Tags archives: road-trip

The Top 10 Experiences in Scotland

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If you would have told me that I am still in Glasgow today and with no intention to leave anytime soon when I moved here almost three years ago, I would have shaken my head in wild disbelief. And yet, Glasgow has managed to do, what Vienna, Berlin & Co couldn't do in the past - it made me want to stay. The city is a creative hotspot, with great universit[...]

Romance and Road Trips: Why Travel is the Best Relationship Test

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There we were, driving nervously along a jagged dirt road, risking our lives and compact rental car for the chance to see arctic seals. After an hour of snail-like crawling along this remote North Iceland peninsula - with no seals or even humans in sight - I made a confession: I may have forgotten to look up tide times. Which are, apparently, integral to fin[...]

7 Reasons Why Everyone should do a Road Trip in Southern Sweden

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I have been living and studying in Lund, which is in Southern Sweden, for one and a half years now. Whenever I manage to squeeze some breaks into my busy study schedule, I try to explore as much of this amazing country as possible. This urge to wander led me and my friends to do a road trip around Southern Sweden - and I came to believe, that everyone should[...]

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[...]