Tags archives: art

Five female illustrators you need to meet

I'm not just a little late to that whole illustration game... For some absolutely inexplicable reason I've always been more fascinated by either photography or abstract art until it made click a few weeks ago. Now I can't get enough of the different styles, the landscapes, the stories - and the personalities behind them. So here are five ladies whose sketche[...]

Athens - the New Mecca for Street Art?

Athens is undergoing a cultural turnover as a result of the financial crisis. Some are calling it “The New Berlin” as the next generation of artists and designers are turning to the streets to churn out social messages. In fact, they’re reinventing their city – independent of the outcome – building their own vision for the future. Last month, I was in Athens[...]

The long distance love art project everyone is talking about

Love conquers all, so the saying goes. Looking at the Instagram account of Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li, you'd certainly believe it. She lives in New York, he's in Seoul but the distance has inspired them to start something that currently puts the internet in awe. The two photograph the same scene in their respective cities and then put the picture t[...]

The 5 best Street Art neighborhoods in the world

JR, Banksy, ROA - these names will ring a bell if you enjoy street art just as much as I do. I love traveling across the globe and seeing the work of these artists evolve from place to place, their art usually fitting exactly with the setting, always catching the public eye, telling them a story they weren’t always aware of, in the most creative way. So when[...]

8 underground city trips in Europe

City trips are among my favourite journeys. Arriving without a plan or a map, just strolling around, chatting up local folk, asking them for recommendations and directions, following cool-looking people around, until I find the places I like. Diving headfirst into the subcultures of a city, rather than following the top ten list of some travel guide - being [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brisbane's Suburbs

Brisbane is the underdog of Australian major cities. It doesn’t attract tourists like Sydney and Melbourne, and is often overlooked in favour of the glitzy Gold Coast, a mere hour’s drive south. But Brisbane, with its river cutting the city in half, has a lot on offer for Travelettes: a prolific arts scene, a saturation of independent cafes and restaurants, [...]

Welcome to Oymyakon - the coldest village on Earth

I have never been on a cold weather holiday. Every January, as we enter the depths of bleak mid-winter here in the UK, my little brain awakens from its gentle festive fugue of eat, sleep, drink, repeat, and starts to plan how best to flee the country to get some much needed Vitamin D. Occasionally I have allowed myself to get seduced by the idea of romantic [...]

10 Festivals You Should Go To In 2015

For me, 2014 was the year of festivals. I went to six in total... and only one of them required wellington boots. In fact, I didn't even sleep in a single tent during all of my festival attending time. Call me boring, but this is exactly the way I like my festivals; with a comfy bed and a warm shower. The reason I attended so many festivals this year was [...]

24 Hours in Florence – A Travelettes Guide

Planning a regular holiday can be stressful, especially if it's a short one and you want to squeeze in as much as possible in as little time as you have. The epitome of this is when you have one day only somewhere. One night in Bangkok may have been enough for Murray Head, but is it for a Travelette? That's when you get a handy 24-hours guide that puts it al[...]

Around the world in 365 docobites

I thought that when I saw a photo of the duo behind 365 docobites via the brilliant Humans of Amsterdam Facebook page (which of course is influenced by the mahoosively popular Humans of New York) that was the first time I'd heard of the project. With Debra from Humans of Amsterdam. But a quick navigation around their website and I realised I'd seen som[...]

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