Hiking to Ellmauer Tor

Autumn has ended in Austria and the mountains are coated in snow, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. The arrival of snow signals the start of skiing and snowboarding as resorts get ready to open to the public. The snow also signals the end of hiking season in Tirol as trails disappear and become… Continue reading Hiking to Ellmauer Tor

Living in Austria: Mountains and Nature

Living in the mountains and being close to nature is a dream for many. The lure of the Alps draws people from all over the world to Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. All in search of the idyllic mountain lifestyle in the great outdoors. So what makes the Alpine lifestyle so appealing? Is it the… Continue reading Living in Austria: Mountains and Nature

Discovering Morocco

Morocco is a land of adventure, glamour and mystery. It feels European, African and Arabian, all at the same time. It's a travel friendly country but with a hint of danger around the edges. The cities revolve around traditions, but are still moving with modern times. Basically, Morocco is an intoxicating blend of deserts, mountains, beaches, cities, poverty and luxury. Visiting Morocco is a dream… Continue reading Discovering Morocco

The Marrakech Medina

The instructions from the manager seemed simple enough. Turn left out of the riad, then left again to find the main street. We had a little map with the route to Jemaa El Fna market square clearly marked, but within steps of entering the old quarter of Marrakech, we felt lost. Sights, smells and sounds overwhelming the… Continue reading The Marrakech Medina

Yoga On The Road

Maintaining a regular yoga practice while travelling can be a tricky process. Most yogis like to practice at their favourite studio, go to a particular class and learn from their best-loved instructors. It becomes a comforting routine. Going to the same place and seeing familiar faces. Routine can be good. It provides structure. But what… Continue reading Yoga On The Road

Lunch in Misurina

A few hours south of Tirol in Austria lies another Tirol. Südtirol in northern Italy. Südtirol is home to turquoise lakes, rustic pizzerias and the legendary Dolomites mountain range. A sprawling expanse of peaks in the Italian Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temptation of exploring a new region was too hard to resist, so we… Continue reading Lunch in Misurina

Online Travel & Lifestyle Inspiration

Most people have an online ritual. A few selected websites they regularly visit for news, information, tips and entertainment. Social media and email is part of my daily routine, along with The Guardian and checking the weather. But what about other online sources of information? Travel? Style? Activities? Everyone needs a little inspiration from time to… Continue reading Online Travel & Lifestyle Inspiration

Funding a Nomadic Lifestyle

Not many people plan to live a nomadic lifestyle. It's something that creeps up, gradually sinks in and becomes a way of life. For some, it lasts a few months. For others, it spans into several years. I didn't plan on moving and travelling almost continuously for seven years. Neither did many of my like-minded friends… Continue reading Funding a Nomadic Lifestyle

Country Living

Country living is different to city living. In the city, life is exciting with everything on your doorstep. In the country, community thrives and the landscape is beautiful. City life is competitive and expensive but full of opportunity. Country life is quiet but connected to nature. For many, too much city living leads to a craving… Continue reading Country Living