"You're nobody until you've been ignored by a pug."

Entries Tagged as 'Travel'

Video from our Californian Roadtrip

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

IMG_2544

2015 was easily the best year of our lives! Words can’t describe how much joy Nova has brought into our lives and although it always sounds like such a cliché, it’s hard to remember what life without baby felt like. Of course, our big Californian Roadtrip was a highlight in 2015!  Read More >

One weekend in Charleston, SC – right before Christmas

Posted on: Monday, December 28, 2015

IMG_0958

We spent the weekend right before Christmas in Charleston, South Carolina. It was our first time in the south and Charleston is beyond beautiful and the perfect little town for a quick weekend getaway! It’s just a two-hour flight from NYC and now that the high tourist season is over, Charleston felt calm and cozy with all its beautiful holiday decorations.

Read More >

New York Getaways – Storm King Art Center

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2015

thumb_IMG_2920_1024

We enjoyed our apple picking trip so much that we decided to do another outing to Storm King Art Center. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. The park feels huge and has the tidiness of a golf course, the artwork and sculptures are scattered in the park and create an almost surreal landscape. Temperatures were crazy that day, 25°c in late October! It was such a beautiful “hike” and definitely a day trip you shouldn’t miss!

Read More >

California road trip with Baby

Posted on: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Just a cool Californian baby

 

Hey there! Remember me? Should we pretend this awkward blog silence over the last couple of months (whah!) didn’t happen or just acknowledge the fact that motherhood plus blogging don’t go so well together for me? I have no idea how all you other blogging mommas do this and I’m probably just too lazy or still value sleep > blogging. And showers, and coffee, and food…

Anyways, I still have a lot of great ideas for new posts so let’s just hope that all these posts WILL happen eventually ;)
Let’s start today with a little update on what kept us busy over this summer and most importantly how our epic two months road trip went! Get ready for seemingly endless rambling about this & that plus 63826157 pictures or stop reading now:

Read More >

Have Baby – Will Travel

Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

travel guide_header

In a couple of days we’ll be leaving NYC for a two months family vacation. Still feels surreal and of course NOTHING is packed so far. I managed to procrastinate all preparations with this blogpost though. We sublet the apartment here in Manhattan and first go to see family in Germany for a couple of weeks before leaving for LA and our big west coast road trip. So excited!
It will be our first time flying with baby so we’ll see how that goes. Here in NYC we always take Nova with us to every restaurant, bar etc. and she’s always the happiest when she’s amongst a lot of things to see, ambient noise and new faces. Therefore I hope all will go well on the plane but I also try not to stress about all the possible “what ifs” because let’s face it – Babies be Babies :)
Here are some of the most essential things we’ll take with us on our first big trip with baby.
You know, travel light and such ;)  Read More >

28

Posted on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

IMG_3307

A few weeks ago was my 28th Birthday (I know, waaaaay behind on my blogging) and my husband took me on a little birthday-/babymoon trip to Manchester Vermont, Portland Maine and Boston! So the very early morning on the day of my birthday I got surprised with the perfect breakfast in bed before we headed downtown to get our awesome rental car (all thanks to the nice lady who gave us a car upgrade “for the birthday girl & the baby”!) and we drove all the way to the Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont. It’s a super cute little town that makes you feel like you stepped into the Gilmore Girls set and stayed at the Gilmore mansion of Lorelai’s parents. It was already freezing out there and we were enjoying the breathtaking scenery and crisp air so much! Like all our trips, this one was equally centered around all the restaurants we wanted to try in the area and If you ever happen to be around, do yourself a favor and eat at the silver fork!!

Read More >

Changes

Posted on: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Desktop

Hello peeps!I know, I know, long time no hear but sometimes life just gets in the way for good reasons and I don’t even know where to begin with all the beautiful changes that we’re going through right now.

We’re beyond excited to announce that we have embarked on a new chapter of our life together and we’re welcoming a sweet baby into the world in early January! We feel incredibly grateful and are counting the days till we’re a party of three!!

And as if a baby on the way wasn’t enough to keep us busy we also made our dream come true and moved back to NYC!
Read More >

Sri Lankan Travel Diary

Posted on: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

IMG_3944_header

From the highlands of Sri Lanka we continued our journey to Dambulla, which is also in the inland.
It is only a few hours away but it feels like a different country. The area is a flat, dry and hot jungly area. We arrived at the hotel in a typical tropical rain (the only rain we had in Dambulla by the way). The whole place feels surreal – continuing the movie references, it felt like the sci-fi playing field of the hunger games.
The hotel was designed by the ingenious designer Geoffrey Bawa and is built into a rock.

Read More >

Sri Lankan travel diary

Posted on: Thursday, April 10, 2014

IMG_3302_header

After safely landing in Colombo, we spent a few days in Kandy with the family before we left for our first trip to the tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya. I don’t surprise you by telling you that Sri Lanka is very well-known across the world for its excellent tea, so we thought: What could be nicer than visiting the highlands with its tea plantations and stay in an actual (retired) tea factory?

The area is called Nuwara Eliya and we stayed at the Heritance Tea Factory Hotel. Getting there is actually not super convenient – traveling from A to B in Sri Lanka is always very exhausting – but on top of slow speeds and bumpy roads you have to deal with driving in wiggly lines all the time to get up to the mountains.
Upon arrival we were rewarded with the view on the tea factory which looks a little like the arkham asylum or the building from shutter island – amazing. The hotel inside was also outstanding, great staff, great food, great spa – probably the best hotel in the area.

However, if you want to work on your tan all day then I wouldn’t recommend going to Nuwara Eliya. The reason why Sri Lankans like this area the most is the the pleasantly moderate climate (see me bundled up in the pictures?). But if you want to experience the diversity of Sri Lanka, learn about tea-making, absorb the atmosphere of the highlands, taste amazing food (and tea obviously) or simply play some golf than you should make a stop here! It feels like a journey through time back to the colonial era. Next to the hotel even is a mini tea factory where you can pick your own leaves and experience the whole refining process yourself.

Read More >

Back from Paradise

Posted on: Saturday, March 29, 2014

IMG_3895

Hey, everyone! I’m back home from three weeks in amazing Sri Lanka!
It was my first visit to Sri Lanka and the whole trip was just an overwhelming experience!

I finally got to meet the other half of my husbands family, we’ve been to so many different places and have seen so many great things that I have no clue where to start or If any post or picture could ever do these three weeks justice.
For today I leave you with a little sneak peek of a run through of over 1,500 images.
More to come soon. Happy Weekend!

Read More >

welcome 2014

Posted on: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

foto2

Happy 2014 everyone! I’m excited to start this fresh, new baby of a year and I can’t wait to see what 2014 will have in store for me. 2013 turned out to be the most wonderful year of my life but I‘ve no doubt that 2014 will be just as awesome!

Usually I’m not a big fan of new year’s resolutions since I always feel there’s something strangely forced about it. However, I believe that setting goals is the best way to achieve things in your life so as opposed to making a vow to change something about myself, I rather see the new year as a great time to set some goals for what I want to achieve over the next year(s). I don’t want to bore you with all the details but most of my goals center around pushing through my comfort zone as much as possible, being fearless, seeing new things and places, being more active, trying to worry less and enjoy more, being patient and spending more time outdoors.
I hope you also have a positive perspective on what’s ahead in 2014 and I wish you a wonderful start! Cheers to a year filled with new experiences!

Read More >

Last(ing) Impressions

Posted on: Monday, September 23, 2013


IMG_2497

Finally! 36272836 pictures later you made it through the last impressions of our honeymoon.
I already feel as If I could use another vacation but that’s it,
no more beach & sun for the rest of 2013.

Happy Monday! I hope your week gets off to a good start!

Read More >

Theme by Blogmilk   Coded by Brandi Bernoskie