Winter Impressions from Riga, Lativa

I’m summer girl through and through. At the same, I’ve been dreaming about spending New Year’s abroad (with Steffen) for the longest time now — but going on such a trip (at least within Europe) meant finally confronting myself with winter travel, something I had been putting off for years. Plane tickets were a little … Continue reading “Winter Impressions from Riga, Lativa”

My USA Road Trip in Numbers, Instagrams, and Snapchats

In the summer of 2016, I did the craziest two week road trip across the Southwestern USA with Steffen, my favorite travel partner in crime — and although it already feels like a lifetime ago, I have so much to say and oh-so-many photos to show! We flew into San Francisco where we spent two full … Continue reading “My USA Road Trip in Numbers, Instagrams, and Snapchats”

Five Essential Things To Do in Venice

I really thought I understood Italian cities by now. After my week-long art history field trip to Rome back in 2006, which was my first visit to Italy as a grown-up, I had returned to Italy’s capital in 2014 for several days and then visited Florence last year. I can order food in basic Italian and … Continue reading “Five Essential Things To Do in Venice”

5 Things I Loved about Stuttgart

Stuttgart is not the kind of city that would appear on a Europe-in-20-days itinerary. It’s not exactly the prettiest city and it’s not really famous beyond the borders of Germany. But still, it might come up on the advanced traveler’s radar for two reasons: It has two airports that might be cheaper to fly into if … Continue reading “5 Things I Loved about Stuttgart”

The Turkish Riviera via Instagram

I grew up the middle of nowhere with a 20 kilometer distance to the next (terrible) small town coffee shop and almost no public transportation, especially not after 7pm. That little village lies next to a lake and is surrounded by soft hills and lush forests, but all I could ever dream about was the … Continue reading “The Turkish Riviera via Instagram”

Where To Drink Coffee in Hamburg

When I started traveling independently, I thought it was fun to have no plans whatsoever. I loved the romantic idea of an old car, a paper map and all the freedom in the world. I quickly learned that traveling with no plans at all is often a stupid idea — especially in Europe during peak … Continue reading “Where To Drink Coffee in Hamburg”

Paris in August via Instagram

There was a time when I was really into writing Instagram photo blog posts, but I haven’t been doing a lot of them lately as I felt like my images were becoming too repetitive — even though I’m still old-fashioned and take photos with both my dSLR (for the blog) and my phone (for Instagram) … Continue reading “Paris in August via Instagram”

London Stories in Black and White

I have always loved photography. My parents gave me my first little camera for my 12th birthday and I was so excited that I even told all my teachers about it. Very soon after that birthday, we spent a week in a cabin in the Jura mountains in Switzerland where I took photos of horses … Continue reading “London Stories in Black and White”

80 Photos to Make You Want to Travel to Jordan

When it comes to blogging, I commit pretty much every “blogging crime” they warn you about in Travel Blogging 101: My blog posts are too long, too inconsistent, too diversified when it comes to travel style: I’ve experimented with solo travel as well as family travel; I’ve written about the looks you receive when filling … Continue reading “80 Photos to Make You Want to Travel to Jordan”

Love, It’s Complicated

I know this is a strange way to begin a travel-related blog post (especially when you have the real-life dating experience of a sandwich), but lately, I feel like a jealous ex-girlfriend. My first love and I have drifted apart. And I’m slightly heart-broken. A few years back, we were on the same page about … Continue reading “Love, It’s Complicated”