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If I close my eyes, I can still remember the first taste of that spoonful of freshly made dark chocolate. The subtle crunch of the sugar granules lending its sweetness, the slight bitter taste from the cocoa beans mixing with the smoothness of the whipped in milk. Moments ago I had seen all 3 ingredients come together like a choreographed dance–melting into each other while stirred by local Ngäbe women …

[ Written by Nikki | 22 Feb 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

New York City and San Francisco certainly might have the most brunch joints per capita, but I like to think that Charleston, South Carolina takes the title of “Ultimate Best Brunch” in the USA. You won’t find national chain restaurants on the peninsula – almost every dining establishment in the area is locally-owned and grown, making Charleston’s brunch cuisine even more unique. Here is a selection of classics to choose from …

[ Written by Katka | 21 Feb 2015 | One Comment | ]

Taking time-lapse photos is as much as a science as an art form. When you set up for a time-lapse photo, you need to make sure to do things right. There is no worse feeling than putting in all the time and effort to take a time-lapse picture only to have it fail to turn out well. If you want to make sure that your efforts in time-lapse photography bear …

[ Written by guest | 20 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s a flippin’ freezing February here in Europe and all too often I find myself opting for an early night with friends, tea and television instead of braving the dark and flu-ridden real life out there. My current and the girls’ favourite travel movie right now is Wild. If you missed it, go watch it, it’s perfect.
As for the other ideas, I’ve tried not to walk down cliche lane here (The …

[ Written by Caroline | 19 Feb 2015 | 15 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 | 17 Comments | ]

Vietnam is a country that had forever been on my hit list. It had enticed me over with promises of delicious Pho noodle soup, silken tailoring and epic landmarks, such as, Halong Bay. After studying the Vietnam War, I knew it had a harrowing history that was both deep and tragic, but when I finally stepped off the plane, I was quickly immersed in Vietnam’s beautiful culture that still retained …

[ Written by Sophie | 17 Feb 2015 | 6 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 | ]

New York City is a place fortunate enough to experience all four seasons each year. While summer is one of the more popular times to visit, winter can be just as charming, if not more fun! As someone who was born and raised in New York, I know that a winter trip here is definitely an experience not to be missed.
Where to stay
I’m not going to lie – hotels (and …

[ Written by Katka | 11 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

I blame it on Lonely Planet. Had I not grabbed that Buenos Aires guidebook in my hostel and sat down next to the handsome Italian with the certain je ne sais quoi I would have never gotten involved beyond a cursory glance and passing smile. Yet, I did get involved and as is the case with travel in general, I let myself drink the Kool-aid of a romance found on …

[ Written by Nikki | 10 Feb 2015 | 24 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 | ]
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