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I’m sure you know it all; that terrible feeling when you sit at the airport gate, suddenly a flash of stinging pain shoots through your brain and you realise, you left your hair brush next to your bed. Or your toothpaste in the bathroom. Or your phone charger attached to the plug behind your bed… Argh – again! Over the years I have developed some exit strategies for these little mistakes, like …

[ Written by Kathi | 22 Apr 2015 | 20 Comments | ]

Is there anything better than coming home after a long and strenuous journey, falling into a freshly made bed without lifting a finger (thanks for that, five-days-ago-Kathi), indulging in a home-cooked dinner and lounging on your couch while watching your favourite film for the 5th time in the past four months – What we do in the Shadows, anyone?  That instant bra-off feeling of freedom in the privacy of your own home is unbeatable. No …

[ Written by Kathi | 17 Apr 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

Romantic canals, tulips wherever you look and dubious entertainment that somehow is perfectly legal – Amsterdam is the kind of city that doesn’t need a long introduction. Or does it? When I paid a quick visit to Amsterdam earlier in March, to see Travelette Frankie’s new flat (and her baby bump) I was in not much of a mood for exploring – four days of networking at the travel market …

[ Written by Kathi | 7 Apr 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

‘New is always better’ – or, at least, so they say. Let me in on a little secret – they are wrong. Sometimes used or second-hand is just as good (or even better). For example, when you compare a brand-new dress from a retail chain, which somehow every other girl on the street is sporting too, to a unique vintage dress from the 1970s; or that veteran road trip-proven van with all necessary …

[ Written by Kathi | 27 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

Have you ever stayed in a hotel where the bed was so cozy, the towels so soft and the air so fresh, that you just wished, you never had to leave? As much as I love coming home and sleeping in my own bed – it’s just not the same without the little packages of soap and shampoo waiting to be smelled in the bathroom, without the soft slippers right …

[ Written by Kathi | 11 Mar 2015 | 11 Comments | ]

I recently stumbled upon a video in my Facebook newsfeed, and my friend’s tagline ‘I hope I don’t come off like this’ going with it, drew in my attention. In the video a girl, who has just returned from another exotic destination, visits her friend’s home and meets two of his friends. While they question her about why she travels and how she’s even able to afford it (‘her dad …

[ Written by Kathi | 27 Feb 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

I can’t stop saying how much I love Iceland, and after explaining why coming here in winter is a wise decision, and what you can do to explore the island and stay active at the same time, it is high time to introduce you to the northernmost capital of the world, and one of my favourite cities ever: Reykjavik.
With only 120,000 people Reykjavik is certainly no urban metropolis. Instead of high …

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Feb 2015 | 18 Comments | ]

I have never been one to say no to a road trip, and I know that should I ever head to Australia, ‘by car’ will be my way to explore it. Where better to improve my driving skills, than in a country so big and empty, that an angry kangaroo or a super long road-train would be my only enemies?
I dream about arriving in Sydney or Melbourne, haggling my way …

[ Written by Kathi | 16 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Like it or not, for many around the world February is the month of love and appreciation – it’s the month of Valentine’s Day. Old-single-me I am, I never got myself too excited about this day of the year – isn’t it all just an invention by the greeting card industry so they could make money off our social expectations and blind acceptance of yet another ‘festive’ day? And why …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

My alarm clock goes off at 9am sharp. A dozy peek out the window reveals nothing but darkness. This far up north it is still night at this time. Wrapped in big coats and scarfs we stomp through the fresh snow that had fallen all night. The air is crisp and clear. For breakfast we head to Prikið, a popular cafe on Reykjavik’s central road Laugavegur. As we stuff our …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]