• a family gap year – know before you go!

    I have to admit that our family gap year project started 2 years ago with a very naive plan: we save up a little, do something profitable with our apartment, school the kids somehow, and apart from that we enjoy our family gap year with hanging out happily at a beach or having a walk through a forest. Point. But after a brief reflection we came to the unpleasant conclusion, that it most likely won’t work out like that. If you are planning a trip that includes no salary for a longer period of time, you are not rich and either, you have little humans to take care for, read the…

  • Traveling Families #9 – The Roaming Family

    traveling is broadly associated with folks in their 20’s, people that are somewhere in or just out of their education, young people, free people, folks that are not having a family yet.  But in fact, there is (almost) no reason for excluding longterm travels or journeys on rather unbeaten paths from your globetrotting possibilities once you’ve started a family. In my series Traveling Families I am interviewing families that did not drop their traveling plans and neither ground down their wanderlust but decided to continue their journey together with their kids. After a little break I am happy to present our 9th edition of our travelling families interview series: meet Melissa from The Roaming Family! Located…

  • Lake Garda in the very early morning light

    26 reasons why south Lake Garda is the place to be!

    Lake Garda and me, that’s a story of memories; about friendship, love and most important: family. Returning to this region is a trip back to the deepest but brightest corners of my childhood. Even though I am always getting a wee nostalgic, it’s basically all about having a fucking blast. And yes, we had a blast! Lake Garda holidays are kinda a safe bet. I spent a fair amount of time during our vacation planning my future blog post about Lake Garda. Well… to the point of getting a teeny tiny bit maniac about “doing stuff” cause ffs I gotta write about it! After some research I enthusiastically threw in…