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 One of the best parts of being a daredevil travelette? Receiving an invitation to discover a stunning place before other venturous souls begin to wander into the hidden gem. Nothing can beat the feeling of being today’s Christopher Columbus. Besides, could there be anything better than taking a selfie in front of the top notch views and superb seascapes months before the masses?
Teeny sparks of traditional Italy can still be …

[ Written by Rita | 20 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Whenever I go to Italy I have two prime concerns. One is food, the other is wine. Both are often especially good in bella Italia and since my first visit to South Tyrol last summer I am becoming more and more intrigued by all things wine and have been known to appreciate many a tastings since.
A growing trend has wineries compete for always better and more unique architecture, hiring the …

[ Written by Katja | 11 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

Having lived relatively close to the ocean for most of my life, I’m used to flat landscapes, moderate coastal climate and a constant breeze. Even during my travels I stayed true to this pattern – with the sunny hills of California being the most unusual environment.
With this in mind, you can imagine my amazement when we were approaching the mountains of South Tyrol during a recent trip to Northern Italy. …

[ Written by guest | 1 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

Anybody who doesn’t believe travel changes you – mostly and hopefully for the better – is probably reading the wrong website. I know that travel changes you. I think you do too.
Here’s one interesting way that travel changed me.
Back in 1999, a family holiday to Naples, Italy, when I was an often moody, always day-dreaming seventeen year old changed the course of my life. It persuaded me to start studying …

[ Written by Frankie | 10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Inspired by Alex’ recent post about Rome, I would like to tell you about another side of the Eternal City. It is equally beautiful as the rest of the city, and deserves to be seen as much as the Colosseum and the Pantheon do: The neighborhood of Trastevere.

The name derives from the Latin words trans Tiberim, meaning “beyond the Tiber”. While most of Rome’s popular sights are located on the …

[ Written by guest | 8 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

I don’t believe that moments of happiness lose sweetness over time and when I recently found some photos of my walk up the Portico di San Luca in Bologna last year I was reminded of this. Back came the happy memories of  a warm day in May last year, the peace and quiet of escaping a city centre, the gentle nods to those who passed me by and the thrill …

[ Written by Frankie | 27 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Once upon a time, in the days of gladiators, emperors and a legendary empire that looked as if it would bow down  to nobody, the city of Rome was known as the all powerful capital of the world. These days thankfully, the city has softened, its formidable face replaced with a reputation as one of the top contenders for a beautiful European city break. But in terms of undeniable history …

[ Written by Alex | 26 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Arrival at Alpe de Siusi began before we got there. On the slow and winding morning ride up to our mountain hut from the charming basecamp at Siusi allo Sciliar, the fog lifted. The mountains peered out, each climb in elevation revealing new shades of green. Even earlier, on a cozy night train (my first since moving to Berlin!) to Munich, I felt the incoming beauty of the next few …

[ Written by guest | 16 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Wow, is it really the beginning of October already? Somehow I feel like it was only last week that i put on a flowery dress and cycled to the lake for the first time this year. The truth is though that I spent only fragments of this summer in my hometown of Berlin and instead traveled some really incredible places on four different continents. I owe you stories about dolphin-spotting …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Whenever I travel there is an array of activities I like to seek out wherever possible. Things I love to do and experience such as rafting, biking, shopping, tasting local specialties and so on. Speaking of local specialties – what’s the only thing better than tasting them? To learn how to make them yourself! So whenever I get to a country or region with particularly good food, I always try …

[ Written by Katja | 8 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]
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