Author archives: Katja

My weekend with friends at a mountain chalet

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Have you ever traveled with a group of friends? I have been fantasizing of renting a chalet in the mountains and bringing a bunch of my friends. A place where we could sit together until late at night, drinking wine by the fireplace, brunching on the terrace on a sunny day and skinny-dipping in the sauna followed by a bath in the snow. Sounds too good to be[...]

Our magical Winter-Getaway at Kaiserlodge in Tyrol

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The Kaiserlodge had popped into my feed every now and again for years already. It was clearly a popular destination for winter and I had one too many times marveled at its beautiful lagoon pool and the classic, yet modern interior. Naturally I was excited when the invitation rolled around to go check it out for myself! I quickly purchased my train tickets, s[...]

7 things I learned from traveling to Dubai

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I think Dubai is one of those places that people have pretty strong opinions about. You either love it or you... don't. It's not for everyone and I can say from personal experience that I very much grew to like it. I am currently on my fourth trip and unlike the first or second time here I can honestly say that I now appreciate Dubai in a way I didn't think [...]

10 things to do with kids in Dubai

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First of all, I should say that this blogpost isn't hard to write at all, because - at least from an outsider's perspective - it appears that pretty much everything in Dubai is kid-friendly. Think fun and entertainment at every corner and a lot of opportunity for "Wow!" and "Ooooh!". Simply a great place to come with your entire family and find something eve[...]

How to spend 2 Weeks in Sicily

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When people ask me about my favorite country in the world I usually respond that I have 3, one of them being Italy! (The other two are the Maldives and the USA, in case you were wondering) Therefore I was pretty happy to plan A 4 week trip to the boot-shaped country I had been to so many times. Since I had already visited much of the mainland, I made [...]

13 things to love about Corfu

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I must admit Greece was not my first choice for places to visit this summer, but when I saw how many of my friends opted for Corfu, I simply had to find out what the fuss was all about and booked a ticket with Aegean Airlines. After a short and comfortable flight we were greeted with sunny skies, warm air and plenty of smiles to what would become one of my n[...]

What I wish I had known before traveling to Japan

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I consider myself to be a seasoned traveler whom, apart from Antartica, has been to all continents numerous times and who doesn't usually shy away from a new country, even when it seems a bit daunting from the outside. Daunting is however a pretty good word to describe the way I've been feeling about Japan these 37 years and even though a part of me was eage[...]

Unterschwarzachhof - the ultimate spa hotel in Austria

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Being a single mom isn't easy. Hell, being a mom isn't easy! And what many moms sometimes forget is that an important part of taking good care of your kid is to also take good care of yourself. That means finding ways to be along, spend quality time, seeing friends, eating good food, reading and just doing all the things YOU like doing. Once or twice a year [...]