Personal Stories

The Travelettes recap - our favorite travel moments of 2017

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Okay, we will admit: 2018 has been with us for a few days now, but having a moment to sit back and recap while the holidays are still in full swing can be pretty hard, nearly impossible. It may be that we’re just stumbling into the new year, being happy but exhausted, aroused by all the festivities, input, food… And just like that a new year starts withou[...]

The horror and joy of dining alone as a solo traveler

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I remember it like it was yesterday. My first time traveling solo was two years ago when I made my way to Thailand - and there I was, in Chiang Mai, standing on a street corner, sweating (only partly because of the 40°C heat). The one thing I dreaded about solo travel was eating alone. What would everyone else think of me, sitting there all by myself? But th[...]

Meet the girl who lives in a mountain hut in Norway

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I met Johanna during a media conference in Berlin this summer where she spoke about what it's like to live in the Norwegian mountains by herself. She had an incredibly calm way of speaking; her talk was by far my favorite. A few months later, we're close to Christmas now and I'm rushing from the office to a dinner in Kreuzberg, when I ring her for an intervi[...]

Travelette of the Month: Bionca Smith

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Every month we feature inspiring women as our Travelette of the Month – and when I read Bionca Smith's story about giving up stability for #vanlife and traveling around the world with her son on Facebook, I wanted to find out more. So we asked her to tell us everything about her journey as a single mom, nomad and entrepreneur on the road! The Before Be[...]

12 things you’re going to realize on your first long road trip

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Road trips have always been a passion of mine! The whole thing, from searching a destination, creating a playlist that goes from sing-along-pop to actually enjoyable, to the part of driving for hours on end. I love road trips! When one day a friend called me out of the blue to ask if I wanted to join her in her van to escape fall and winter in Germany - you [...]

Being the Girl that Never Sticks Around

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She’s the girl who spends her days wondering if she will ever make it home. The girl who romanticises the idea of falling in love all over the world. Not just with people, but with places that take her breath away and cause a fire to burn inside her like nothing else. She’s the girl with a twinkle in her eye and the passion in her heart to push hersel[...]

Yes, you can find yourself while traveling

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I know it's a cliche - just even to mention 'finding yourself' when you write about travel. But it is true. Every travel experience I make, gives me exactly what I need, no more and no less. And it helps me to find myself. When I was younger I used to travel to escape my reality. It was almost as if I had two lives; the one that happened between August an[...]

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 [...]

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