Tags archives: road-trip

5 Downsides of Traveling with a Van AND their Solutions

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Traveling with your own van sounds really romantic. Especially with an oldtimer like a Volkswagen T3. It seems to be the ultimate feeling of freedom. You can go wherever you want, and you always have your home with you - simply park the van, and fall asleep and wake up to the most amazing vista ever. It's the kind of road trip you always dreamed of! Are y[...]

How to get the Best out of Oahu in 7 Days

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This year at the end of May I finished my au-pair year in Minnesota and I had a couple of days left before I had to go back to Germany. I couldn’t have thought of a better place to end my awesome year in the US, than Hawaii, so I packed my bags and flew to Oahu - and ever since I can’t stop talking about my trip. Although I didn’t have much time, I lost my h[...]

A Visit to California's Most Haunted Ghost Town

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"...and that was the first time I realized I saw a ghost.." The ranger of Bodie Historic Park had just finished telling me about the first time she caught glimpse of the alleged spirit that haunts this pioneer town. I felt odd listening to her - not quite believing her story yet somehow not disbelieving it; feeling an overall sense of unease and discomfo[...]

The Travelettes Guide to California's Route 395

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I am on the open road of California’s Route 395 extending all the way from the Canadian border to Los Angeles. I am making my way around Death Valley, aptly named for its extreme temperatures and desert landscape that makes living here difficult. As I drive past striped canyons and salt flats, it’s hard to believe just a few days ago I was in a dramatica[...]

Flaming Iguanas: Finding a Road-Conquering Role Model

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I can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Erika Lopez’s Flaming Iguanas in the first place. I must have typed something like "road novels written by awesome hardass women" into Google, and seen it pop up first thing on the results page. Now, there don't seem to be that many classic road novels out there that haven't been committed by a male. And don't ge[...]

Exploring the Hills of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales

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What do you do if you fancy a quick, cheap and little travel in the winter that will help you burn those calories and revitalise that tired winter skin? Well, it must involve a lot of walking, some stunning landscapes, cosy fires and perhaps a splash of red wine. Somewhere in the countryside with a car and great company is pretty much all you need if you fan[...]

How to road trip on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal

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Road trips. Those words immediately conjure thoughts of carefree holidays, following the open road as far as the eye can see, aiming for the horizon with great tunes and not stopping until you stumble upon a gorgeous beach or a river to cool off in. And with the cold of winter setting in for us in the European northern hemisphere, it’s only natural for us to[...]