Life Lately & Upcoming Travels: April 2016 Edition

Posted on 30. Apr, 2016 by .

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In my monthly round-ups, I am looking back at my travels over the past four weeks, what went well and what didn’t, and what’s next for me.

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My favorite place in Iceland: The Ice Diamonds Of Breiðamerkursandur

Posted on 28. Apr, 2016 by .

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The Ice Diamonds on the ice beach of Breiðamerkursandur were a sight I will never forget – and the highlight of my trip to Iceland. A must-visit place if you go to Iceland!

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Colombia Highlights: My 13 favorite travel moments in Colombia

Posted on 06. Apr, 2016 by .

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After nine weeks in Colombia, I am sharing my favorite travel experiences in Colombia with you – including beaches, street art, hikes, salsa dancing, coffee and more!

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The Most Epic Iceland Road Trip, Part III: Highlights Of Northern Iceland

Posted on 28. Mar, 2016 by .

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In Part III of my series about my Icelandic road trip I am sharing thhe hights of the north: Lake Myvatn, Hverir geothermal fields, Dimmuborgir, Asbyrgi Canyon, the northern lights and more!

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The Most Epic Iceland Road Trip, Part II (+ tips for driving in Iceland)

Posted on 08. Mar, 2016 by .

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Check out Part II of my Iceland Road Trip which brought me around the island on the Ring Road, showcasing glaciers, fjords, volcanic plains and black sand beaches!

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The evolution of a nomad

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by .

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It’s been nearly six years that I handed in my notice to travel the world.. for a year. So how has my nomadic journey evolved over the past (nearly) SIX years?

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Icebergs, waterfalls, geysers & lava fields: Highlights from an Iceland road trip

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

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Icebergs, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, hot springs & lava fields: these are only a few of the breathtaking sights you come across on an epic Iceland road trip.

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20 Favorite Travel Moments Of 2015

Posted on 31. Dec, 2015 by .

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2015 has been an amazing year – I visited 30 major cities in 15 countries, took 32 flights and slept in 70 different beds. Here are my 20 favorite travel moments:

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Eating my way through Northern Italy

Posted on 28. Dec, 2015 by .

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Join me on a culinary tour of Lombardy and Veneto, the two regions in northern Italy I visited this year. You’ll be surprised how much more there is than pizza and pasta!

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Why You Need To Visit Lombardy, In 20 Photos

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by .

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Lombardy in Northern Italy is often skipped in favor of more popular tourist destinations in the south of Italy – but let me tell you why you should visit Lombardy:

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Stunning Chile: 10 Places In Chile That Will Take Your Breath Away

Posted on 20. Nov, 2015 by .

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Chile is one of the most awe-inspiring countries I’ve visited so far – its diverse scenery, ranging from volcanoes and geysers to glaciers and salt flats is truly breathtaking…

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Tel Aviv On A Shoestring

Posted on 23. Oct, 2015 by .

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Tel Aviv is known to be not the budget-friendliest city, but it is so worth a visit – which is why I am sharing my best budget travel tips for Tel Aviv with you.

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Travel Tip: How to find the best vacation apartment rentals with MeshTrip

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 by .

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In the latest installment of my Travel Tips series, I am sharing with you everything you need to know about MeshTrip, a new website for instantly bookable vacation rentals.

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How to travel around Europe on the cheap

Posted on 27. Aug, 2015 by .

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Today I am sharing the tools with you that I use to find the cheapest ways to get around Europe. From budget airlines to international bus companies – and how to get the best deals!

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Please don’t go to… Koh Poda, Thailand

Posted on 14. Aug, 2015 by .

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I didn’t think a truly paradisical, unspoiled island still existed in Thailand – but Koh Poda ticked all the boxes of the picture-perfect tropical island!

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Five things to discover in New York that most tourists (and locals) never do – Part II

Posted on 11. Jun, 2015 by .

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It’s finally here, part II of Five things to discover in New York that most tourists (and locals) never do – read on for five more off-the-beaten-path New York experiences.

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12 things that surprised me about Hong Kong

Posted on 27. May, 2015 by .

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My two visits to Hong Kong this year were full of surprises! Find out which twelve things I found surprising about Hong Kong!

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My journey through the Philippines in pictures

Posted on 20. May, 2015 by .

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This photo essay sums up my travels through the Philippines – enjoy my favorite pictures from the place that turned out to become one of my favorite Asian countries!

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5 Worst Moments From 5 Years Of Travel

Posted on 03. May, 2015 by .

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After sharing my five best moments in five years of travel yesterday, it’s now time for the five worst experiences. Contrary to yesterday’s post, for which I had a hard time narrowing down only five favorite moments, it was much harder to come up with five really horrible experiences. I guess I am just lucky […]

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5 Best Moments From 5 Years Of Travel

Posted on 02. May, 2015 by .

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I have to admit that I find it nearly impossible to pick just five moments out of five years of travel, but here are a handful of my absolute favorite experiences!

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On Lesbian Solo Travel

Posted on 23. Apr, 2015 by .

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When I set off on my solo travel adventures, I had no idea that lesbian solo travel could be so annoying! Read on to find out why…

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Looking back: Five years ago I quit my job to travel the world

Posted on 01. Feb, 2015 by .

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I quit my job to travel the world five years ago – and I am still traveling! Read more about how my backpacking trip turned into an indefinite journey around the world..

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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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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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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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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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How to Handle Long Layovers

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .

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Most people tend to avoid booking flights with long layovers, as this is valuable time that could be spent on your vacation. Non-stop flights tend to be much more expensive, though, and for long-distance journeys they may not even be an option.Not only could you save money this way, but you could also spend the […]

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Three Great Reasons to Go on a Skiing Holiday

Posted on 23. May, 2016 by .

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We all have a taste for adventure, but too many of us neglect to indulge it from time to time. We content ourselves with playing it safe, and forget that an injection of fun can be just what the doctor ordered. Whilst you sit at your desk, looking at a grey English sky, perhaps it’s […]

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Polaroid of the week: Wonderfully weird Austin

Posted on 21. May, 2016 by .

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It’s official: I’ve got a huge crush on Austin. This wonderfully weird city has swept me off my feet with its craft beer, food trucks, and active community!

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Top five places to see the fall colors in New England

Posted on 18. May, 2016 by .

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My dream trip for the fall? Visiting New England to see the fall colors. I have put together the best five spots to see the autumn colors in New England

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Where to stay in Bogota: The Hilton

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

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Confession: There are times when I feel a little bit intimated when visiting a new place. It doesn’t happen often, mainly in massive cities I’ve never been to, like Hong Kong or Mexico City. And I’ve found the best way to make myself feel more at ease and comfortable in a case like this is […]

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Polaroid of the week: Running Horses in Tucson, Arizona

Posted on 08. May, 2016 by .

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I’ve visited the Southwest five times over the past few years, but it took me until my 6th visit this year to finally visit a ranch, a real working dude ranch with a bunch of cowboys, horses, cattles – and all that back-dropped by the spectacular Southwest scenery: the barren Sonoran desert with its countless […]

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Polaroid of the week: PowWow in Phoenix, Arizona

Posted on 01. May, 2016 by .

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Last weekend, I went to a PowWow, the traditional gathering of Native American tribes – a gathering filled with traditional dances, dresses and Native American culture!

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