Katja Hentschel

katja hentschel1 150x150 Katja HentschelKatja Hentschel founded travelettes.net after successfully completing a year of backpacking the world in heels. Her favorite modes of transportation are helicopters and jetskis and she would always trade a 5-course meal at a fancy restaurant for a hot soup at a Thai roadside kitchen. Give her a camera and a high five and she will go out and find adventure.

Get in touch with her at katja@travelettes.net

Sophie Saint

DSCN2238 150x150 Sophie SaintSophie joined Travelettes way back in 2009 before she left England on an epic backpacking trip that led her to living in Melbourne for a few years. After her love affair with one of the best cities in the world, she had to return to the homeland and moved to the chilled city of Bristol. She works in publishing management by day and writes for numerous travel publications by night. She is still adjusting to English life again but coffee, vintage shopping, googling pug dogs and planning Europe escapes are making it easier!

Sophie reads emails at sophie@travelettes.net

Frankie Thompson

Bildschirmfoto 2012 03 16 um 10.42.05 150x150 Frankie ThompsonFrankie is Bird, a one-time anonymous hyperlocal London blogger in love with the best city in the world (her opinion) but after several years of loving London itchy feet forced the Bird to spread her wings and fly the nest. A freelance copywriter and researcher, Frankie describes herself as a “professional amateur photographer” and is as happy on her snowboard as she is digging her toes into warm Thai sand or crocheting in an airport departure gate. Follow Bird’s journey As the Bird flies

Say hi to Frankie at frankie@travelettes.net

Alex Saint

alex 150x150 Alex SaintAlex bases herself in Bristol, England, due to its exciting social, art and music scene and the array of cheap entertainment and festivals the city lays on. She loves fun, Harajuku style fashion, cute characters like Hello Kitty, tattoos, boys that play guitar, pugs, and of course, travelling. Some of her most best memories are swimming under waterfalls in Thailand, dancing to reggae all over the world and whiling away the day with friends on those rare but gorgeous English summer afternoons when the sky turns blue and the sun comes out.

Drop her a line at alex@travelettes.net

Kathi Kamleitner

IMG 2542 1 150x150 Kathi KamleitnerAfter spending most of her life in Vienna, Kathi exchanged the comfort of her home with the excitement of living on the road. After studying in Denmark and Iceland, she found herself a new home in the bustling city of Berlin. Here, she worked for a film festival where she got to watch movies for money. Yet she is ready to move again – her new hometown: Glasgow, Scotland! Kathi is always preparing her next trip, documenting her every step with her camera. All time favourites: the beautiful nature of Iceland, Norway, and Canada.

Send her some nice words at kathi@travelettes.net

Rita Maria

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Goofy Rita packed her vans, flowery runners and high heels into a backpack first time at the age of eighteen. A round-the-world trip gave a forever lasting spark to always look for new adventures to this annoyingly talkative Finnish girl. She’s always up for new challenges, whether somebody is throwing her out off a plane or giving her a skateboard. Her destinations are often situated somewhere near wavy beaches or other bohemian environments. For the past few years Rita has been on the road non-stop, and lived shortly in way too many places for one person to remember. On a paper she is located in Copenhagen, but you never know where she actually is.

Rita reads mails at rita@travelettes.net.

Marie Colinet

mariec 150x150 Marie ColinetMarie C. caught travel fever when she left her native France to study in Australia for a year; the fever turned out so serious that she actually stayed two. She loves the smell of coffee, watching the sunrise after a night of partying, and would never go anywhere without a book. Currently living in Paris, Marie C. dreams of driving up the 25 000 kilometres of the Pan-American highway, all the way from the tip of South America to Alaska — but might have to work on getting that driving license first.

Get in touch with Marie at mariec@travelettes.net

Annika Ziehen

annika travelettes 150x150 Annika Ziehen Annika left her small hometown in Germany with a big bang to study in New York. There she fell in love – with the city, it’s people and the steamy summers. A job in fashion taught her the art of packing and how not to look out of place in a 5-star resort. When it was time for a change of scenery, she decided to move to Cape Town and learn how to plant trees and teach Bikram yoga. Besides joining the Travelettes she writes about her love for adventure, wine, and pasta on her blog Any’s Road.

Reach her at annika@travelettes.net