Author archives: Kathi

Island Hopping around Scotland

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Most people, when they think about island life, see images of tropical islands somewhere in the Pacific or Indian ocean; palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze; sipping on rum cocktails while people/wildlife watching on the beach; digging their toes into the warm sand. But when I think of island life, I envision something slightly different - the serene bea[...]

10 inspiring people & projects to follow that will change you forever

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Bloggers and influencers have to deal with their fair share of nay-sayers who accuse them of being shallow, privileged and blind to it. And while not every content creator out there contributes positively to the reputation of our profession, there are plenty of examples of people who use their online platform to inspire and change minds. With this post I'd l[...]

Lake Neusiedl in 2 Days - A Getaway from Vienna to the Austrian-Hungarian border

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Austria is know for mostly three things - Vienna, Salzburg and the Alps. But there is so much more to discover! I'd like to tell you about an easy weekend getaway from Vienna that brings you to the Austrian-Hungarian border. The region around Lake Neusiedl is as far away from the high peaks of the Alps as possible, and is one of Austria's flattest, driest an[...]

10 Films that Make you Feel Empowered as a Woman

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Every year, I attend Glasgow Film Festival and look out for films that are creative, inspiring and empowering. This year was a particularly strong year for women directors, as festivals around the world are finally catching onto the fact that there are thousands of women out there, fighting for the opportunity to tell their stories. As a female traveler I ho[...]

A magical train journey: Aboard the Tren de la Libertad in Ecuador

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I love train journeys, and when you visit a country that is so diverse and beautiful as Ecuador, a train journey is an absolute must-do. There are many historical train routes in Ecuador and you can take day trips as well as multiple-day train journeys to see the country change at minimum speed. I had the pleasure of fitting a day trip with the Liberty Train[...]

5 Instagrammers to make you fall in love with Chile

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While most of my personal bucket list countries lie in the far north of the northern hemisphere, there is one place in the south, that is constantly on my mind: Chile. There is something so mysterious about this country that stretches for thousands of miles from the dry desert of the Atacama to the fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia. It is over 10 [...]

Why I Love Exploring My Backyard Instead of Traveling the World

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Back in 2014 I lived what you might want to call 'the dream'. I had just finished my studies, started working as a freelance travel blogger, writer and social media editor, and traveled the world. Within 18 months I traveled to Norway, France, England, Scotland, Croatia, Israel, Spain - twice, Curacao, Germany, the Netherlands, Shetland, Zambia, Tanzania, In[...]

10 Rules to Avoid being Ripped Off when Traveling

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Unexpected costs can turn an amazing holiday into a trip to hell. We've all been there. We landed a deal for a hotel room, a flight, a rental car or an activity package that was almost to good to be true. And then it turned out that it was indeed too good to be true.   The last time it happened to me was when I felt particularly smug about [...]

Are we heading back on the beaten track?

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What is the hottest travel destination this year? I mean, where do you have to go, if you want to up your Instagram game, impress your friends back home and hopefully also that cute traveler in the hostel bar across from you? After all, you don't want to be that person, who has to say, 'I've not been there yet', when everybody else seems only interested in t[...]

10 Ways to Ensure you have a Unique Travel Experience like No One Else

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Going traveling - especially a solo trip - can be daunting. It's tempting to organize a lot from home and sort out as much as possible in advance. After all, you only get so many days of paid vacation each year, and you want to make sure that each day lives up to your expectations. Besides, it feels much safer to book accommodation and activities in advance [...]