Personal Stories

A Travelette joins the Treevolution

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I must admit that I am only somewhat environmentally conscious. Sure I turn the tap off when I brush my teeth and my Dad installed in me an innate reaction that always makes me switch of the light when I leave a room. Also when travelling I re-use my towels and I will even complain if the hotel doesn't adhere to its own policy. I have always disliked air-con[...]

Travelette of the Month: Maggie Doyne

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You meet children in need of a home and decide to build one for them - some people make it seem as easy as that. Maggie Doyne is one of them. Today, at the young age of 27, she can look back on a path of selfless activism. After graduating from high school she spent a gap year travelling the world. Her trip brought her to northeastern India and eventually to[...]

Travelette of the Month: Eva Stotz, documentary filmmaker

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On trips to far-away countries and different cultures I often feel a little lost. Advice by friends and guidebooks might help, but what I would actually need is the inside perspective of a local. Just, how to get to them? It's not like I can just walk into their house, sit down at their kitchen table and ask them what to do in their town or country.. but wai[...]

A Story Of Romance, Travel and OkCupid

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Anyone who has ever been on long traveling stints knows that romance and love can feature quite heavily in the experience. Whether you meet the love of your life while on the road, partied hard enjoying single life or traveled with your partner, it will always be an exciting venture. Traveling with a partner is generally considered to be wildly romantic as y[...]

The Horror Hostel Tales

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The day of Halloween is finally upon us; the time for creepy stories around a fire, the day for scary costumes, the night for trick or treating neighbours. I love this time of year as it’s an excuse to dress up, ask strangers for sweets and generally have a fear-full time! And what better way to celebrate this holiday than a good ole horror story? I’m s[...]

29 signs you've been traveling South East Asia

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South East Asia, it's a funny old place. Exciting, addictive and beautiful - not unlike travel itself. There's no question that part of Asia's appeal is the fact it is poles apart from our Western world, a place where you can very quickly find yourself lost in a totally different lifestyle and way of thinking. Well, we travelettes are nothing if not adaptabl[...]

77 signs that you're a traveller for life...

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Last weekend I travelled back to the UK from the Netherlands for a family gathering and being the nonchalant travel professional that I am, I was running (very, very) late. As I walked (ahem, raced) through Schiphol's main entrance I realised I had only eleven minutes to make it to my gate before it closed, including the dreaded walk through security. I got [...]

Travel Inspiration: The Wander Postcard Project

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Probably all of you will agree that the world wide web is one of the most alluring places to accidentally get lost in poking around. But spending too much time online doesn't always mean those minutes were wasted: As addicitive as it is - the internet is also one big pond of inspiration to draw from. During one of these extended virtual fishing trips in sear[...]

Gypset travel - glamorous nomads

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Being on perpetual holidays, barefoot and sun-kissed... Impossible? Not quite: there is a handful of people on this planet who seem to actually live this dream life, hopping from one sublime off-the-grid escape to another, on a permanent quest for the endless summer. Who are they? Members of what New York-based journalist Julia Chaplin calls the Gypset (a cr[...]

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