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If you don’t want to end up with your financial consultant on speed-dial no. 1 after your next spontaneous city trip, you should definitely make some sort of budget plan. After flights and train journeys, accommodation might be the next biggest expense you have to deal with, and hostels can come in quite handy when you want to save a penny or two for some fun activities during the day.
I …

[ Written by Kathi | 15 Dec 2014 | 16 Comments | ]

Christmas is a great time to finally get a hold of some of the most-wanted items we have dreamed about all year – even if it takes a few hints to family and friends. You seemed to really like our comprehensive Christmas gift list, but it can be quite hard to choose from so many options. Among our team it started a discussion of what we think are the best …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Dec 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

Shopping for Christmas gifts is unfortunately something that I keep until the very last minute. Not like my brother who hits the shopping streets on the December 23rd or morning of the 24th, but something along those lines… If you are like me, this inspirational guide to great Christmas gifts for Travelettes and other travellers is hopefully coming in handy. And hopefully you manage to place your orders before delivery …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 Dec 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

Travelling with friends or partners for the first time can be quite a big deal – every person has their own rhythm, their own intentions to travel, their own dos and don’ts. It can be challenging to find a common denominator and agree on compromises when needed. Travelling together can make of break a relationship, but even a year-old friendship. Still I love giving it a try. It’s terrible when you …

[ Written by Kathi | 4 Dec 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

It’s that time of the year: next weekend, four weeks before Christmas Eve, Christmas markets all over Europe literally hit the light switch and open their gates for happy children and thirsty grown-ups. Here people shop for cheesy Christmas gifts, indulge in over-prized German import products and get tipsy on the sticky sweet hot bevs they call glögg, punsch or glühwein. I love strolling across those markets, mulled cider in …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Nov 2014 | 18 Comments | ]

When I thought about travelling to the Caribbean, I pictured myself on a white sandy beach, with a coconut cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. At least that was the predominant image in my head when I recently followed the invitation of the Curacao tourism board to explore the biggest of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) for a week. Adventurer at heart though, I was …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Like it or not, 2014 is coming to an end soon and it is almost time for the annual new year’s resolutions. Usually my plans about what to do less or more of in the next 12 months are forgotten just after a few weeks, so I decided that this year shall be different. One of the Dalai Lama’s most popular quotes is “Once a year go somewhere where you …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Nov 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

“Isn’t this the coldest area of Norway?”, my mum asked nervously when I told her that I planned to go to Trøndelag in Central Norway. But minus 30 degree celsius is luckily not the only thing waiting for you in this region – that only happens during a few days in winter. No, Trøndelag is a region full of surprises – and I mean the good kind.
When I recently introduced …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Women can do amazing things – they can beat the odds and fly across the Atlantic like Amelia Earhart in 1928, or sail around the world on their own like teenager Laura Dekker, or adopt 40+ children off the streets of Nepal to give them a home like Maggie Doyne. They can change our perception of the world with their films or art, they can fight sexism by broadening their …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

There are certain wonders of nature that will fascinate every single human being on this planet. The colourful clouds dancing across the winter sky of the northern hemisphere are one of those wonders. The eyes of even the hardest-boiled beach goers and fans of tropical climates are lighting up when they hear about them. I hardly know anybody who doesn’t dream of seeing them: northern lights.
I have always been drawn north …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Oct 2014 | 10 Comments | ]