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Thirteen may be unlucky for some, but it’s a good number today as it’s the number of essential ingredients I believe are needed for a great city break with good girlfriends. Feel free to use this as a checklist to get a city break planned with your friends or family.
1. Good girls.

I have many good girlfriends but my most recent city break trip was with my two oldest friends. They …

[ Written by Frankie | 18 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]

Blue skies, bright colours, dreamy beaches, fresh treats, and also lightning storms, quiet times indoors, even snow from the Southern hemisphere! This is what we’ve been finding on the #dailytravelette feed throughout the first half of the Travelettes Instagram Challenge – July 2014 edition.
It’s always fun to find out how you guys interpret the themes we imagined for every day of the challenge: some of you love to take them literally, …

[ Written by Marie C | 17 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

As Caroline showed with her love letter to London, clearly the idea of being in a love with a city like you would be in love with a person is not an unknown concept. I too, have at least in my mind written love letters to or thrown plates at cities at one point or another. If you look at my track record I am not quite promiscuous, but I …

[ Written by Annika | 7 Jul 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

To me Porto felt like home from the first moment. There is something about this city – indefinable in the beginning, but clear to the mind at the end of my stay. It has a unique beauty that puts a spell on its visitors and it is no surprise that so many of them end up staying there permanently or at least seriously consider it. I spent a year in …

[ Written by guest | 5 Jul 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Wouldn’t it be great if mermaids really did exist? One of my favourite films growing up was Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the idea of floating around in a fantastical, underwater kingdom and basking on exotic shores has probably contributed to my usual choice of travel destination. Keep your mountains and deserts – take me to the coast! Plus they had some pretty serious tropical tune-age going on down there …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

“Where is the 4×4?”, “Check the gear stick!”, “I am, there is nothing.” “Maybe a button?!” “A button? Since when do you put the 4×4 in with a button?”.
When three very proficient drivers cannot find it, chances are that no, the car you hired is not hiding the 4×4 from you, it simply does not have one. And as it is not the Batmobile, chances that it will magically grow …

[ Written by Annika | 24 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

It’s here! For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, summer is officially here. Along with the new season come promises of hot days, chilled drinks, pool fights, nature adventures, spontaneous road-trips, shoes-and-pants-optional, enjoying the last bits of light with friends around endless barbecues… and travel! travel! travel!

The days ahead are some of the longest of the year, and there’s plenty of light to be captured. The summer Instagram Challenge was …

[ Written by Marie C | 22 Jun 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

“If I received a nickel every time I saw someone as beautiful as you, I would have five cents,” – kind of overflowing praise coming from an exotic Prince Charming, can make any traveler stop in her tracks. After all, the lad has just made one very logical and well-founded argument. However, after a few minutes of chemistry-radiating interaction, you might notice that your wallet has mysteriously vanished. And shortly …

[ Written by Rita | 20 Jun 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

With the World Cup going strong since a week it seems like all there is to find in Brazil right now is football. Of course that is not entirely true – there are plenty of other reasons to visit. One of my favourite places is Rio de Janeiro, a city which has fascinated me since my first visit in 2010. Back then I had booked for two weeks and stayed …

[ Written by guest | 19 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

A striking young woman, draped in a wide shawl, majestically walks up a street corner in Florence. Fifteen Italian men are looking at her, captivated (some manifesting their interest in a more subtle manner than others). This is American Girl in Italy by Ruth Orkin, and it is one of the most famous street photographs of the 20th century. 
© Ruth Orkin, used with special permission of the Ruth Orkin Photo …

[ Written by Marie C | 10 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]