Discovering a country by foot

USA, Spain and Japan I just finished reading a book about the Appalachian Trail and really warmed up to the idea of getting to know a country by foot. Maybe not so much an entire country (especially if it’s as big as the States) but parts of it. The Appalachian Trail, which was completed in 1937, extends between Mount Katahdin in Maine and Springer Mountain in Georgia, covers a distance of 3,500 kilometres and passes through 14 states. An extension to the Appalachian Trail, called the International Appalachian Trail, crosses Maine and cuts through to Canada, where it continues to Greenland, crosses Europe and ends up in Morocco. Wow, so much walking to be done. You can also hike an extension

A weekend away to relax and re-energize

It doesn’t always have to be a long holiday that resets you and fills you with new energy. Sometimes a spontaneous day trip or a sneaky weekend away is just what you need to rid yourself of feeling stressed or deflated. Break your routine with a little getaway Even if you call the most amazing place your home, and your office overlooks the beach or the jungle or even beautiful rooftop terraces – the same routine day-in day-out can drain your energy levels. I know, not all of us have incredibly demanding jobs like a brain surgeon or an air traffic controller but even in your average 9-to-5-office job you can end up working long hours without end. On the other end of the spectrum you can feel

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I'm Alex and this is my travel and lifestyle blog. I suffer from Destinesia. I also call it go-with-the-flow travelling. It's when you have a travel itinerary but then you meet someone and change your plans completely or you just love a place so much you stay much longer than expected. You just go with what feels right. This is what happened to me in Nicaragua. You can read more about it here.

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Enjoy looking around here for some inspiration and most of all, have fun exploring the world!

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I'll post something travel-related here weekly. Watch this space!


Christmas is coming. It's approaching fast. If you're in Europe, don't miss out on visiting one of the many traditional Christmas markets and have some delicious Glühwein/Glögg. Enjoy!

Packing list

You're going on a trip but don't know what to pack? For some reason you always end up with way too much? Don't worry, this happened to me so many times.

Here some tips:


  • Travel light. Pack versatile clothes and shoes and use travel-sized cosmetics for a hassle-free trip

  • Roll your clothes and stuff your shoes with socks and stockings

  • Plastic bags double up as shoe covers and storage for dirty clothes

Check out my article about smart packing for more tips. It definitely helps to print out a packing list you can check off, so you don't forget anything important.

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