Gourmet Travel Tips from Kleinwalsertal: “Lebensfeuer” at Hotel Gemma.
“Lebensfeuer”, literally meaning the “fire of life” … The name in itself carries something of a magic. Seductive, almost. “What do I burn for?” How am I feeling really? These and further questions are being answered by the world’s first “Lebensfeuer” destination worldwide: The Alpine valley of Kleinwalsertal in the Austrian Vorarlberg district. So what […]
The Year Of My Life: Travelling Aotearoa New Zealand. Today: Work & Adventures!
Is it possible for a distant, exotic and breathtakingly beautiful country such as New Zealand to produce something like an “everyday life rhythm”? Looking back, my answer today is YES, although you have to say that everyday life down under is always going remain distinctively special. It starts with the immensely open-mindedness of the Kiwis […]
Photo Challenge in April: Water. 5 continents flow into 5 stories!
“Show me your water!”, is what Carolin Hinz proclaims on her travel blog “Esel Unterwegs” (Travelling Donkey), inviting us to participate in a collection of travel articles showing what experiences we have had in or around “water”. Even while I am reading hers, my mind starts wandering off to all those particular travel memories concerning water. I […]
Couple Trip Kiwi-Style: Exploring Aotearoa New Zealand
We had all these months, Jacob and I, just to get ready and excited for our long long trip down under. More than half a year ago, we were already excited about spending New Year’s Eve airborne on our way to Aotearoa New Zealand. Wohoo! 🙂 It was Jacob’s fourth trip to New Zealand, last […]
Travel Highlights 2013: From A like Andalucia to Z like Zollverein
Travelling and immersing oneself in foreign cultures: A daunting thought to some, while others consider it second nature. Being of the latter, I personally find it very hard to understand that some people plan their annual holiday trip according to a random price in a magazine. “The all-inclusive deal to Spain is € 150,- less than the […]
Autumn: The colourful majesty of the World Heritage Wachau landscape
I could not take my hands off … the camera. Magic, pure magic was what I saw last weekend hiking across the wine-terraced hills of my home city Krems in the Danube river valley, situated at the gateway to the Wachau World Heritage landscape. Of course, I am always reminded by my lovely wine-growing friends that we are actually, “originally, from the Kamptal […]
Cycling in the Heilbronn Wine District
Do you know the best thing about an E-Bike? They allow you to cycle up the (wine-terraced) hills while still being able to enjoy the surrounding wine landscape. I arrive at the top of the hill south of the city of Heilbronn without breaking a sweat – a nice feeling alright. Ok, the sportiest among you might say, “riding […]