• just take a turn into a little street to escape the business and see a more quiet Venice

    Venice – a day trip from Lake Garda

    When thinking about Lake Garda in the very north of Italy, you might imagine hiking in the foothills of the Alps, drinking some Bardolino Classico or practice your surfing skills. But did you actually know that Venice is just a short 90 min train ride away from the lakes south shores? Even though there is enough to see and do around Lake Garda to spent a month there, it’s worth a thousand times to hop on that train! Venice, baby! Venice is amazing and overwhelming and more important: it looks exactly like you think it would. It’s the imperishable venetian cityshape that appears today as it did 40 years ago…

  • Garda Lake - where my name is carved in

    Garda Lake – where my name is carved in

    .Since weeks I feel the excitement growing in me, slowly but at a steady pace. Only a few days to come until we pack up the car, get the kids and drive direction south. Going on vacation is always very exciting for me. Often to the extend that anxiousness predominates the departure day and leaves me toying with the idea to simply stay at home. This year we will spent our summer vacation in northern Italy, at the Garda Lake. It’s rather unusual for me to write a pre-vacation post, yet it feels only appropriate to dedicate a post of its own to this story. Back to where it began…

  • Anton in the Wildcenter in the Adirondacks National Park

    Our worldtrip – some thoughts about the “why”

    The days are really long by now. The plants I planted in the flower boxes earlier this year are in full blossom. I am sillily pleased by their growth, as normally flowers die on me fairly fast. For the first time our little balcony is a place to hang out. What impact removing rubbish and planting flowers can have, it feels like having an additional room. I am sitting their almost every evening by candle light, watching people from my hideout. You are probably here because – for one reason or another –  you are interested in our upcoming big adventure: Our family round the world trip. It’s only about…