Flixbus – the Good and the Bad

If you plan to travel Europe on a budget, Flixbus will probably become your best friend. Flixbus is a relatively new company offering coach service to and from almost every country in Europe. For my most recent trip around Europe, I decided to only travel using Flixbus. Here is my personal experience. First of all, … Continue reading Flixbus – the Good and the Bad

7 ways to reduce your travel costs

You are on a shoestring budget but still want to travel? No problem. If you stick to these 7 tips on how to reduce your travel expenses, you might even end up having a little money left over.   1. Find free accommodation If you find that even staying in hostels is still too expensive … Continue reading 7 ways to reduce your travel costs

How to save money for traveling: 5 Tips

Traveling is expensive - we all know that. Even if you book the cheapest flight, stay in the cheapest hostel and don't eat out, you will still spend a lot of money on your trip. If you still want nothing more than to visit a far-away country, you might want to start saving up some … Continue reading How to save money for traveling: 5 Tips

3 types of alternative (and free!) accommodation

If you don't feel like just staying in a hostel, there are plenty of other options. The following three types of accommodation are not conventional, but they are definitely worth a try. 1. Wwoof.net Wwoofing is becoming increasingly popular. Wwoof.net links organic farmers and volunteers. With¬†wwoof,¬†travelers apply to work on a chosen farm for free … Continue reading 3 types of alternative (and free!) accommodation

Downsides to traveling alone – yes, there are some

I firmly believe that traveling alone is the best thing that can happen to you, but that doesn't mean that there aren't also negative aspects. There are downsides to everything that has upsides, but they shouldn't stop you from traveling the world on your own.   1. You might get lonely. Let me rephrase that … Continue reading Downsides to traveling alone – yes, there are some

Why riding elephants is cruel #stopelephantabuse

We've all seen them - the obvious tourist, sitting on top of an elephant, laughing and taking selfies - without taking just one moment to think about what their "fun" must mean for the elephant. And of course, there are always those people who don't research properly and immediately assume that any place with the … Continue reading Why riding elephants is cruel #stopelephantabuse

How to deal with homesickness

No matter if you're only away for a weekend, two weeks, a month, or a couple of years - I'm sure everyone has experienced homesickness. Being homesick is no picnic - all you think about is your friends, your family, your home - and if you let it, it can destroy your trip. My experience … Continue reading How to deal with homesickness