kitchen board with traditional spices that cure the common cold and coughs

Expat Life: Home Remedies to cure the common cold

When did you last catch a cold and how did you cure it? When living abroad, you’ll quickly notice that every nationality trusts their own traditional home remedies. They’ve been passed down over generations, and most natural ingredients show no side effects. Anyone can prepare them at home! Here is a collection of home remedies from around the world to cure your cold and boost your immune system during this winter season:…

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plant-based gluten free food when travelling

How to travel on a plant-based, gluten-free diet

2017 has been a year of transitions for me, one of which was switching to a whole food plant-based diet. I had been gluten-free for more than 5 years, but now also avoiding animal protein added a whole new layer of complexity to my travel and expat stays:

When gluten intolerant, you can’t just go and buy any sandwich when you’re hungry as bread (and burgers & pizza) usually contain gluten. Unfortunately, gluten-free options always have either cheese, eggs or meat in them. The transition to a gluten-free, whole food plant-based diet has been tricky, but it is definitely possible …

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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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My Barcelona WITHLOCALS experience

Independent Travel has come a long way and is so much easier than ever before. Social Media, travel blogs and online travel marketplaces have become an in-depth source for adventurous and unique travel ideas and experiences for all budgets. More and more C2C online businesses such as Airbnb pop up offering the possibility to connect travellers with the local community to make your trip an even more authentic travel experience. There’s a new kid on the block, who seem to have grasped just that: WITHLOCALS.COM. I went to try it out. Here is my Withlocals experience:

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Here’s inspiration for what to see and visit on your next trip to Spain

Planning to get away over the holidays? Check out trip4real.com – an online platform to bring local tourist guides and travellers together. It allows you to find your travel adventure by destination while offering you anything between sight seeing, nightlife, culinary tours or sports adventures. It’s a great chance to get shown around by locals. You pick and choose. Or maybe you may just want to find some inspiration for yourself…

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Life as a Jillaroo (Part II)

cattle station in northern territory Australia

Apart from working on horseback as described in Part I, I experienced true remote living on a cattle station in the Australian outback of the Northern Territory. I vividly remember my first day at work having to vaccinate about a 1000 yearlings of wild Rahmen cattle. Not that I knew much about it; I had once vaccinated a pig during a school internship with the local vet… And here I was again, 14 years wiser and holding a gun like syringe in my hands dreading to hurt any animal. I also had a drenching gun in order to spray worming …

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How is your vacation diet?

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Toothbrush? Check. Passport? Check. Your diet? That’s all too easy to forget. Travelling on a budget can make your diet the most boring part of your adventure trip being more of a necessity than prime pleasure – especially when money is tight. Diet is a challenge on longer trips such as a gap year or when your mode of travel restricts your eating habits; think of long distance hikes where the weight of your food is more important than choice and taste. So here I share my top three favourite dishes which could spice up your next travel experience. For …

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