Annika Ziehen

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Yoga in Bali - Where to om, which way to bend.

<i>This picture was taken in Halong Bay not Bali but tend to not bring my camera for yoga classes and this was honestly one of the funnest afternoons</i> …

Yoga

Glamping in Bali.

Glamping. While the word has gotten a slightly pretentious twang to it, I like it. It sounds like what it is meant to be – the best of two worlds. …

Roads

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no …

National Parks

The (sometimes funny) Truth behind your picture-perfect Instagram.

Instagram

Beyond+Everest+-+The+beautiful+Places+of+Nepal.

It was pretty out of the blue that I got invited to attend the Himalayan Travel Mart in Nepal this May as I had applied months ago and honestly …

Nepal

The 10 Coolest Bali Airbnb

Barracuda Beach Room 1<p>1 bedroom, sleeps 2<br>Price: € 15 per night<br>Find out more info here.<p>Classic Beach Villa 2<p>1 bedroom, sleeps 2<br>Price: € 34 per …

Boho Chic

Are we still allowed to like Bali? - Thoughts on responsible tourism.

<i>This post has only questions but no answers. Quite simply because I don't have any. But I like to think that the right answer will come if only we</i> …

World Peace

Tips for women traveling in Morocco

What is your favorite country? It is one of the questions I get asked the most and to be honest, I hate it. It seems unfair to all the other …

Swimwear

What do do in Galle, Sri Lanka? The Elephant's Guide to the South.

Where to Sleep in Galle<p>I had the best hotels in Sri Lanka. Some of them had such comfy beds that I could have stayed in all day long. My favorites …

Sri Lanka

A Local's Guide to Big Sur Hiking & Things To Do

Looking for tips on hiking Big Sur? Where to eat? Things to do? Keep reading!<p>A Local’s Guide to Big Sur Hiking & Other Things To Do<p>Looking for the …

Hiking

30 Bucket List Things To Do In Iceland In Winter

If you are searching for the best things to do in Iceland in winter, we have you covered! There are so many things to do in Iceland any time of the …

European Travel

Solo Trip - Me, Myself & the World eBook

<i>Eigenwerbung/ Self-Promotion*</i><p>Solo Trip. A word that evokes fear in some, at least nervousness, and sometimes even a definite <i>hell, no!</i>. Lucky for me …

eBooks

Underwater Love - Koh Tao Diving

I thought I would panic once submerged in water. And if I did what would happen to me?<p><i>I will hold on to you, and you will breathe slowly,</i> says Erkan, …

Scuba Diving

5 Day "Game Of Thrones Locations" Ireland Itinerary

Are you looking for the perfect Game Of Thrones locations Ireland itinerary but not sure where to start? We are huge Game Of Thrones fans, so the …

TV Series

Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa - Vail Valley, Colorado | Campfires & Concierges

Before summer even officially started, I already decided to escape the heat of Tucson and head for cooler climes. I love the dry heat, but over 95 is …

Pets

Breathless in Koh Tao. - A Freediving Course

I spent my morning on the beach, practicing my breathing and trying to relax. Something I have learned is necessary in freediving while being highly …

Extreme Sports

A Foodie's Guide to Seminyak, Bali

Seasalt<p><i>On the beach at the Alila Hotel, Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9</i><p>Another Seminyak beach restaurant you shouldn't miss is Seasalt at the Alila hotel. …

The Perfect Ireland Road Trip Itinerary You Should Steal

Planning the perfect Ireland road trip itinerary does not have to be stressful or overwhelming. No matter where you choose to visit in Ireland, …

Ireland

The Ultimate Liveaboard Packing List.

Clothing<p>Whatever you pack, don't overpack as even the most comfortable cabins tend to be rather small and most liveaboards are a no shoe zone. Next …

Chambres d'Amis - Sleeping amongst Friends. | A riad in Marrakech

Chambres d'Amis - <i>The</i> riad in Marrakech<p>Arriving at the maze that is the Marrakech medina you will be glad to have a porter who knows what he is doing …

Mendoza Wine Tasting with Mendoza Wine Camp: More than Just Malbec

Okay, so it’s true that Mendoza wine tasting is definitely more than just Malbec, but… Malbec is still a huge and important part of it. Just saying. …

Wine

Pie Time Festival - Food and fun on NSW Southern Highlands pie trail

While Sydneysiders celebrate the start of winter with a large outdoor light show, well known as VIVID, the people of Bowral and surrounds are …

Baking

Cuba: THE CAPITOL AND THE REVOLUTION (7)

Remember that we were on foot strolling around the Old Town? Well, we will just keep walking, since there are some beautiful spots to see and visit …

What To Do In Whitby, North Yorkshire On A Weekend Break - While I'm Young

In my mission to see more of Northern England, I recently spent some time searching for places to visit that are a relatively short drive from our …

5 Spectacular Stops to add to Your North Spain Road Trip

In this post I would like to share with you the absolute highlights of our North Spain road trip. The list includes some of the best things to see in …

Thoughts on Turning 50, Our Magical Kenya Itinerary & Making Dreams Come True

A funny thing happens as you approach your 50th birthday.It seems only natural to become more reflective, looking back on the milestones of your life …

Best Filipino Sim for Tourist 2018 (Easy Guide)

Why should you get a local SIM Card?<p>Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card. Why? …

3 Meals:Where to Eat in Virginia Beach

Wondering where to eat in Virginia Beach? After a day strolling the boardwalk or splashing in the ocean you’re bound to be hungry and luckily I’ve …

7 Reasons I Loved Cruising With Princess Cruises

Some people could never imagine themselves doing a cruise and that’s cool – it’s not for everybody, especially if you don’t have sea legs. There …

Palm trees & Pad thai = Eternal paradise at last? | Traveling with Depression

So I went on a few dates in Bangkok and cannot remember the last time I felt so carefree and so good in my own skin. Yesterday I spoke to one of my …