Author archives: Tabea

Dream away at home: how to have the ultimate staycation

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HOW TO DREAM AWAY AT HOME - 15 STEPS TO YOUR ULTIMATE STAYCATION It’s that time of the year again. You feel like the auto responses of your friends and colleagues are turning into some real loyal pen pals and your Instagram feed is exploding with happy people on the beach. Unfortunately you aren’t one of them. What a bummer. No need to bury your head in [...]

Traveling sustainably: A Green trip to Hamburg

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We all know it: traveling is a wonderful thing. Period. But it is often also full of contradictions and dilemmas. To me, some of the biggest of these are to justify all the pollution and problems it can cause. To put it bluntly, I wonder often if we have to harm our planet in order to discover its beauty. I don’t know; one sounds antithetical to the other, d[...]

15 awesome things to do in San Francisco

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I have a thing for California, I guess I told you so already. San Francisco makes me blush, I’m that kind of girl! When I rode my rattletrap rental bike down the cities’ hills for the first time, just a few years ago it happened -  from that moment on I could not stop thinking about the gloomy clouds tenderly petting the Pacific surface. I love the hills, th[...]

24 hours of Bavaria - Sleepless in South Germany

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I’ve got a confession for you today: I’m quite German. At least that’s what my passport says and my family told me. I’ve been asking for some multi-cultural stories from far away ancestors for a while now, but none of my folks could tell me any of those yet. I gotta face it: they might simply not exist. No crazy Mexican uncle, cooking me the worlds best taco[...]

Unboxing Hawaii - 10 reasons to visit the Aloha State

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If you pronounce Hawaii properly it's Hawai-i with a double-i, that sounds like the mating call of a colourful and rare bird - sweet, light and darn seductive. So I followed it. Graciously invited by GoHawaii, I went on a 5-day-long island-hopping trip to three of the eight main islands of Hawaii: Maui, Oahu and the Big Island. A trip to find that bird. [...]

In photos: Dream away to California

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     Dreamboat boat. At the canals of Venice in LA. Would not mind living here. Ever since my 14-year old self fell in love with this song song I could totally see myself with long, sandy hair, casually holding on to a surfboard somewhere on Venice Beach. I'm a bit older (and maybe wiser) now and I'm still not very good at surfing (yet), but California has [...]

Travelette of the Month: Jessica Tjeng

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I met Jess for the first time in a park in Toronto. A friend of a friend. Her bike was pink and her laughter was loud. It was one of my very first days living in Toronto and I did not know anyone yet. I needed a place to stay, some good company and kickoff to the new city. It was insanely hot, I was hungry and thirsty and more than anything I didn’t want to [...]

In Photos: A roadtrip through Sardinia

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I love Sardinia; I admire how a relatively small island can be so diverse. So wild and tame at the same time - a magical place, with endless beaches and dozy little villages, where old Italian men sell you tomatoes and the best espresso you ever tasted. And I love roadtrips. So it only makes sense, that the two combined work like pure magic for me and my[...]

Five food blogs to spark your culinary wanderlust

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©Tabea Mathern Sometimes you don’t need to travel far to experience another culture; some journeys await you right in your kitchen, just a few meters away from your desk. So even if you are not a crazy chef or just cook every now and then, it’s worth going out there (into your kitchen) to experiment with new dishes and flavors. You can easily bring a bit [...]