Top night photography spots in San Francisco

Here’s my list of four San Francisco spots I actually had a chance to visit, four other places I would like to return to at night but didn’t, plus a bonus tip. Golden Gate Bridge Let’s start with the obvious: The Golden Gate Bridge. It would make it to the top of my list even…

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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…

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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…

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Camping in the Dolomites: Winding roads and spectacular views

»Do you want to go camping?« – »No.«- »Fine, so we’ll go just for three days, not four.«  The conversation with my hubbs ran something along these lines when we were deciding where to spend an extended weekend in August. So it was agreed – or at least that’s how I understood it – we’re…

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An airline that failed me: A lament in 5 pictures

The future looked bright and colourful. I was to participate at a conference in Stockholm which would coincide with our 10th wedding anniversary.  Since neither of us has been to Stockholm before this seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine business and pleasure. So I came up with this brilliant plan – I would fly…

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Visiting Venice: Look beyond the obvious

If you were a boat craving attention and by some weird stroke of bad luck ended up in Murano you would be – let’s put it mildly – in for a bitter disappointment. This tiny Italian island is one of the many in the Venetian Lagoon where being a fancy gondola is the only boat…

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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…

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Visiting Kerala backwaters: Forget houseboats

Pick any of the lists of “Top Things to do in Kerala” and I bet that a cruise of the backwaters on a houseboat will be right on the top of it. After our trip to the backwaters, however, I can assure you that you are not risking missing the “quintessential Keralan experience” if you…

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