Tags archives: charity

6 Great Gift Ideas that Make a Difference in the World

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Every now and then I come across a business that truly inspires me by how they give back to the community. Whether through charitable donations or sending a percentage of proceeds to non-profit organizations, there are an array of companies now that are founded on philanthropic principles and make it a point to have their products benefit causes around t[...]

Exploring Nice with Pop in the City, the ultimate urban adventure race for women

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Women can do amazing things - they can beat the odds and fly across the Atlantic like Amelia Earhart in 1928, or sail around the world on their own like teenager Laura Dekker, or adopt 40+ children off the streets of Nepal to give them a home like Maggie Doyne. They can change our perception of the world with their films or art, they can fight sexism by broa[...]

If I ever won the lottery...

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Let's be honest, do you ever lie in the sun in the park or your balcony with your eyes closed and dreaming of the Caribbean sun kissing your skin? Of exploring a faraway and hardly accessible place? Of deciding on a trip and actually leaving the next moment? Of spending all your time with adventures and friends instead of your computer and boss? I am perfect[...]

A Travelette joins the Treevolution

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I must admit that I am only somewhat environmentally conscious. Sure I turn the tap off when I brush my teeth and my Dad installed in me an innate reaction that always makes me switch of the light when I leave a room. Also when travelling I re-use my towels and I will even complain if the hotel doesn't adhere to its own policy. I have always disliked air-con[...]

Travelette of the Month: Maggie Doyne

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You meet children in need of a home and decide to build one for them - some people make it seem as easy as that. Maggie Doyne is one of them. Today, at the young age of 27, she can look back on a path of selfless activism. After graduating from high school she spent a gap year travelling the world. Her trip brought her to northeastern India and eventually to[...]

Art in All of Us - promoting cultural exchange

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It’s rare that I meet someone who makes me travel envious as I think I’ve managed to accumulate a fair amount of passport stamps and international experiences for my 26 years as a Travelette but then I made the mistake of having coffee with Anthony! . As my morning coffee revealed, Anthony is amongst the very few who can say that they have been to every si[...]

The Meal: documenting a global snack

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Here at Travelettes, we love food. One of the biggest perks of traveling is being able to sample exotic snacks and dishes that we've never heard of before and whose names we can't even pronounce properly. After all, foreign cuisine is not only a treat for the tummy but also a way of exploring different cultures and national identities. Homemade Italian pa[...]

Win stuff and help kids in need at the Travelettes Christmas market

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Next Sunday, December 4th the Travelettes Christmas market will back back in Berlin, where you'll have the chance to buy cheap vintage clothing and beautiful hand-crafted DIY items, drink cups of mulled wine and eat delicious cake. Sounds good, right? Our growing guest list tells us that you happen to agree. Well, there's even more! As every year around Chri[...]

Unseen tours - London tours guided by homeless people

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Want to challenge your view of what it means to be a person living in London? Unseen tours gives you the opportunity to see the city from a completely different, and often shunned perspective. Let a homeless person be your guide for some hours, and challenge yourself to broaden your own horizon. The guides own stories and experiences from the city introduces[...]

Travel for a good cause

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Let's be honest: when we travel, we do it mostly for ourselves. We travel to get out of our daily rut, to see and experience fascinating things and places, to make new friends, eat good food or just to treat ourselves with something nice. Just imagine you could do all of these things - and contribute to charity at the same time? There's always the option [...]