Author archives: Katja

Hotels we love: Martinhal Family Resort in Sagres, Portugal

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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 [...]

The hotel holiday - a field report

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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 [...]

How to travel with a baby

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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 that more t[...]

Opera for all - the Arena di Verona Festival

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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 wonderi[...]

The Lefay Resort and Spa - a wellness weekend in Italy

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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 ceas[...]

The Travelettes' Guide to St Peter Ording

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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 I wa[...]

Top 6 things to do in Berlin during summer

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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 [...]

Preparing trips made easy with eBay collections

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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 inspirat[...]

An appointment with London's best hairdresser

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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 c[...]

Return to Norway - the snow in Hovden

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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[...]