Author archives: Caroline

Hotels we love: Breathing Nordic air in Smucke Steed

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One of my long-term travel resolutions this year has been to reduce the amount of flights I take and explore my surroundings a little better. I wanted to get to know Germany's lesser known hideaways a little better and felt that two decades of escaping to faraway places left me clueless as to where a good old weekend on the countryside can be spent. Now Smuc[...]

Rooftops, markets & boats: My first time in Bangkok, Thailand

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Oh, Thailand. When this year started, I had no idea I would be able to meet you for the first time. A spontaneous invitation to stay in one of Bangkok's most glam hotels had it that I packed my bag for five days in Bangkok this spring. Once there, I was constantly trying to deal with an absolute overflow of endorphines and whatever falling in love instantly [...]

Travel with Nashipae: Meet the inspiring woman who quit her job and moved to Kenya

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Sometimes you come across stories of people completely outside of your online and offlice bubble and it just hits you. Something they say, something they stand for just moves you in a way you're not moved that often. When Sinja's story - which you will read below - popped up on our Facebook feeds, we knew we had to introduce her to you guys. She quit her job[...]

Meet the Travelettes: A life and travel update

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When your team is scattered all over the planet like the Travelettes are, it's sometimes a little hard to keep each other in the loop about current projects and life in general. So when I recently started messaging the girls for a life update, I thought why not let you guys take part in it, too. The seven of us are always on the run as you'll see, but I was [...]

Hotels we love: Villa Sorgenfrei & a weekend in Dresden

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In Germany, the city of Dresden has become the centre of political debates in recent years, take the refugee crisis, the nation's and Europe's response to it and growing right-wing extremism (like the weekly PEGIDA demonstrations). I know, this is not your typical intro for a travel piece but it's impossible not to reflect on Dresden's history and present if[...]

5 podcasts we love right now

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Seriously people, what on earth did we do on long-haul flights or on slow trains before podcasts had their magical rebirth? Or even while getting ready in the morning? Yeah, I have no idea either. So, it's long overdue to present you a lovely little list of podcasts that can but don't have to be travel-related podcasts. On a side note: While writing up this [...]

The Great Outdoors: Planning a road trip through New England & Nova Scotia

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The plan was easy: watching the leaves turn red during an Indian summer in New England and Nova Scotia, and spending three weeks hiking in what must be two of the most beautiful countries in the world. Coming to some kind of inner peace after a crazy exciting summer back home in Berlin. Waking up in a tent and taking a morning walk to the lake. Driving for h[...]

Meet the girl who lives in a mountain hut in Norway

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I met Johanna during a media conference in Berlin this summer where she spoke about what it's like to live in the Norwegian mountains by herself. She had an incredibly calm way of speaking; her talk was by far my favorite. A few months later, we're close to Christmas now and I'm rushing from the office to a dinner in Kreuzberg, when I ring her for an intervi[...]

Meet the fascinating female photographer who portrays women on the streets of NYC

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Normally, she’s the expert in asking original questions. This time round though, I caught up with Karina Rozwadowska, who is best known from her street photography and interviews during the Women's March in Washington, D.C. I first came across her beautiful work in ZeitMagazin and have followed her Instagram account ever since. Karina was trained as an art h[...]

My travel bucket list for 2018

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When a year ends and when I'm going through the photos I took that year, I often realize that I traveled to places I never expected to, while I've completely forgot about the places I "picked" in January. I have no idea what 2018 will bring and if it will be the same, but I would love to go hiking in Romania, dance through the night in Georgia and find peace[...]

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