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…

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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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Can you lose your globetrotting mojo?

The other day I dug up my old backpack that has been withering away neglected at the back of our wardrobe. It’s been over six years since our last big trip. Our once so beloved backpacks gave way to suitcases just like multi-week long journeys were replaced by several shorter escapes. As we are getting ready…

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Camping in your fourties vs your twenties

Against all odds I rediscovered camping in my forties. However, that’s no longer the same experience I remember from my student years. These are just some of the most striking differences: 20ies: Picking the lightest tent you can find because you can only carry so much in your backpack. 40ies: Carefully choosing a campervan for…

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Salzburg or Ljubljana: What’s the difference?

I clearly remember my outrage a few years back when an American travel journalist said to me that Slovenia had a “very Habsburg vibe”. Those were her exact words and her obvious ignorance stunned me. How could she not see that our country is not just some insignificant part of a former empire lacking its…

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3 signs you should never go camping

Unless you’ve grown up spending your holidays camping you should approach any attempts at camping at a grown-up age with a certain degree of humour and a lot of patience. This was, to sum up, the insight of our last year’s camping weekend at Lake Bohinj. This year we (well, I, to be fair to…

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Why returning to the same place is the most relaxing holiday I can ever have

Slovenians, we’re a strange breed of people. Every year before summer we start discussing our national travel trends that always show the same result: most of us spend our summer holiday in Croatia. Next to the Germans we account for the most tourism arrivals to this country. We’ve been taught this way, it’s part of…

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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…

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Cheese and vinegar. Or do you need more reasons to visit Italy?

Of course I’m not talking about just any random cheese and vinegar. I mean traditional balsamic vinegar and cheese that goes by the name parmigiano regiano which is a universe away from what you’re used to calling parmesan. These two were the reasons for our recent trip to Modena. The region around Modena is nothing…

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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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