Life Snippets of 2019: The Before, the C-Word, the After

I was sitting outside the doctor’s office waiting for my husband who had an appointment upstairs. It was an unusually warm February day and I had taken off my winter coat to soak in the early spring sun. Steffen was supposed to get some test results back. He had been having strange pains for a … Continue reading “Life Snippets of 2019: The Before, the C-Word, the After”

Life Snippets: The Second Half of 2018

Again, I’m more than several months behind with my biannual life update. You know very well that blogging hasn’t been a priority in my life lately throughout the last years, although I certainly sometimes miss my regular writing routine. I’ve often felt bad for neglecting the audience I built with this blog. But to be … Continue reading “Life Snippets: The Second Half of 2018”

Life Snippets: The First Half of 2018

I had always been hesitant when it came to answering the question “Why do you write a travel blog?”, because the commonly used phrase in the blogosphere “I just want to inspire people to travel” never sounded like the right answer to me. Deep down I knew the reasons I originally started blogging were boredom, … Continue reading “Life Snippets: The First Half of 2018”

Life Snippets: The Second Half of 2017

Well, I’ve most definitely run out of good first blog post sentences to excuse my terrible habit of barely keeping up with the blog after almost-not-blogging for two years now. But as I explained in my last “life snippets” post: I still have so many photos lying around and it’s just sad to not at … Continue reading “Life Snippets: The Second Half of 2017”

Life Snippets: The First Half of 2017

One thing I could never wrap my brain around when it comes to travel blogging — and blogging in general actually — is how narcissistic it is. Do people really like reading an abundance of first person pronouns? Does anyone really care for random selfies in front of famous buildings? And yet, while being extremely … Continue reading “Life Snippets: The First Half of 2017”

The Lasting Changes of 2016

2016 was the year this blog became shockingly quiet. I had been struggling with finding balance in-between working, traveling, blogging, and maintaining a social life ever since I started working back in 2013, but my struggles have gotten worse since. Maybe not actually worse, but my priorities shifted more and more as the years passed. I’m … Continue reading “The Lasting Changes of 2016”

A Lesson on Happiness from 2015

Although the New Year is already a couple of weeks old, I’m still thinking about how I love the nostalgic last days of the old and first days of the New Year. As someone who over-thinks even the smallest words and gestures for decades, I’m glad it’s justified to cling to memories from the past … Continue reading “A Lesson on Happiness from 2015”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank! Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition”

On Three Years of Blogging

I remember when I was younger, I kept stumbling across phrases like “once you’re in your late twenties, you’ll be less insecure” all over the place. I don’t like clichés like that, but these days I feel like it’s actually true: With age comes confidence. A few years ago, I was constantly thinking about what … Continue reading “On Three Years of Blogging”

Why I Don’t Quit my Job to Travel

We had just ordered our pizza and were hungrily sipping on our drinks, desperately waiting for our food to arrive after a long day at the world’s biggest travel trade fair. It had been a day of small talk and business appointments, but as the evening commenced our press badges and business selves were slowly vanishing. … Continue reading “Why I Don’t Quit my Job to Travel”