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Escape the winter and win a trip to New Zealand

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Dear travelettes, While surfing the web for interesting travel ideas I stumbled over a competition to win a trip to New Zealand. Just when it starts to get dark and cold in Europe, you can escape to the beautiful beaches and unspoiled nature of New Zealand. The travel agency STA and the travel portal 4trips are making it possible for 14 lucky adven[...]

One night of Romance in the Carribbean

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Another day at the Caribbean Sea came to an end. Freshly showered I positioned myself in one of the comfortable hammocks of our hostel among the many palm trees. A fresh breeze of wind was blowing, perfectly complementing the weather after a very hot day at the beach. It didn´t take long until I fell asleep. When I woke up, it was through the sweet me[...]

Donation Based Yoga for Travelers

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Staying in shape while traveling is an always-present dilemma for vagabond ladies. While an easy way to get your daily exercise is to bring a pair of trainers and run, a lot can get in the way such as ankle and leg injury/sensitivity, poor air quality, winter weather, or unsafe streets. I like to do yoga at home, but find it hard to muster the discipline to [...]

5 items I would never go backpacking without

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When you first start backpacking, chances are you are not familiar with all the do's and don'ts that come with it. For example, you might stuff your backpack with clothes just to find out that once you are there (this applies to India, South East Asia and other hot climate backpacker favorites) it's actually very easy and cheap (often just $2 or $3) to buy c[...]

Essential chat-up lines to know while traveling

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Getting to grips with the lingo in a foreign country can be an interesting challenge for a traveller especially when you’re just passing through for a few days. I discovered that buying toothpaste in Ecuador is easier said than done, especially when the shopkeeper misunderstands your broken Spanish and is thrusting a packet of smoked ham in your face instead[...]

Notes on Packing the Right Camera

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Hey ladies, One of the biggest problems I encounter when packing for trips is not how many pairs of shoes I need or what shades of nail polish to leave home. No, I struggle the most with exactly what combination of cameras and gear to bring along. We Travelettes are very passionate about our photography and while we recognize that it's ultimately up the p[...]

School + Job = ...Travel?

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We here at Travelettes recently received a letter from a future-world traveler asking one of the most reasonable questions of them all: Where do you get the time and money to travel when working, studying, or both? As I can only type (facts) from my own experiences I will try to answer this question to the best of my ability. Sometimes I look back and a[...]

Travel links of the week #4 - all about France

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Bonjour Travelettes, as I am planning a road trip to Paris I recently collected some websites and information about "the city of love" I'd like to share with you this week. Do it in Paris reflects all the insider world of a real Parisienne's Paris. With adresses, guides, events, recepies, the latest fashion styles and a blog it offers an insight into t[...]

Summer Camping Necessities: What to Pack, What to Leave Home

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Summer is the perfect time for a camping trip… warm weather, beautiful landscapes, refreshing dips in the lake, and hopefully some days off from school or work. But for those of us used to dealing day to day in civilization, it may be difficult to pick all the right goods to pack. Here are some necessities, as well as some less obvious things that are good t[...]

Exploring Malaysia - High on Shopping and Mountain Air in Kota Kinabalu

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The typical backpacker route in Malaysia often sticks closely to the Western Peninsula, what with Kuala Lumpur (KL) being a top bustling destination with its fun Chinatown and staggering sights of the Petronas Towers. However, a quick plane ride can get you to the Eastern Peninsula: Borneo. Borneo is famous for its Orangutan sanctuaries (which I highly recom[...]

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