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20 tips to survive hostel life

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Ahhh the classic hostel. The haven for a backpacker. The pit stop for a traveller. The place to rest the weary. They are a great option for accommodation when on the road as they can be affordable and social, but once you've got around a bit, it's likely you would have experienced a wide variety of hostels. From the good, the bad and the ugly; the wor[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Marseille

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“You’re from France? Oh, I love Paris!” - I stopped counting the number of times I’ve heard this sentence since I started traveling. Going abroad makes you realize how we usually stick to “must-sees” and capitals when it comes to choosing itineraries and feeling entitled to give a legitimate feedback about a country. Trying to convince people that my home co[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Diving

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Hi, my name is Annika and I am an addict. Unfortunately, the place I am staying at right now has signs all over the place saying 'Fuel your addiction'. So what can a girl do, but give into temptation and... go diving?! Ever since my last Thailand trip when I took my first breath underwater I have been completely addicted to diving and it seems whomever I [...]

How to Start Travelling After a Break Up

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A break up is the start of the rest of your life. It’s up to you what this ‘rest of your life’ will bring. My 5-year relationship ended over a year ago now and with a lot of soul-searching and hindsight I can see it was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. Although there have been times in my journey where that’s definitely not seemed the case. In[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Iran

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When I first told my family and friends that I was planning on backpacking for a month on my own in Iran, they looked at me like I was a bit crazy. Though I could understand their doubts and reluctance (let’s be honest, Iran is generally not on the top of the world’s most touristy places), I was just excited and curious to see for myself what this country wa[...]

6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to do in NYC this Summer

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On days like these I adore New York City - these balmy afternoons when walking through Greenwich Village feels like I've stumbled onto the movie set of every idyllic New York-based film I've watched growing up. I am sitting in Washington Square Park on the edge of that center fountain that seems to double as the town's watering hole where red-faced locals an[...]