The weather forecast didn’t look good: Constant rain for the first five days of our trip to Japan with a chance of a typhoon brewing up later on. Of course, my hubbs thought that I was exaggerating and that no weather outlook could ever be as bad as I can conjure it up in my…Read More
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The hidden European gem I don’t want you to know about
Overcrowded tourist attractions are fending off people like flies. Local people are leaving their favourite haunts to hordes of travellers in search of authenticity, best selfie spots and cheap souvenirs. What was once hospitality is slowly turning to hostility towards visitors from all over the world. This seems to be the hottest topic of this…Read More
Milford Sound Road – a Tourist Deathtrap?
“Gateway to Fiordland becoming a deathtrap for tourist drivers”. The article on a New Zealand online news site immediately caught my attention. Of course I wanted to find out how exposed to risk we were just a couple of months back without even knowing it. “Along with its reputation as being one of the most…Read More
Instagram is ruining travel for all of us
Maybe I shouldn’t cast the first stone when it comes to Instagram hype as I’ve been feeding the beast too. But lately Instagram has become almost like a professional sport where it’s increasingly hard to keep up with the competition. I never went the extra mile so my profile leaves a lot to be desired.…Read More
Things to look for in a motorhome in New Zealand
Being a sucker for pretty things I should have known better than to start searching for a motorhome by “which company has the most breath-taking photos in their Instagram timeline”. That led me straight to Wilderness and all my subsequent research was biased towards their stylish campervans. In my eyes they became the unattainable ideal…Read More
Was 2016 really that bad? No!
The year 2016 might go down in history as the year when the world lost not only some of the greatest music icons but also a great deal of common sense and direction. At times it seemed we were moving backwards, not forwards to a brighter future. And if I were only to listen and read…Read More
The ultimate New Zealand itinerary and how it all went down the drain. Literally.
If they would give out Oscars for the best travel planning I’m sure my mantelpiece (if I had one) would be lined with gold statuettes by now. I am able to plan our trips with such detail that I can almost envision the whole adventure before we even leave home. Our big trip to New…Read More
New Zealand with campervan: How many ways can you fail?
Travel planning is probably one of my favourite pastime activities next to travelling itself. But after a couple of weeks already spent working on our New Zealand itinerary starting with a 2-week camping journey of the South Island it slowly started to dawn on me. I might miserably fail with this one despite my obsessive-compulsive…Read More
Chile: Our trip of superlatives
Which is the best trip you’ve ever taken? For any true globetrotter this question poses the same dilemma as having to choose their favourite child or decide which limb of their body they would miss the least. I’ve been asked this many times and always found it impossible to give a straight answer. But if I…Read More
I have a bittersweet love affair with India
I’ve sworn I would never ever travel to India voluntarily and yet we’ve just returned from our sixth annual ayurveda treatment in Kerala. After all these years I still can’t wrap my head around what frustrates me most about this place while at the same time I simply can’t stay away from it. For sure,…Read More