Travel Prep

Europe: Perfect for first time solo-travellers!

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Looking for romance? Culture? Fun? Good food and music? Diverse landscapes and plenty of historic sights? And on top of that you want to be safe while travelling? Then Europe is the place to be! Safety Europe is - despite a few places - a very safe continent. Political stable, no war, less religious beliefs that can make travelling (especially for wome[...]

Travel-Songs: My personal Top 10

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What is a legendary road trip without the right music? Flicking through my I-Pod, there are heaps of songs that remind me of great moments and great places. Below, find my top 10 of favourite travel songs: 1. Moby - Porcelain ...Driving alone with my 4WD at the endless Cable Beach in Broome, Australia (God, I miss that car!!!) 2. KT Tunstall [...]

Travel Packing List: Boys vs. Girls

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This year, my (male) flatmate traveled through India for a few weeks. And to prepare for the trip, even this most chaotic human being on the planet spontanious contemporary made a packing list. I happened to find it in our kitchen yersterday and couldn't help but compare it with the list I had made before travelling to Australia. Ladies, forget about gend[...]

How to pack your bagpack

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Dear Travelettes, if you like to travel with a backpack rather than a suitcase you will know what a drag it can be to pack it the right way. Fitting everything can be tricky and leaving enough space for things you buy on the road is tough. There are ways to maximize space and a number of rights and wrongs when it comes to putting everything in. Rather [...]

PANIC - leaving in 5 minutes, nothing is finished

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As far as I am concerned, there are 2 breeds of women. Those who, before departing on holiday, prepare well, take notes, do research, figure out what to bring, write to-do lists etc. You might say our very own Nina is one of them as you could read here. Then there are girls like me, the ones who leave everything to the last minute and then start rotating [...]

Packing Essentials: Trench Coat season is coming

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What's the weather like when you look outside your window? Sunny? Windy? Rain? Or maybe all of the above? Living in Berlin I'm voting for the latter and from experience I know that places like London, Prague or New York are similar around this time of year. It is hence a good idea to choose your wardrobe carefully when traveling this season. Personally, I am[...]

Pro's and Con's for high season mini-breaks

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Hey Travelettes As one of the 4 or 5 people who did not leave the city over Easter, I was left with plenty of free to time to think about whether mini-breaks during high season (spells: a time when EVERYONE is going away, traveling somewhere) are good or bad. Here are first results of what my brain spit out: pro's: - mini-breaks are like sex. eve[...]

Tips for legitimately traveling LIGHT.

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Okay, let's be honest here. We've heard the screams or semi-pleasant whispers of, "less is more," and I KNOW that you probably claim to believe it, to the hilt, every day of your life. EXCEPT for when it's time to pack for a series of semi-short trips smooshed into a big, long trip. This applies particularly when you know you will be staying in a foreign pla[...]

City Travel - packing for NYC

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I love big cities. Having grown up in a town too small for my ambition I have spent the last 10 years of my life living in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and various other capitols of the world. Obviously I have closely observed the fashion trends in each of those cities and will try to give you a good clue which sort of outfits are "very Paris", "v[...]

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