Personal Stories

29 signs you've been traveling South East Asia

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South East Asia, it's a funny old place. Exciting, addictive and beautiful - not unlike travel itself. There's no question that part of Asia's appeal is the fact it is poles apart from our Western world, a place where you can very quickly find yourself lost in a totally different lifestyle and way of thinking. Well, we travelettes are nothing if not adaptabl[...]

77 signs that you're a traveller for life...

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Last weekend I travelled back to the UK from the Netherlands for a family gathering and being the nonchalant travel professional that I am, I was running (very, very) late. As I walked (ahem, raced) through Schiphol's main entrance I realised I had only eleven minutes to make it to my gate before it closed, including the dreaded walk through security. I got [...]

Travel Inspiration: The Wander Postcard Project

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Probably all of you will agree that the world wide web is one of the most alluring places to accidentally get lost in poking around. But spending too much time online doesn't always mean those minutes were wasted: As addicitive as it is - the internet is also one big pond of inspiration to draw from. During one of these extended virtual fishing trips in sear[...]

Gypset travel - glamorous nomads

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Being on perpetual holidays, barefoot and sun-kissed... Impossible? Not quite: there is a handful of people on this planet who seem to actually live this dream life, hopping from one sublime off-the-grid escape to another, on a permanent quest for the endless summer. Who are they? Members of what New York-based journalist Julia Chaplin calls the Gypset (a cr[...]

Travelling with dad - a field report

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There is more than one good reason to go on holiday with your father, even when you are somewhat grown up already. The obvious is, he will most likely pay for everything and just like you he doesn't care for grimy backpackers. But then there are also a whole lot of other little details which are not to be underestimated when looking for a travelling companio[...]

Gone cruisin - a weekend with the MSC Preziosa

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I have never been on a cruise. Actually, that's not entirely true, I've done loads of boat trips. I cruised down countless rivers, the odd sea and one time I even spent 5 straight days and nights on a boat from Manaus to Belem in Brazil, sleeping in hammocks and spending the day drinking beers and tanning on the roof top. I've just never been on an actual cr[...]

My Vancouver Declaration of Love

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I hereby declare, that I love the city of Vancouver. Ranking 5th on Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living, just after Munich and before Düsseldorf - the higher than any other Northern American city, there are definitely several reasons to support my love. After visiting California in 2009, travelling to British Columbia was my first visit to the Americas in 3 yea[...]

You are a Travelette!

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Thank you so much for connecting with us via email! We're looking forward to share our travel stories with you and inspire you to make your own dreams come true! Our team of writers has been sharing their travels with you since 2009, but in this newsletter we hope to give you some exclusive insights and previews. Before we get started here are a fe[...]

Dance with somebody: Roskilde Festival in Denmark

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There is one crucial question which every girl has to answer at one point or another: could you do without the daily look in the mirror, a hot shower and a powered hair dryer? Respectively, would you like to go to a week-long music festival? If said music festival proves to take place in Roskilde, Denmark, your answer should most definitely be YES! The Rosk[...]

One Year as a Digital Nomad: Do you have what it takes?

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In October this year I celebrated one year of full-time travel, not as a backpacker (am too old), not as a gap year girlie (am far too old) or as someone who was lucky enough to take a sabbatical from work or be retired (am not old enough - phew!). Instead I took my work with me. For one year I have been working and travelling as a digital nomad - a new(ish)[...]