United States

100 Years of American National Parks

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To plan our road trip across the USA, we pinpointed on a map all the places we wanted to go to and linked them together, including cities, historical sites and national parks, which are very renowned in America. In the end, we managed to see seven national parks across the USA which were all very different and beautiful in their own way. To celebrate the 100[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Central California

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“I’m going to start in L.A., travel up the coast and then see where the road will take me,” my boyfriend explained to me through the microphone of his laptop. “I’ll be home in two or three weeks, babe”. Maybe there was something wrong with the Skype connection, because that blurry dude on my computer screen could not just have told me that he was going to tr[...]

10 Things To Do in L.A. That Are Totally Free

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What if I asked you to list a few of your top places for travelling on a budget? I bet L.A. wouldn't be among them. In fact, the city of dreams has such a reputation for being horrendously expensive that most people rolled their eyes at me when I told them about my spontaneous trip to the West Coast, on a budget. While last-minute flights can really be super[...]

Top 10 Travel Tips for New York City

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New York City can be an intimidating place. It's massive and expensive, but also the dream of many - so how do you get the most out of travelling to New York? With one Travelette currently based in NYC and two former New Yorkers on the team, we thought who could share more to the point travel tips for New York than us? After a bit of brainstorming and link s[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brooklyn

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It is perhaps my first time walking down the cobblestone streets of DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and each turn seems to reveal a picturesque view of the Manhattan Skyline. The Jacques Torres shop sends sweet smells of chocolate wafting over Water Street while the famous intersection of Water and Washington St. reveals t[...]

5 Reasons to Visit Hawaii's Big Island

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When my mom suggested the Big Island of Hawaii to add to my itinerary, I brushed her off. "Mom, I know what I'm doing, there's nothing to see there!" But boy oh boy, was I wrong. Thank goodness I eventually decided to go because if I hadn't I would've missed so much. Although the Big Island of Hawaii is the least hyped in the tourist industry, with intense, [...]

How to get the Best out of Oahu in 7 Days

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This year at the end of May I finished my au-pair year in Minnesota and I had a couple of days left before I had to go back to Germany. I couldn’t have thought of a better place to end my awesome year in the US, than Hawaii, so I packed my bags and flew to Oahu - and ever since I can’t stop talking about my trip. Although I didn’t have much time, I lost my h[...]

The 5 Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco

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Before every trip I take, the first thing I do is sit down at my computer and try to find the best coffee shops at my next destination. I scour the web, looking through countless blogs and pins on Pinterest to make a list of cafés in each neighborhood that I plan to visit. Now, on every trip I take when I need a break from the hustle and bustle of [...]

8 Reasons To Visit San Diego

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It may not have the Hollywood hype of LA or hipster status of San Fran, but San Diego certainly packs its own punch when it comes to California's mega cities. From the incredible beaches, delicious Mexican food, historical richness, endless lookouts and a buzzing nightlife, here are some reasons why you need to put San Diego on your travel radar... 1. T[...]