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The Travelettes guide to Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Oh Amsterdam, how’d you get so beautiful? I ask myself this every morning. I’ve not always lived inner city, but oh boy, have I ended up in a good one. Just the other day I was walking down the canal side and overheard a man on his phone describing Amsterdam as ‘a mix of Venice and San Francisco’. Now, I’ve been to a lot of cities, but I don’t yet[...]

A Lesson in Dorm Sex Etiquette

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We’ve all been there, right? It’s 3.00am, and that pretentious fool with the guitar and dreadlocks is looking like a pretty great idea from across the beer pong table. We’re only animals, after all. A hot topic of debate amongst the backpackers of the world: is it okay to have sex with someone in shared a dorm room? And how, if possible, does one even[...]

Cruise Confessions (Part One)

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When I was 16, my mom broke the news at the dinner table that we’d be going on a European cruise with her extended family, and I was convinced it was April Fool’s Day. We weren’t “cruise people.” My entire childhood was filled with trips to the jungles of Costa Rica and skiing the Rocky Mountains. We were a family of outdoorsy adventurers, not fluorescent ca[...]

Cozumel: 3 Tips for the Perfect Cruise Trip, Day Trip & Culture Trip

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For those of you who don’t know, I live and work on a cruise ship. (I know. Comment with your questions. I promise I’ll answer them.) And while I love my job, and the opportunity to constantly see new places, allow me to restate what I’ve said before about cruises, and Caribbean cruises in particular.  Examine your itinerary. Not all ports are created equ[...]

Top tips for Lisbon with kids

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Lisbon and I have quite some history together and the better part of it evolves around me as a mother. It was here that I came when my son was only 4 months old. The place I chose to spend the first leg of winter in as by no means I was keen to spend it in Germany. At the time, this was in 2014, I had rented an apartment in Graca, walked around lots, took sh[...]

Incredible free museums around the world

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Experiencing the word's most incredible collections of art, history and culture need not be expensive as many are completely free to visit. Check out the list below to add some of these free museums, from London to Tokyo, to your list of must-do's next time you head off on a city break. The Tate Modern, London Situated on London’s iconic Southbank with[...]

The Family Hotel in South Tyrol that everyone is talking about

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Had you asked me a few years ago whether I would one day be keen to travel to a family hotel, I would have probably reacted with disbelief. But then life happened and I became a mom and it's true what they say: when the kids are happy, the parents are happy! That's definitely true for me, so if I can provide my little guy with the holiday of a lifetime that [...]

The Travelettes Guide to South Australia

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I may be slightly biased, being born and raised in this wonderful part of the world, but I stand firmly behind my statement that South Australia is one of the most underrated destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. It is astounding to me that this beautiful pocket of Australia is so often overlook by travelers who flee to the big smoke of Sydney or the beac[...]

Getting to know Havana’s travel quirks

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‘Havana ooo na na, half of my heart is in Havana ooo na na’. Ah, the song of last summer on everyone’s lips. Ironic how within months of this song being all over my radio, half of my heart was indeed in Havana (ooo na na). I’m a city girl. I love the convenience of rolling out of bed and heading for a coffee. Popping to the market on a lunchtime. I t[...]

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