Europe

A 3-day road trip in Austria from Vienna to Carinthia

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Every time I go home to Austria, I love discovering new parts of the country. The last time I visited, my brother and his wife suggested a road trip to Carinthia, the southernmost state of Austria - well-known for its clear lakes, tall mountains and lots of sunshine. Together with my partner, we made our way down south - but not without making several stops [...]

How to visit 12 Scottish islands in 2 weeks

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Earlier this year, I counted how many Scottish Islands I had visited since I moved here in 2013. I don't usually count countries, but I thought - to heck with it - and did it anyway. With 790 islands, some inhabited, but many just pure wilderness - there is no way to ever "see them all", and so the counting became about something different than just ticking [...]

Why Cyprus is a perfect backpacking or solo travel destination

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Contrary to popular belief, Cyprus’ tourism product is not designed only for 18-year old partying or for elderly couples’ long term retirement holidays. Just like other countries such as Spain, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and many South East Asia countries, you can design your trip around your interests and budget without any limitations. Distance and [...]

How to road trip Iceland during off-season

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Getting started When leaving Berlin in late March to road trip Island, the first reaction of most friends was „Why would you leave to the cold again after 8 months of Siberian climate?“ Understandable question after a long time of hibernation in the German capital. But also one that could be answered easily „Because the flights were really cheap I want to g[...]

6 Reasons to Visit Como in Italy

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Benvenuto! Welcome to Como, Italy! Como, Italy, is that destination you should add to your world-class travel bucket list if you’re hoping to stumble upon a location that is simply the best of both worlds. If you were hoping to have one foot in “city-life” and one foot in the “natural wonders of the world,” Como, Italy, is your shimmering jewel of a pl[...]

Dear island life - 5 favorite memories

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There’s something wildly fascinating about islands and how they function. No matter how much closer we are growing through easier forms of transportation and the good old internet, there will always be a special vibe going on in those places - it surely does something to them, being so secluded. As I love discovering all those little traits, habits, faun[...]

Hotels we love: Villa Sorgenfrei & a weekend in Dresden

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In Germany, the city of Dresden has become the centre of political debates in recent years, take the refugee crisis, the nation's and Europe's response to it and growing right-wing extremism (like the weekly PEGIDA demonstrations). I know, this is not your typical intro for a travel piece but it's impossible not to reflect on Dresden's history and present if[...]

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[...]

A Guide to Barcelona for Digital Nomads

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According to Nomad List, I live in the second best city for digital nomads. Only beaten by Canggu, Bali (as of April 2018), the Catalan capital is home to the third largest number of freelancers in Europe. It is, indeed, an excellent base for those looking for sunny weather and fast internet without sacrificing the lovely European charm. I’m lucky to [...]

Hotels we love: Amare Marbella

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With Berlin's endless winter weather getting to me, a spring break to the Mediterranean is what I needed desperately - and Marbella, the small city right on Spain’s Sunshine Coast, was the perfect destination for just that! The towering mountains in the back create a special climate: the temperatures never drop below 10 degrees, and to live up to the name[...]

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