A little flexibility keeps your routine alive

Nothing better than exploring the local Heladería when you need a break from work The last couple of days we’ve been battling the effects of a gruelling jet lag. We flew from Sydney to Santiago de Chile and gained over half a day but as a consequence lost countless hours of sleep. Our attempts to keep awake to adjust to the local time were far from successful during the first couple of days and we crashed hard after lunch only to wake up disoriented and exhausted hours later. No chance of sleep This sneaky nap would bite us in the butt later when we desperately tried to fall asleep lying in bed for hours wide-awake. During my second sleepless night my frustration levels reached new heights,

Blue mind

When I scrolled through my news feed on Instagram this morning I stopped for a few seconds to look at a bird’s eye picture of a beautiful beach. A few colourful spots decorating the pristine sand eventually turning into the most intriguing mixture of blues. It made me want to expand my screen, drill a hole in it and jump into the ocean. I was smiling just looking at the picture of water. Then my eyes wandered below the picture where it said: “Being near water is proven to make us happier”. Calm, peace and satisfaction There’s no denying it. Whenever we stay somewhere near the ocean I always feel more motivated, inspired and just content. I thought that’s just me and my lifelong love for the

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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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