booking ahead vs. 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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travelling all by myself – five PROs and CONs

(Last Update March 2020)

When I’ve started my blog in the Spring of 2017, it was mainly because I got asked so often about travelling all by myself. Well, obviously, there are PROs and there what might be considered CONs.

Travelling all bye:myself to the Museu Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba
This picture was just too congruent to illustrate solo travel – 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.

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how fast travel health insurance pays off

I was shocked when I learned how fast travel health insurance pays off.

Doctor holding a syringe to show how fast travel health insurance pays off
A shot can be necessary – and expensive.

For years and years of extended travel, I didn’t even think about getting health insurance. Which doesn’t mean that I never got sick. I did. But I was roaming Europe, where everything was covered by my regular German health insurance.

When going to the US, I always stayed for roughly ten days. Very short stays.

Albeit, I know that this argument is completely illogical because it takes minutes to get sick and seconds to die.

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