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Lugu Lake, bordering northwest Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of China, is known for its clean waters, amazing views and as the land of the matriarchs. In addition to being home to the Mosuo, a unique matriarchal ethnic minority, Lugu Lake is the second deepest lake in China. I had first learned about the lake in 2010, while I was living in Yunnan, but never had the time for a …

[ Written by guest | 28 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

“Where is the 4×4?”, “Check the gear stick!”, “I am, there is nothing.” “Maybe a button?!” “A button? Since when do you put the 4×4 in with a button?”.
When three very proficient drivers cannot find it, chances are that no, the car you hired is not hiding the 4×4 from you, it simply does not have one. And as it is not the Batmobile, chances that it will magically grow …

[ Written by Annika | 24 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Rising up from the Atlantic like a little miracle, it’s not hard to see that the island exists because it is a volcano… albeit one that is sleeping silently. For now.
And yet the same can not be said for the island. Madeira is a place that pumps and pulses with an energy I didn’t expect to find during my recent visit. Having become fairly well acquainted with Portuguese cities Porto …

[ Written by Frankie | 9 May 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

“MARIE WE ARE SO SORRY… I’m losing emails, my keys and even lost my car the other day but somehow the dog’s still alive (thank God).”
Direct, spontaneous and hilarious: Jill and Kyla’s apology for taking ages answering my questions about the whirlwind adventure that has been taking them far and wide across the U.S. since last August is true to the lively and witty tone they’ve been displaying on ourwildabandon.com, the …

[ Written by Marie C | 4 May 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

I don’t know about you, but I’m all crazy about Iceland. The little insular state up north was my home for five months a couple of years ago, and ever since I’ve been dreaming of my return. Maybe this desire seems familiar to you, and maybe 2014 should be the year in which we make our dreams come true! Just recently I stumbled upon this post by my favourite Icelandic …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Mar 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

With autumn looming in the distance and limited time left of the summer’s sun, the great outdoors needs to be fully seized and enjoyed before it is too late! Road trips, camping trips, hikes, bike rides; all these things must be done before the miserable winter sets in and you regret your missed sunny opportunities. Don’t let that happen and don’t resign yourself to mere daydreams of the faraway exotic …

[ Written by Sophie | 22 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

When I was 10 my parents told me that we were going to go on holiday via airplane for the first time. I was the first in my class to ever ride an airplane, so this was big time news. Our destination: the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria to be exact. I couldn’t sleep for days ahead, my expectations were huge. And bound to be disappointed.

We stayed in a holiday home …

[ Written by Katja | 24 Jul 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

Spending a week in the Californian desert was certainly never on my bucket list and yet it belongs to every Cali – Las Vegas roadtrip. I’m more of a forest and mountains kinda girl and my heart was aching when we had to leave the green meadows of Yosemite National Park behind us. What we were to find was a seemingly neverending desert of orange, brown and purple stone and …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Scratch planes, trains, buses and bikes – when it comes to my favorite mode of transportation on a trip it’s a car. Not just any car of course, but the one that will be a steady companion throughout your journey. I am talking about: the road trip.
Many of my fondest travel memories include epic road trips through Italy, down the California Coast, from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas and …

[ Written by Katja | 28 May 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

Road trip check-list: you have the vehicle, the maps, an enthusiastic travel companion and the perfect soundtrack. But what clothes should you pack?
Sure, you could solve this by settling for comfy tracksuits, but you don’t want to be caught wearing them on every photo from your trip (unless of course you are going for the full-on gangsta look: in this case add mad sneakers, heavy beats and a set of …

[ Written by Marie C | 5 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]