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 | ]

Ten years ago options for veggie dining in Prague were nearly non-existent. When I committed to visiting a month ago I figured I would have a hard time finding vegan fare. After only a few minutes of research, however, it became apparent that Prague could not only accommodate my love of greens, but that it had more options than I could possibly sample during my two-week stay there. I envisioned …

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

Siestas! Yet another reason the beautiful city of Barcelona is our kinda town. After a sangria-soaked, leisurely luncheon, what better way to prep yourself for your evening shenanigans than a nice, long snooze? Venture out for a ramble around Las Ramblas, exploring the twisty lanes that make up the Barrio Gotico, La Ribera/El Borne and El Raval barrios during afternoon nap-time and you’ll notice the streets can be like a …

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

Last year my mother gave me a book for Christmas that I took, despite moving back and forth between continents, always with me, because I liked it too much to not stuff in the last corner of my backpack. It is called ‘Das große Los‘, which I think can be adequately translated either as ‘the winning ticket’ or ‘the big chance’ by German journalist Meike Winnemuth.
Meike became winner of €500.000 …

[ Written by Annika | 30 Sep 2014 | 17 Comments | ]

5 years of Travelettes.net, 1,200 published posts, 16,000 comments, 65,000 Facebook fans, 100,000 monthly readers, 19,000 Instagram followers and 6,500 Twitter friends, but only 9 Travelettes.
We somehow feel that this number doesn’t suit us too well and would like to make our team complete with a 10th regular editor. Could it be you?

Of course we want to find the perfect new team member – a skilled writer and photographer, with …

[ Written by Kathi | 29 Sep 2014 | 27 Comments | ]