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10 Black Travel Bloggers to Inspire Your Next Trip

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As a digital publication with over 300,000 followers, Travelettes prides itself on being the traveling big sister for young women around the world. Offering guidance before, during, and after trips, as well as personal anecdotes from experiences we’ve encountered first-hand, our content is varied and very often personal. The incredible support of the Trav[...]

We Need to Stop Feeling Guilty About Travel

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Deciding to quit my London job and solo travel three years ago, was one of the best decisions of my life. I have seen incredible things, met amazing people and completely changed my priorities as a young woman. At university, I was desperate to escape to London in a corporate 9-5, attending client brunches and drinking cocktails at the weekend. Now, I’ve [...]

Want to stay like a local? Try this Airbnb alternative

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Craving Something Local? If you’re reading this, you probably like to experience a somewhat authentic slice of local life whenever you travel somewhere new. After all, you’ve found this blog, which has never exactly celebrated the Hard Rock Cafes and big bus tours of the world (not judging.). And while the desire to live like a local is a common thread a[...]

Travelette of the Month: Nicola Lavin - Traveling with Lyme Disease (and Infectious Positivity)

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Travelling can be exhausting and tough on the body even if you're in the height of health. But spare a thought for those with chronic pain or illness who either can't travel, or face a whole heap of challenges to do so. Nicola Lavin, from Galway in Ireland, is one such traveller. Having caught Lyme disease from a tick as a teenager, she spent years livi[...]

Ethical volunteering- Meet the skilled volunteer nurse swapping modern hospitals for rural operating rooms

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The year is 2019 and the word ‘voluntourism’ is on every conscious traveler’s lips. The term refers to the growing phenomenon amongst the world’s traveling community. People packing up their bags and taking international flights to some of the world’s poorest countries to carry out volunteer work, often on assignments they’ve paid to be a part of. [...]

Seize Your Adventure with Fran Turauskis

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A few weeks ago, I contributed to an episode of my favourite travel podcast She Explores. The episode was all about female solo adventures and I shared my thoughts on hiking solo across Scotland and what being alone in the outdoors does to my mind and body. The episode featured many inspiring women, who sought the outdoors and adventure - one of them was Fra[...]

The adventurer who travels the globe in a wheelchair

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I met Sylvia Longmire as most people meet today: on the internet. I was researching inspiring female travelers for a post about Instagram and what it has become. I wanted to feature women that were different for a lack of better word than the stereotypical traveler we so often see today: predominantly white, twenty-something and skinny. I set out to search f[...]

Abled traveler with a disability: Interview with Min. Annie Bell

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There was something about Annie that immediately caught my interest - maybe it was the fact that she called herself an abled traveler with a disability. Or maybe it was seeing the photo of her zooming across a beach in a motorised scooter - having adventures even though she might not be the first person that comes to mind when you'd think about an adventure [...]

Travelette of the Month: Amanda Rae - Travel with Lupus & Chron's Disease

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Like so many of the inspiring travelers whose journeys I follow, I found Amanda on social media. She had posted about her story, someone had shared it, it popped up on my wall, and the rest is history - so to say. Amanda has a story, that I immediately knew needs to reach more people around the world. People who are in the same situation as her; and those wh[...]

10 inspiring people & projects to follow that will change you forever

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Bloggers and influencers have to deal with their fair share of nay-sayers who accuse them of being shallow, privileged and blind to it. And while not every content creator out there contributes positively to the reputation of our profession, there are plenty of examples of people who use their online platform to inspire and change minds. With this post I'd l[...]

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