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10 insights into our vacation to South Florida

10 insights into our vacation to South Florida

We just came back from a one week vacation to Florida, and there have been a couple of things that caught my eyes. We loved the sun after a brutal winter in Chicago tried to do a more relaxing vacation. So we concentrated on the South of Florida visiting Fort Meyers, Sanibel Island, Naples, Key West, and Miami (Beach). Spending some quality time there I could not stop realizing some interesting things, and I thought I had to share it with you to see if you had similar experiences.

The perfect 10-days California road-trip itinerary

The perfect 10-days California road-trip itinerary

Do you want to explore California and all its beauty in 10 days? Don’t worry! With this itinerary you will make the most out of your time. In addition you will see more of California than most of the locals!

5 things to know before moving to Chicago

5 things to know before moving to Chicago

Almost one year ago we packed our stuff and moved to Chicago. It’s unbelievable how quickly time goes by when you have fun.

There are a lot of stereotypes about Chicago. Many of them are true and some of them are totally exaggerated. In the following, I tell you 5 things you should know when thinking about moving to Chicago.

10 cold facts about the Chicago winter

10 cold facts about the Chicago winter

Curious what -30 degree feels like? Come to Chicago, and I will show you. Here are some facts about the Chicago winter.

6 US-Travel ideas for 2019

6 US-Travel ideas for 2019

2018 has been a travel intense year and I can’t recommend the destinations we visited enough. 2019 will be exciting again, including some upcoming solo trips I am pretty happy about. Check out this list for some inspiration!

The best 1-week road trip through Arizona

The best 1-week road trip through Arizona

I just came back from a perfect 1-week road trip through Arizona and a bit of Utah. Those states are really magical when it comes to nature and a definitive recommendation! If you are planning a 1-week road trip through the US check out this itinerary for inspiration!

Fall in Chicago: Where to go & What to do

Fall in Chicago: Where to go & What to do

Everyone is thinking about the great summer weather and the brutal winters in Chicago. However, there is a very short but sweat season in between! At the moment, we are lucky enough to experience this excellent autumn weather in Chicago which made me think of my favorite places this season. Are you planning a short trip to Chicago? Or do you live in Chicago and just need a kick in the *** to start exploring? Check out my autumn highlights in the city.

My Favorite Things to do in Chicago

My Favorite Things to do in Chicago

Chicago is one of the most exciting towns in the United States – and that is not just my opinion 🙂 Often I get asked about my favorite things to do, my favorite restaurants, bars and places to visit. As I am a fan of free travel guides to downloads I put all my highlights on a one-pager which you can download here. If you are more a person who wants to be convinced with pictures keep on reading. Enjoy the beauty of Chicago and send me a message when you are visiting!

My first podcast is live!

My first podcast is live!

Hi all, my first podcast interview went live and I am finally ready to share 🙂 I was part of the great podcast by James Thomas which is called “4-Seas-1-Family”. This podcast focuses on fascinating stories from all around the world and each guest brings their own perspective on the table.

How to enjoy a cross-country road-trip

How to enjoy a cross-country road-trip

Just recently we mastered a 7.000km (4.400 miles) road trip through the United States. Only the two of us and the endless plains of the American Highway. That means you are driving for hours without leaving the highway which route you can see for miles and miles. However: We are still happily married and even enjoyed that means of transportation. We got asked many times whether this distance in such a short time was not stressful. As we, on the other hand, have found it quite relaxing and enjoyable I decided to share my top proven tricks with you to make each longer road-trip to a fantastic journey.

Hawaii (Big Island) in one week

Hawaii (Big Island) in one week

If you want to experience the beach, rainforest, and snow at one place you should head to Hawaii, Big Island. Check out my travel guide for 1-week vacation on Big Island, Hawaii.

7 facts that surprised me about Hawaii (Big Island)

7 facts that surprised me about Hawaii (Big Island)

Hawaii is way more diverse than I thought it would be. Read more about the 7 most surprising facts I learned about the beautiful Big Island/Hawaii.

Would you dare? Three days without running water and electricity in Thailand

Would you dare? Three days without running water and electricity in Thailand

One of my best backpacking experiences ever: Hiking in the north of Thailand. 3 days without running water and electricity in the middle of the jungle.

The world’s most expensive and cheapest holiday destinations 2018

The world’s most expensive and cheapest holiday destinations 2018

Do you know where to travel to in 2018? Find out which are the most expensive and most favorable places to visit this year.

Daytrips / Weekend Trips from Chicago

Daytrips / Weekend Trips from Chicago

Want to escape the city for a short break? I reveal my TOP 7 places to go when you are in need of some nature, fresh air, small-town charm or art.

All the gear you need for your backpacking adventure

All the gear you need for your backpacking adventure

If you are new to backpacking all the potential gear to buy can be a bit overwhelming. I did my own research before starting my first solo travel. Most items have been really helpful, some are not to miss and others are an unnecessary luxury. In this blog post, I will give you an overview of the key essential items for a convenient experience when traveling alone or with friends and family. I would definitely take all these items with me on my next adventure!

Detroit –Apocalyptic vibe meets raw urban lifestyle

Detroit –Apocalyptic vibe meets raw urban lifestyle

Detroit – Apocalyptic vibe meets raw urban lifestyle Have you been to Detroit? I realized Thanksgiving is a huge thing here and maybe similar to Christmas for us in Europe. Everybody is coming from far away to spend some quality time together with great food. […]