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What it's like to be first black woman to travel to all of the countries in the world

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When it comes to travelling around the world, Jessica Nabongo has nailed. The 35-year-old has completed her two-and-a-half-year epic adventure of travelling to every UN-recognised country of the world (plus 2 non-member states), becoming the first black woman to do so. Travel is in the blood of the Detroit-born Ugandan-American, as she is the founder and CEO[...]

Meet The New Travelettes!

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There have been a few changes to the Travelettes team this year. Although Katja, Annika, Kathi, Caroline and Tabea have of course been writing their hearts out for years, others have left us to move onto awesome new ventures. In their place, there's now another six new writers, bringing the total Travelettes team count up to eleven! From Australia to the [...]

Travelette of the Month: Katja Hentschel

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Every month, we bring to you an interview with one of the Travelettes team where you get a bit of a background check on the women behind the tales you read. From intrepid travel journalists to those who love doing handstands around the globe, we have a beautiful variety of ladies who all do things differently, but share the same passion: travel. This month,[...]

Travelette of the Month: Charlotte Eriksson

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When Charlotte Eriksson recently told us the story behind her music and writing, we knew that you guys had to meet her! Charlotte is a Swedish singer-songwriter and author who left home at the age of 18 to pursue her art, and has been a constant traveler since. In between publishing her new short story collection ('Another vagabond lost to love', which immed[...]

Interview with The Darfur Sartorialist

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Style and fashion can be found in the most unexpected places, even in Darfur - a place that is burnt into our minds as a place of suffering and catastrophe. Amazing color combination, wonderful smiles and attitudes showing signs of hope are some of the things that make up the Darfuri style. As Pedro Matos, the Darfur Sartorialist, puts is: "Darfur is fashion[...]

Rineke Dijkstra and the stories her photographs tell

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We see millions of images every day.  Every moment we see is a small picture that flashes through our brain and into our core.  Some images rush out of our minds forever, and some will never leave us. These fleeting memory portraits can become distorted over time, turning some into facades on inflated pedestals, and unfairly demoting others.  However a minor[...]

Chatting to the Six Six Sick girls about New York City

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I first met the six six sick girls about 4 years ago when I lived in New York for a while. Back then, these (then) 3 fine ladies ran one of NYC's best clubnights called Six Six Sick, at a place called Happy Ending, ever Tuesday. I loved them right away because each week they designed their own outfits and treated all their guests as friends. These days, the[...]

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