Tags archives: inspiration

5 Instagrammers Who Will Make You Want To Go To Japan

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How do you choose your travel destinations? For me, a lot of the times, where I go depends a lot on how much it costs to get there. Cheap flights to Southern Europe? Yes, please. A good deal on that train ticket through the Balkans? Me me me me me! A flight overseas for less than 400 bucks? Gimme. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of places on my b[...]

I Believe in Travel

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I've never really been a strictly religious person, although I have the greatest respect for those privileged enough to have found faith. Travel has always been the one constant in my life. Ever since my parents pulled me out of school aged 5 to spend 3 long months driving across Australia, me and sister bouncing along in the back seat of an old pink VW beet[...]

5 Things You Learn When Traveling Alone

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I was 15 years old when I had my first solo travel experience. I was going to Turkey to stay with my aunt, uncle and cousins for a month. Although I wasn't going to be living with strangers this would be a totally new experience for me. I spoke a bit of Turkish, and had previously visited my family with my parents, but I still had infinite doubts a[...]

Meet the Introvert Who Travels

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You know those posts about introverts you can find online? They say stuff like introverts are uncomfortable at parties, they only have one or two friends, they prefer to spend all their time indoors like hermits and they enjoy studying the world from a distance. I used to read these posts and could relate to every single one of them, or at least so I thought[...]

The Thrills and Frills of a Solo Traveller

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There's something about being alone that makes us uncomfortable. It is odd, offbeat and scary. Just the thought of getting on the plane alone, while silently hoping that our neighbor won't be clumsy or rude, is enough to turn some people away from solo travel. The thought of getting off the plane in a new environment, without any familiar faces to look into,[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: How to spend One Month in the Philippines

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Last year, my big travel highlight was spending a few weeks in the beautiful Philippines… and we predict that the popularity of this stunning Asian destination is set to rise. Asia is popular with independent travellers the world over for a number of reasons: the food, the culture, the paradise beaches - check out my 10 reasons to go backpacking in South Eas[...]

7 Female Instagrammers to Inspire your 2016 Travels

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I was something of a latecomer to Instagram, but these days it is far and away my favourite social media. Paired with a love of travel, it’s pretty much a match made in heaven, allowing you a sneak glimpse into fabulous destinations around the world. In fact, whenever I am feeling a bit uninspired about life (which always seems to happen around January when [...]

Travelette of the Month: Annika Ziehen

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Today I am going to introduce you to another one of our very own Travelettes: Annika. She is a bit of a German, New York, South African hybrid having lived in all these places long enough to call them home. Currently, she is back in her home turf, Cape Town, to escape the Hamburg winter, spend Christmas with her family there and dive with Cape Seals. An[...]