Chachagua Rainforest Hotel

In the Heart of Costa Rica with Chachagua Rainforest Hotel

Hidden in the lusciously green rainforest near La Fortuna you will find a little paradise within the paradise that is Costa Rica. I am talking about the quaint rainforest hotel Chachagua, which I had the pleasure of being invited to stay at for a few days. Getting there from town requires a shuttle or taxi […]

An Epic Costa Rica Trip into the Heart of its Forests

An Epic Costa Rica Trip into the Heart of its Forests

To be honest, I was pretty lost when it came to my Costa Rica trip planning. I had been busy exploring the USA with 10 cities in 30 days and getting around by yourself turned out to be a little bit tricky. I couldn’t just hop on an overland bus like I did in the […]

German Christmas Market for Rookies - Don't Leave Without Doing these 5 Things + a free downloadable guide

How to Have the Best German Christmas Markets Experience + free Guide

So you’ve heard about German Christmas markets and wonder what all the fuss is about. There probably is some sort of Christmas festivity going on in your town so why should you add yet another item to your ever growing bucketlist? Let me tell you why: because Christmas markets are the best way to get […]

Ghost Tours in New Orleans

Seriously Spooked by Ghost Tours in New Orleans

This post was sponsored. I imagined standing right there. In the middle of the street, frozen in disbelief, cold from the shock from hearing what had transpired in this house. The house that had long been a goal of mine to visit – to see and be seen. A house that held the most lavish […]

How to Get the Most of Houston on a Budget and in Two Days

This post was sponsored and contains affiliate links. So, I was told Houston would be boring. Just a big city with no character. As always, such a bleak painting did not hold me back. There is always beauty to be found if you look close enough and I am a connoisseur of the sublime. With […]

How to Survive Your Erasmus Exchange

How to Survive Your First Erasmus Exchange

This has nothing to do with my current adventures but might be of value to some of my readers who are students or have friends or relatives that are. I am talking studying abroad, or Erasmus exchange to be more precise. I am passionate about all things travel and a firm believer in it being […]

Travelling the USA by Bus – A Daring Adventure of 10 Cities in 30 Days

Do you know what I cannot stand about travel in the USA? The public transport. Or the lack thereof. New Zealand wasn’t a prime example either but at least it wasn’t so big. What is a solo traveller to do when leaving the driving licence at home but having driving experience that amounts to zero […]

How to Succeed at Your First TBEX as a Blogger

I can’t say I collected the most business cards but the people that I exchanged glossy paper with were ones that I had a great time with and loved to get to know a little better than just through casual small talk. My first TBEX was a great experience for me and the very first […]

Visiting Atlanta in a Day and on a Bugdet – Drinking Involved

Visiting Atlanta in a Day and on a Bugdet – Drinking Involved

This post was sponsored and contains affiliate links. Atlanta in a day, is that even possible? As part of my ongoing series of seeing as much of American cities as possible but with a limited budget but money savvy traveller ways, I am bringing you Atlanta this time around, the city of Coke, Football and […]

Conquering Washington DC in a Day and on a Bugdet – Chaos Ensues

This post was sponsored and contains affiliate links. I had actually gone and done it. I had lost my bus ticket. How was I now to get my weary feet from the endless rows of museums in the capital’s heart to those piercing eyes enthroned high on a marble chair, scanning the tiny crowd coming […]

All Hail Halloween – Get Your Creep On

Halloween is an event I have developed a slight obsession over. You see, we don’t celebrate it back home in Germany. Nowadays, some clever kids are making their rounds to go trick or treating. Little greedy buggers. I’m jealous. I wish I was a greedy little bugger with a wicked costume.

The Ultimate Cheesesteak Tasting Tour with Philly on Segway

What exactly is a cheesesteak? It sounds like there would be a whole lot of processed cheese on a big fat steak. Someone else said it sounded like fried cheese. It is neither, my friends. What it is is a sandwich filled with slices of beef, topped with onions and your choice of cheese, which […]

Discovery Philadelphia’s Spooky Side on a Budget

This post was sponsored and contains affiliate links. The windows behind me were creaking. It was windstill outside. The restaurant was about to close and no one was in sight. I was practically alone. All I wanted was to eat a traditional corn chowder such as Washington ate during his lifetime. But not just anywhere, […]

Say Hi to HI USA Hostels and a Different Way to Travel

“Do you not feel lonely?” I get asked this question a lot. And I mean a lot. But seriously how can I ever be alone when I meet so many fellow travellers and friends along the way of my journey. And you should know that I am a big introvert. Sometimes way too much for […]

How to Make the Most out of Your Stay in New York City on a Budget

This post contains affiliate links. Yellow cabs dotting the traffic down below in-between red and white lights that become a big blur when you squeeze your eyes just a little and lift them towards the horizon for the real Big Apple scene and its iconic skyscrapers of lower Manhattan and Lady Liberty standing proudly in […]

No Way You Are not Seeing Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera and STOMP in NYC

The wonderful sparkle of the night, excitement in the air and tickets waving back and forth in your hands – welcome to the Great White Way, better known as Broadway! It’s a little world of its own that manages to tell stories and capture audiences through up-close performances and dazzling glamour, whisking you away in […]