Travel Tips

How to.... make friends while traveling

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Here you go. You did it. You brought up the courage to leave friends, family and everything else behind to go traveling the world all by yourself. Bravo for that! Now all you have to do is meet new people and have a good time, right? The people you meet while traveling have a huge impact on your trip. Hang with the right crowd and you will have the time o[...]

Getting Around Germany: Mitfahrgelegenheit

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I first heard about mitfahrgelegenheit while driving from Innsbruck, Austria with my friend Teresa to her hometown in southern Germany. We would pick up two strangers somewhere along our way to the autobahn, they would give Teresa 10 euros each for gas, and we would drop them off in Munich before heading onward. All of this was coordinated by a website. [...]

ROAD TRIP: The perfect soundtrack

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I love my car. I love being out on the road, no matter for how long. You and I know how important it is to have the right play-list of songs for the ride. Whether you're singing along to your favourite tune with your friends on the backseat or just enjoying the ride alone, the right music makes every trip easy and fun. So a good soundtrack is a must. Obvious[...]

How to... come home to a cold winter

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After a couple of months traveling through South America, I realised I had to come home to my mum who missed me and my empty bank account.  So I decided to fly back home, to get some love and work a little, to pay my next trip. One thing I completely forgot about, was the weather. Returning to Berlin in February, what else could I expect but grey skies an[...]

Biking in the city: this is how I roll

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I always found going by bike one of the best ways to discover a city, next to shopping of course.. I love biking because it is environmentally friendly, healthy (read: gives you buns of steel), and it is a great way to get to know a new city without having to smell sweaty armpits on the subway! Several cities have great possibilities to rent bikes (or at [...]

On Running (without heels)

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It's cheap, it's exotic and it's so so so good. When traveling you often find yourself surrounded by culinary goodness every step of the way. And because you're open and worldly you know that you cannot just order a salad when the restaurant you're in has just won a price for its outstanding curry or chocolate dessert. When you're on the road mirrors are [...]

Yoga for on and off the road

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Dear Travelettes, A lot of stuff usually happens when you're traveling the globe. A lot of stressful stuff that is. Difficulties with the language, people trying to rip you off, trouble finding a hotel, carrying a heavy backpack from country to country, the list is endless. More often than not, the usual means of destressing are not at hand - no hot bubbl[...]

'Winter itinerary' or 'How to make europe your oyster'

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It hasn't even been a month since I got back from my 4-week trip around India and Thailand and already the travel bug is itching me again. Luckily winter times are kind when it comes to prices for flights so I went a little overboard and booked not one, not two, but THREE leisure trips over the next few months. November 6-9 London (40 euros with ryanair) [...]