Road trippin’ in Southern Israel: Masada and Timna Valley

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Even though the 4am wake-up call was painful, it was well worth getting up so early to see the sun rise over the Dead Sea from the Masada. And my next stop, Timna Park, turned out to be just as spectacular!

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Life Lately And Upcoming Travels: December 2014 Edition (and a quick look back on the past year)

Posted on 31. Dec, 2014 by .

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Read what I have been up to in the past month, where I traveled to, what went well and what went wrong, where I am off to next, and some reflections on the past twelve months.

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How to start travel hacking

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by .

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I have educated several friends on travel hacking this year, and as one of them is about to take advantage of her first free hotel stay, I thought it was time to talk about travel hacking here on Globetrottergirls as well!

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Along the shores of Lake Titicaca: Discovering rural Bolivia on a 20km hike

Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by .

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A 20km day hike along the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia turned out one of my favorite travel experiences in the country with stunning lake views, odd locals and rural Bolivia at its best.

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Mud, salt and tears: A day at the Dead Sea

Posted on 25. Nov, 2014 by .

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My road trip to the Dead Sea included mud, salt and tears – but it was one of the best days I had in Israel! Read more about the lowest and one of the saltiest places on earth.

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From Europe to the U.S. on a budget airline – My experience with Norwegian Air’s 787 Dreamliner

Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by .

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$187 for a flight from San Francisco to Stockholm? This sounds too good to be true! I tested Norwegian’s transatlantic Dreamliner Experience and was pleasantly surprised!

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My Top Five Cities To Visit In 2015

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by .

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Lonely Planet recently named its Top Ten Cities To Visit In 2015. While I agree with some, I don’t get why others are on the list. So I made my own list of places I think people should visit in 2015!

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Adventure travel in Israel: Hiking the National Trail

Posted on 22. Oct, 2014 by .

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The Israel National Trail is a 1000 km / 620 mile long hiking path that crosses Israel from north to south. Join me on my hike through the Negev Desert segment of it!

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Adventures in housesitting in New York City

Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 by .

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I came to New York for a housesit this summer, and the owners canceled their trip last-minute. I ended up housesitting 8 times there though – find out how I did it:

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28 things I love about New York City in the summer

Posted on 04. Sep, 2014 by .

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It’s no secret that New York City is my favorite place on the planet, but during the summer months, I love the city even more! Read on for 28 things I love about New York in the summer.

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The Day I Cycled Down Bolivia’s Death Road

Posted on 27. Aug, 2014 by .

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One of the most terrifying experiences on all my travels: Cycling down Bolivia’s notorious Death Road, also known as the most dangerous roads in the world!

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When your laptop gets altitude sickness…

Posted on 06. Apr, 2014 by .

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Yes, laptops (and iPods!) can get altitude sickness, too! We tell you from what altitude on you have to be careful, and how you can prevent your hard drive crashing when traveling in high altitudes.

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New Mexico’s White Desert: The bright and beautiful White Sands

Posted on 17. Mar, 2014 by .

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We visited one of the most fascinating landscapes in the southwestern U.S. – the vast white sand desert of Sand Dunes in New Mexico – and got almost lost in the dunes!

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The otherworldly landscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert

Posted on 04. Feb, 2014 by .

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There is no question why NASA does test runs for its Mars missions here – the landscapes are incredible. One glance through this photo essay and the Atacama Desert will surely land on your Must See list!

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Guest post: The power of being out as a gay traveler in South America

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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In the latest installment of our LGBT travel series, Sam of IndefinitiveAdventure.com shares why he thinks being out as a gay traveler can make a big difference.

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7 Surprising Facts About Venice

Posted on 27. Jan, 2015 by .

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You might call me cheesy, but I absolutely adore Venice! Despite many people seeing the city as an overpriced tourist trap, I can still see the gorgeous city beyond the touts. Today I’m sharing 7 facts about Venice with you that you might not know yet:

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Polaroid Of The Week: Helsinki’s Impressive Cathedral

Posted on 17. Jan, 2015 by .

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I spent most of last week in Helsinki, which was covered in fresh white fluffy snow when I returned from Stockholm! I explored the city in two fun ways: An Amazing Race and a Food Tour!

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Polaroid of the week: Wonderfully white Stockholm

Posted on 11. Jan, 2015 by .

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I was excited to hit the road again last week! My first stop were two new countries in two days: I took a plane to Helsinki from where I headed straight to Stockholm on the overnight ferry!

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Polaroid of the week: A snowy winter day in Germany

Posted on 03. Jan, 2015 by .

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This week I learned that snow is rather pretty and doesn’t (always) suck, that I can survive two days without checking my emails and that I have pretty amazing friends!

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Polaroid of the week: Christmas baking frenzy in Germany

Posted on 27. Dec, 2014 by .

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For the first time in seven years, I spent Christmas with my family in Germany and I had a blast experiencing German Christmas markets, baking cookies and having some quality family time!

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