Save your money - try armchair travelling

On our long flight between London and Singapore I got a little bored watching movies, so I took the inflight magazine (I actually love these magazines) and browsed through it. Reading bits and pieces flicking through the magazine I got stuck reading an article about armchair travelling. What’s that? It was an inspiring story about a woman named Jacqui Kenny and her beautiful photos. The twist to that story is that Jacqui actually never left her home to take those pictures. She’s a virtual photographer travelling to every corner of our planet thanks to Google Street View. I played around with Google Street View and took a few shots. This one is from Brazil It’s not by choice that she doesn’t

8 tips on how to beat your jet lag

long flights can be very exhausting Last week we came back to Australia after having spent around seven months in Europe. We started our (series of) flight(s) on Tuesday evening departing from Vienna to London. As we had a 12-hour overlay we decided to book a room at one of the many airport hotels at Gatwick, which turned out to be a very good idea because it gave us the chance to get a good night’s sleep in before embarking on our two remaining flights. Our second flight took us from London to Singapore in about 13 hours and the last leg brought us to Sydney on Thursday evening after a two-hour stopover in Singapore and around 7.5 hours in the air. All of this sounds probably quite exhausti

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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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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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