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We all know that the finest cities in the world – New York, London, Paris – are full of the finest people. And when I say “finest” I mean weirdest, of course. The strangest, quirkiest and most odd individuals who bring the city colour at night, sunshine in winter and keep the world turning.
The Humans of New York is a website – nay, a movement – dedicated to identifying …

[ Written by Frankie | 27 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Hello Travelettes! It’s time to share with you some of my favorite links at the moment! They are all about things that have recently inspired me, got me off the couch and out into the world, or the kitchen, or the gym and hopefully they will interest you too!

new york times
As some of you may know, San Francisco is my home as of this moment and, among other things, my …

[ Written by guest | 1 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

Travel has been one of my most valuable teachers. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn about the world through a someone else’s eyes, I did it through adventures and misadventures, tears and laughter. I know I still have so much to discover, but here are some lessons that sometimes I had to learn the hard way. Some of them I already kinda knew, some I are silly, some …

[ Written by guest | 25 Jun 2012 | 152 Comments | ]

Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, right?

It was opened in 1904, …

[ Written by Sophie | 24 Feb 2012 | 205 Comments | ]

It’s so lovely to hear from other female travelers who are inspired and motivated by Travelettes.net. Especially from girls who are undergoing their travels right now, blogging/recording/filming their adventures for the world to follow and share their laughs, tears, traumas and memories. And here is a perfect example of such a thing: MISSADVENTURES.

O.k. let me introduce the Canadian threesome (plus camera-woman extraordinaire) who make up MISSADVENTURES.ca.
We have Ellie who wants to travel with Tom …

[ Written by Sophie | 27 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

“When I fly, people forget everything they thought they knew about impossible.” -Seanna Sharpe
Is anything really impossible?  I personally think it is a silly word that gets used entirely too much for the good of anyone.
For example, whenever I get back from a trip abroad people always tell me how much they wish they could just pack up and go on an adventure.  “Why don’t you?” I ask, and they …

[ Written by guest | 18 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Melbourne is sometimes incredibly stressful, and I find myself getting anxious and on edge in my free time and days off from work. “But it’s so cultural!! You must be in love with the city!!”, I hear you Travelettes cry, and yes that is correct. However, there is so bloody much to see, do, eat, drink, explore and discover, that I constantly find myself writing scattered notes upon hearing friends’/critics’ …

[ Written by Sophie | 12 Oct 2011 | 6 Comments | ]

Imagine wandering the streets of your home city in England. Care-free, arms swinging, breezy cool autumn air on your cheeks as you meander through your local park/bus station/coffee shop/museum. And you come across a book.
Alone and just sitting there.
No owner sipping coffee, taking a break from the book they put down, no reader knelt beside it tying their shoelace. A lone book, waiting for a new owner.
Like you.
Sounds suspicious? The perfect …

[ Written by Sophie | 23 Sep 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Have you heard of that show ‘Around the World for Free’? I hadn’t until a few days ago, and when I saw that it was ex-reality stars being filmed to travel, I wasn’t very impressed… until I found out the details: ‘Around the World for Free‘ (ATWFF) is a reality series that challenges an individual to get all around the world with absolutely no money and one cameraman in tow who …

[ Written by Sophie | 13 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

I’ll admit it, I’m not much of a monument girl. It’s not that I don’t have an incredible interest for history and context, I do, but my brain has just never been good at absorbing information from nicely typed placards or guided tours. However, when I caught a glimpse of some of photos featured in this article about monuments abandoned and leftover from former Yugoslavia, I couldn’t have been more …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | ]