Tags archives: inspiring-women

Travelette of the Month: Annapurna Mellor

Each month we introduce you to a different member of our writing team. Based all around the globe, each of our Travelettes has a different passion for travel, a different area of expertise and offers something unique to the overall feel of Travelettes. This month we get to know a little more about Annapurna Mellor, one of our newest writers. As a travel p[...]

Reclaiming the Outdoors with Madeleine Wilson

If you have ever typed in the words 'adventure' or 'outdoors' into Google image search or any stock photography platform you might have notices the same as me - the images in the search results that show people on the photos are predominantly picturing men in these adventurous outdoor situations. Whenever I look for photos to use on social media or for artic[...]

Why I decided to ditch my life as an executive and travel more deeply

“Hello. Michael. Hello. Can you hear me? Hello?” That was me - on a satellite phone in my tent in the Bhutanese Himalayas - calling an investment banking colleague back in New York City. It was the fall of 2008, and the financial world was crumbling down around all of us. A few months prior I had moved to a new job within my company, and was now in charge[...]

Travelette of the Month: Nikki Vargas

Meet the Travelettes: whether based in Europe, snapping photographs in Asia, helping refugees in Jordan or volunteering in rural Romania; the Travelettes challenge the notion of a conventional life and chase their passion of travel around the world. Each of the 10 girls that compromise the Travelettes team do more than tell stories; they impact change, run t[...]

Travelette of the Month: Elisa Fourt

Part of what makes Travelettes so unique is the team of women behind it. Ten profiles of experienced travelers, who share their stories, their passion for the world and their adventures. Each month, we are introducing you to one of them, so that you can get a better feel of what being a Travelette is all about, while still discovering the unique personality [...]

Raped While Traveling, or Why a Nightmare Abroad Won’t Stop Me from Seeing the World

As a 20-year-old female traveler, I am well attuned to the worries of my family and friends. In the past three years, I have traveled to 23 different countries on three continents, much of the time alone. Before each trip, I repeatedly received the same pieces of advice, telling me not to walk alone in the dark, always watch my drink, and not to place too mu[...]

Fight for your Dreams: Speed Sisters

If you would have told me a few weeks ago, that one of my favourite films in 2016 would be a documentary about car racing, I would have shook my head in disbelief and told you to do your homework better. I'm not interested in racing sports whatsoever. And yet, I am a film buff and have signed up for the #52FilmsByWomen challenge this year, to see at least on[...]

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