Adventure Travel

10 things to do in Manaus, heart of the Amazon

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Long ago, the Amazon Rainforest has put me under a spell from far away; the endless luscious green fields of canopy, the impenetrable brush of the jungle, colorful orchids and tropical birds, the howls of a monkey flock in the distance. In admiration I watched the nature documentaries on TV with my dad. The wild animals of Jumanji made me cringe and dream at[...]

Welcome to Queenstown

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What a ride it's been, those last 10 days in New Zealand. I'm writing this from my flight back to San Francisco, still buzzing from the crazy load of impressions and experiences I've been able to collect over the past few days. The pain in my upper right arm puts a smile on my face as it transports me right back to the feeling of sitting front row rafting do[...]

Is this the Perfect Hike in the Canadian Rockies?

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“Get up and outside – you gotta see this!”, my friend shouted in the middle of the night. What could possibly be so interesting at this hour? A bear? A beautiful moon? This better be worth leaving my cozy sleeping bag! Excited I made my way to the wooden door. Everyone was already gathering outside, cameras out, eyes fixed to the sky. There – a flash of ligh[...]

Inzell, Bavaria - the active getaway

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Surrounded by mountains, far away from traffic and shopping malls, lies the quiet Bavarian town of Inzell, situated in the South of Germany, between Munich and Salzburg. The village has a mere 300 residents making it the perfect getaway from the daily stressful routine with guaranteed calm and time for relaxation. But that doesn't mean it's boring! Inzell of[...]

Surf'n'Sun: Costa Rica Surf Camp in Dominical

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Do you like trying out new things just as much as I do? Learning how to surf has always been a dream, so I naturally got super excited about our trip to the world famous surf paradise  Dominical in Costa Rica - a Travelette has been there before, read more here. To get the most out of it we decided to take part in a surf camp. A surf camp? - what's that? Her[...]

On hiking in Iceland

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I once spent a year living in Iceland and I quickly came to learn a couple of special things about this place: in winter most walkways are ice-free due to intelligent piping the country's culinary specialty is rotten shark which instead of chewing is swallowed down with Brennivín (really strong alcohol) the consumption of Coca Cola per capita is h[...]

4 Must Do's in British Columbia

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Last summer, somewhere between graduating from university and committing to a 9 to 5 lifestyle for the next 5 years I decided to get out. Out to a place full of breathtaking nature yet vibrant with culture and modern lifestyle. It didn't take me a long time to decide on a place - I wanted to discover Canada. My particular focus was on British Columbia and th[...]

Ghost Towns of America's Southwest

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On a roadtrip the journey is the destination – whether you follow a mapped route or just let the road take you to places you had no idea about. Either way, the trip will offer plenty of opportunities to discover what is hidden off the beaten path. Take ghost towns as an example. The decaying remains of old western mining towns are especially popular with [...]

Surfing Europe - Impressions from the GoPro

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"You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” - Jon Kabat-Zinn When I first started surfing about three years ago I knew that this new hobby was here to stay. In the years that followed I began choosing travel destinations mainly base don wave power and water temperature and grew to know some of the best surf spots around the world. During my rec[...]

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