Wanderlust

A magical train journey: Aboard the Tren de la Libertad in Ecuador

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I love train journeys, and when you visit a country that is so diverse and beautiful as Ecuador, a train journey is an absolute must-do. There are many historical train routes in Ecuador and you can take day trips as well as multiple-day train journeys to see the country change at minimum speed. I had the pleasure of fitting a day trip with the Liberty Train[...]

My Crash Course Introduction to Campervan Life

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Through my windshield I could see my destination, or at least where I assumed it was, miles away on the far-off tips of the Rocky Mountains. It was late May, and my head was racing faster than my wheels. My mood? A confusing mix of sad, excited and scared. I had already cried for the first 100 miles of the trip, and I didn’t want to for the next hundred. I[...]

Romania: More than just the myths

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As much as I hate to admit it, we went to Romania with one thing in mind. We’ve all heard the stories about the ruthless Vlad the Impaler - the inspiration for Bram Stoker famous novel. We love a good horror story, so what better place to visit then the home of Dracula himself? We left the sunshine of the Bulgarian coast to arrive in the country's capit[...]

Your Ultimate Venice Bucket List

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Venice has kind of always been on my bucket list, even though I don't actually have one. It's one of those cities I've always wanted to visit because it seems so otherworldly. No cars, no bikes, no trams and trains, none of these vehicles that dominate every other city with their fumes, sirens, honks and beeps. So when the time came and we started our road t[...]

Art, design and the great outdoors: A Weekend in Brabant, the Netherlands

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It was still dark outside when we stepped out of the sleeping coach onto the narrow hallway of our train. I took a sip of the steaming hot cup of coffee the conductor had brought me just a few minutes earlier and was reminded of the mornings spent in trains in India, cold wind blowing through the open windows and doors, drinking chai to get warm, and asking [...]

The Great Outdoors: Planning a road trip through New England & Nova Scotia

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The plan was easy: watching the leaves turn red during an Indian summer in New England and Nova Scotia, and spending three weeks hiking in what must be two of the most beautiful countries in the world. Coming to some kind of inner peace after a crazy exciting summer back home in Berlin. Waking up in a tent and taking a morning walk to the lake. Driving for h[...]

8 reasons why La Rochelle is the perfect weekend getaway

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Before I decided to buy my two-day ticket to La Rochelle, I only knew this city from images - not even from the recommendations or stories of friends. As those pictures had promised, I expected some nice French architecture and a beautiful port; the sea and a pretty city was all I had in mind. What I didn't expect was to be as pleasantly surprised as I was b[...]

6 exciting (and free) things to do in New York on a weekend

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There’s no denying that New York is one of the coolest cities in the world, with a ton of things to see and do. But let's face it, just like other cities in the US - like Las Vegas or Washington DC - exploring New York doesn't always come cheap! That’s why it’s not surprising that many tourists choose to stay in New York only for a weekend or for a short [...]

Hitchhiking sailboats: the easy way to try your hand at sailing!

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How many times have you dreamed about sailing… and thought it wasn’t for you? I know I’m lucky to have been a sailor since a young age. Sailing was in my weekly routine since I was ten, and it’s still a huge part of who I am. Being at sea has always made me feel stronger and happier and it still does, every time! Recently, when talking about my sailing adve[...]

13 Travel Resolutions for 2018 that are not Destinations (and will actually satisfy your Wanderlust)

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Now that 2018 is here, I'm sure all of you are excited about planning your upcoming trips and working on your travel bucket list as well. While there are hundreds of articles on the internet talking about the 'Top Destinations Where You Must Travel in 2018' and 'The Budget-Friendly Countries To Visit in 2018' (even on Travelettes you can find an unusual trav[...]