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Have you ever asked yourself: do I really have everything we need? Have I forgotten anything? Rhetoric question, of course. We all have asked this question at some point in our lives, probably every time we are off to travel the world (or the neighborhood). For all those among us whose mind is flipping, we have created the ultimate Mom and Dad travel packing list.It contains all the essentials plus some really helpful tools for everyday life. And we tried to keep it simple. Since everything we need does not equal everything that can fit into...

Never again forget important travel gadgets and electronic travel gear All you need for your mobile office in the sun Photography and videography travel gadgets anyone can handle to make great footage For world travelers, digital nomads and families traveling with kidsLast update: September 2018 Disclosure: Some or all links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that if you click on a link and buy a product we receive a commission. This helps us to keep the blog alive. Thank you for that! Read full disclosure Travel Gadgets at a Glance Smartphone and Internet Photography and...

Have you ever been to the Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland, Australia? Have you seen pictures of glorious Whitehaven Beach on the net and dreamed you could be there? Think of pristine beaches, glistening white sand and crystal blue water?I know I have. The Whitsunday Islands are known all over the world to be an extraordinarily beautiful spot. Whitehaven Beach unquestionably is one of the most stunning beaches in the world. It's certainly earned its place on every bucket list of Australia’s East Coast, as well as Fraser Island and Daintree Rainforest. And...

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...

I write this as someone whose entire life - from childhood, though adolescence and into adulthood - has been enhanced by stories of all kinds.I love the way stories allow us to leave our world behind and dive into other people’s lives, explore the dark depths of the human soul, and see things from different perspectives. Logan P. Smith hit the nail on the head when he said:  “People say that life’s the thing, but I prefer reading.”  I read all kinds of books, from novels to biographies, from the classics to thrillers (anything, in fact, except...

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 want to visit a Thai island that is not an overcrowded westernized party location? As a family with kids you need some comfort but still want to experience the true Thailand? You want to set down the pace? You want to eat authentic thai food, relax on beautiful beaches, go on adventures with animals and explore local nature? Enjoy Thai hospitality and a nice sparkling cocktail at sunset?So did we. We were looking for affordable but still comfortable accomodation to start our big travel adventure. Out of the more than 500 islands we decided...

Bangkok for kids - this vibrant city has never been more than a name on a flight ticket to me. And now I am planning on going there with my young children? Sounds crazy?Well, I guess nobody would necessarily think of Bangkok as a perfect city to explore with small kids. And you're right. With its crowded streets, crazy drivers, smog, delicious (but not really children-compatible) food and dirt, it's simply not. Did you know that Bangkok welcomes more visitors each year than every other city in the world?We know that not all the beautiful...

Overview table Review What is a pocket WIFI device? Benefits of a pocket WIFI device Use cases for a pocket WIFI device Should I get a pocket WIFI device? Best alternatives I am often asked what’s the travel gear I always want to have with me. It's a pocket WIFI device! Oh, that’s “exciting”, you may say. Well, it's the one thing that removes multiple pain points at a time for me and as a result gives me a feeling of freedom, independence and peace of mind while out in the unknown.So, why is such a...

A tour of the best temples of Thailand's capital was on our 5-day - itinerary primarily for us parents. Since we didn't know if or when we would be able to come back to the city, we did not want to miss out. So we decided to go on a one-day tour and visit two or three of the main Bangkok temples. The kids were already well adapted to Thailand's climate, the streets and hospitality (in this case meaning that everyone always wants to make contact with them), thanks to our holiday on stunning Koh...

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