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6 Ways To Save Money While Traveling in Switzerland

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Switzerland puts the fear of an empty bank account into the hearts of many travelers. And I get it. Aside from Norway and Iceland, it is probably the most expensive country in Europe. So, in this post I want to help you and your purse survive a trip through Switzerland. One that will leave your eyes wide, your camera full, and a chocolate-coated smile on [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Try Couch Surfing

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At the very beginning of 2015, I undertook the trip I had always dreamed of. I boarded a plane in Paris on December 31st and spent New Year’s Eve crossing half the world to land in Bali, on the first day of January. The plan I had in mind was simple: to travel from South-East Asia to Europe, mostly crossing off-the-beaten-track countries on my way, located e[...]

What your holiday accommodation says about you

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Travelling with friends or partners for the first time can be quite a big deal - every person has their own rhythm, their own intentions to travel, their own dos and don'ts. It can be challenging to find a common denominator and agree on compromises when needed. Travelling together can make of break a relationship, but even a year-old friendship. Still I lov[...]

Travelette of the Month: Eva Stotz, documentary filmmaker

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On trips to far-away countries and different cultures I often feel a little lost. Advice by friends and guidebooks might help, but what I would actually need is the inside perspective of a local. Just, how to get to them? It's not like I can just walk into their house, sit down at their kitchen table and ask them what to do in their town or country.. but wai[...]

The Unity Express - a once in a lifetime journey

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My day job (oh yes, unfortunately this Travelette has to earn her crust before escaping to foreign paradises) is connected with innovation and sustainability so I’m constantly meeting with people who have great projects and ideas for the world. One project I came across recently is called The Unity Express and I thought that some of you might be interested i[...]

Live local, live cheap

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When going to a new place, I always try to meet local people and go past the normal tourist destinations. What better way of experiencing a new culture than living with the locals? In addition to normally being a lot cheaper than your average hotel, you get to see how local people live and in most cases get some good tips on what to do or see. Jaclyn already[...]

Couchsurfing: Getting along with guests and hosts

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I've already written a bit about couchsurfing as a whole and a few safety tips. But practicalities aside, let's get down to the grittier stuff. The next question I want to address being, how in the hell do you know how to properly behave around these people? One of my favorite things about couch surfing is that every interaction is different and each host[...]

Oceanne - travelette and vintage expert

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I met Oceanne as she was Couchsurfing at my friends' place in Lisbon. Originating from here and there, travelling around the world with great style and on top of this she has a vintage swap project called Covert Candy. Oceanne is a true travelette and a great personality! 1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Oceanne, I'm from all[...]

Couchsurfing: Safety

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This is the second installment in my mini-series about couch surfing. Last time I mentioned some of the basics, but here I wanted to address what is usually the first thing someone asks me about when they hear that I’ve been sleeping on strangers’ couches…safety. Didn’t our parents spend our entire childhoods telling us not to speak to strangers, never mind [...]

Couchsurfing: The Basics

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Hey ladies, In a lot of my recent posts I’ve been name-dropping a little website called couchsurfing. Couchsurfing has become extremely popular, but I realized there probably are some readers out there who don’t know about it or would like a little more insider information before getting started. I’ve got almost too much to say about the CS project and al[...]

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