Personal Stories

My truly meaningful volunteering experience in Mexico

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A couple of years ago I read an article by Annabel Langbein, one of New Zealand’s favourite chefs. Describing a recent trip she’d taken, she said, “I know I’m a tourist, but I never want to feel like one.” That summed up perfectly how I feel about travelling. But what if you could go beyond just being a tourist? What if you could truly shed that label and li[...]

10 Things to Expect as a Seasonal Worker

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Last summer I scored my first seasonal job and I loved it!  Even though it wasn't always perfect, I loved it so much I already signed up to it again during the winter and next summer.  Seasonal job opportunities are available all over the US, especially near or in National Parks and ski resorts, which need people for tons of different jobs.  If you ever get [...]

How to Get Comfortable with Traveling

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I'm not talking about homesickness here - at least, not entirely. Traveling is one of my main passions in life, and yet I still experience an uneasy restlessness when I'm in a new place. It doesn't matter how amazing the destination is, I simply cannot settle. It's something we don't like to talk about for fear of being regarded as less of an '[...]

20 Things To Go Do By Yourself

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There is something to be said for doing things alone, for forging your own path and moving through life to the beat of your own drum. It is a trait we admire in solo adventurers like Cheryl Sayed in 'Wild', or the brave young man Christopher McCandless as he enters the woods never to return home again in 'Into the Wild.' There is something alluring and magne[...]

What I learned and experienced with the people banned by Trump

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As I am submitting this post to Travelettes, I am sitting at an airport, waiting for my flight. Airports seem to be all that people talk about at the moment, and I really don’t think it should be otherwise. Though Travelettes is not about politics, it is about travel. And so is this issue. More than travel actually, it is about lives. Human lives. And prejud[...]

Why I'll never regret moving to Mexico for Love

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It was one year ago, when I worked for a French tour operator as a kids' entertainer in all-inclusive hotels. My company sent me to a different location every 6 months, and I really liked my job even if it was difficult sometimes. I was far away from my home, friends and family. I had to work long hours and be in a good mood all the time. However, it was a g[...]

I'm a Female Helicopter Pilot in Qatar and follow my Dream to Travel

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Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return. - Leonardo Da Vinci My first taste of flight occurred when I was a tiny tot. I was born into a house my family fondly referred to as ‘the old house’. It was a higgledy piggledy little house that my fa[...]

Couples who travel and blog: Sarah & James

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As you know, we have started a series introducing you to our favorite traveling couples. Next up in our spotlight are James and Sarah of the blog “The whole world or nothing” - a couple of full-time travelers and part-time adventurers who encourage anyone reading their blog to follow their dreams and never look back. James & Sarah: The ones who fell[...]

Rediscovering Mexico: When a Mexican Expat moves back Home

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For the past 8 years, I have lived outside Mexico and travelled to different continents to see “the world out there”. From Europe to South America and the Caribbean, I have seen outstandingly beautiful places and eaten the most exquisite dishes. However, all this time spent abroad grew in me the wish to get to know my own country - a place I barely knew. I r[...]

Meet the couple who turned a school bus into a tiny home and road tripped America

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Selima Taibi and Felix Starck aren't just an ordinary couple: They both lead exceptionally creative lives and aren't afraid to dream big. Most recently, they turned a school bus into a loft and then road tripped America together with their dog Rudi. Felix is a filmmaker ("Pedal the World"), Selima, who is called Mogli most of the time, works as a singer-song[...]