Solo Travel: Pictures of Yourself – More Than Just Selfies

One difficulty during solo travel is getting pictures of yourself – especially if you’re not that much into classic selfies. Since I’m a devoted solo traveller, I’ve tried five different ways of how to take pictures of yourself even without a travel companion in tow.

During solo travel taking pictures of selfies in front of a mural at the district of Palermo in Buenos Aires.
So, you guys, it’s selfie-time. Here, I’m posing in front of a mural in Argentina‘s capital Buenos Aires.
But there are at least four other ways how to get your picture taken while on the road by yourself.

However, most of these tips are helpful if you are rather looking at the big picture – literally – and only want to pose from time to time. If the main motif of your photography should be you, you won’t be able to avoid another skillful person doing the job while you focus on posing and looking great.

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Solo Travel With Kids: Baby, Toddler, School Kid, Teenager – How to Survive Travels With a Child

Yes, I’ve been travelling solo for decades, however, I also know what travel with kids in tow is about. So let me share my experience and my best tips on how to travel smoothly as a single parent.

Baby on the beach in Belize
Wintering in Belize.

Yes, when travelling with kids, you do take the drama with you: The baby’s crying, the toddler’s tantrums, and the teen’s moods. On the other hand, you also have a suitcase full of bonding and fun – and tons of wonderful shared memories. Hence, let nothing hold you back, just organize and prepare in a thoughtful and prudent fashion.

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solo travel – PROs and CONs

When I started my blog in the Spring of 2017, it was mainly because I got asked so often about solo travel – and, obviously, there are PROs, but there are also what might be considered CONs.

illustrating the pros and cons of solo travel: Renata Green walking through the Museu Niemeyer in Curitiba
This picture was just too congruent to illustrate solo travel. However, you do not always walk alone!

Therefore, I decided to share my experience not only with my friends. Actually, I hope to inspire, inform, and encourage as many of you as I can to give solo travel a try.

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How (not) to behave in BALI

Preparing for your trip, you want to know how to behave in Bali? Look no further since, in this post, I’m preparing you for some culture clashes you should avoid on the so-called Island of Gods.

Lady placing an offering bowl at a temple.
Bali is a very traditional country – with a couple of rules you should follow, too.
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Welcome, World! Come In And Join Me In My Italian Online Course at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Twice a week, I’m participating in an Italian online course at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci via Zoom – and welcoming classmates from all over the world to my humble living room.

Woman behind a laptop promoting learning online
Approaching my goal of being fluent in ten languages before kicking the bucket.
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Amazing Opportunities: It’s never too late to become an Au Pair

It’s never too late for amazing opportunities: You might be too old for a pony, but you’re never too old for becoming a mature Au Pair.

Child with a globe - illustrating the post on how to become an au pair
Leaving your hometown exploring the world.

Actually, for mature women, this can be a great way of exploring the world. And the privately run agency Madame Grand Mere makes sure you’re exploring the world with a safety net of a lovely family.

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Back to School: Italian Classes at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in 2020

Taking Italian Classes at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in 2020, the year of a pandemic, is definitely a distinctive experience.

The Fountain of the Books in Rome
Quenching the thirst for knowledge at the Fountain of the Books.

Whereby, I find that taking a language class in another country is a very special experience at any time and a grand opportunity for everyone. Not only can you practice what you have learned right on the spot – which will hopefully be an encouraging encounter. It also grants you the opportunity to experience life from a whole different perspective.

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booking ahead versus walking in

Booking ahead or just walking in – what’s more advisable?
As I mentioned on various occasions, doing research on the internet, reading guide books, sketching routes, making reservations sometimes months before my trip to me is a big and important part of the fun. This way, your brain does already all the travelling before you – just like a scout.

A man opening the door to a hotel room that was booked ahead or the guest just walked in.
Booking ahead or just walking in – both has its advantages and disadvantages.

Those who need inspiration and guidance on how to plan a trip from scratch will find it in this post.

But planning and booking ahead is not only an extra portion of fun. It can also save you lots of time and money.

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