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Most of us are – hopefully – happy or at least content with the way their lives go; chasing their dreams with more or less commitment. But what do you do if you feel like this just isn’t the way you’ve planned it, that there is something more to the monotonous everyday routine? Let me introduce you to the “world’s happiest man”, whose ambitions now made him a fixture in …

[ Written by guest | 13 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]

Following on from our recent post about faux facades and buildings that don’t exist, I stumbled upon these photos by photographer Kevin Bauman, a collection called 100 Abandoned Houses. I found them spooky, provoking and strangely addictive. They were shot in Detroit – the photographer’s hometown – and the project began over a decade ago when he began to notice a steady decline in some of the city’s neighbourhoods. This week …

[ Written by Frankie | 12 Dec 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

What inspires you to take a photograph? What is it that makes you pull out the camera and want to visually preserve something that caught your eye? For New York based photographer Jordan Matter, inspiration struck when he watched his son play with a toy bus: It should be possible to capture enthusiasm and joy in an image; with the people in the picture being alive and wholly present in …

[ Written by guest | 11 Dec 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Busy taxi driver turned incredible human nature photographer, Matt Weber, has finally released his urban life photography after 30 years. Inspired by the snapshots of life he encountered on the roads of New York City, he began capturing the soft, emotional and human element to the gritty city. And what he featured highly in his series was the romance between couples and lovers who litter the streets at every turn. …

[ Written by Sophie | 17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Burning Man Festival? We have already published a post about the reasons why every Travelette should attend this absurd event, held annually in the Black Rock Desert (Nevada), at least once in her life. Once did not cut it for me though, and after completing my third burn (which still makes me a baby Burner, as many people have been coming for fifteen years or more!), I have no intention to stop — …

[ Written by Marie C | 15 Sep 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

Would you say it’s legal to camp in Central Park? Probably not.
My fellow Travelettes’ recent articles on camping and glamping reminded me of my New York bucket list which holds all the things I still want to do or experience when I get back to the city. This list also includes rooftop camping. Even though friends and I had toyed with the idea of setting up tents atop their Brooklyn …

[ Written by guest | 23 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Glamping is one of those travel trends that sounds good & looks even better. It’s the thing to do if you’re a glamorous Travelette who sometimes likes to kick off her heels in a pretty tent cabin before heading out for an afternoon in the trees. We’ve previously shared some of our favorite places to go glamping in Australia, but we’re ready to take it outta the Outback (so to …

[ Written by guest | 9 Aug 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

Doesn’t it seem like we all have wandered the streets and beaches of Los Angeles before? Haven’t all the TV shows and movies shown us everything we need to know about the city of angels? Well, no, definitely not – that’s why we want to help them out and tell you 5 things you didn’t know about L.A.:

1. Some of the best fun you’ll have is at a graveyard:
Imagine quiet …

[ Written by guest | 29 Jul 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

New York summers can be tough: It’s hot, it’s humid and it feels like there is no air left to breathe. And while you slowly melt outside in the gruelling heat, air conditioners will chill you to the bone once you’ve entered a building. So here are some tried and true tips on how to still spend a perfect summer in the city!

1. If you’re an early bird, how about …

[ Written by guest | 26 Jul 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

Spending a week in the Californian desert was certainly never on my bucket list and yet it belongs to every Cali – Las Vegas roadtrip. I’m more of a forest and mountains kinda girl and my heart was aching when we had to leave the green meadows of Yosemite National Park behind us. What we were to find was a seemingly neverending desert of orange, brown and purple stone and …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
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