When you look at it, tons of our colloquialisms are a bit sexist, a hangover from when that was ‘OK’ I suppose. Phrases such as ‘You climb like a girl’ to which I want to reply, ‘What, you mean elegantly, with technique and control?’ Anyway, I didn’t set out[...]

10 Ways to turn a Rainy Day into an Awesome Travel Day

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Let's be honest, rain can bring the downfall to a great tip. Or at least, that's what a lot of people think... Bad weather doesn't have to ruin your vacation - take it from me, I love in Scotland! Over the years of living and holidaying on Scotland's rainy west coast, I have changed my attitude towards bad weather dramatically. When it rains as much as it[...]

5 reasons to try long distance hiking

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When I embarked on my first long distance walk last summer in Scotland, I was confident it would be a great experience. I had been climbing mountains since I was a little girl, had recently (almost) reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and had a pair of hiking boots my feet seemed to love. I had signed up for four days in the Scottish Highlands, walking alon[...]

Travelette cooks - A multi cultural salad bowl

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I’ve heard many things about Canada before I moved there. A lot of them were clichés. Those things people say just to say anything. Some I found to be (somewhat) true, some not at all. A thing that really stuck to my brain from the beginning on was comparing Canada to a salad bowl. A metaphor referring to the American melting pot, that I immediately fell[...]

How to find a safe place to volunteer

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This question was asked a couple of days ago in our amazing Facebook community. If you’re looking for a supporting environment to get answers to all your travel related questions, please join us there! Now on to volunteering: it is one of the greatest ways to explore the world on a smaller budget. It brings a slower pace and usually comes with a community[...]

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