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It’s that time of the year again when you’re spending some time with your family including awkward get-togethers, where distant relatives hug you for too long and ask uncomfortable questions. There’s a tree that takes up half of the room and Christmas cookies spilling over mum’s special holiday dish. Far too much food to be eaten in a short amount of time and gifts that were hastily bought a couple of days earlier just to lie around forgotten for the rest of the year. I’ve spent past Christmases like that. And yes, it was as dull as it sounds. It's that time of the year again: Christmas Then I realised I don’t really need to see the festive season as a forced way of celebrating the birth of

What I miss when we’re on the road

Sometimes a four-legged friend is missing on the road Travelling has such a positive effect on me. Every time I’m in a new country or city, every time I have an encounter with a different language, culture or tradition my senses are heightened. I love to fully immerse myself in a new place, watch the hustle and bustle of the local market square or eavesdrop when an interesting conversation is happening near me at a bar or café. In addition to that, I love to try the local dishes and I’m not shy to indulge in weird food…hey, if it doesn’t want to stay down, you can always release it, right? Ever-changing living space Thanks to our nomadic lifestyle we meet lots of new people, well at least ou

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Hello there!

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.

I'm also a writer/copywriter/translator. Here you can find a link to my online portfolio and my CV. I'm always looking for new projects and interesting collaborations. Check here for more contact details and get in touch:

alexmaria.huetter@gmail.com.

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

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Weekly travel tip

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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