Category Archives: Alicioustravels

Alicioustravels: How the bug was planted

I feel very fortunate that travelling has always been a part of my life. When I was as young as 3 years old, my parents would pack me (and a lot of other stuff) into the family car and drive to Northern Italy, where I could play in the sand for a week, get sunburned (which was not such a big issue in the mid-80ies) and lose the upper part of my left thumb when I didn’t listen to Mum (which – if only this time – I really should have). Continue reading Alicioustravels: How the bug was planted

Alicioustravels: Tauplitz

Every year we will at least once find ourselves at Salzkammergut, a beautiful area of lakes surrounded by mountains (think: Sound of Music) close to Salzburg.

This year, we went skiing in Gosau in late March which was fantastic. The snow was great, the weather awesome and there were hardly any other people on the pistes.

Since autumn has proven to be rather mild again this year, we decided to have a last shot at hiking before the winter starts and as we had never been hiking in or around Tauplitz, Tauplitz it was. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Tauplitz

Aliciouslyvegan: Travel food

“And what are you going to eat?!”, was definitely one of the questions I heard the most pre-departure (along with “And what did you eat?!” post-arrival). Since I switched to a plant-based diet earlier this year, people have been afraid I might not get enough to eat and waste away. More than that, many people cannot imagine how eating only plants and mushrooms can fill someone up – especially a good eater like myself. Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Travel food

Alicioustravels: Auckland

I had insisted on spending a whole day in Auckland rather than arriving there the day before our departure to give us some rest. We stayed at Verandah, the hostel where I spent my first Christmas away from home in 2006, and I still cannot recommend this place enough. Campbell, the owner, had his place extended but it’s still a lovely place to hang out in one of the coolest areas of Auckland, Ponsonby. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Auckland

Alicioustravels: Coromandel

On my past trips I’d never made it to the Coromandel Peninsula and since everyone who had been there was raving about it, I made it my chosen destination on our recent journey (everything else I let Mr A pick). There were two places I wanted to visit: Cathedral Cove (a beach best known from the last scene in The Narnia Chronicles: Prince Caspian) and Hot Water Beach, where at low tide you can dig out your spa due to thermal springs underneath the sand. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Coromandel