Tags archives: camping

50 Must See Places in the Western United States

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This summer I returned to my home country after living in the Far East and embarked on a month long road trip through the Western United States, experiencing my homeland like I never dreamed: through a Great American Road trip. Coming from the East Coast originally, I have spent many long hours experiencing the open highways of America. However, much of t[...]

10 Instagrammers that will make you want to Road Trip

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Summer is slowly slipping away, ladies, and if you're looking for a fun and easy way to seize the last of the sun, then look no further than a road trip. Nothing quite beats loading up your car with everything you need for a week or so, planning your journey, getting lost, camping en route and stopping off at random spots along the way. With the sun flooding[...]

A Picture-Book Experience of Canada: Killarney Provincial Park

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Why do people come to this place?, I ask my captain during a boat cruise around the Georgian Bay, Ontario. I don't know – it's very peaceful here, but I guess they come for the scenery, he answers. And he is right, the scenery in this part of Canada is worth the five hour drive from Toronto. The little town of Killarney and Killarney Provincial Park are like[...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]

Our top 10 Travelette-y Glamping Destinations

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I love being outdoors, nature, hiking and everything that goes with it. Well all, except actual camping. I can manage for a night or two but I won't be very happy. There is something about sleeping in a tent on the floor or in a caravan that just makes me feel very uncomfortable and claustrophobic. Add to this having to walk through Hippo-infested areas in o[...]

Camping with Elephants in Zimbabwe

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Think You Know Animals? I like to think that I know African animals. I grew up in Zimbabwe and I often visited areas that were teeming with elephants, giraffe, zebra and more. I can tell you fifteen ways that leopards differ to cheetahs, apart from the fact that their spots are different. I know the sound impalas make during mating season. I know what a g[...]

When the road is home: Meeting the guys behind Urban Tenting

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Imagine there was a way to live on the road, to not just jump on a train or rush to the airport, but to actually live there and take life - and nature - as it comes. Sounds good? Well, two creatives from Berlin are doing just that whenever they feel like escaping the big smoke (often). Earlier this year, photographer Marlen Mueller, designer Thomas Adler an[...]

Glamping in the Desert: 5 Cool Tent Camps

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Dry heat has never been my thing. Other than just about every person from Central Europe who I had this discussion with, I prefer the humid air of the rainforest over the arid climate of deserts. When I visited the Californian Death Valley a few years back and we took a short walk in a small canyon, the dry air made my lungs feel compressed, my body deprived[...]

A Tent for Travelettes

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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 exp[...]

A girl in the wild - The art of camping in heels

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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 [...]