Tags archives: inspiration

6 inspiring spring traditions from around the world

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Photo © Tabea Mathern I don’t know about you, but I really suck at the new years resolution thing. As my culture celebrates the turning of the year in January and I somehow always miss leaving wintery Berlin in time, I often start into the year being freezing cold and not as motivated as my resolutions demand. True story. Having said that, the good news[...]

5 podcasts we love right now

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Seriously people, what on earth did we do on long-haul flights or on slow trains before podcasts had their magical rebirth? Or even while getting ready in the morning? Yeah, I have no idea either. So, it's long overdue to present you a lovely little list of podcasts that can but don't have to be travel-related podcasts. On a side note: While writing up this [...]

10 inspiring people & projects to follow that will change you forever

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Bloggers and influencers have to deal with their fair share of nay-sayers who accuse them of being shallow, privileged and blind to it. And while not every content creator out there contributes positively to the reputation of our profession, there are plenty of examples of people who use their online platform to inspire and change minds. With this post I'd l[...]

10 Films that Make you Feel Empowered as a Woman

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Every year, I attend Glasgow Film Festival and look out for films that are creative, inspiring and empowering. This year was a particularly strong year for women directors, as festivals around the world are finally catching onto the fact that there are thousands of women out there, fighting for the opportunity to tell their stories. As a female traveler I ho[...]

A love letter to life

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  I guess I‘m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I love love in all its forms: the warmth of a partner's body next to yours, the voice of a true friend asking you how you are, a calm moment of real self-appreciation, the intimate giggles you share with your sister, your mom and dad carefully watching your very first steps to make sure you do[...]

The Travelettes recap - our favorite travel moments of 2017

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Okay, we will admit: 2018 has been with us for a few days now, but having a moment to sit back and recap while the holidays are still in full swing can be pretty hard, nearly impossible. It may be that we’re just stumbling into the new year, being happy but exhausted, aroused by all the festivities, input, food… And just like that a new year starts withou[...]

See a new Place each Month: 12 Countries on our 2018 Bucket List

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'Once a year go some place you've never been before.' There's something about this quote by the Dalai Lama that gets to me, especially because 'somewhere new' does not necessarily mean a new country abroad, but could also just refer to a new corner in your back garden. However, I'd like to raise the Dalai Lama, by 11 and say, 'once a month go some plac[...]

Yes, you can find yourself while traveling

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I know it's a cliche - just even to mention 'finding yourself' when you write about travel. But it is true. Every travel experience I make, gives me exactly what I need, no more and no less. And it helps me to find myself. When I was younger I used to travel to escape my reality. It was almost as if I had two lives; the one that happened between August an[...]

The Travelettes Anti-Shopping Guide - 12 Christmas presents money can’t buy

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’Tis the season. Year after year Christmas is approaching faster than before, and year after year all the companies are touting for attention and want you to buy their stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE giving presents and it's okay to buy certain things, I just get upset at this crazy form of boundless consumption, at the assumed pressure of having to buy al[...]

Overcoming Fear: traveling overseas, alone and for the first time

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As a Guatemalan, I still cannot figure out why since I was a teenager I have always felt fascinated by India and its culture; nevertheless, one of my biggest dreams was always to go visit. In 2012, while finalizing a project at work the travel bug hit me hard and I rejected another job offer just to go to India. I thought, if I don't it now, I never will! [...]