Did you know that on average European traveller causes a 10 tons of CO2 emissions a year and the American one 19 tons, according to Conde Nast Traveler! That’s not the way to travel sustainably. I do not need to tell you that that is terrible for our environment. After all, it’s what you came […]
Though it seems like the most straightforward way that you could go about travel booking – hotel comparisons and planning itineraries and tours might be even trickier – there are some flight booking secrets you should know. These could make it cost YOU more but not other people.
If I had asked 20 year old me, by now I would be living in a nice apartment close to an airport, with a nice salary and an amazing holiday coming up. Well, that didn’t happen. But I still travel. And I travel guilt-free. The thing about travel is that it is generally perceived as […]
The moment I stepped out of the car and overlooked the Australian plateau beneath my feet with thousands of tiny gumtree trees dotting the area, I felt as if I had landed in Africa. Now, Africa is a huge continent and no country is the same, but at that moment I knew I had to […]
The pungent smell of old socks, stale air and halitosis in the air could only mean one thing: I had arrived in yet another way too big hostel dorm. The only hope of a fresh breeze came from the dirty street above and a cellar room with four three-level bunk beds, one tiny sink and […]
Ok, the moment of truth. Your bank account is here. You have been floating on your little travel cloud so far and seeing the world through palm tree lined glasses and sipping drinks with little umbrellas in them. Be prepared for the fall!
Is travelling by yourself brave? Do you need courage to step into a plane that takes you to the other end of the world and step into the unknown without a solid plan? And where would your life goals take you? Maybe.
Mentally bonding over shared experiences with canned sardines is no fun and it makes you ask, is it really worth it to buy the cheapest flight there is? Is there no other way to book flights? There sure is if you know when to look for cheap flights. Timing is everything.
Sometimes life catches you by surprise and other times it blindfolds you and drops you off at the other end of the world. At least that’s how it felt for me. I wasn’t happy in my 9 to 5 (being called useless on a daily basis and not being able to afford even my rent […]
Los Angeles is a city with two faces. On the one hand, you see the glitz and glamour and on the other hand so much misery and dirt everywhere. I didn’t like it. And the stories I heard in my shabby hostel were a reflection of that. Full of cheating landlords, home abuse and looming […]
Here is a truth for you. I lived cheaper each month travelling the world to some of the most expensive countries than the average German does in their own country. Mind you, I travelled nearly halfway around the world in miles when I was in Australia alone! That is a remarkable feat I’ve been told […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
I feel like this is the millionth blog post on how to book cheap flights for less money but I keep meeting people that ask me how I can afford my many flights and what secret tips I have. So I thought I’d share my wisdom with you. But to be fair, I have gained […]