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Surfing with a Flowrider – hard or incredibly hard?

I’ve never surfed. The last time I skateboarded was when I was 7. I only tried snowboarding once and quickly figured it was a bad idea, when little kids at the bunny slope started complaining about me holding up the lift line by constantly falling down. Still when Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort offered me a chance to try out their new Flowrider, I jumped at it. in my mind, this was such a Florida thing to do! The way Flowrider works is that a thin…

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5 reasons to spend your ski holidays in Colorado

There wasn’t a weekend in November that we didn’t pack our skis in the car and drive up to the mountains to enjoy snow and sun. It’s a blessing to live just a couple hours away from world class ski resorts, but these resorts are worth the trip even if you’re coming from furthere off! Here’s five reasons why you should plan your ski holidays in Colorado right now: 1. Colorado’s Powder Snow Forget those clumpy slopes with dreadful wet snow. Colorado’s dry climate gives…

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National Parks Calendar for 2016 – order now!

Hands up who loves US national parks! So do I. Having toured them for a couple of years now, I can agree that they are really America’s best idea. The beauty of national parks is as unbelievable as is their variety. From hot springs to swamps and mountains to volcanoes, every park is special in its own way and no two are really alike. For the last couple of years I’ve made wall calendars for the upcoming year for friends and family, but this year, I’m…

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Flyboarding in Florida – Here’s what it’s like!

I plummet into the warm ocean, splash and gasp for air, salt water filling my nose, splashing some more. When I make it back to surface, I try desperately to blow the water out of my nose and rub the salt out of my eyes. “You ready?” the jet ski pilot shouts and I shake my head. Wait, a moment, I need a moment to get myself back together! And then it’s on again. Flyboarding is not the easisest sport, but all worth the practice.…

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Best 7 Beaches in the World

I asked my readers to reveal me their favorite beaches. Here they are: 7. Australia     6. Brazil     5. Maldives     4. India     3. Philippines     2. Greece     1. Finland What do you think is the best beach destination in the world? Share it on Facebook and you could win a bag from Globe Hope, made of old sails! The giveaway is still open for a week.

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How I Hiked Yosemite’s Half Dome – and you could too!

I don’t remember exactly how we got the idea to hike Yosemite’s Half Dome. I think I spotted the hike in some magazine, and although I’d never heard of it before – hey, I’m from Europe! – we were already planning an adventure to California and it sounded like it would fit right in. While researching, I ran across an article in Backpacker, calling it one of the most dangerous hiking routes in the US, and that sounds kinda cool, doesn’t it? In order to…

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Durable Eco-design for a Traveler – Globe Hope & Saalinki

I’d gotten my previous laptop bag from some chain store, Made in China, and of course the zipper broke just when I was traveling. I always bring my laptop with me, and it takes me around two connections to cross the Atlantic, with numerous safety screenings on the way. So there I was, with my broken bag, my stuff flowing out of my bag when I least wanted it. I swore that the next bag I’d get would be more durable. Can you imagine anything…

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Most Beautiful Sunrise and other Best-of-the-Best of South Florida

A week ago I already felt like I had landed in the middle of paradise – and then the bell boy led me to my room where the balcony opened to an amazing view of the Atlantic, straight to East. Sunsets are beautiful, but sunrises are even more so, and what could be better than viewing them straight from your bed? Colorado weather was good enough when it was time to head to Florida, but still the warm wet air of Southern Florida caught me…

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Best of South Florida: This is what I’m looking forward to!

Coming up next week is something I wasn’t really expecting much  from in the beginning, but that I’m completely utterly head-over-heels excited about right now.  I’m heading off to my first travel blogger conference ever, and on Sunday morning, I’ll jump on a plane towards South Florida and TBEX North America. It’s going to be two days worth of talks on blogging, content creation and traveling, and of course enjoying the beautiful South Florida. The latter is thanks to an invitation that I got for a…

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Royal Gorge Route – trainride through the other Grand Canyon!

Do you know what’s the difference between a gorge and a canyon? A canyon is wider than it’s deep, like the Grand Canyon, which is almost two kilometers deep but still at least six kilometers wide. Compare this to Royal Gorge in Colorado, which despite it’s nickname Grand Canyon of the Arkansas is actually a gorge: up to 400 meters deep and only 15 meters across! One thing’s sure, though. No matter the name, Royal Gorge is breathtaking. What makes this gorge close to Cañon…

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