July 4, 2018

It’s been a couple of weeks now since we boarded a bus in San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua – well actually we first jumped in a transfer car, then lugged all of our stuff, that by now is almost impossible to carry, over the Costa Rican border and climbed on a bus that aft...

June 15, 2018

We spent our last weekend in Colombia in the midst of the famous coffee corner of the country, and based ourselves in a small town called Salento. The 7-hour bus trip from Medellin was - let’s call it “adventurous” - and left us questioning whether our weekend trip awa...

June 8, 2018

I’m not the only one who was shocked when I heard about Anthony Bourdain’s death this morning. Over the years Lachlan and I religiously watched his TV series The Layover, No Reservations and Parts Unknown that combined two of my favourite things: food and travel.


June 1, 2018

I’ve always had “problem skin”, which is just another term for acne, breakouts, spots, oily skin, etc. Ever since I can remember I battled blackheads and whiteheads, squeezed them and tried to – unsuccessfully – cover the mess up with make-up, concealers etc., which ma...

May 18, 2018

Travelling for most of us means to get to spend our precious time at an incredible location. Maybe exotic, sometimes serene, most of the time just beautiful and right out of a travel catalogue.

Travelling off the grid doesn’t always lead you to picturesque places

But the...

May 4, 2018

Friendly street dogs and colourful houses: only good vibes in Valpo

You probably know by now that I am a sucker for street art. I just love it. So it was not a coincidence when visiting one of the capitals of street art – Valparaíso (called Valpo by locals) in Chile - t...

April 24, 2018

travelling is exciting... but so is planning for your trip

I get excited when I plan an upcoming trip. Like a kid in a candy store. I start pulling up all kinds of maps and websites on the web and immerse myself deep into best-of, what-not-to-miss and must-see lists unt...

April 13, 2018

Last week we visited Buenos Aires and during our stay we also managed to check out the famous district of La Boca (=mouth in Spanish), which is known for its colourful houses and fanatic football fans. This part of town at the mouth of the river Matanza-Riachuelo burst...

March 30, 2018

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 hour...

March 7, 2018

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 w...

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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:

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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