Fall means a lot of things: change of temperature, grey days and layering of clothes. A big Yikes! for me. But fall also means that the hippie dances at festivals are replaced with indoor locations. Some of them are simple, others outstanding. Last week I was part of one of the most beautiful indoor festival settings I’ve seen so far. Baloise Session has me two times this year and let collide two different generations. But we all danced together in the end. The power of music. So kitsch but so true at the same time.
I’m all about wanderlust. Grab your bags and go. Just like that. As often as possible. But there is actually one time of the year where I don’t really feel the urge to leave, and that’s during summer. Are you ready to take a little tour with me?
I couldn’t leave Hawaii without visiting Kauai. I’ve always heard from friends that it’s an amazing Island surrounded by junglish landscapes. So I decided to spent one of my last Weekends in the Aloha State by heading to this natural Beauty.
Just to make it clear from the beginning: I’m not trying to start a rant here. I just found myself thinking about my past 10 years of travelling, and evaluating what I would do again and what is changing about my travel habits. “How do you choose where to go next?” is a topic that I discuss quite often, so it was easy to do 1+1 and integrate the whole sightseeing mentality to this article. Let me switch the main question from “What place are you chosing to go next?” to “What do you REALLY want to see and experience?”. And answer it honestly.
I’ve seen tons of different concert venues so far, and I honestly was thinking that nothing can impress me anymore. To celebrate the rays of sun finally blessing us here in Switzerland, I was able to be part of a live session that was just one of a kind. An acoustic session by Kelvin Jones, on a tram riding through Zurich for an whole hour.
The first time I came to Hawaii was almost five years ago. And I actually had no clue of what I was doing. The most important Thing to me was getting out of Switzerland, and this for a Long period of time. My savings were supposed to last for about two months and I didn’t want just to sit on my tiny butt by doing nothing, I wanted to come back with something more. So I decided to book myself an English class, just to improve it some more, and be able to make a proper conversation.
Let’s face it: you say Spain, you think of tapas. Nothing wrong with that, I love them and I could stuff my face with chorizo, tortillas and seafood all day long while I’m there. After being in Barcelona quite often in the past years, I developed some love for different places to have brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s been a while since I did a #foodporn edition on this blog, so it’s time to share some tips!
Sometimes the best things happen under the most unexpected circumstances. Just a few days ago, on June 17h, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 11th studio album. The whole making process was a bit more challenging than some previous works, but that’s maybe exactly why they came back showing us the best side of their funky Californian vibe, despite the 33+ years of musical career.
How many times did I visit Amsterdam? I lost the count of how many bikes I rented, exhibitions I’ve visited, and the huge amount of streets I’ve walked through. Surely, it became one of my favourite cities, and it went so far that I might know it better than my hometown. Lovely bars pop up in my mind easier than when I would decide which place I should choose for an afterwork drink here in Zurich. Which is weird, but I like it somehow.
Motels usually are defined as a place outside of urban centres, where motorists make their stops along the freeway for a night or two. Mostly famous for their L or U shape, low rise buildings and facing a wide parking lot, the first ones started to pop up in the US in the twenties, when traveling long distances became more popular and truckers were in need of a decent pit stop. Nothing really fancy here, the most luxurious thing would have been a pool at your front door or a little diner next to the registration office if you were lucky. Can you turn a motel into hip and fancy? Can you get hip with it? Yes. And this article here is the proof.