FlightCar: A win-win for travelers

Posted on 18. May, 2015 by .

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Flightcar is a win-win for travelers: Car owners rent their car while they’re traveling, save airport parking fees & earn money; travelers get cheap car rentals!

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The grand finale of my Philippines trip: El Nido (Part I)

Posted on 11. May, 2015 by .

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Palawan was the last stop on my Philiippines island hopping adventure and I couldn’t have chosen a better place for the grand finale than the world’s most beautiful island!

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Polaroid of the week: Sunset over Santa Monica, California

Posted on 10. May, 2015 by .

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I nearly didn’t make it to the U.S., but when I finally arrived in Los Angeles, spectacular sunsets, long runs by the ocean, stunning street art and terrific food were waiting for me!

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5 Worst Moments From 5 Years Of Travel

Posted on 03. May, 2015 by .

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After sharing my five best moments in five years of travel yesterday, it’s now time for the five worst experiences. Contrary to yesterday’s post, for which I had a hard time narrowing down only five favorite moments, it was much harder to come up with five really horrible experiences. I guess I am just lucky […]

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5 Best Moments From 5 Years Of Travel

Posted on 02. May, 2015 by .

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I have to admit that I find it nearly impossible to pick just five moments out of five years of travel, but here are a handful of my absolute favorite experiences!

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Life lately and upcoming travels: April 2015 Edition

Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 by .

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Today, I’m not only celebrating the end of another great travel month, but also my fifth travel-versary! The last month of Year 4 brought me to Hong Kong, Thailand and Germany.

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On Lesbian Solo Travel

Posted on 23. Apr, 2015 by .

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When I set off on my solo travel adventures, I had no idea that lesbian solo travel could be so annoying! Read on to find out why…

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Six surprising facts about Ibiza

Posted on 22. Apr, 2015 by .

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When most people hear Ibiza, they think mega clubs and 24/7 party – but there’s so much more to Ibiza than that! Here are six facts about Ibiza that might surprise you:

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My short love affair with Tel Aviv

Posted on 21. Apr, 2015 by .

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I didn’t expect it at all, but Tel Aviv grabbed me hard, pulled me in with its irresistible aura, and didn’t let me go. I left my heart in Tel Aviv.

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A first-timer’s guide to Helsinki

Posted on 17. Mar, 2015 by .

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Confession: I feel like I only scratched the surface of Helsinki. I owe the city another visit. I had ambitious plans for my short few days in Finland’s capital, but the main purpose for my visit was the MATKA travel conference which took place in January, also not the best time of year to be […]

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Introducing Sri Lanka : My first impressions and some fun facts

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by .

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Let me introduce you to the Pearl Of The Indian Ocean (and find out why it’s called that!): Sri Lanka! In this post, I am sharing my first impressions and some fun facts.

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Looking back: Five years ago I quit my job to travel the world

Posted on 01. Feb, 2015 by .

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I quit my job to travel the world five years ago – and I am still traveling! Read more about how my backpacking trip turned into an indefinite journey around the world..

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10 things that surprised me about Stockholm

Posted on 25. Jan, 2015 by .

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When I visited Stockholm for the first time this month, the city had lots of surprises in store for me! Read what I found surprising about Stockholm, and what I loved!

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Introducing my favorite new travel planning tool: Trover

Posted on 19. Jan, 2015 by .

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I have to make a confession: I am slowly but surely starting to ditch my guidebooks! I used to always travel with a guidebook, no matter if it was a 3-day weekend getaway or a yearlong backpacking trip (which turned into a somewhat indefinite journey, since what I thought would be a one-year trip is […]

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How to start travel hacking

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by .

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I have educated several friends on travel hacking this year, and as one of them is about to take advantage of her first free hotel stay, I thought it was time to talk about travel hacking here on Globetrottergirls as well!

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Along the shores of Lake Titicaca: Discovering rural Bolivia on a 20km hike

Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by .

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A 20km day hike along the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia turned out one of my favorite travel experiences in the country with stunning lake views, odd locals and rural Bolivia at its best.

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From Europe to the U.S. on a budget airline – My experience with Norwegian Air’s 787 Dreamliner

Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by .

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$187 for a flight from San Francisco to Stockholm? This sounds too good to be true! I tested Norwegian’s transatlantic Dreamliner Experience and was pleasantly surprised!

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My Top Five Cities To Visit In 2015

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by .

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Lonely Planet recently named its Top Ten Cities To Visit In 2015. While I agree with some, I don’t get why others are on the list. So I made my own list of places I think people should visit in 2015!

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Adventures in housesitting in New York City

Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 by .

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I came to New York for a housesit this summer, and the owners canceled their trip last-minute. I ended up housesitting 8 times there though – find out how I did it:

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28 things I love about New York City in the summer

Posted on 04. Sep, 2014 by .

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It’s no secret that New York City is my favorite place on the planet, but during the summer months, I love the city even more! Read on for 28 things I love about New York in the summer.

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The Day I Cycled Down Bolivia’s Death Road

Posted on 27. Aug, 2014 by .

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One of the most terrifying experiences on all my travels: Cycling down Bolivia’s notorious Death Road, also known as the most dangerous roads in the world!

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New Mexico’s White Desert: The bright and beautiful White Sands

Posted on 17. Mar, 2014 by .

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We visited one of the most fascinating landscapes in the southwestern U.S. – the vast white sand desert of Sand Dunes in New Mexico – and got almost lost in the dunes!

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The otherworldly landscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert

Posted on 04. Feb, 2014 by .

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There is no question why NASA does test runs for its Mars missions here – the landscapes are incredible. One glance through this photo essay and the Atacama Desert will surely land on your Must See list!

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Polaroid of the week: Road tripping in Southern Arizona

Posted on 29. May, 2015 by .

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The past week has been an exciting travel week: I’ve been road tripping around Southern Arizona, hiking in National Parks and delving into the Old West!

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You want to be a travel writer? Choose between two paths

Posted on 27. May, 2015 by .

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I often get emails from people who tell me that they’d like to follow in my footsteps: become a travel writer, or just start a blog and go on free trips. While I support the idea and can’t recommend this life path highly enough, it involves much more hard work and stamina than most people […]

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The Top 5 Places for a Weekend Escape from London

Posted on 25. May, 2015 by .

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In spite of London winning the hearts of many, its busy daily routine can get to you. As a Londoner or as a traveller, there is much more to England than London alone. But, where do you start if you’re looking for your London escape? In and around London, within the radius of an average […]

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Polaroid of the week: Street art in Tucson, Arizona

Posted on 24. May, 2015 by .

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It’s my fourth time in Tucson and I am amazed about how much the downtown area has been changing since my first visit in 2010! My favorite discovery this year: some excellent new street art!

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A New Look at Your Summer Spanish Vacation

Posted on 21. May, 2015 by .

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Spain has long been a favorite summer retreat with a little bit of something for everyone – mountains, beaches, partying, big cities, wild coasts, and plenty of adventure of every possible type. Even with that perennial popularity, the typical trips to Ibiza, Barcelona, or Costa del Sol can start to feel routine with countless other travelers […]

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Polaroid of the week: Spring in Southern Arizona

Posted on 17. May, 2015 by .

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I returned to Southern Arizona this week and couldn’t be happier to be back in my beloved Sonoran Desert, enjoying the blooming Saguaro Cacti on desert hikes!

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