Tags archives: outdoor-activities

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[...]

3 Awesome Day Trips from Mexico City

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If you’ve ever visited Mexico City before, you already know it is a huge and beautiful metropolis that is full of history. However, with nearly 9 million residents, Mexico City is also one of the busiest cities in the world. With all the noise, the never-ending traffic and countless people always coming and going, it doesn’t really matter if you’re a local o[...]

A beginner's guide to La Paz, Mexico

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I recently found myself on the Baja Peninsula, in La Paz, Mexico with a few days to kill before a camping trip on nearby Isla Espiritu Santo. I was pleasantly surprised by this sleepy city by the sea, and after visiting Cabo San Lucas later in the trip, I decided La Paz was much more my speed! I found Cabo to be very Americanized, with lots of drunken Gringo[...]