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Erasmus in Spain - An ode to the happiest year of my life

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It was 2014. I was 21 years old and living my best life, cut off from the rest of the world and enjoying daily sunsets in Cadiz. It was my Erasmus year in Spain. Everyone had told me how incredible this year would be, that I would be carefree, a social butterfly set out to see the world. They were right. There I was, falling in love with the Spanish l[...]

13 things to love about Corfu

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I must admit Greece was not my first choice for places to visit this summer, but when I saw how many of my friends opted for Corfu, I simply had to find out what the fuss was all about and booked a ticket with Aegean Airlines. After a short and comfortable flight we were greeted with sunny skies, warm air and plenty of smiles to what would become one of my n[...]

A magical family escape in the mountains of Salzburger Land in Austria

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I have an undeniable love for Austria and the Alps. For the longest time I identified as a beach kind of gal but every single time I travel to the mountains I feel it - this sense of freedom and a certain closeness to nature. So now, when someone asks me if I prefer mountains or beach - I can't pick one over another, both are an absolute guarantor for a grea[...]

This Travel-Themed Mall Takes Visitors on a Real Journey

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Asia's vast shopping malls have become somewhat iconic in the modern-day. From the dinky hidden plazas of Hong Kong to the sprawling luxury malls of Singapore. Maybe shopping isn't a top priority for you on a trip - but there are certain cities where I think you'd be missing out on a real slice of culture by not indulging. Bangkok has to be one of them. [...]

10 Black Travel Bloggers to Inspire Your Next Trip

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As a digital publication with over 300,000 followers, Travelettes prides itself on being the traveling big sister for young women around the world. Offering guidance before, during, and after trips, as well as personal anecdotes from experiences we've encountered first-hand, our content is varied and very often personal. The incredible support of the Trav[...]

32 of Our Favourite Travel Memoirs

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Explore the world from the comfort of your own home with riveting voyages of discovery and personal accounts of off-the-beaten-track adventure. If you're not traveling right now but dreaming about it, there's nothing stopping you from reliving it through someone else's words - and experiences. With a little help from bookworm travellers around the wor[...]

Take Advantage of Lonely Planet TV's Lockdown Freebie!

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Le sigh... We’re all depressed. We’re all stressed our 2020 plans are ruined. We’re all sitting at home going slightly stir crazy, shovelling carbs into our face holes, right?  Well, our friends at Lonely Planet have gone and done us a massive solid by making their Lonely Planet TV (which is usually a premium paid service) FREE to watch over the[...]

Are You Obsessed with Mad Men? You Have to See This Hotel

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Don Draper’s Uncle is Alive and Well in Germany. (Hamburg, specifically.) When I was a kid, I dressed up as a “poodle girl” for three Halloweens in a row. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the technical term “poodle girl,” it was the 8-year-old saying for a wannabe ‘60s sock hop gal, complete with a baby pink, flouncy skirt adorne[...]

Want to stay like a local? Try this Airbnb alternative

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Craving Something Local? If you’re reading this, you probably like to experience a somewhat authentic slice of local life whenever you travel somewhere new. After all, you’ve found this blog, which has never exactly celebrated the Hard Rock Cafes and big bus tours of the world (not judging.). And while the desire to live like a local is a common thre[...]