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10 Films that Make you Feel Empowered as a Woman

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Every year, I attend Glasgow Film Festival and look out for films that are creative, inspiring and empowering. This year was a particularly strong year for women directors, as festivals around the world are finally catching onto the fact that there are thousands of women out there, fighting for the opportunity to tell their stories. As a female traveler I ho[...]

10 Festivals You Should Go To In 2015

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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 [...]

5 Films that make me want to Travel the World

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I love film festivals. The atmosphere in and around the cinemas is bursting of creativity. Film buffs and journalists from every corner of the world come together to celebrate and cherish film. Filmmakers from everywhere put forward their recent works of passion. On top of some great films there are extraordinary parties to dance instead of sleep. And th[...]

The Arctic Cowboys of Finland

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Picture a wide open landscape of an endless white carpet of snow; patches of old growth forest with trees covered in lichen. Suddenly a flock of reindeer appears from between the white hills: with massive antlers on their heads, and tiny white fur-balls aka. fluffy reindeer calves roaming between their legs. The herd grows bigger, thousands of animals emerge[...]

Go and watch a mountain movie

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Would I trade a sandy beach for an exciting mountain adventure? Swimming in a calm lake for racing down a rapid torrent? Or strolling through a crowded city for hiking along a lonely path? Am I an explorer myself? And do I like to meet people with the same passion? If you've answered 'yes' to all of the above you will want to read on. Let me introduce you t[...]

Travelettes at Toronto International Film Festival

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I should be honest and say that the  alternative working title for this post was and in many ways still is "Stalking Jared Leto in Toronto." Such was my excitement at hearing he was in town at the same time as me presenting his film Artifact, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. Within moments of landing at Toronto Pearson I'd seen news [...]

TIP: The Road Junky Film Festival

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Dear Travelettes, if you are Berlin based, I might have something for you. Via the couchsurfing forums Ina came across the Road Junky Film Festival which takes place in Berlin this weekend. They will show shorts and features from independent film makers, which will be preceded by rounds of storytelling from travelers in the audience. Road Junky also hosts[...]

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