7 Easy Tips on how to Travel with a Wig

I don’t see it as such but recently I was told I have an obsession with wigs and synthetic hair. There might be something there as I started my world trip with a black wig in my luggage, later bought a pink wig in a Japanese cosplay shop (and wore it while getting lost in […]

Is North Dakota Bucketlist-Worthy?

So I am hanging out with my friend Google, who tells me a lot about all the places in the USA. With 50 states and a landmass roughly the same as Australia (the US scores place 4 among the largest countries and Australia places 6), there is a lot to choose from and I am […]

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Travel Safety – 16 Tips that Could Save Your Life

Travelling is not necessarily more or less safe than staying at home. Think about it, the most accidents happen in your own four walls. If you want a number, the survey of Injury Facts 2015 estimated that 93,200 unintentional-injury related deaths occurred at the home and in the community in the year 2013. That is […]

What Kind of Traveller Are You?

Let’s not kid ourselves, we like categories. Putting everything in neat little boxes of patterns, stereotypes and expectations. But do you ever do that when it comes to your own travel style? Have you ever thought about it in the first place? We are all unique little snow flakes and this does not only show […]

Travel Apps I Actually Use – And My Honest Opinion of Them

There are so many apps out ther that people recommend for travellers. Heck, there are dozens of “Top Ten Apps…” articles out there. But many of them feature services I know but would usually just use through my laptop. Also, if you are at all like me, chances are your phone has had an overkill […]

Let’s Talk Culture Shock – How Do You Cope?

There I was walking down a German street after having touched ground post my 26 hour flight and it was all wrong. Something was off and I felt like a tourist. Staring into bakeries, listening in to conversations and looking wildly about me. I am sure you are all familiar with the concept of culture […]

Travelling With Allergies

Masks, everywhere I look. People with white masks, people with colourful masks and faces on them, pink masks, black masks. There are even masks on sale in every convenience store. I am in Japan. And before I came here and took a look at the first tourist brochure I could find, I had no clue […]

When Budgeting Becomes a Big Fat Slap in Your Face

You know I like to save a buck or two and it gets really ridiculous sometimes. Even so much that I rather walk for 2 hours than pay $2 for the metro fare. That is not a joke. It saves me two chocolate bars! But when you realize the time and energy it cost you […]

How to Save on and Glam up Backpacker Meals

A backpacker’s life is not easy. Living out of a suitcase, managing a tight budget, changing accommodation almost daily and still seeing the world up close and to the fullest. It is a full time task and requires extensive planning and budget management. One particular field of cutting costs, unfortunately, is that of food intake. […]

Being Sick during Travels – Now What?

The part I hate most during the year is when I’m sick. The worst, however, is when I am sick and travelling. Pure agony. Not only is it then that you need a comfy bed, home-made soup as well as peace and quiet but you have to heave your luggage around, get on public transport […]

How I Save a Helluva Lot of Money for Travelling – And You Can Too

It’s not a big secret and not the most pleasant one, in fact you might not even like to hear these things but the truth is they saved me heaps of money, which I then could put on the bank in a special account with (albeit not much) higher interest rates. Let’s call it the […]

Your Must Try Seoul Hikes in Three Day Trips

Seoul has a lot to offer but every now and then I have this fierce craving of heading out into the woods. I want to be far away from the hustle and bustle of the restless city life, away from neon lights and traffic jams, no subways or buses to carry you but your own […]

Pre Up in the Air – How to do Airports Like a Pro

Have you seen the film Up in the Air and admired George Clooney? Well, just because he is George Clooney but also because of his fierce airport skills. The character was was kinda an a*hole but at airports he was a master. I’ve always wished that I could pull flying off as smoothly. I used […]

You Should Know this before Backpacking Japan

I thought backpacking Japan would go just as smoothly as in New Zealand. Just going with the flow and see how it goes. Well, that might not have been the best idea in retrospect. Most of the time I am utterly confused and my favourite line that haunts my thoughts is “I just don’t know… […]

Let’s Talk about the Essentials – A Global Discourse on Loos

Nobody likes to talk about it. It is not particularly nice to go but nice to leave. And some you wish you wouldn’t have to use but have to. I’m talking loo. Toilet. WC. But whatever you call it, it is undoubtedly necessary whether you travel or not. Especially during travels it can prove a […]