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How Small Is The World? | March 13, 2018

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Slow Travelers: Selected Slow Travel Adventures Worth Following!

February 1, 2016 |

Everybody can travel slowly. But slow travelers are a rare species on this fascinating planet these days, increasingly so because of the availability of cheap and fast transportation, the way the common working life is structured today and … Read More

Why Do The Swiss Work So Much?

October 4, 2015 |

“The Swiss work so much,” a fact I realize anew when I come back to Switzerland from longer travels. Almost 90 % of the Swiss men work full-time and more than 44 hours a week ( That`s nearly … Read More

How Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet Change the Tourist Industry

August 10, 2014 |

The tourist industry is changing. Large publishing houses and online platforms have added zest to the “old” tourism structure. Particularly Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor gained substaintially in power. High time to have a closer look at how they … Read More

The Travel Experience – and to where it leads!

July 27, 2014 | 5


“Traveling is also a verifying process.”

Patric Ganz

This article had to be written as a reaction to a contribution of an US law professor who discredited traveling as a completely useless activity (Althouse). Without going into … Read More

Top 10 Add-on Features Hostels Should Have!

May 6, 2014 | 9

There`s hostels and there`s hostels! In saturated markets like Western and Central Europe I – and supposedly many other fellow travelers – observed a differentiation between business hostels and real traveler hostels. There is an important difference in … Read More

Vienna, Bratislava & Prague – a Small Comparison

January 4, 2014 |

No time for family Christmas! I headed off to (re)discover three great capitals of Europe`s East! A classical winter city trip including Vienna, Bratislava and Prague (“VBP trip”) awaited us. As always, the factors that make a trip … Read More

Travelers Die Happier!

November 1, 2013 | 6

In this quotation I summarize the many beautiful conversations I had with Mrs Aeberhardt, a resident in a home for the elderly where I`d worked off my civilian service. I am sure she would … Read More

The Reasons Why you Should Travel – a Synthesis!

October 3, 2013 | 2

There is already quite a scad of webpages and blogs that give you information about why you should travel! I wondered what most of these sources suggest being the reasons for traveling. Do they all suggest the … Read More