Author archives: Kathi

5 Days in Great Britain with Safestay Hostels

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It's not easy to plan the perfect itinerary through Great Britain, and it is even harder if you only have five days to spare. You want to see the island's great towns, the bustling capital of London, learn a bit about the history but also delve into the gorgeous countryside. How is is all going to fit? Long story short, it doesn't of course - there is way[...]

Why I decided not to boycott the Faroe Islands

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There is one thing about travel blogging that really annoys me - and that is that by sharing your thoughts and tips on the Internet you apparently give permission to people to judge you and tell you what they think of you. Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for constructive criticism, that's not what I mean. But I never gave anybody the permission to judge me re[...]

Should we travel More or Less?

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What kind of question is that? I am a travel blogger, I love to travel and explore. Of course I should travel more, see more, discover more. And then tell you all about it and inspire you, so you can do the same. It's an incredible privilege to have the passport that I have, and the opportunities to connect my passion with my work. But is that really the [...]

Beaches & Castles: A Different Side to Scotland

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I'd like you to close your eyes and think about Scotland. What do you see? Maybe Highland cows and bagpipers, men in kilts with nothing underneath, the medieval streets of Edinburgh, a steam train on a viaduct or a narrow road winding its way through the Highland mountains? If so, you only know half the picture, because Scotland has a completely different si[...]

Reclaiming the Outdoors with Madeleine Wilson

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If you have ever typed in the words 'adventure' or 'outdoors' into Google image search or any stock photography platform you might have notices the same as me - the images in the search results that show people on the photos are predominantly picturing men in these adventurous outdoor situations. Whenever I look for photos to use on social media or for artic[...]

Meet the pets who travel more than you

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Most of the time I love checking out other people's travel blogs and stumbling across someone's Instagram account who is in the midst of travelling the world over an extended period of time. Sometimes, though, I get jealous. Just for a little moment I wish it was me taking a selfie in the Brazilian rainforest, sunbathing on a Caribbean beach or slurping cock[...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]

La Vie En Rose: How a Trip to Monaco Changed my Life

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'Isn't there a song about this? I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses... who is it by?', one of the other bloggers asks. 'It's Bon Jovi', I reply without hesitation. 'Now that answer came a bit too fast.' And that's how quickly you share your guilty pleasures with almost strangers when you're stimulated by fragrant roses (and a bit of rose wine)... I wou[...]

The Top 10 Experiences in Scotland

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If you would have told me that I am still in Glasgow today and with no intention to leave anytime soon when I moved here almost three years ago, I would have shaken my head in wild disbelief. And yet, Glasgow has managed to do, what Vienna, Berlin & Co couldn't do in the past - it made me want to stay. The city is a creative hotspot, with great universit[...]