Personal Stories

Making your dream come true, one food cart a time

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Spain’s economy isn’t exactly thriving at the moment. In fact, its unemployment rate for under 25 year-old's is at a staggering 54% (!) (the overall employment rate lying at 25%) which beats most other European countries. So that’s not a very tempting climate to take risks and turn your biggest passion into a job, right? Except that, for Silvia Cab[...]

What Traveling has Taught me about Friendship

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Having real friends in your life is a blessing, but being one is the goal. The value of real friends should be one of the things to learn from traveling. Over the years, the most beautiful words have been written about friendship. But all of them are understatements. Everyone needs a supportive friend Traveling makes women feel extremely empowered[...]

Travelettes of the Month: Our Wild Abandon

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“MARIE WE ARE SO SORRY... I'm losing emails, my keys and even lost my car the other day but somehow the dog’s still alive (thank God).” Direct, spontaneous and hilarious: Jill and Kyla’s apology for taking ages answering my questions about the whirlwind adventure that has been taking them far and wide across the U.S. since last August is true to t[...]

3 Steps to Around the World Travel

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These poor Americans with their one week of vacation..I could practically hear the thoughts and see the pity spreading across the faces of our new friends. My fiancé and I had landed in Colombia just a few hours earlier and had ventured into the balmy night air for a drink to celebrate our arrival. As is often the case with travel, it took little more than [...]

7 awesome dates in Australia

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The land down under is a big, beautiful place full of diversity and culture with a touch of danger thrown in for excitement. While Australia may be notorious for its vast array of land and sea animals that can kill you, it also provides stunning views and entertainment that you can’t get anywhere else. From Perth to Sydney and everywhere in between, Austra[...]

The First Travelettes Get-Together Sail Cruise is ON!

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Maybe you remember that Travelettes turned 4 last summer. For over four years now, our ever-changing and evolving team of young female travellers has reported from far-flung corners of the planet, carried together reasons to get going and lessons learnt, dug up inspirational art from around the world and introduced you to exceptional fellow Travelettes. We a[...]

Why Women Should Travel

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International Women’s Day is a celebration of nebulous origins, and dubious manifestations (should we thank or punch the colleague who holds the door for us "because it's International Women's Day"?). However, this annual milestone has one merit: every year, for one day, it specifically focuses media attention on issues regarding gender equality—and, [...]

Bethany Hamilton - Pro Surfer with Faith

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Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer, who was born in Hawaii, on February 8, 1990. The story of Bethany has inspired thousands of people around the world to believe in themselves and their dreams. Let’s take a closer look at the story of this amazing young woman who survived a shark attack at the age of 13, lost her left arm and returned bac[...]

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