“Aren’t you ever scared?”, I get asked a lot about my travelling by myself, closely followed by “Don’t you get bored?” I don’t and I am not – usually. But I do have my set of hacks and guidelines that so far have helped me make the solo-travel-life enjoyable and incident-free. Touching wood it stays that way. And of course, happy to share my experience. So here is how I stay entertained, happy and safe on my travels.
I love to read and I love outdoor adventures and I love to read about outdoor adventures. So with the weather being all grey and rainy this weekend I put together a reading list to get your wanderlust going and make you want to head for the Western USA and Alaska immediately.
Joshua Tree is one of my favourite places in the US, partly because I have family there and am so lucky as to call the place a home away from home, but also because even though I am a mountain person I find the desert truly magical and because the tiny town of Joshua tree is a great place to hang out. So here is my top seven things to do in this wonderland of rock and dust.
One can never read to many pieces of wise advice before heading out into the wild, I always find. So here is my share of wisdom, or at least things which to know I found useful. As in “Do bring a sewing kit” and “Don’t bring Thoreau’s Walden”.
There was a certain magic to the moment – the tiny baby turtle slowly stepped off my hand, took his first uncertain steps in the wet sand and then suddenly quite sure of what he was doing started making his way towards the ocean at a rather suprising speed. With the next wave flooding the beach and pulling back into the sea, baby turtle was gone. “Back to Nature”, the old Balinese man next to me said smiling. He takes care of the baby turtles in a unique project that combines turtle conservation with eco-tourism. Read More
I remember where I first read about Canggu. The name appeared in a book on surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding and evoked in me pictures of beachlife, of tattooed hipsters, of serene yoga-retreats and cafes revelling in the art of breakfast – it turned out that is exactly what Canggu is. Read More