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Should you bring a laptop on your travels?

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I'm no expert, but I would assume to about 7 out of 10 people the answer would be simple: No. It's heavy, it's bulky, it reminds you too much of work and might even give you pangs of guilt for not catching up on all those to-do's you were hoping to ignore until you get back home and back to reality. I once asked a series of people whether they bring a not[...]

Why traveling is the best time for a digital detox

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Laptop, camera, smartphone, tablet - when it comes to traveling I am usually the full spectrum of what is sometimes called a flashpacker. Traveling is my job and free time is often inextricably linked to what I do for a living so I see it as a necessity to travel with my full equipment. Unfortunately, this also means that I can never quite let go and just be[...]

This new app feature connects travelers in the most beautiful way

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Have you ever been on a cruise? Despite my job as a professional traveler, it took me 34 years, basically half a life, to go on my first cruise. I had lots of ideas on what it would be like and what sort of people would be attending it, and I was pretty certain I would feel out of my comfort zone; that somehow it wouldn't be my thing to be stuck on a ship f[...]

10 Apps to make 2017 an Awesome year for Travel

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Even if it feels as though the world is getting worse in many ways, it's really important to remember that what we see on the news isn't the whole story. Everywhere in the world, things are improving, progress is being made in a million different ways - and nowhere more so than in the world of technology. Our phones and tablets, often the subject of so much [...]

10 Websites you need to travel better in 2017

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We are well into the new year and so is our trip planning. Katja is heading off to Mexico, Tabea is going to Sri Lanka and while I enjoy the South African sun, I'm already planning a trip with my dad to Morocco afterward. Once the destination is set the real fun of travel planning begins: how to get there and for how much? What to do and see? How to meet [...]

Travel Diaries review: the app that's a blog, online journal & book all in one

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Travelling can be a magical, life-changing experience that you think you’ll never forget - but once you get home and fall back into the daily grind of work and household routine it’s frightening how quickly those vivid, vibrant memories can fade almost to oblivion. Of course with the advent of digital cameras we have ever more opportunities to record our[...]

The one that got away: my weekend in Zurich

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I had high hopes for Zurich. After all I’d only ever come through the airport before, it was merely a transfer town to get to one of Switzerland’s outstanding ski resorts like Laax, Adelboden or Zermatt. This time around I decided to stay an extra 2 days before heading on to Gstaad, another reputable ski resort town I had not yet been to before. (More on Gst[...]

6 more tips to take better photos (with your smartphone)

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Last week I told you about the photography lessons I learned while attending a workshop with documentary photographer Paul Ripke. Ripke offered a bunch of fairly unconventional views on taking good photos, some of which I agree with, others not so much. But the bottom line is that it's always interesting to hear about other people's techniques, because they [...]

Berlin Lifestyle - how 10 randomly chosen Berliners work, travel and dress

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If you’re an avid reader of this website, you’ll have noticed a great little series we are currently running on the subject of „The New Style Of Business… IN MY CITY“ . The theme was suggested to us by HUAWEI, who have just launched the campaign for their new HUAWEI MateBook, a slim, super stylish and ultra-multitasking cross between tablet and laptop. [...]

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