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Author: ulrike

Blogs and Vlogs I follow

Whenever I can’t travel, because I lack the money or the time (isn’t it always the way?), I get my travel fix through reading blogs or through watching vlogs. The thing I enjoy most about those kinds of travel reports, is that they describe how travelling is genuinely like. When you read a guidebook, you only get the informative bits, the best views and the restaurants and caf√©s that were amazing. A travel blog, however, will tell you the whole story, even if it’s not always pretty. Having said that, it is getting increasingly difficult to find really genuine...

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Interview: The experienced US traveller

1. First things first, what is your first travel memory and how old were you? Omg, you’re startin’ with quite a difficult question there. My first memories are of travelin’ by train. I must have been like 3 or four years old. Everything seemed so big and noisy. A more profound memory dates back to when I was 11. I went to the States for maybe 4 weeks. That was pretty awesome. 2. What is your favourite means of transport? Very difficult to say. I really like going by train (no traffic jams) but I also like taking the...

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Interview: The far and wide traveller

1. First things first, what is your first travel memory and how old were you? First trips coming to my mind are our family trips to Mallorca. My brother an I went every Year with my mother and/or my grandparents and I think this started when I was still an infant. 2. What is your favourite means of transport? Trains and hithhiking if I have plenty of time. 3. What was your longest journey and what did you do? After I finished my social service in Germany with the age of 20, I left with a oneway-ticket to Australia....

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Interview: The there and back again traveller

1. First things first, what is your first travel memory and how old were you? The first memory is probably our family trip to Portugal when I was six. I learned to swim, we had our own little house, because the hotel made a mistake with our rooms, and it was brilliant. Oh, and I got really sick on the last day. Those were the last holidays before I started school. 2. What is your favourite means of transport? Plane for faraway places, but car is fine for anything nearby. 3. What was your longest journey and what did...

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Travel blogger you should know

Our Open Road Our Open Road is the story of a family of four who set off two years ago in a VW Westfalia van. Their goal was to travel from LA to Tierra del Fuego and back again within a year. Now, two year later, they have reached Brazil and there is no end to their travels in sight. Luckily for us because the stories they publish on their website are full of beautiful photos which give the reader a clear insight into the cultures, nature and people they encounter. They intially funded their travels through a crowdfunding...

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