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A food lover's packing list

As much as I love to eat outside when traveling and explore new dishes, it can be draining and also expensive, especially when being en route for a longer period of time. Apart from that, I love to prep food myself and explore the local markets and supermarkets for new ingredients to try, including the locals’ favorite spice mix. Cooking yourself also[...]

The Travelettes Guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal

In order to go trekking in the Himalayas you don't necessarily have to book a tour through an agency way in advance - you can in fact also arrange everything spontaneously in Kathmandu. This guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal is full of tips to ensure that your trekking experience has only positive impact on you, the locals in Nepal and t[...]

A Naturopath's guide to avoiding Traveler's Sickness

I have just returned from almost two months exploring India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, drinking all of the chai, eating all of the samosas, watching all of the sunsets and smelling all of the (sometimes really bad) smells. Avoiding traveler’s diarrhea was really high on my priority list, probably even higher than seeing the Taj Mahal. As a naturopath and nutritio[...]

Top 5 croc/stinger/shark free dream swims in Queensland, Australia

What's the point of going to Australia if you can’t swim in the sea? I’m sure many of us have asked ourselves that question when heading over to Queensland with the Great Barrier Reef in the north and Brisbane in the south in the middle of stinger season. Deadly jellyfish love the warm summer water in the ocean, and from October to May (just when those of us[...]

Lake Neusiedl in 2 Days - A Getaway from Vienna to the Austrian-Hungarian border

Austria is know for mostly three things - Vienna, Salzburg and the Alps. But there is so much more to discover! I'd like to tell you about an easy weekend getaway from Vienna that brings you to the Austrian-Hungarian border. The region around Lake Neusiedl is as far away from the high peaks of the Alps as possible, and is one of Austria's flattest, driest an[...]

How I travel the world from my desk

I decided to teach English online so that I could be location-independent, and travel anytime and anywhere I wanted. Over the course of a few months, I started working as an online English tutor.  However, money from tutoring trickled in slowly, which meant I still couldn’t afford to travel - and I was totally bummed. I wanted to go to San Miguel de Allend[...]

A happy day in Bacalar, Mexico

Travel destinations are like (potential) lovers: Sometimes you’ve been flirting forever, while others just appear out of nowhere. Some need to grow on you, for others you fall hard right away... love truly is a mysterious thing! During a quite spontaneous and wonderful trip through Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico it happened - I spotted sparkly, turq[...]

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