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6 months ago, I got ready for one of the biggest steps in my life: moving to Glasgow, Scotland for at least one year to work on my master’s degree and hopefully launch a successful career as a freelance journalist. I wanted to study in an Anglophone country, but take it slowly and not move to far away from my family (and my possessions stored away on attics in both, …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Mar 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Man, I love Norway. Like really love it. As in, Icouldlivethere love it. This January was my 3rd time there and never cease to be amazed at the gorgeous landscapes, the lovely people, the amazing food, the whole thing. It  just never gets old, even when I’m visiting a place that is really just made of snow and a few wooden houses.

After spending parts of my last two winters in …

[ Written by Katja | 10 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

Technically I live in Africa. But when people hear Africa they think of savannah and lions. That is if they know their stuff. Some still ask me whether I see tigers on my way to work. No, I don’t, because the only tigers there are in Africa are in a zoo. Cape Town is different altogether. No, still no tigers on the streets, but no lions either. While yes, technically …

[ Written by Annika | 9 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Finding the perfect piece of luggage is a bit of a trial and error affair. We’ve all been seduced by fancy looks over functionality. We’ve all thought we’ve invested in a bag that would ‘last a lifetime’, only to find that two weeks of hauling around on buses/trains/planes has caused it to split right at the wrong time. We’ve all wanted to have the perfect bag that would apply to …

[ Written by Sophie | 3 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Frankie beautifully described in her Valentine’s post the pros and cons of travelling with a partner. Since I don’t have a boyfriend or preferred travel buddy I am here to tell you how awesome travelling on your own is.
I think the most common argument why people don’t travel is either “I don’t have money” or “I don’t have anyone to go with”. While money or lack thereof can be a …

[ Written by Annika | 26 Feb 2014 | 27 Comments | ]

With images of wooden jungle cabins, untouched beaches and wild animals roaming free, the word “eco-tourism” resonates with my memories of Costa Rica like no other. Never before have I traveled a place where ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY was written across nearly everything: car rental companies, back country lodges, traditional restaurants, tour agencies and yes, even luxurious beach resorts. Costa Rica is a popular holiday destination for thousands of tourists and explorers …

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Feb 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Valentine’s Day will always be received with a mixed reception, depending so much on your “Relationship Status”, a term I hate in itself.
When I was single, I sort of half-loathed, half-loved it because despite all indications to the contrary I would hope against hope that come 14th February I would get a mystery Valentine through my post box. I did once… aged 11. I thought it was a sign of …

[ Written by Frankie | 14 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

In addition to the breathtaking landscapes, cute mountain villages, local festivals and great gastronomy, the Pyrenees can offer a lot to an adrenaline junky or one with a thirst for the slightly crazy. Often overlooked in favour of their bigger neighbours, the Alps, the Pyrenees offer as good a variety of sports (including good skiing in the winter) but without the huge numbers of tourists or hefty price tags that come …

[ Written by guest | 13 Feb 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

“Easy girls”, I hear Tim’s voice from the front. He doesn’t mean me, of course, but the two mule mares drawing the coach I am on. Earlier that day a two-hour truck drive brought me from Banff to the Bighorn camp-ground on the edge of Banff National Park, Alberta. I was about to gather my first WWOOFing experience, leaving behind electricity, running water, phone reception and lazy days lying in. …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

I am a self-proclaimed pastaholic. I could eat pasta every day and when I was in Rome a year ago I ate it for lunch and dinner. My father says it is in my blood because I was conceived in Venice.  My mother says it was due to my aunt who looked after me when I was little and they went on a trip. As I would get upset in …

[ Written by Annika | 11 Feb 2014 | 6 Comments | ]
My trip