For the love of solo travel?

For the love of solo travel?

Recently I was asked by Urlaubsheld to write about why I solo travel and what I love about it. As I didn't want to take away from people reading my book, it got me thinking. What was it about solo travel that I loved so much? The other day I had to go to Kuala Lumpur...

Perception & Reality: The Jungle Book

Perception & Reality: The Jungle Book

A new trip, a new country, and a whole new set of expectations. We build up places in our minds and sometimes we have them all figured out before ever setting a foot in. Perception can be deceiving and sometimes the worst thing we can do to an otherwise perfect trip...

The Midnight Blue Pygmy Elephant.

The Midnight Blue Pygmy Elephant.

We all have these days when life is just a bit...meh. For me, that is usually when I am not traveling. When I'm just a regular girl who goes to an office every day, has to deal with tax payments, and does not get called back by the boy she likes. Today is one of those...

Shore leave sashimi.

Shore leave sashimi.

When I go on holiday I try to see something good in each person I meet and in each place I visit. But honestly, sometimes it is just damn hard and doesn't work whatsoever. Before I even get to Semporna I already know that it isn't going to be an exciting place where I...

Lost & found: Paradise.

Lost & found: Paradise.

Shark! Shark! The guy sounds genuinely excited though considering he works here and probably sees sharks every day his excitement has nothing on mine when I look into the water. A shoal of baby black tip reef shark is swimming just below and while they are little and...

Bite me if you dare.

Bite me if you dare.

I was never really daring, but I was never really afraid of things either. Maybe a bit apprehensive to sleep in my own bed after watching too many Spartacus movies with my dad, but not really afraid. I was a child with a happy, undisturbed upbringing and there was...

Of not climbing a mountain.

Of not climbing a mountain.

I am in a green bubble. A cocoon made of fern, banana leaves and a fifty shades of green that I have no name for, all wrapped up in thick, humid air that still manages to be fresh and fragrant at the same time. Stones are covered in soft, but slippery moss, the path...

Taxi driver.

Taxi driver.

Usually, I need to time reflect and to digest a new place before I can write about it. That may take a day, a week, sometimes too long and I have moved on, literally and figuratively. But today is different. Today seems like the beginning of a great new love affair...

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Hello, I’m Annika!

I’m a girl with messy hair and a thirsty heart who likes to be anywhere but home. After having lived in New York and South Africa for many years, I now call the world home because I love one thing more than drinking wine and doing yoga together – traveling.

 

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MY FIRST BOOK ABOUT SOLO TRAVEL

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Solotrip: Vom Glück des Alleinreisens (German Edition)