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Why Valencia Should Be Your New Favourite European City

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Maybe it was because I had so few expectations or little time to think about it, but Valencia won my heart by storm. The Spanish seaside town literally had everything I could have wished for: parks, great cafes to work and read in, passionate artists who are up for talking to strangers (me), a lively street life, awesome food - and a chill atmosphere. There'[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calender - Day 5: Folkdays

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Congratulation Ella for winning yesterday's 2 days at the beautiful Strandhaus Spreewald! And now, on to Door 5... From the moment we first heard about the label Folkdays, we knew we had met one of our new favorite brands. Not only do they have a wonderful collection, full of simple elegance and timeless character, they make it their core to find sustaina[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 3: Prints of Wanderlust

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Congratulations Tara on winning yesterday's amazing Tinggly giveaway - we'd love to hear what you will do! It's Day 3 of the calendar and the gifts keep coming. Staying home for the holidays? Every travelette knows that the best way to add a little adventure to your favorite chill spot is with some awesome travel-inspired home decor. And she also know[...]

The Best Shoes for Winter Travel (and How to Keep Warm Feet)

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Travelling in winter - whether with carry-on or a massive backpack - can be quite tricky to pack for. Who wants to freeze when they have a couple of days packed with action and highlights ahead of them? Of course a warm winter coat and matching hat and gloves can do a lot to save the day even if you buy them spontaneously, but the point at which everything i[...]

10 Amazing Places to Shop Christmas Gifts

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The holidays are just around the corner. And while that certainly signals the time for bundling up in oversized sweaters and sipping warm beverages, it also means the season of giving is upon us! We’ve been your go-to guide for gifts before and this year we’ve rounded up 10 of the most awesome places to shop all things Christmas in Europe. Shopping for gi[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Quito

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When in doubt about where to begin when travelling South America, always go for the underdog. Quito might not be as famous for nightlife and music as Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires; it is not as well-known a UNESCO Heritage Site as Cusco in the Peruvian Andes or as infamous among beach-lovers like Cartagena. It is an underdog, yes, but it was also selected a[...]

10 Traveletty Island Essentials

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Whether your choice of entertainment is The Blue Lagoon, Survivor or a good old travel classic like The Beach, we have all dreamed of being stranded on a deserted island at one point or another, with or without Leo. Sometimes dreams come true and a modern day castaway is faced with the eternal question of what to take to a deserted island. While some of us [...]

The evolution of backpacking in heels

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I first started backpacking at age 22. That was also the first time that I went traveling with an actual backpack. I must say - I felt pretty cool. I was now "one of them". Giving in to peer pressure (that didn't actually exist, I just pretended it did) my travel wardrobe suddenly consisted of loose cotton wrap pants (Thai fisherman style) and white rip shir[...]

How to plan the perfect girlfriend getaway in London

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It was August and it had been one year since the first ever Travelettes meet-up in Croatia. Perfect timing for another Travelettes re-union! To spice things up a little, we wanted to explore a city together - easy to reach, cool and big enough to get lost for a day or two. Paris, Berlin or London were our options of choice - the discussions were endless; but[...]

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