About Us

The Travelettes are a group of female travelers, writers and photographers sharing their travel stories online since August 2009. We come from all corners of the world and it is our goal to inspire, inform and motivate young women to travel more.

Being A Travelette - The Travelettes

The Travelette gets a manicure on Monday and Tuesday will go off to hike in the Himalaya. She does not conform to conventions and thinks Paris Fashion Week is just as exciting as stomping through the Amazon rain forest in rubber boots. She worries about matching colors but laughs off mosquito bites.

At Travelettes.net we hope to provide you with guidelines, tips and our personal experiences on all things travel. The Travelettes are your girlfriends who have been there, done that, and are always happy to give advice.

Sounds like you?

‘Being a Travelette’ means much more than just contributing to this website. All of our readers can be Travelettes. We run a Facebook group for women around the world to ask each other for advice and inspiration when planning their upcoming travels. Use the hashtags #iamatravelette and #traveletting to share your favourite pictures from home or abroad on Instagram – we feature our favourite regrams on our own account or invite guest-grammers for a weekend.

Get in touch!

We are happy to give individual feedback and advice on travelling and travel writing – take a look at our contributors’ profiles and drop one of us an email with all your questions, or reach us at hello@travelettes.net!


The Travelettes

Katja Hentschel
  • Katja Hentschel

  • Katja Hentschel founded travelettes.net after successfully completing a year of backpacking the world in heels. Her favorite modes of transportation are helicopters and jetskis and she would always trade a 5-course meal at a fancy restaurant for a hot soup at a Thai roadside kitchen. Give her a camera and a high five and she will go out and find adventure. Get in touch with her at katja@travelettes.net
Kathi Kamleitner
  • Kathi Kamleitner

  • Kathi left her home town Vienna behind as soon as she could say, 'I'm 18 now'. After studying and watching movies for money at film festivals in Denmark, Iceland and Berlin, she now has a new hometown: Glasgow, Scotland! Kathi is always preparing her next trip, documenting her every step with her camera, pen and phone. Her all time favourites are the beautiful nature of Iceland, Costa Rica and Canada. Find out more at Watch Me See. Send her some nice words at kathi@travelettes.net
Sophie Saint
  • Sophie Saint

  • Sophie joined Travelettes back in 2009 after she graduated and fled the UK for exotic adventures! She took on an epic backpacking trip that led her to discovering her favourite city, Melbourne. After a few years frolicking in Australia, she finally returned back to England. She whiles away her time planning European escapes, crocheting, and daydreaming of escaping to SE Asia & living in eternal summers. See what else she's up to on her blog Saints on a Plane. Sophie reads emails at sophie@travelettes.net
Alice Dodd
  • Alice Dodd

  • Alice decided at 18 she wanted to see more of the world and packed her bag for a 6-month adventure in Italy. Instead of bringing home the Italian man her mother hoped for, she instead fell in love with traveling. After graduating straight into a London job, Alice soon quit the 9-5 and bought a one-way ticket to Australia. Since then, she's lived in five countries and hasn’t looked back, spending her time between beaches and cities, almost always with a strong coffee in hand (reusable cup only, of course)! Catch up with her travels and anecdotes on AliceMoyna.co.uk, or reach out via email at alice@travelettes.net
Jodie Taylor
  • Jodie Taylor

  • Jodie is a painfully British 30-something adventurer who traverses the globe as a full-time digital nomad. She recently graduated from “backpacker” to “flashpacker” status and now enjoys the finer things in life such as showers with hot water, 2-star hotel rooms and sometimes even pays to select a seat on airplanes! When she’s not off living that glamorous nomad life, she’s online scouring flight prices and writing about what she knows best - travel.
Eleni Philippou
  • Eleni Philippou

  • Eleni is a travel writer, photographer and blogger who lived in 4 different countries by the time she was 21. She gets a kick out of uncovering new lands and cultures and trots through life with a journal, a pen and a camera in her backpack, documenting life in her own quirky way. A Cypriot islander at heart with big dreams, she yearns to keep on discovering the corners of the earth and its stories, like the time she found Italian Tarzan in Costa Rica, and share them with the world. Offer her a cheeseburger or a warm plate of lasagna and some live music and she's happy as can be. Reach her at eleni@travelettes.net
Caroline Schmitt
  • Caroline Schmitt

  • Caroline grew up with cameras of all shapes and sizes and fell in love with telling colourful stories early on. After spending her teenage years sneaking out of her parents’ house to explore (who hasn’t done that!?), she moved to London at 18 to study and see the world. After pit stops in Vancouver and Beirut she’s now happily based in Berlin and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Caroline adores burgers, says ‘yes’ a lot and speaks way too fast. Follow her blog and Instagram to find out more. Say hi at caroline@travelettes.net.
Tabea Mathern
  • Tabea Mathern

  • Tabea was born in North-West of Germany from where she would happily explore Europe with a 70's tent, her family, a small 35mm camera and constantly dirty feet. After having lived in Canada for a while (and falling in love with it) she’s now back to Berlin with itchy feet and a hunger to discover and share. Her hobbies include collecting weird objects, smelling the sea and incessantly wondering about how to save the world. Tabea checks her e-mails at tabea@travelettes.net
Tamara Thurman
  • Tamara Thurman

  • Tamara is an English free spirit now residing in Melbourne after falling for the city’s music and art scene. Whilst backpacking solo for a year after university, she was infected by the travel bug and consequently quit her corporate career in 2017. She’s now determined to live a life dictated by her bucket list and personal goals - not corporate targets. If she's not furiously writing for her solo travel blog Travelling Tam, you'll find her providing virtual assistance for other bloggers, hiking, or dancing at the front row of a rock gig.
Vanessa Graf
  • Vanessa Graf

  • Vanessa is a 23-year-old mountain enthusiast originally from Austria - but for the past five years, her home country hasn't seen all that much of her. Volunteering in rural Romania, eating Stroopwaffels (ahem, studying) in Rotterdam, getting a degree in France, living in Kyrgyzstan for a year, and short trips to friends from near and far have kept her wandering. You can see her summit the world's peaks and more at her Instagram @vavavama, or send her an e-mail at vanessa@travelettes.net.

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