Ever dreamed of staying at a place that combines modern comfort, a historic building and an art gallery at the same time? Well, then here’s the one to go for: Hotel Settecento in Presezzo, Italy!

I recently picked this hotel by pure chance when I was looking for accommodation for a few days in northern Italy – more precisely the region of Bergamo and Lago di Como – and I can’t …

[ Written by guest | 11 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

You know it’s summer when the Travelettes Instagram challenge is in full swing. Except that a few butterflies in your belly also wouldn’t hurt while munching away on the tenth ice cream, dancing your heart out at an indie festival or if you’re indeed traveling and looking for some adventure.
There is something special about falling head over travelettes heels in love on the road, followed by the bittersweet understanding that …

[ Written by Caroline | 9 Jul 2014 | 25 Comments | ]

Camping makes my heart beat faster – bonfire, BBQs and picnics, a comfy sleeping bag, being woken up by the sun and watching a beautiful sunset over the hills. That a camping trip does not always work out that way has been stated before, but ever since I moved to the UK I realized that the cooler temperatures of the north make for a very pleasant camping experience. When German …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

As Caroline showed with her love letter to London, clearly the idea of being in a love with a city like you would be in love with a person is not an unknown concept. I too, have at least in my mind written love letters to or thrown plates at cities at one point or another. If you look at my track record I am not quite promiscuous, but I …

[ Written by Annika | 7 Jul 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

I’ve always been a frequent flyer – taking at least four flights a month – but it’s only in the last twelve months that I’ve become a savvy frequent flyer.
What I mean by this, is that for a long time I sort of bumbled my way through booking flights, boarding them, suffering delays and long layovers and getting lost in airports. I was beginning to hate flying. Then I remembered my …

[ Written by Frankie | 6 Jul 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

To me Porto felt like home from the first moment. There is something about this city – indefinable in the beginning, but clear to the mind at the end of my stay. It has a unique beauty that puts a spell on its visitors and it is no surprise that so many of them end up staying there permanently or at least seriously consider it. I spent a year in …

[ Written by guest | 5 Jul 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Remember this picture of me when Katja first introduced me as a new Travelette? I had just attempted my first ever official camping trip. Well, trip sounds a bit too grand, it was one weekend, but nevertheless I was proudly wearing my borrowed headlamp and drinking my pink champagne. The headlamp would be useless a few hours later as I was fumbling with the clip and lost all batteries in …

[ Written by Annika | 4 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Wouldn’t it be great if mermaids really did exist? One of my favourite films growing up was Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the idea of floating around in a fantastical, underwater kingdom and basking on exotic shores has probably contributed to my usual choice of travel destination. Keep your mountains and deserts – take me to the coast! Plus they had some pretty serious tropical tune-age going on down there …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

The iconic Glastonbury festival kicked off on the weekend and all who couldn’t (or forgot!) to get a ticket wept in their bed and cursed all the happy festival-goers. I for one gave the finger to all the happy instagram shots and tweets about the festivities… #IdontCareButAmLying… But don’t despair as Glastonbury is merely kicking off the UK’s awesome festival scene and is acting as a reminder for everyone to …

[ Written by Sophie | 2 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Summer is going strong here in Europe and as I am experiencing the fifth sunny day in Scotland in a row (!) I also look forward to our upcoming trip to Croatia. Remember, almost four months ago I told you about the first Travelettes trip with all team members powered by Sailing.hr. We will meet in Split and sail around the Croatian islands for one week together with an entire …

[ Written by Kathi | 1 Jul 2014 | 9 Comments | ]