Why You Should Let Travel Break Your Heart

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A little while ago, one of the members of our Travelettes Facebook Group asked whether anyone had tips for dealing with the bottomless despair she was feeling upon her return from an amazing trip. In the preceding months she had been discovering new places, sharing rides with strangers, living in a big collective house with like-minded folks, and gotten swep[...]

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[...]

10 Awesome Kayaking Spots in Australia

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It's the perspective that can turn any boring every-day thing into the most spectacular experience ever - like the bird's-eye view of your hometown when you approach the airport by plane, or slowly cycling along a road that you usually zoom along in a car or bus. Suddenly you become conscious of details you never noticed before, and somehow this place you th[...]

Offbeat Travel: Clarksdale, Mississippi

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Sometimes, in the course of your travels, you're lucky enough to stumble upon a place with just the right vibe. A place you go to not for its famous sights or fancy venues, but for its particular energy. A place that gets passed on from person to person, through the tales of those who have been before. A place where you immediately bond with the people you m[...]

5 books to read before you hit the roads of North America

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Immense, home of dramatic landscapes, infused with car culture and equipped with an extensive network of highways, America is a country made for road-trips if there ever was one. Its infinite stretches of straight roads have inspired countless young folks to jump behind the wheel, hold out their thumb or hop on a freight train in search of freedom, meaning..[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Japan

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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. Pu[...]

Exploring Nice with Pop in the City, the ultimate urban adventure race for women

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Women can do amazing things - they can beat the odds and fly across the Atlantic like Amelia Earhart in 1928, or sail around the world on their own like teenager Laura Dekker, or adopt 40+ children off the streets of Nepal to give them a home like Maggie Doyne. They can change our perception of the world with their films or art, they can fight sexism by broa[...]

The Travelettes Guide to City Tripping

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I'm afraid, something really bad is going to happen soon. I think the sun and the moon and Earth have joined up and are planning a terrible coup: the end of summer. As the last rays of sunlight kiss my face, slowly making space for the icy winds of northern winter nights, I remember the adventures this summer has brought me. I want to go back to South Tyrol [...]

The Travelettes Wish List 2015

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Personally, I have never been a big fan of bucket lists. With every "20 places to see before you die" and "10 once in a lifetime trips" I shudder at the fact, that some few experiences (like seeing the Taj Mahal or hiking Machu Picchu) are deemed to be more valuable than others (like seeing the Victorian necropolis in Glasgow or hiking Sambock in South Tyrol[...]

Travelettes do Croatia: The Video

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What is it about certain holidays that draws us closer? Why do the bonds we create when we’re away from home feel so much stronger, so much quicker? How can just a few days make a group of strangers feel like they’ve known each other for years? It’s the good times. Exploring and finding treasures. Jumping into crystal clear water. Dancing till we drop. Ph[...]

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