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TALES OFF ROAD

So I woke up this morning, painfully thinking of last night when I had enjoyed too much of those great spaghetti aglio e olio and cool white wine for dinner. Pinot gris, just to let you know. On a beautiful summer night in Southern Germany, this was my way to get rid of the travel stress and tension. A bad habit!Speaking of bad habits and how to break them: I used to fight them.That's why I decided: no dinner for me today. And to go running - that same day as well as on a regular...

Three weeks to go. And my fear of traveling is slowly growing.The big day is coming closer. All of a sudden, it's less than a month until we are supposed to leave our cozy home, the beloved couch, the possibility to binge on netflix, our garden, children-free kindergarten hours. I won't be able to take my favourite cereal or my espresso shots with me. I won't be able to just close my office door if family life goes crazy.Hope. Fear. Excitement. Doubts. An overwhelming "To Do" list. Packing lists. Knowing this would be the biggest...

You’ve settled on the idea, chosen the destination, and summoned the courage (and funds) to do it. Great! You’re ready for your big trip abroad! Oh, but wait. You’ve got small kids. How are they going to feel about leaving everything they know behind?Traveling as a family has plenty of advantages (read my reasons why if you’re still stuck on that point). But if you really want to enjoy both the build-up and the trip itself, the trick is to prepare your children for what’s to come - and that’s where we can help. Through both trial and...

Are you wondering what kinds of travel toys for kids you will need to keep them entertained on your next trip? What the really necessary items are? Or have you maybe decided not to take any toys and now want to find out if that by any chance is a realistic approach?When we started our journey, we were to become the biggest adventurers and explorers of all time. According to Julian. All he needed to achieve this goal was his Lego and Playmobil armada. To moreover catch bandits, whalers and other dreadful villains he understandably would...

Warmer climes awaited us, as we left our rather inclement adventures on New Zealand’s South Island behind and took the Interislander Ferry to Wellington (with a decent discount of 15%, thanks to the “Top 10 Holiday Parks Membership Card”, which costs NZD 49 and also gives you a very handy 10% discount on the country’s Top 10 parks – making it a total no-brainer if your budget is limited). About 2.5 hours later and NZD 315 lighter we arrived on New Zealand’s North Island.A warm breeze welcomed us, the temperature being around 20°C. Woohoo! Our route across New...

Booking a trip to New Zealand's South Island sparks all sorts of daydreams. We immediately start imagining the pleasures that await us at the other end of the world: climbing volcanoes; sitting around campfires on wild secluded beaches; swimming with dolphins…It seems like a good destination when you’re planning to travel with young kids for the first time, too. I, for one, thought it would be a perfect ‘starter country’. Loads of beautiful nature, culturally very close to Europe, no dangerous or venomous animals, high standards of hygiene...

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