Tags archives: summer-travel

A 3-day road trip in Austria from Vienna to Carinthia

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Every time I go home to Austria, I love discovering new parts of the country. The last time I visited, my brother and his wife suggested a road trip to Carinthia, the southernmost state of Austria - well-known for its clear lakes, tall mountains and lots of sunshine. Together with my partner, we made our way down south - but not without making several stops [...]

Island Hopping around Scotland

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Most people, when they think about island life, see images of tropical islands somewhere in the Pacific or Indian ocean; palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze; sipping on rum cocktails while people/wildlife watching on the beach; digging their toes into the warm sand. But when I think of island life, I envision something slightly different - the serene bea[...]

10 Essential Experiences to have in Chania, Crete

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Greek islands are increasingly popular amongst travelers for their rich cuisine and picturesque landscapes. The largest of them, Crete, oozes gastronomic delights and cultural adventures. On a whim, I took a last-minute vacation (and my first solo trip!) to Chania and discovered its various unconventional corners. Here are ten alternative experiences you don[...]

6 Spectacular Sights of Brittany, France

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There’s a reason France is one of the most visited countries in the world. From the romantic architecture of Paris, to the beautiful beaches of the Riviera, or the fabulous food & wine of Bordeaux, France has a cultural vibe that can suit even the harshest critic's taste. But what if you could have it ALL in one region of France? We'll let you in on a li[...]

7 Reasons to Fall in Love with Portugal

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Portugal captured my imagination when I heard it was one of the sunniest countries in Europe. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Portugal is a captivating destination with a vibrant culture, striking scenery, rich history, flavorsome foods and friendly locals. I traveled there in April for three weeks and absolutely adored it. There are many reasons w[...]

How Best to Explore the Greek Islands Santorini, Naxos & Amargos

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‘Oh boy, 24 hours on a boat’ - that was my first thought when my partner asked me to go to Greece and travel there by ferry. Why so long? Of course the main reason was that we had a low budget but a hungry heart: we wanted to travel around and see different islands while spending as little money as possible. The only way we could afford to do so was by buyin[...]

3 Days in Croatia: More than just a Beach Vacation

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Hashtag #exoticbeaches and inevitably the azure shades of Bora Bora, Seychelles or Phuket will compete with each other to get your attention. But what about those looking for a little more than just pretty beaches on their beach vacation? That’s when the aquamarine and turquoise hues of Croatia come in to sparkle and entice, as it offers a lot more than j[...]

Why my Adventure Body is the new Beach Body

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I see it all the time on social media, Facebook statuses, Instagram posts, and even tweets, all from women who say they need to work on their ‘beach bod’ or ‘bikini bods’. This is often due to summer being right around the corner, or more likely in my social circle, a trip they have coming up. Any time they may be seen on a beach, or in a pool I suppose. But[...]

How to travel India during the Summer

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Exploring India during the summer can be a richly rewarding and life-affirming experience. Sure there may be some challenges like the midday heat, monsoon rains and muddy roads, but if you plan ahead, it can be a memorable cultural adventure. I traveled with my husband and teenage son in the hot months of June and July. We stuck to the ‘Golden Triangle’ –[...]

10 things to do in Fuerteventura

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When I first read up on Fuerteventura to prepare my one-week surf trip with Sophie, I read about how the North is dominated by British tourists, while the South is in German hands. While I was happy that we were heading north – so I didn't have to hear my mother tongue while actually sunbathing on a Spanish island off the Moroccan coast – I was still skeptic[...]

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