Of course you will not only need clothing and toiletries when you’re travelling. Actually, these are add-ons since there are a couple of items that are absolutely vital to your leaving your homegrounds and exploring the world beyond, most often these will include your credit card and often a passport. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Travel Essentials – Miscellaneous
More than any other category of essentials, the type of clothing highly depends on where you’ll be travelling. When out hiking, your clothing needs will be drastically different than on a city trip or beach break. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Travel Essentials – Clothing
While you are reading this, Mum and I are on our way across the Atlantic, if we haven’t already touched down at NYC’s JFK airport.
It’s the first holiday with Mum – except for that oh-so-relaxing spa weekend at Die Wasnerin last spring – since 2005 and we’ve both really looked forward to spending a whole 10 days together. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Off to New York
Even when we travel short distances and with our car, I rarely bring full sizes. It’s actually a way of getting into travel-mode for me to refill shower gel, shampoo and other essentials into small – hopefully leak-proof – containers. Only when we visit warm locations will I bring a full-sized bottle of sunscreen Continue reading Alicioustravels: Travel Essentials – Toiletries
In my mind I am a cool digital nomad, travelling for a living, whenever and wherever I please – with my little carry-on sized backpack.
Reality differs quite a bit from this mental image of mine Continue reading Alicioustravels: Travel Essentials – Basics
The other week marked the one-year anniversary of my last visit to Chicago, a city I try to regularly visit since a close friend lives there (meaning I don’t have to spend on accommodation and can do a whole lot of shopping instead). Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Vegan Chicago
I have been used to going on holidays from a very young age. As soon as I considered myself old enough, I started travelling on my own. Most of my friends will consider me “well-travelled” while I will look at a map and see all those places I have never been to – and many more that I would love to see again. Continue reading Alicioustravels: NEW SERIES Travel Essentials
We hadn’t put in a lot of detailed planning when boarded the plane to Lisbon. I mean, I had turned the pages of my Lonely Planet guidebook and there were places that I wanted to go to as well as places friends and family had recommended. Still, my arrival at Lisbon was with a relatively fresh mind, open to explore the city without too many expecations. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My favourite places in (and around) Lisbon
As always when I travel, Happy Cow had given me a first impression of my vegan options besides supermarkets. I had made a list of restaurants that were somewhat close to our apartment and packed a few bars just in case. Did I end up needing them? Continue reading Alicioustravels: Vegan Lisbon
On Saturday Mr A and I set off on our long-awaited holiday in Portugal and for the first time ever we didn’t really have a plan.
We had flights booked as well as accommodation for our first few nights in Lisbon and also a rental car. We knew that we would want to walk along a beach and visit the faro at Cabo de Sao Vincente – but that was pretty much it! Continue reading Alicioustravels: Portugal unplanned