The 10 coolest Bali Airbnbs.

The 10 coolest Bali Airbnbs.

You guys know that I am an obsessive innate planner when it comes to traveling. While sometimes I take it to the extreme, I really enjoy myself in the process, and it means that I usually end up with really nice places to stay. I am a truffle pig when it...

10 Travel Tips for when shit goes wrong

10 Travel Tips for when shit goes wrong

Sometimes we and by we I mean travel bloggers and other travel professionals make it look all very easy. We seemingly breeze from one place to another, hand luggage only ( we stole Mary Poppins' bag which holds so much more on the inside than the outside...

#magicalmorocco – The Insta Guide to Marrakech.

#magicalmorocco – The Insta Guide to Marrakech.

Morocco is exotic, tantalizing and incredibly beautiful. A feast for the senses and especially for the eyes. You could call it a photographer's wet dream. The endless hills of the desert, real life palaces, the impressive Kasbah of Ait Bennadou, and...

Faces of India – 6 Tips for taking portraits.

Faces of India – 6 Tips for taking portraits.

I never considered myself a photographer. In fact, I still struggle with the fact to call myself a writer though I guess a printed book with many words is proof enough. But photographer? Nah. My brother is an amazing photographer and while we work on very different...

I wrote a book.

I wrote a book.

I am sitting in the same spot I sat almost a year ago. It is one of my happy places, my cousin's house in Hout Bay. I spent a few weeks here last year in this house that is always full and usually loud - I love it. I would curl up in the corner of her couch and write....

Flying home for Christmas.

Flying home for Christmas.

The last few months have been a whirlwind. I hate that word but nonetheless, it describes my life adequately right now. When did it start? I don't even remember but this year has already seen lots of countries, old and new, lots of changes, some bad and most freaking...

Globetrotting Christmas Gifts for Travelers

Globetrotting Christmas Gifts for Travelers

I don't know about you but I have been eating Christmas treats for a month now, written posts about Christmas markets and generally made peace with the fact that silly season is just around the corner. Admittedly my usual Christmas wishes include either money for a...

The Trials and Tribulations of Offseason Travel.

The Trials and Tribulations of Offseason Travel.

Offseason travel - this post has been in the making for a long time. In fact, ever since I realized how nice it is to swim in a deserted pool during a rainstorm in Sri Lanka. Green Dreams & Outdoor Showers. Without realizing it, I have done a lot of offseason...

The Somewhat Stylish Bag Lady.

The Somewhat Stylish Bag Lady.

The fact that I used to have a category called Stylish Travel is a bit ironic because I think we have established that I was never a stylish traveler. Except for the fact that I usually wear an oversized silk shirt for long distance flights, there is nothing really...

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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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Solotrip: Vom Glück des Alleinreisens (German Edition)