A Traveler's Reading List

A Traveler’s Reading List 48/2016

Christmas is right around the corner and I’m feeling very busy shopping for gifts and still finding time to explore Christmas markets in Bavaria. I haven’t been reading anything yesterday and my Traveler’s Reading List 48/2016 today will also be quite short. I myself have published a post on my recent Liebster award nomination – if you want to read a lot about me, check it out and leave me a comment!

A Traveler's Reading List


I loved Ellen’s post on the importance of disconnecting. With the holidays coming up (and in general) I just couldn’t agree more: We spend way too much time in front of electronics (hello from my Macbook) and sometimes we just need to let go and go out. I myself have recently turned off all my notifications on my phone and I must say that I have become much more productive and chill. No more buzzing and beeping, I still check my phone regularly, but if there should be any emergency I believe that people will simply call me.

Lena shares with us how she plans her trips. I always find that interesting to hear from a different perspective, there are just so many ways to plan a trip and so many good tips and tricks out there! I recently posted that I rely a lot on free travel apps, simply because I try to minimize luggage space and always have my iPhone at hand.

Also, I can totally relate to Silvia’s post “13 Reasons You’ll Wish I Never Came Home for the Holidays“! I remember when I came home for the holidays while I was teaching abroad in Ohio and how awkward it all felt. Mostly because I was very aware that I had experienced many things and made different friends which was just hard to share!

Millie’s post is a collection of the 8 museums that you must visit. Clearly the museum nerd in me soaked that post up! Awesome collection, I must admit, and unfortunately I have only been to one.

Having been to Seattle recently I loved all the cute coffee shops they have besides Starbucks. See this post if you want to read about three unique coffee shops in the Seattle area. Sadly, I visited none of them, but that will just be one more reason to return then.

Stephanie shares her first solo hike up Montserrat mountain. If you look at her pictures, you know that the view certainly was a reward!

A very cool post comes from Shannon who planned a cheap trip to Birmingham and shared it with her readers. It’s funny because very often I do that as well – plan a trip that I don’t take.

Hannah’s post is on battling jet lag and contains so many great tips! I had collected some of my tips here when I arrived in Seattle in July!

As some of you know, I’ll be going to Lindau and Prague next. Both in winter and I’m expecting very cold temperatures. Just in time today I read Christine’s advice on how to prepare for winter travel! She mostly focuses on driving by car, but the whole “pack light but wisely” is something that I need to remind myself of all. the. time.

Christmas markets in Paris look awesome! I have been writing about Munich’s markets and will add some Bavarian markets soon enough, but this post by Kristine just makes me want to hop on a plane to Paris and spend some time there!

My blog feed

I’m still not sure what to get most people for Christmas, so I think I’ve now read almost every gift guide of 2016: 35 Gifts For the Wanderlust-Obsessed Person In Your Life

Instagram amazes me every day. I love following all the wonderful people there and especially seeing all the heavenly places that they visit: The Top 20 Worldwide Instagram Spots Of 2016 For some reason LAX is on there and I keep asking myself: WHY?!

Traveling Abroad: Do’s and Dont’s: It’s College Humor but in some way so heart-breakingly accurate.

It always makes me so happy to see photos from Malaysia. That really was a great trip. I may not have been to all of these places, but there is always something left to do: 16 Incredible Malaysian Destinations That Aren’t Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy the read! I’ll be exploring Lindau at Lake Constance next week and hopefully be back with fresh memories, great pictures and in time for a new edition of A Traveler’s Reading List. Stay wanderlustig!

A Traveler's Reading List 47/2016

A Traveler’s Reading List 47/2016

Good evening everyone! How has your week been going? I’ve been busy catching up with old Gilmore Girls episodes before I can finally watch the new season. I have managed to escape a few spoilers for while, but I don’t know how long I want to do that! Except for that I spent my weekend at home like a hermit typing in many words of my PhD thesis. It feels good to be productive and to have a weekend for myself every once in a while. But let’s start: Here comes my Traveler’s Reading List 47/2016!

A Traveler's Reading List 47/2016


As always, I have been incredibly late with catching up with all the amazing blogposts that are shared every Saturday.

A pleasant surprise awaited me on Friday though: I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Neha and Abhishek from Revolving Compass and I’ll thus be working on my blogpost for next Thursday. If you want to know what it is and if you are curious of the questions that I have to answer, please check back next week! This week’s post was on 10 Christmas gifts for travelers, all of them chosen wisely by me!

I’ve been reminded of my ignorance and laziness when I read Vicki’s post with so many great social media & SEO tips for newbie bloggers. Let’s see how many tips I will be able to integrate in my daily blogging!

Christina shared how she monetized her travel blog. I’m not really good at that yet and don’t expect to make much money any time soon, but I’d love to one day earn enough to finance my blog and a bit of my travel expenses.

Laura shares her strategies on how to save money each month to spend on traveling. Sounds great, but I still have to work on my shopping habits!

I loooove travel fails and have encountered so many myself. Of course I had to read Jennifer’s entry from this week! I also shared a story of mine in her comments.

Anne shares her packing list for world tour which includes some great tips and tricks!

I’m always so happy to read on places in Romania. Sibiu does really look like a fairytale city, so you should check out Mihaela’s post! If you like traditions, then Cory’s post on 7 Romanian customs which will make you superstitious will be a great read for you!

Let’s all say a big congratulation to Naomi on her one year blogiversary on her travel blog Probe around the Globe! Her Q&A is super interesting and shows how much work she spends on her travel blog!

My blog feed

My blog feed has been swamped with news on the new season of Gilmore Girls, so there weren’t many posts that I could read, unfortunately!

12 Brilliant Packing Hacks If You Don’t Wanna Check In Luggage

I Tried 5 Sleeping Hacks For Long-Haul Flights And It Was Damn Uncomfortable

21 Cosy Winter Comfort Foods Everyone Must Eat In Scotland

Why This Couple is Traveling Africa, and You Should Too!

How To Quit Your Corporate Job To Travel Without Burning Bridges

A Charming Charleston Destination Guide

Digital Nomads: The Uplifting Beauty Of Living And Working Anywhere You Want

How to live a life of travel even with a full time job

What have you had on your Traveler’s Reading List? What did you do last week?

A Traveler's Reading List 46/2016

A Traveler’s Reading List 46/2016

How did your week and weekend go? I’ve been really busy so that I’m just getting around to catch up with my reading list. #blogpostsaturday becomes more and more a Sunday thing for me, but I sincerely hope that that’s ok with everyone. I published one post on Thursday, as always, and I’ve been busy on Instagram sharing pictures from Pittsburgh in 2014. It’s as much blog time as I can spare each week, I guess. But let’s continue with what I started last week: A traveler’s reading list 46/2016!

A Traveler's Reading List 46/2016


Although I’m not sure whether I want to make my blog a business or not, I was glad to find Madi’s post. I’d love to at least earn as much as I spend on my blog, so I’ll have to get to work on some points that she is talking about!
I l loved Emily’s very honest post on why she and her fiancé stopped traveling half-way through their adventure year. I believe that it is so important to listen into oneself and evaluate what one wants from life.
Shannon reviewed google trips, which I will have to see for myself, but it sounds quite good!
Becca has been nominated for the Liebster Award (congrats!) and thus answered 10 questions about herself and her blog!
A very funny and a bit sarcastic post came from Katie with “How to Save Money For Travel – The Tricks Nobody Will Tell You”.
To read about a visit to Landsberg am Lech made me incredibly happy, because I keep telling people to go there. It’s such a cute little city!
Meg writes about first week travel blues which I totally think is a thing, it is basically what I meant with homesickness in my post a few weeks ago.
Ever heard of Boerum Hill?! I hadn’t which is why Victoria’s post cam just at the right time.
Here is a list of some travel hacks if you don’t know them already. Even though I technically do, I sometimes forget to follow them…
Another post on visiting a city in Germany: Kristine went to Trier, and it looks like she and her boyfriend had a really good time!
Ever since my trip to Thailand, I looove Thaifood (if it is not too spicy). See this post for five fav dishes to try! And this post will make you want to go to Bangkok! Which makes me want to agree with Bidisha who in her post names seven reasons to revisit places.

My blog feed

Adventurous Kate (who I have been following for quite some time and admire A LOT) writes about The Conversation. I’m sure everyone has been there, probably with different topics.

5 budget European destinations

How To Survive Being An Exchange Student In 5 Simple Steps

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

Ultimate Female Packing List for Ireland in Summer (with camping tips)

How to unplug from and minimize your possessions

13 Things Every Person Can Look Forward To For Winter In NYC

On the Shores of a Pink Lake in Australia

That’s that for this weekend! Leave me a comment if you liked my list or think that I need to read something special for next weeks list!


A Traveler's Reading List 45/2016

A Traveler’s Reading List 45/2016

A Traveler's Reading List 45/2016

I love reading, I always have. In the last few months, my blog link list has grown steadily and for the last weeks, I also started following the #blogpostsaturday on Facebook. Many awesome travel blogger share their posts each Saturday and people read and comment on each others posts. I love the commitment to eachother and the knowledge that spread between eachother. Which is why I decided to create a (hopefully) weekly traveler’s reading list in which I can share the blog posts that I have read each Saturday.

We can probably all agree that this week has been intense with media and especially social media overflowing with articles on the US election – whether it was people mourning or gloating. I myself was too surprised or shocked this week to keep up reading my blog feed. It took me quite some time to catch up and I’m still not done with #blogpostsaturday.


Here is what I read this week:


Nika published a post on her visit to the concentration camp in Dachau and whether it was worth the visit in comparison to Auschwitz, also in regards of how emotional prepared one has to be to do so. I was a bit careful at first when I saw Laura’s post on how to stay in Europe for $2.80 per day, because it sounded too good to be true. The secret is house-/ pet-sitting and I’ll need to look into that now! I really loved this post on Amsterdam in the fall, especially her pictures are wonderful and make me want to head there immediately! Taylor’s gift guide with ideas for backpackers is inspirational, I have planned a post in ideas myself, but it is good to see, that each one of us has different ideas!  I loved Alice’s reflections on the concept of home, it’s something I have thought about a lot myself lately. Daphne from girlswanderlust collected 10 possible jobs that one could do while traveling the world! Brigitte reflects in her post on Remembrance Day in Germany. I’m a bit torn on that subject, but I also always question the concept of heros in general. Cristina shared a sample one week itinerary for Italy, it would be too short for me, but for someone coming to Italy for the first time and with only a week-long vacation it might be great! If you are looking for a winter getaway, you should check this post on winter in Romania. I always rather dreamed about Christmas in the sun, but I get that people like the fluffy white snow! Stacey shared her adventures in London for one day and Sarah the perfect 16 hours in Bristol! Maybe I really need to do more of those shorter trips! Katie’s guide of things to do in Talinn was a good read, I always like these guides, they give you an overview of things to do! And I wholeheartedly agree with Carly that Rothenburg ob der Tauber deserves more than one day – I’d say that almost every city deserves that! I found this post on what to bring in your hand luggage on a long flight quite helpful! Have you heard about the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) that opened a while ago in DC? Marissa shares her first visit there!

My blog feed

A poem on being a long-term traveler

49 ways to travel (and live) better

4 Things I Learned Backpacking Solo

For When You Feel All Too Small In This Big World

This Is For The People Who Crave Travel

How To Plan And Have A Kickass Time On Your First Solo Trip

Why Traveling Solo Isn’t Always Glam

Enjoy the read if you find the time and have a wonderful week!