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Have you heard about Chicago? Well, who hasn’t – from its immigration days, music heritage, and political bosses to Route 66 and Jack Kerouac’s tales, The Blues Brothers, to Michael Jordan, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off… Chicago is an integral part of American culture. And yet, I had never been to the Windy City - so named mainly for its weather, maybe also a little for its politicians…
This past week, my preconceptions of Chicago …

[ Written by guest | 1 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Fast. Free. In flight. Full of life. These are all the things that snowboarding makes me feel.
However, it wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time I was a beginner and a bad one too. I couldn’t stand up. I couldn’t turn. I couldn’t go faster than a shopping trolley with a broken wheel being pushed by an eighty year old woman in the snow. And at first, for a …

[ Written by Frankie | 25 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

It’s that time of the year: next weekend, four weeks before Christmas Eve, Christmas markets all over Europe literally hit the light switch and open their gates for happy children and thirsty grown-ups. Here people shop for cheesy Christmas gifts, indulge in over-prized German import products and get tipsy on the sticky sweet hot bevs they call glögg, punsch or glühwein. I love strolling across those markets, mulled cider in …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Nov 2014 | 18 Comments | ]

There are certain wonders of nature that will fascinate every single human being on this planet. The colourful clouds dancing across the winter sky of the northern hemisphere are one of those wonders. The eyes of even the hardest-boiled beach goers and fans of tropical climates are lighting up when they hear about them. I hardly know anybody who doesn’t dream of seeing them: northern lights.
I have always been drawn north …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Oct 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

We love wishlists, you love wishlists, but does winter travel love wishlists?
Does the cold, snow and windy weather lend itself to being explored, enjoyed and embraced?
YES, is my confident answer, which is based on many previous winters bringing me some of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. While Kathi outlined her winter travel bucket list earlier this year and we’ve given you five reasons to travel in Europe this winter, …

[ Written by Frankie | 13 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

July – summer is spoiling me with eternal sunshine, my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds are filled with my friends’ beautiful holiday snaps and all my clocks are switched to wanderlust, but there is one thing missing: time. I know at least one other Travelette who is in the same situation and will instantly raise her hand on this – at this point let’s all wish Marie good luck with …

[ Written by Kathi | 21 Jul 2014 | 3 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 | ]

Picture a wide open landscape of an endless white carpet of snow; patches of old growth forest with trees covered in lichen. Suddenly a flock of reindeer appears from between the white hills: with massive antlers on their heads, and tiny white fur-balls aka. fluffy reindeer calves roaming between their legs. The herd grows bigger, thousands of animals emerge from the forest, moving in harmony like a swarm of birds. …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don’t build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice.

It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice castle, had wanted to create an ice rink in …

[ Written by guest | 3 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]

Lately, I find myself complaining about winter more than usual. After freezing and shivering in -20°C Berlin two winters in a row, fate brought me to the milder, yet wetter winter in Glasgow. But even though temperatures hardly drop below zero here, it’s still too cold most days. And if it’s not, it’s too warm for this time of the year. Or too windy. Or too wet – surprise, surprise.
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[ Written by Kathi | 28 Jan 2014 | 12 Comments | ]