Author archives: Tamara

Five Tried and Tested Eco-Friendly Travel Products

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Is your New Year's resolution to become more eco-friendly and minimise your impact on the planet? Mine too! Truth be told - I've actually been trying to live more environmentally conscious for a while now. But with the out-of-control bushfires here in Australia and a climate crisis in full force right around the world, this year I need to get even more se[...]

Could This Be The Best View in Melbourne?

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Like a gaudy bejewelled crown glittering against the velvet night and shining like freshly polished silverware by day, the Melbourne Star is an iconic treasure within Melbourne’s city skyline. Yes, observation wheels like this can now be found all over the world, but Melbourne’s is quite unique. Perhaps not by design, but most definitely by character.[...]

Travelette of the Month: Nicola Lavin - Traveling with Lyme Disease (and Infectious Positivity)

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Travelling can be exhausting and tough on the body even if you're in the height of health. But spare a thought for those with chronic pain or illness who either can't travel, or face a whole heap of challenges to do so. Nicola Lavin, from Galway in Ireland, is one such traveller. Having caught Lyme disease from a tick as a teenager, she spent years livi[...]

The Ultimate Philippines Bucket List

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Made up of over 7,000 islands, you would be right in thinking that there is plenty to do in the Philippines. With some of the most stunning beaches and landscapes Asia has to offer, the Philippines is simply one big bucket list for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. With a plethora of adrenaline-filled experiences to be had on land, sea and sky, you certainly wo[...]

Meet The New Travelettes!

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There have been a few changes to the Travelettes team this year. Although Katja, Annika, Kathi, Caroline and Tabea have of course been writing their hearts out for years, others have left us to move onto awesome new ventures. In their place, there's now another six new writers, bringing the total Travelettes team count up to eleven! From Australia to the [...]

How To Pack Like A Minimalist

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Travelling with only a few possessions for prolonged periods of time has permanently changed my outlook on what it is to live (and travel) in a largely materialistic world. I’ve discovered that actually, you really don’t need many things to live happily and comfortably. Though one of the smaller, and more practical lessons I’ve learnt from traversing [...]

A Rain Room Has Arrived In Melbourne

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Known to many as the culture capital of Australia, Melbourne is a hub for all things arty and experiential. This August sees the premier of a monumental creative installation, never before seen in the City. Having drawn over half a million visitors across LA, New York, Shanghai and London, the globally significant work has now arrived to the Jackalope Pav[...]

Bucharest: the Eastern European City for Creatives and Music Lovers

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Bucharest is a place of fascinating contrasts. Medieval churches and monasteries stand beside Art Nouveau phenomena. Monstrous 1930s’ concrete towers overshadow delicate French Baroque, and 21st century modernity sits somewhere awkwardly between it all. For me, the streets of Bucharest are like a feast for the eyes and a rather perplexing stimulus for the mi[...]

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