There appear to be two kinds of people on this world. Those who go on holiday and are happy to spend its entirety at the hotel pool or beach, interrupted only by meal times, preferably as part of an all-inclusive deal. And then there are those who go to a place and want to see and do everything. Explore the city, go snorkeling, try 3 different restaurants a day and …

[ Written by Katja | 15 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

I’ve said it once, twice, thrice, too many times to count: Thailand is one of my all time favourite destinations in the world to backpack and travel in. I’m definitely not alone here though as Katja, Annika and Alex all share this love for the land of smiles and paradise beaches with me. It’s a place that when I think of it, it gives me a funny feeling in my …

[ Written by Sophie | 15 Oct 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

Can you name two things that Norway is famous for? Exactly, fjords and northern lights. As Trondheim isn’t particularly famous for either of them (unless you are very lucky in the deepest of winter), this city in central Norway, in a region called Trøndelag, is rarely found on traveller’s itineraries. It is not the Capital of Northern Lights like Tromsø, or surrounded by breathtaking fjords like Bergen or Ålesund. To …

[ Written by Kathi | 14 Oct 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

We love wishlists, you love wishlists, but does winter travel love wishlists?
Does the cold, snow and windy weather lend itself to being explored, enjoyed and embraced?
YES, is my confident answer, which is based on many previous winters bringing me some of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. While Kathi outlined her winter travel bucket list earlier this year and we’ve given you five reasons to travel in Europe this winter, …

[ Written by Frankie | 13 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Do you remember when I took over the Travelettes’ Instagram account and took you all with me to Tuscany for a long and lazy weekend near Lucca at the end of last month?
We had fun, didn’t we? Alright, I admit it’s possible I had more fun than you but hey, you could have been somewhere warmer, sunnier and closer to more delicious foods than a girl can eat in four …

[ Written by Frankie | 11 Oct 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

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As you know I grew up in the western part of the fantastic city Vienna in Austria. Due to its infrastructure and cool vibe its standard of living is incredibly high. My by far favourite thing about the city is that whether I boarded the tram towards the centre or the outskirts, I would reach either in about 20 minutes. Therefore going for a hike, a …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]

Traveling is odd. One could think that it’s a way to escape the stressful reality, forget all about the obligations, all sorts of regulations and go nutty as a fruitcake. In addition, occasionally an exciting adventure can transform a serious adult to a fun-loving, carefree free spirit, spending the paid holiday weeks in a liberating never-going-to-grow-up mode.
Nevertheless, traveling has lately inspired me to begin the development to the quite opposite …

[ Written by Rita | 8 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Visiting Lebanon should be on everyone’s bucket list. But instead of boring you to death with how much I love exploring it (again), I will introduce you to not just a few, but all of my favourite places in Beirut. Take out your notebooks and see whether some of the fascination jumps over to your side of the screen.

Café culture 
Dawawine is a cinema/library/cafe/restaurant/workspace in Gemmayzeh. Anyone can come for any …

[ Written by Caroline | 7 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Last year I wrote an article called 21 Reasons to Love Rotterdam. It went a little bit viral, with nearly 4000 shares, 40+ comments, several emails and an invitation from a Rotterdam company asking me to speak at one of their conferences.
As a young(ish) British woman living in Amsterdam, but loving Rotterdam from afar, it was a strange experience, but it was also testament to the community spirit to be found …

[ Written by Frankie | 6 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

If you start researching the region Serfaus – Fiss – Ladis in the south of Tyrol in Austria, you will inevitably find out that it is a year-round paradise for families with young children. There are regional child-care clubs, family-friendly activities, amusement rides, kids hotels and so on. When I accepted an invitation to visit the area and typed the name into google, I was shocked: what am I going …

[ Written by Kathi | 4 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]