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Traveling can be as scary as it is exciting, and even more so as a woman. When you think of taking that step and leaving the known for the unknown for the first time, I’m sure a lot of different questions flash through your mind. Where to even begin?
It’s a lot. I know. I’ve been there. I’ve chased my thoughts all around my head in circles worrying about what …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

O Australia! The country that has captured my heart with its great open roads, natural beauty, exotic weather, amazing quality of life, out-of-this-world vintage shopping (once you know where to look) and my favourite city in the world: Melbourne.
I’ve had the most amazing 20 months in this country and as my second year working visa fast approaches its expiration date, I feel the urge to advertise and sell Australia as …

[ Written by Sophie | 29 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

I spent my weekend surrounded by jungle. I saw a white faced capuchin during my morning walk. I ate lunch with an iguana beside me. I swam under a waterfall in the afternoon. I did yoga with tropical birds. I watched the sunset over the ocean as I ate dinner. The best part?  I didn’t even leave my hotel. Travelettes, I have a terrible confession to make. When preparing for …

[ Written by guest | 27 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

The Sky Mall catalog is always one of the most interesting ways I find to occupy my time during long plane rides. I have this game I play with myself where I choose what item I would give to what friend. You know, if I was the kind of person who wanted to spend money on totally useful products like a cell phone wrist carrier instead of …

[ Written by guest | 12 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

When traveling to foreign countries where the language is literally so foreign, I found many tourists speaking LOUDER and s.l.o.w.e.r to the locals in a bizarre attempt to get understood. It seriously annoys me every time I see a traveler rudely turn their back to the waiter/market stall owner, throw up their hands and announce to their partner, “He just doesn’t understand! We’re wasting our time here, Harold. Let’s go find someone who can …

[ Written by Sophie | 28 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Have you heard of that show ‘Around the World for Free’? I hadn’t until a few days ago, and when I saw that it was ex-reality stars being filmed to travel, I wasn’t very impressed… until I found out the details: ’Around the World for Free‘ (ATWFF) is a reality series that challenges an individual to get all around the world with absolutely no money and one cameraman in tow who …

[ Written by Sophie | 13 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

I stumbled across Karen’s blog, Dreamin’ The Life, and her incredibly poignant and insightful post of ‘27 things I’ve learnt in 27 years’. It got me thinking, what had I learnt in my 23 years? I don’t feel particularly wise at all and feel I have so much to see/learn/do/go, but as Karen said, “sometimes you have to stop, and look back and realise you’ve come a long way.” Traveling …

[ Written by Sophie | 30 Aug 2011 | 8 Comments | ]

I’d like to introduce some of my favorite places on the Internet – blogs written by ladies who inspire you to jump on a plane with only your camera and a roll of film for company, so you can see the world as they do. Some of them (Alison and Sandra) were among the first blogs I read on this Internet space thingy and maybe partly responsible for me wanting …

[ Written by guest | 19 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

My day job (oh yes, unfortunately this Travelette has to earn her crust before escaping to foreign paradises) is connected with innovation and sustainability so I’m constantly meeting with people who have great projects and ideas for the world. One project I came across recently is called The Unity Express and I thought that some of you might be interested in this remarkable project and maybe be inspired to take part in …

[ Written by guest | 12 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Night bus, night train, long haul flights… they all have trials and tribulations that can seriously suck but once you’ve done it once, you develop ways to endure it so allow me to share all that I have learnt…
Far-flung transport travelling all have many factors in common: Delightful cramped space posing the challenge of numerous sleeping positions. You will be stuck next to someone whom you have to endure for …

[ Written by Sophie | 12 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]