As we pulled up by the disused tractor next to the steep, red dirt driveway, which was definitely in the middle of nowhere, we exchanged looks with a slightly nervous gulp. Where the heck were we? And what was this place?
We had been on the road for about two hours in Portugal. We’d left Faro’s white heat and hit the road to head up the dusty Alentejo Coast that hugs …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

A few weeks ago was my birthday, and for the first time in years I was not going to celebrate it in a big city, surrounded by a group of friends. This time, I didn’t feel like having a party. I wanted to spend it somewhere I’d never been before; to make the day an adventure. I was yearning for new horizons to explore – preferably of the spectacular kind. What I had …

[ Written by Marie C | 16 Aug 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

I’m an innate planner, sometimes to a fault. The amount of research I spend on routes, hotels, places to eat and shop and be merry, is actually insane when I think about it. While I do that with the intention to have the best possible trip, I will admit that I am generally a bit of a control freak and I enjoy it too. Planning a trip is half the …

[ Written by Annika | 13 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Who doesn’t love those slighty surreal photos with vibrant colors and beaming lights, when cars and trains are turned into streaks of light and the sky suddenly glows in hues you didn’t even notice before. While it certainly requires a bit more than a regular skill set to approach night photography, already considering a few basic steps will make a huge difference. And the good news is, you won’t have …

[ Written by guest | 11 Aug 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

When asked about their favorite love story I’m sure many people would pick Romeo & Juliet right off the bat. There simply is an irresistible charm of the idea of two young lovers in Italy that has people fascinated. Surely that love story was the main reason for my excitement when I first traveled to Verona a few years ago. I wandered the streets wondering what it was like back …

[ Written by Katja | 9 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Summertime Blues couldn’t have been more of a fitting theme for day 30 of our #DailyTravelette Instagram challenge, as we all sure felt a bit blue to finish up our summer 2014 challenge! This month has passed by in a blur of amazing images snapped around the world, inspirational scenes of adventure, evocative scenes from your everyday lives and creative shots of the daily themes. We have loved every single …

[ Written by Sophie | 3 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Barcelona has been on the table for years as a heart of tourism in the Northern Spain. It’s a cosmopolitan and colorful Mediterranean city with a fun soaking atmosphere. It fascinates visitors with its moody winding narrow streets, dynamic nightlife, seafront masterpiece, unique architecture and multiple squares to enjoy sangria and tapas. We all know the deal.

Discovering Barcelona might sometimes seem overwhelming, simply because there’s just too much to do …

[ Written by Rita | 1 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

I’m a big city girl and always have been ever since I graduated from high school and moved to Hamburg. However whenever I travel I find myself drawn to little beach towns, charming villages, and the countryside in equal measure as well. To me these little, everyday places are not only worthwhile to visit, but also worthwhile to write about. That is, when they are in a foreign country. Whenever …

[ Written by Annika | 31 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Melbourne is arguably, and most rightly so, one of the top most liveable cities in the world! I lived there for nearly three years and it is definitely a place that stole my heart – I’ll always think about it with affection and hope of returning. One of the many reasons why I love it is that it is so diverse with a multitude of suburbs that would suit any …

[ Written by Sophie | 30 Jul 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

From a young age, I’ve always had a deep curiosity for the country of Egypt. A place steeped with such infinite history, exotic legends and myths, strolling camels, rolling deserts, enigmatic pyramids and impressive temples is sure to capture any imagination, and after avidly watching Indiana Jones in my youth, Egypt solidified as a place of beauty and magic for me. During my archaeology degree at university, I revelled in …

[ Written by Sophie | 28 Jul 2014 | 9 Comments | ]