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When I thought about travelling to the Caribbean, I pictured myself on a white sandy beach, with a coconut cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. At least that was the predominant image in my head when I recently followed the invitation of the Curacao tourism board to explore the biggest of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) for a week. Adventurer at heart though, I was …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Nov 2014 | One Comment | ]

When I first booked my trip to work a few months in a hospital in southern Malawi, my friends and family could not be convinced of the idea to visit me. Political and social crises, the fact that it’s landlocked and hard to reach, the lack of famous national parks and simply not knowing anything about the country made it hard to get them excited. All I knew myself was that …

[ Written by guest | 19 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Immense, home of dramatic landscapes, infused with car culture and equipped with an extensive network of highways, America is a country made for road-trips if there ever was one. Its infinite stretches of straight roads have inspired countless young folks to jump behind the wheel, hold out their thumb or hop on a freight train in search of freedom, meaning… or just for the sake of not sitting still.
Of course …

[ Written by Marie C | 18 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Like it or not, 2014 is coming to an end soon and it is almost time for the annual new year’s resolutions. Usually my plans about what to do less or more of in the next 12 months are forgotten just after a few weeks, so I decided that this year shall be different. One of the Dalai Lama’s most popular quotes is “Once a year go somewhere where you …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Nov 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

Ah, travel planning. Usually it goes something like this:
1. Picking a destination. Buying the tickets.
2. Hitting a local bookstore (or lazily adding-to-basket on Amazon) to buy a guidebook.
3. Flicking through the 300+ pages. Slowly realising that doing all the must-dos in a limited timeframe is physically impossible. Feeling a bit lightheaded. Pushing the guidebook aside for future review.
4. Date of departure gets closer. No plans beyond getting off the plane. …

[ Written by Marie C | 6 Nov 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

Sometimes traveling from one destination to another includes an enormous amount of hours spent waiting. Looking for a ride, a bus to catch, a boat to set a foot on or a plane to enter. Moreover, any kind of delay before one reaches the final destination builds the holiday anticipation, and makes the mind wander to infinity and beyond. Similarly, occasional extra spare moments of brain functioning consist of piles …

[ Written by Rita | 5 Nov 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

For a Travelette that’s been known to indulge in a spot of merry-making, October isn’t just the time for watching trees change colour and crunching your way through the park. ‘Tis the season instead for the first real excuse to throw a party since the summer – the month of that spooky jamboree where pumpkin sales go through the roof, we’re raiding the festival fancy dress box again and the …

[ Written by Alex | 31 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

The clocks have gone back an hour over here in Great Britain, just in time for creepy ole’ Halloween to creep in and help us celebrate our new-found dark evenings. This time of year guarantees to be spooky as autumn ushers in the darkness and the monsters come out to play – it sure is a fun time to be alive! (Sorry zombies.)
Have you got your costume sorted? Have you …

[ Written by Sophie | 30 Oct 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

San Francisco is many different things to many different people. And some of those people have been there for a long time, baking bread since the late 19th century, opening clubs in Depression era 1930′s, erm, fighting battles and such. As I had a whirlwind 48 hours to spend in San Francisco, I knew I would only be scratching the surface of what the city has to offer. However, this took …

[ Written by guest | 28 Oct 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Israel is different. This is probably the most adequate phrase to begin the summary of my one-week trip to this tiny but oh-so-fascinating country.

Different in what way, you’re asking? For starters, different in terms of culture, obviously. One of the most peculiar things I experienced was Shabbat, which is the Jewish day of rest and lasts from sundown on Friday till sundown on Saturday. And trust me, when they say “day of …

[ Written by guest | 24 Oct 2014 | 19 Comments | ]