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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 | ]

The clocks have gone back, the days are getting darker and random celebrities are coming out of the woodwork to power up the Christmas lights across the nation. Yep, it’s official: Winter is coming. So when my girlfriends and I decided on a little, British seaside town for a much needed weekend away, we were aware it might be a tiny bit out of season. But this is Brighton, my …

[ Written by Alex | 14 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

I had never been to Dublin before, but had a lot of associations with the capital on Ireland: Guinness, the green of Saint Patrick and fun people who like to party. Luckily I found all of this and even more when I recently visited for the first time. I had friends to show me around, but if you arrive in Dublin clueless and without plan, maybe this list of 10 awesome …

[ Written by guest | 13 Nov 2014 | 16 Comments | ]

“Isn’t this the coldest area of Norway?”, my mum asked nervously when I told her that I planned to go to Trøndelag in Central Norway. But minus 30 degree celsius is luckily not the only thing waiting for you in this region – that only happens during a few days in winter. No, Trøndelag is a region full of surprises – and I mean the good kind.
When I recently introduced …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Nov 2014 | 6 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 | ]

Planning a regular holiday can be stressful, especially if it’s a short one and you want to squeeze in as much as possible in as little time as you have. The epitome of this is when you have one day only somewhere. One night in Bangkok may have been enough for Murray Head, but is it for a Travelette? That’s when you get a handy 24-hours guide that puts it …

[ Written by Annika | 4 Nov 2014 | 8 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 | ]

I genuinely believe that hiking in Norway is one of the best things a human being could possibly do on a long weekend. Walking through, wait for it, 50 shades of green for hours and hours, armed with a map, a bottle of water and a camera, and then finally arriving at the hut completely exhausted, you will feel like you’ve just discovered a whole new level of life.

That exact …

[ Written by Caroline | 27 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

“Do you know where you are?” Youssef looks at me expectantly. Oh flip, is he going to leave me in the middle of the kasbah? I know that is where I am, but that doesn’t mean I know how to get back to my hotel. I give him a sheepish look, “No, I don’t.” He just laughs and buys me a cactus fruit that I have been eyeing for the …

[ Written by Annika | 26 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | ]