November 1st: the Travelettes Fall Instagram Challenge is now complete! While putting together this recap of its second half, I started paying particular attention to the locations the pictures had been taken from. And, guys, thanks for posting from all over the world: Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, the US, Japan, South Africa… We’ve even had submissions from Nepal, Panama or Kazakhstan!

This led me to finally put my finger down on what I find fascinating about this challenge: clicking the #dailytravelette hashtag actually means getting a unique picture of what October 2013 has been like around the globe. Warmer colours, softer light, rainy weather for some / Indian summer for others: it’s all there. That said, I’d like to address special thanks to those of you who stuck with our challenge in spite of living in (or travelling through) the Southern hemisphere — and found such creative ways to get around fall-themed suggestions. Now that’s what I call taking up a challenge!

Through your lens, we’ve also witnessed October’s current events  — some wonderful, some much more dramatic, such as the dreadful Sydney fires. Thanks for letting us view the world that surrounds you, adding your personal perspective to what has been happening there.

One last point before I let the images speak for themselves: I noticed there are a few people among you who actually started an Instagram account for the sole purpose of taking part into our challenge. Wow guys — thank you so much! And please keep posting even though the Fall Challenge is over: inspiring you to get out there and take some pictures — that’s the best reward ever.

 

Day 16: NATURE’S FINEST

16 @elodilicious35: Byron Bay, Australia
@aheartfullofhope: Those flowers are my absolute favourite! When you press them gently with your thumb and pointer finger they look like they open a lion’s mouth. Ah… Childhood memories!

Day 17: HAPPINESS

17 @soschy: To love and to be loved.
@noemijanine: Reading a book at the beach. Scarborough Beach, Australia.

Day 18: GOLDEN AUTUMN

18 @soschy
@kathiguacamole: Schönbrunn, Austria.

Day 19: JUMPING IN PUDDLES

19 @flyingcupcake98
@icecreamandpermafrost

Day 20: LAZY PANTS

20 @katief: Stripes on stripes on stripes.
@lizthomas: No time for lazy pants when there are kimonos to be worn!

Day 21: PUMPKINS EVERYWHERE!

21 @paulanurmi
@sandra_kide: Prague, Czech Republic.

Day 22: FALLING LEAVES

22 @colazionearoma: Messe Wien, Austria.
@shoegirlinde: A sure sign of autumn…

Day 23: CLOUDS IN THE SKY

23 @colazionearoma
@citycollector: (Ash) cloud in the sky. Sydney, Australia.

Day 24: AN UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY

24 @elmohopo: Isla Bastimentos, Panama.
@martiengstrom: Kazakhstan Spider-Man (Can you see construction worker #2?)

Day 25: A WOOD FIRE

25 @onehungryhen: Australia.
@wanderthemap: Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

Day 26: WELLIES

26 @systaley: My red wellies, red door, pumpkins and a very curious dog!
@katief: And suddenly I find myself in a rock quarry.

Day 27: TAKING THE DAY OFF!

27 @daphnemarlow: Taking the day off, and then spent it with le boyfriend
and my bestow on the stormy beach. Life is great! Strand, Norway.
@alexl911: Perfect day off with hiking, mountains, lake and delicious food! Tegernsee, Germany.

Day 28: KEEPING WARM AND COZY

28 @sandra_kide
@alexl911: Yak wool hats, shawls, socks, the must haves to survive
winter in Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Day 29: ON YOUR PLATE

29 @_popmarta_: Coffee with milk and bread with nutella before going to work.
@katiecleod: Culinary delights from the Broadway Bites food market, New York.

Day 30: HALLOWEEN PREPARATIONS

30 @mandajanex: The scariest lollie you ever did see!
@lizthomas

Day 31: TRICK OR TREAT!

31 copy @katana1: Meow meow! Plaza de la Merced, Spain.
@jentemple: Happy Halloween everyone! Chicago, USA.

If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to check our first recap of the Fall Instagram Challenge.

mariecolinettravelettes Marie Colinet was part of the Travelettes team from 2013 to 2015. Originally from Toulouse, France, two years lived in Australia left her speaking English with an awkward Fraussie accent. In September 2015, Marie is starting the epic 6-month-or-who-knows-how-long road-trip along the Panamerican Highway that she’s been dreaming of since her teenage years — all the way from the U.S. to the very tip of South-America. You can follow her on Instagram @mariecolinet!