Personal Stories

Travel Jobs: The Ups & Downs of Working on a Cruise Ship

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If you found inspiration in our recent summary of 20 jobs that let you travel the world, and wonder what it's really like to travel on a cruise ship - this article by a cruise ship entertainer* is for you! Having a job that allows you to wake in a different country or city every day sounds like a dream for any travel addict - and  it's a reality for c[...]

Why my Adventure Body is the new Beach Body

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I see it all the time on social media, Facebook statuses, Instagram posts, and even tweets, all from women who say they need to work on their ‘beach bod’ or ‘bikini bods’. This is often due to summer being right around the corner, or more likely in my social circle, a trip they have coming up. Any time they may be seen on a beach, or in a pool I suppose. But[...]

24 hours of Bavaria - Sleepless in South Germany

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I’ve got a confession for you today: I’m quite German. At least that’s what my passport says and my family told me. I’ve been asking for some multi-cultural stories from far away ancestors for a while now, but none of my folks could tell me any of those yet. I gotta face it: they might simply not exist. No crazy Mexican uncle, cooking me the worlds best taco[...]

How to talk to your Parents about Travel

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Let's talk about parents. Your parents. My parents. Everyone's parents. Unless you're super lucky and were raised in a household of nomads, your parents will probably sooner or later stand between you and travel. Now don't get me wrong - I am actually lucky enough to have parents who were able and willing to take me and my brothers on many vacations. They[...]

These are the cameras and equipment we use to take photos on our travels

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June 29th is National Camera Day in the United States from where I'm from! Today, I rounded up the Travelettes to pay tribute to our greatest companions on the road: our trusty cameras. And there's no better way to celebrate our much-loved devices than by showcasing our favorite pictures and the memories they committed to eternity. Read on to learn more a[...]

7 Signs To Show That You Are Born to Travel

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There are some people who are willing to try everything once at least in life. Whether it’s food, a new adventurous activity, or something totally random, they always have an open mind and a passion for new experiences. But that's not the case for everyone. There are some people who enjoy the stability of a subtle life - in their 9 to 5 job and with family, [...]

You are allowed to choose Travel

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"So, where are you off to this weekend?" By now, I'm used to people asking me where I am traveling to next. The ones closest to me don't even ask anymore whether I'll be home when I'm off work. They know the backpack is waiting for me next to my door, and a travel plan has already been made weeks, maybe months in advance. They know me and are used to this[...]

Travelette of the Month: Jessica Tjeng

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I met Jess for the first time in a park in Toronto. A friend of a friend. Her bike was pink and her laughter was loud. It was one of my very first days living in Toronto and I did not know anyone yet. I needed a place to stay, some good company and kickoff to the new city. It was insanely hot, I was hungry and thirsty and more than anything I didn’t want to [...]

The art of solo travel & publishing my first book

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This is not a guide on how to get a book published. I said it first because I wanted to get that out of the way. As much as I would like to give advice on the matter, I can't because quite frankly I don't have a clue even though I did it (you will see very soon why...). However, this is a post that will hopefully inspire you to a) solo travel b) follow your [...]