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I’m a big believer in budget travel. Make your money go as far as possible (literally) and get more time our of your holiday. Frankly, that is easier said than done in many countries, but there are still some amazing destinations where you can easily travel on a budget without scraping the bottom of the barrel. Thailand for example.
Thanks to Thailand still being a relatively affordable travel destination my little …

[ Written by Katja | 17 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

I have probably said this in the introduction of every other Italy post I’ve ever written but I’ll say it again, because it’s such a striking sensation – traveling here always feels like coming home. The moment I step off the plane, Italy gives me a friendly pad on my back, as if to say “Good to have you here, Katja.” It makes me feel welcome with every cup of …

[ Written by Katja | 27 May 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

Had enough? Want to get out? In need of some seaside healing maybe? Trust me, we’ve all been there. At times you just have to switch off your mind as well as your everyday life and exchange scenery with some wonderful shades of blue, ideally in the shape of an ocean. Better still, a stretch of fine, white sand attached to said ocean. There are a ton of wonderful beaches …

[ Written by Katja | 22 May 2015 | 19 Comments | ]

I won’t hide that I was more than a little excited to be asked to test-drive the new ASUS Transformer Book T100. In many ways the clever design of laptop and tablet in one is ideal and I really wish my Macbook Air had that same feature. I dont own a tablet so I find myself regularly feeling jealous at everyone I see who does have one, especially those who …

[ Written by Katja | 23 Jan 2015 | 59 Comments | ]

At this stage I have quite a bit of travel experience under my belt and I’ve slept my way through countless hotel beds, comfy ones, not so comfy ones and occasionally truly incredible ones. In fact, quite often I look forward to a night at a nice hotel more than my own bed, because a quality establishment knows what makes people happy between 10pm and 8am.
It was the weekend before …

[ Written by Katja | 8 Jan 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

They say everything changes when you have a baby. Even before I actually gave birth I knew exactly what that would mean for me because 3 out of 4 people didn’t waste a minute to let me know exactly what will change. I wouldn’t sleep anymore, they said. I would not have time for friends and I most definitely would have to stop traveling. They said. To my big surprise: …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

There appear to be two kinds of people on this world. Those who go on holiday and are happy to spend its entirety at the hotel pool or beach, interrupted only by meal times, preferably as part of an all-inclusive deal. And then there are those who go to a place and want to see and do everything. Explore the city, go snorkeling, try 3 different restaurants a day and …

[ Written by Katja | 15 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

When I first let people know that I was having a baby, there seemed to be one phrase on everyone’s lips: “Oh, you will have to stop traveling then.” I was usually pretty quick to tell them that this would hardly be the case. Why would a baby stop me from seeing the world? I think the whole point of having children is to show it to them! I believe …

[ Written by Katja | 28 Aug 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

When asked about their favorite love story I’m sure many people would pick Romeo & Juliet right off the bat. There simply is an irresistible charm of the idea of two young lovers in Italy that has people fascinated. Surely that love story was the main reason for my excitement when I first traveled to Verona a few years ago. I wandered the streets wondering what it was like back …

[ Written by Katja | 9 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

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 | ]