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I often get asked by friends and people I meet what would be a nice location to travel to for just a few days, one that, ideally, is not too far away or expensive to get to. My answer is always the same – Italy! Great food, wonderful landscapes, friendly locals, charming architecture – what’s not to love? No matter how many times I travel there it never ceases to …

[ Written by Katja | 22 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve traveled well over 50 countries and will usually always devote every bit of free time to go abroad and explore, I know next to nothing about the country I live and grew up in. That’s a rightful shame because I know for a fact that Germany has a lot more to offer than just an awesome capital. It was only when …

[ Written by Katja | 9 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Berlin in summer is Berlin at its best. It’s one of those cities where locals will avoid venturing far because they know that few other cities will provide the same amount of open air entertainment. With over 100 lakes, many of which are suitable for swimming, there is no need to board planes and trains to the ocean, all it takes is a €2,60 S-bahn ticket or even just a …

[ Written by Katja | 24 May 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

A couple of years ago we published a post called “Women spend more on clothes for a vacation than on the vacation itself” which depicted a statistic that was declaring exactly that. I ask you, cherished reader – does this apply to you? Do you find yourself in a shopping frenzy before every trip you go on? Do you engage in Pinterest boards collecting inspiration on straw hats and flowy …

[ Written by Katja | 16 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ladies, I have serious business to discuss with you. An issue so important I’m sure many of you have spent hours and days thinking and worrying about it, I am talking about: our hair. Should we wear it long? Short? Curly? Blonde? Pink? Go with fashion or stick to the same do we’ve had since we were teenagers? The question is not to be taken lightly as hair changes people. …

[ Written by Katja | 18 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Man, I love Norway. Like really love it. As in, Icouldlivethere love it. This January was my 3rd time there and never cease to be amazed at the gorgeous landscapes, the lovely people, the amazing food, the whole thing. It  just never gets old, even when I’m visiting a place that is really just made of snow and a few wooden houses.

After spending parts of my last two winters in …

[ Written by Katja | 10 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

I’m pretty sure that every blogpost I ever wrote about Thailand and Bangkok in particular was essentially just one big lovefest. It’s true that the most popular of destinations in Asia is simply always guaranteed to provide a good time, pretty much regardless of weather, company or budget. It’s a bit like a disneyland for adults with fun people, amazing food, stimulating culture, great nightlife, incredible beaches – and trust …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Feb 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

I love Bangkok. It’s easily one of my favorite cities of all time and the type of place I love coming back to again and again. Bangkok was the first stop on my one year trip around the world back in 2005. Like any 23 year old backpacker I headed straight for Khao San Road, home of the budget traveler, haven for banana pancakes and $5 hotel rooms. The very …

[ Written by Katja | 7 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Let me ask you, which phone do you use? Why that one? What do you like about it? What do you need it for?
The question for the perfect phone is on my mind often, I think it has actually become the most important item to bring with me on a trip, more than a laptop, a camera or even a credit card.
My ideal smart phone needs to be intuitive to …

[ Written by Katja | 13 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

 What a ride it’s been, those last 10 days in New Zealand. I’m writing this from my flight back to San Francisco, still buzzing from the crazy load of impressions and experiences I’ve been able to collect over the past few days. The pain in my upper right arm puts a smile on my face as it transports me right back to the feeling of sitting front row rafting down …

[ Written by Katja | 12 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | ]