turquoise sea in Comino island in Malta

Expat, Tourist, Traveller, Backpacker or Digital Nomad ?

What’s the best way to discover a new place?

How do you prefer travelling when discovering new places? Most of us have been a tourist before and some may have chosen to travel on a budget as a backpacker. But what distinguishes them from a traveller? And would you consider becoming an expat or digital nomad? They are certainly similar and overlap at times. Let me try to shed some light on what the differences are and how to benefit from all of them: …

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what to do in malta, azure window on gozo

Relax: 7 things to do in Malta

How about escaping the cold weather on a small Mediterranean island with beautiful turquoise blue bays and breathtaking beaches? Malta may be your perfect off-season destination or winter escape. Its picturesque coastlines definitely surprised me! On top of that it’s very affordable and ideal for travellers on a budget. If you’re up for some island life, hanging out by the sea, snorkelling, sightseeing or pretty coastal walks, check out these top 7 things to do in Malta:…

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Book recommendation: How to be German in 50 new steps

How to be German book recommendationAre you an expat living in Germany or thinking of moving there anytime soon? Well, this might be your chance to discover 50 pleasant chapters about what it’s like to mingle with its people and really get to know the German mentality.

It’s a fun read with insightful expat advice and you will find yourself chuckling away while nodding wisely and thinking to yourself “IT’S SO TRUE!” I’d even recommend it to German expats living abroad – it may be a great Christmas present.

 

Here is how to be more German:…

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7 tips to help you stay fit when travelling

guide how to keep in shape on your travels

Summer holidays are in full swing. And no doubt, travelling messes up our training routine and staying fit can be a challenge. ‪
Does that sound familiar to you? … After going away for just a week or two you probably abandon your workouts and healthy diet and it is sooo much harder to follow your usual routine. Or worse, it feels like you have to slow down and start again from scratch?…

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La Gomera island

One Love: La Gomera

Most Europeans have heard of the Canary Islands in Spain and have spent a week on Tenerife, Fuerteventura or Gran Canaria. These islands are known both for affordable all-inclusive beach holiday packages and their barren landscapes, which had put me off going there. That was until I learned about La Gomera, their surprisingly lush green neighbour and a paradise for hikers! Here are four reasons to fall in love with La Gomera:…

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My HelpX experience – why you should volunteer on your travels

helpx volunteering experience

These days I much prefer slow travel – I mean taking the time to get to know the local lifestyle rather than just focusing on classic sightseeing trips. Sometimes I don’t even bother to visit the famous sights but prefer to avoid the tourist crowds. I want to experience the local lifestyle and way of life! Volunteering through HelpX has allowed me to do so on a budget.

HelpX is an online platform where you can find farms or families to stay with. In exchange for 4-6 hours of work per day you get food & board and immersion into …

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