Author archives: Caroline

15 things to do while waiting at the airport

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I feel like I’ve spent most of this year at airports - which of course isn’t true - but time seems to pass extra slowly until take-off, right? Well, except for this one time in Frankfurt when I read what must have been a fantastic book and missed the gate change announcement… and the flight. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the book title but man, that was an[...]

Spending a week in Iceland on an Artists' retreat

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My first time in Iceland was long-awaited, freezing cold, very dark and surprisingly quiet. Getting to see the Northern Lights and driving around the ring road had always been pretty high on my imaginary to-see list but it took five friends from the US (!) to ask me if I wanted to come join their week of photography and art in a mountain hut just outside Rey[...]

Meet the couple who turned a school bus into a tiny home and road tripped America

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Selima Taibi and Felix Starck aren't just an ordinary couple: They both lead exceptionally creative lives and aren't afraid to dream big. Most recently, they turned a school bus into a loft and then road tripped America together with their dog Rudi. Felix is a filmmaker ("Pedal the World"), Selima, who is called Mogli most of the time, works as a singer-song[...]

Skylines and Apps: Lost and found in Tokyo

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My first time in Asia (as a travel blogger? Scandalous, I know) went by in no time. I had three days to stuff my face with food, get a feel for the world’s largest city, Tokyo, and to try and keep calm during my very first earthquake. Needless to say, just about all my senses were constantly overwhelmed and loved every second! Tokyo feels like the future. It[...]

What I take away from 2016

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2016, you sucked balls! I can't even pinpoint exactly what it was apart from the political and social issues, votes and decisions that left an incredibly bitter aftertaste. I started the year in a hut in the mountains in Norway, traveled to seven different countries (and three times to Austria, weird) and was involved in several really cool photography and j[...]

Hitting the road in Curacao

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In November, when Berlin had already been hit by the ruthless winter, I had the privilege of escaping to Curacao, a Dutch colonial island in the Caribbean. Part of it is exactly as you'd picture paradise: palm trees, exclusive resorts, and crystal blue waves. On the other hand - and this is the side to Curacao I appreciated a lot more because it was so unexp[...]

How do you travel in an Eco-friendly Way?

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Traveling and thinking green may not seem like they go very well together (at least that's what I thought for a long time) but thankfully, Berlin freelancers Anna Schunck and Marcus Werner founded the German online magazine Viertel \ Vor this year and have since taught me otherwise. They have moved out to the countryside in beautiful Brandenburg and are docu[...]

Meet the young Caribbean couple who run a farm in Curacao

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When I visited Curacao last week, I bumped into Josh and Femi Peiliker, a young couple who decided to move back to their home country after having lived and studied in Amsterdam for five years. When you're from a tiny Caribbean island and in your mid twenties, that in itself is quite unusual. But not just that: They also decided to start a farm and a farm-to[...]

17 questions to ask yourself now and again

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There's something about autumn that always draws my attention to the important issues that I was busy pushing away during summer. Future stuff, head and heart stuff, "priority" stuff. So as I was sitting in a Kreuzberg cafe last Sunday (it was raining of course), I started scribbling a couple of questions that I would set out to find answers for this season.[...]

Exploring Slow Food in Carinthia, Austria

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Are you a foodie? Do you know where your food comes from? I went on a trip to Carinthia to learn more about slow food and how to incorporate a healthy relationship with food into my busy daily routine (that usually doesn't leave a lot of time for hours and hours of cooking). Now this has been my second trip to Carinthia in just three months and I've been [...]