Tags archives: inspiration

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[...]

From Pole to Pole - around the globe with Steve Booker

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Ads on YouTube are the no. 1 mood-killer when it comes to showing your favourite music clip or cat video to your best friend, right? We count the seconds until we can skip the ad, or curse loudly at the system when it's one of those 30-second-ads you can't jump... But today something happened for the first time - I actually didn't want the ad I was seeing to[...]

10 Reasons to Love Hanoi

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Hanoi was the final city I visited in South East Asia, and after six months exploring the region, it quickly became my favourite. For me, Hanoi was a city I'd love to live in. The old district is beautifully falling to pieces in the most elegant way possible, there's a series of gorgeous lakes, amazing food and shopping galore. I used Hanoi as a base to expl[...]

The men behind the pictures : five world photographers who are like no other

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I guess this is a question almost any child in the world has been asked at least once in his life. When I was young, I remember that I wanted to be a star (I know, pretty conventional, right?). But growing up, I started finding my true self, shaping my own personality and figuring out what, deep inside, I really wan[...]

Top 10 favorite Instagrammers for December 2015

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Each month, we are introducing you to our ten favourite new or newly discovered Instagrammers. Who managed to inspire us, make us laugh, think, cry? Or all of the above. 1. James and Rachel and sunshine For James and Rachel, this yellow VW bus changed everything. It was summer 2007, 'Sunshine' was standing on a Kmart parking lot in California and the t[...]

15 Ways to Feel like a Traveller in your own Home

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We all know that feeling of post-travel blues. You return home, full of stories and adventures, and after the initial joy of reuniting with your family and friends, it all wears off, and you are once again dreaming of hitting the road, seeking new unknown places. I’ve been guilty of this feeling every time I have come back from a trip, but this time I dec[...]

Dear 13-year-old me

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To say my teenage years were a rollercoaster is a massive euphemism. They were confusing, dramatic, full of absolutely pointless fears and excessive self-doubt. During a recent phone conversation with my 17-year-old sister, I thought about how cool it would be to give some advice to my 13-year-old version that would have never ever dared to believe that she [...]