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When Charlotte Eriksson recently told us the story behind her music and writing, we knew that you guys had to meet her! Charlotte is a Swedish singer-songwriter and author who left home at the age of 18 to pursue her art, and has been a constant traveler since. In between publishing her new short story collection (‘Another vagabond lost to love‘, which immediately makes me want to play some Stu Larsen songs!) …

[ Written by Caroline | 20 May 2015 | One Comment | ]

For those of you who are thinking of embarking on their first big backpacking trip, and those who have got their mitts on their first long haul flight, there can be a number of worries and trepidations running through your mind.
You’ll be jetting off far from loved ones, depending on yourself, carrying your possessions on your back like a turtle, responsible for your own safety without mum’s knowing advice and heading off into an unknown …

[ Written by Sophie | 14 May 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

For some people, the urge to travel becomes more than just a ‘want’ in their life. It becomes a ‘need’. Whether this need is fuelled by an urge to discover new places, to meet more people, to push yourself outside your comfort zone or simply to have just as much fun as possible in this big, old world – it inspires you to give travel a high priority. Of course, …

[ Written by Alex | 8 May 2015 | 18 Comments | ]

A little while ago, one of the members of our Travelettes Facebook Group asked whether anyone had tips for dealing with the bottomless despair she was feeling upon her return from an amazing trip. In the preceding months she had been discovering new places, sharing rides with strangers, living in a big collective house with like-minded folks, and gotten swept off her feet by a new love who she had …

[ Written by Marie C | 6 May 2015 | 19 Comments | ]

When many months ago someone commented on Molly Steele’s Instagram “How are you always in the coolest places?” and she answered “Because it is both my priority and my salvation”, my interest was piqued – and I bet yours will be, too.
If you think landscape photography is boring, it’s because you haven’t seen Molly’s work yet. Her outdoor pictures, often taken during long solo hikes, are wildly personal and intimate. They speak of the sheer joy of waking …

[ Written by Marie C | 29 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

I recently came across a reader’s question about why people choose to solo travel. Beyond the usual reasons of discovering new cultures and destinations, this reader was curious about why one would opt to board a plane sans partner or friends. As I reflect back on my solo traveling in Argentina and look towards my future solo trips to Morocco and Vietnam, I am remembering what inspired this desire to …

[ Written by Nikki | 25 Apr 2015 | 12 Comments | ]

I love the internet, its unpredictability, its seemingly inexhaustible wealth of ideas, new talent – and weirdness. But sometimes, just sometimes, I love myself a good old physical magazine that filters out some of the best bits of it. There’s nothing like a good indie magazine with its thick pages, bold narratives and beautifully designed pages.
So without further ado, here’s my top six of travel indie mags:
1. Another Escape
Every issue …

[ Written by Caroline | 21 Apr 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

Wedding season is upon us in the United States! I have several friends this year who are avid travelers, have met their spouses abroad, or just like cute and quirky gifts that go beyond a chip-n-dip and monogrammed hand towels. Travel-themed wedding gifts are great even for people who don’t travel all that often as well, and may even inspire the couple to embark on new journeys. These are some …

[ Written by Katka | 19 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

After turning 30 last year, I decided it was time to leave the sunny beaches of Australia behind and give my 2-year working visa for the UK a whirl before it was too late (it’s no longer valid once you turn 31). I’m not one to dilly-dally on a decision for long, so after about 6 weeks, my flight was booked, my bags were packed and I’d sold everything I …

[ Written by guest | 6 Apr 2015 | 29 Comments | ]

Your flight is delayed? You’re spending way too much time at an empty train station because services only run once every three hours? You’re frustrated because there just seems to be too much time going wasted before you can kick off the real adventure?
Well, you lovely worn-out traveller, this one is for you because I’ve come to appreciate these moments.
I’m in love with random conversations that last ten seconds, I’m in …

[ Written by Caroline | 4 Apr 2015 | 9 Comments | ]