Author archives: Kathi

5 Highlights along Highway 1, California

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I need to share a secret with you. Considering my age and my former attitude (talking childhood attitude here) towards the topic, I find it pretty embarrassing but I have to admit that I am obsessed with Baywatch. Have you stopped laughing yet? I know, I know, as a woman I should criticise the obvious combination of soft-porn and family show; as a film st[...]

How to spend a year abroad - for free

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I just turned 15 when I began to realize that staying in one place for too long was not the thing for me. All of a sudden, people around me started going abroad for a highschool year in the US and Canada or an Erasmus semester in Denmark or Spain. That was something I definitely wanted to try too. I dreamt of the whole wide world at my feet, in particular th[...]

Let's go camping - awesome tents

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Gone are the days of tiny and uncomfortable tents. Never bump your head into a load of insects on the inside of your tent roof. No way of not finding your tent because it looks like everyone else's. All you have to do is get one of these dreams of a tent (and rob a bank to bring the right cash): Bubble Tents This might be the one choice affordable to [...]

Dance with somebody: Roskilde Festival in Denmark

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There is one crucial question which every girl has to answer at one point or another: could you do without the daily look in the mirror, a hot shower and a powered hair dryer? Respectively, would you like to go to a week-long music festival? If said music festival proves to take place in Roskilde, Denmark, your answer should most definitely be YES! The Rosk[...]

Go and watch a mountain movie

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Would I trade a sandy beach for an exciting mountain adventure? Swimming in a calm lake for racing down a rapid torrent? Or strolling through a crowded city for hiking along a lonely path? Am I an explorer myself? And do I like to meet people with the same passion? If you've answered 'yes' to all of the above you will want to read on. Let me introduce you t[...]

Ischgl, Tyrol - of stars and slopes

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When the offer rolled in whether I wanted to go on a trip to my home country of Austria, I was already dreaming of sunshine, snow and mountains. Living in Berlin is great but I do sometimes miss the mountains. I was very excited this was happening - soon enough I was on my way to reach the ultimate dream destination in the Alps: Ischgl, Tyrol. Ischgl is a p[...]

5 cool facts about Mljet, Croatia

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Imagine it is early summer, and you want to do a road trip to the European South. Skip the crowded beaches of Italy, and trade them for the relaxing paradise you can still find in Croatia. Drive by the (just as crowded) beaches of Krk, Pag and Northern Dalmatia and make your way to the most southern (bigger) island of South Dalmatia: MLJET. 1. Get out to [...]

Iceland on a Budget with Hey Iceland

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In the last couple of years I have travelled many parts of Scandinavia, and these journeys have widely varied in occasion and budget. Especially during my time in Iceland, my curiosity for the island and my account balance were often in strong contrast. For my three week around-the-island-trip I had to think of something clever. Sleeping in the car was obvi[...]

4 Must Do's in British Columbia

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Last summer, somewhere between graduating from university and committing to a 9 to 5 lifestyle for the next 5 years I decided to get out. Out to a place full of breathtaking nature yet vibrant with culture and modern lifestyle. It didn't take me a long time to decide on a place - I wanted to discover Canada. My particular focus was on British Columbia and th[...]

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