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The Travelettes Anti-Shopping Guide - 12 Christmas presents money can’t buy

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’Tis the season. Year after year Christmas is approaching faster than before, and year after year all the companies are touting for attention and want you to buy their stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE giving presents and it's okay to buy certain things, I just get upset at this crazy form of boundless consumption, at the assumed pressure of having to buy al[...]

A Guide to Spending Christmas Away from Home

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Christmas. You’re thinking about sitting around an open fire, Slade on the stereo, a pot of mulled wine in between your frosty fingers, surrounded by family and friends, stuffed from a traditional dinner and exhausted from all the gift giving and taking. Christmas for so many of us means this scene, and most importantly, being home with the people you love t[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 23: NEW YORK (HotelTonight Voucher + Broadway tickets!)

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Congrats to Paula for winning a stay for 4 to a Center Parcs holiday village from yesterday! Only two days left in our Christmas Calendar and while we've definitely had some amazing giveaways, we saved the best for last. Many of us dream of visiting the Big Apple and spending an enchanted evening on one of the most famous streets of all time - Broa[...]

10 Awesome Ways to Turn your Photos into Christmas Gifts

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If you love to travel, I'm sure you also love to take photos. Through photography you can experience certain situations from a different perspective; you can immerse yourself fully but also take a step back and realise how lucky you are, right here, right now. The best thing about taking photos while travelling is that you get to create ever-lasting moments.[...]

Cool Christmas Gifts for Travellers

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Shopping for Christmas gifts is unfortunately something that I keep until the very last minute. Not like my brother who hits the shopping streets on the December 23rd or morning of the 24th, but something along those lines... If you are like me, this inspirational guide to great Christmas gifts for Travelettes and other travellers is hopefully coming in hand[...]

10 awesome Christmas Markets in Europe

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It's that time of the year: next weekend, four weeks before Christmas Eve, Christmas markets all over Europe literally hit the light switch and open their gates for happy children and thirsty grown-ups. Here people shop for cheesy Christmas gifts, indulge in over-prized German import products and get tipsy on the sticky sweet hot bevs they call glögg, punsch[...]

Instagram Recap #1: Holiday Love

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“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come [...]

The Christmas Lights of Dyker Heights

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  Dear New York visitor, have you ever heard of Dyker Heights? If you're a fan of everything Christmas, mark this place as the epicenter of holiday decoration on your map. Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of Brooklyn. Usually this wouldn't turn heads - considering the 30 minute subway ride from Manhattan - if it wasn't for [...]

Best Christmas gift ever? The DIY Kodak photo book

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Let me ask you something: What will you give your mom/dad/grand parents/friends for Christmas this year? This is the question on almost everybody's mind during the month of December and as every year it's weighing heavy on me as well. Except that this year the solution came easy when I was offered to test-drive the new Kodak photobook software, which you can[...]

SantaCon is coming to town! (fa la la la la la la la la)

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Ready yourselves for Christmas folly, fa la la la la, la la la la! 'Tis the season to get drunk and jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la! Don we now our Santa apparel, fa la la la la, la la la la! Drinking ale by the barrel, fa la la la la, la la la la! See the blurry street before us, fa la la la la, la la la la! Ring your bells and join the chorus, fa[...]

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