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Lake Neusiedl in 2 Days - A Getaway from Vienna to the Austrian-Hungarian border

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Austria is know for mostly three things - Vienna, Salzburg and the Alps. But there is so much more to discover! I'd like to tell you about an easy weekend getaway from Vienna that brings you to the Austrian-Hungarian border. The region around Lake Neusiedl is as far away from the high peaks of the Alps as possible, and is one of Austria's flattest, driest an[...]

Hitchhiking sailboats: the easy way to try your hand at sailing!

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How many times have you dreamed about sailing… and thought it wasn’t for you? I know I’m lucky to have been a sailor since a young age. Sailing was in my weekly routine since I was ten, and it’s still a huge part of who I am. Being at sea has always made me feel stronger and happier and it still does, every time! Recently, when talking about my sailing adve[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: Hiking in Patagonia

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“Don’t ask about the weather forecast, it’s Patagonia” is scrawled on a sign outside one of the campsites on the W-trek. I first saw Patagonia on Pinterest. I can't remember what I was searching for. But I remember the mountain. Ice capped, mythical, surrounded by water tinted a shade of blue all its own. But there it was amid recipes for banana muffins a[...]

Women on the Trail: Hiking Fjällräven Classic Sweden

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Nervously, I shoulder my backpack and carry it across the campsite. Doesn't feel too bad - I've carried heavier things before! Just never for this long... After a few steps I stop, standing before my judge - the scale hanging off a tree, ready to tell me the awful truth. I take off my backpack and set it to the ground - big mistake. I struggle to lift it hig[...]

Camping Tips for First-Time Solo Campers

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Across the way, young men and women sat around a roaring bonfire, laughing and listening to music. Their rugged trucks were parked at angles around the campsite, shielding them from the chill evening wind. Next to my beat-up four-door sedan, my own fire pit was empty and cold. When I decided to take a spontaneous solo road trip up the British Columbia coast [...]

A Kingdom for a Whale - A Travel Story from Tonga

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I want to see a whale. More than that - I want to swim with a whale. That was my one and only reason to travel to Tonga, an island state in the South Pacific that is one of the few places worldwide where it is possible to do exactly that. And now I am standing on this boat in the middle of the ocean with nothing around me but water. I repeat, nothing. We [...]

3 Lessons from visiting Iceland in Winter - A Reality Check

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In the last few years Iceland has become an increasingly popular destination. It has made it to the top of many people’s bucket lists, also to mine. Personally, I believe social media has contributed a lot to that hype. Being confronted with all those beautiful pictures of amazing landscapes proves to be a very effective advertisement.  Iceland – the coun[...]

Inspiring Women Travelers: Sissi Korhonen cycles through South America

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I love meeting inspiring women travelers - even if it is just online. And because I don't like to keep their stories to myself, I love writing up our conversations for our inspiring women series. Sissi Korhonen reached out to us a few weeks ago, asking about guest posting for our blog, and casually wrote the sentence, 'I will be away from internet connect[...]

10 things to do in Fuerteventura

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When I first read up on Fuerteventura to prepare my one-week surf trip with Sophie, I read about how the North is dominated by British tourists, while the South is in German hands. While I was happy that we were heading north – so I didn't have to hear my mother tongue while actually sunbathing on a Spanish island off the Moroccan coast – I was still skeptic[...]

7 Things to do during a week in Nepal

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For an Indian, the first place that comes to mind when thinking of traveling abroad is Nepal (usually followed by Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Thailand). I was no exception and being a mountain lover, I always wanted to visit this beautiful country to explore the Himalayan villages and to witness the Buddhist culture that exists there. When I finally got the opport[...]

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