YAKEL KASTOM VILLAGE OVERNIGHT STAY

VANUATU | Yakel Kastom village overnight stay, Tanna island

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, VANUATU 6 Comments

After landing in Port Vila and spending a couple of days on EFATE ISLAND, we flew to TANNA. This smaller VANUATU island is known for its untouched NATURE and TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE of the local population. Many of the island´s residents live in so-called KASTOM VILLAGES where a more modern way of life is intentionally restricted. We booked our accommodation for …

MT. YASUR VOLCANO, Vanuatu | climbing an active volcano on Tanna island

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, HIKING, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, VANUATU 2 Comments

The ACTIVE VOLCANO Mt. YASUR on TANNA island was one of the main reasons why we eve considered visiting VANUATU. It is one of the most EASILY ACCESSIBLE active volcanoes in the world. And wouldn´t that be great if I could have this experience watching hot lava exploding from craters with Lu next to me? I was convinced. We had …

SOUTH PACIFIC 2018 | Singapore, Cook islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Auckland

Katja COOK ISLANDS, FAMILY TRAVELS, FIJI, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, VANUATU 2 Comments

It has been almost a year since LU AND ME flew off to our LONGER SOUTH PACIFIC TRIP, but we can still feel the powerful sun, smell the salty sea, taste the sweet coconuts and hear the waves if we close our eyes. Taking UNPAID LEAVE at my work for 3 months turned out to be a great idea. After …

THÜRINGEN, Germany | 4 days camping road trip to Sangerhausen, Erfurt, Eisenach and Drachenschlucht

Katja CAMPING, FAMILY TRAVELS, GERMANY, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS 8 Comments

Not so long ago, it was still kind of planned that we pack up our “summer clothes” and drive off to SYLT – a German island I´ve been really eager to visit ever since I moved over here. But then, well, as we by now probably all know, plans changed. It would have been a long drive by myself and …

SAXON SWITZERLAND national park, Germany | 4 days trip to one of the best German parks close to Czech republic

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, GERMANY, HIKING, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS 12 Comments

In the beginning of May Lu and me decided to visit this park together with my parents who were just visiting from Slovenia. Getting out of the house, exploring something new and catching some fresh air was wonderful. After STOPPING IN DRESDEN FOR A DAY on the way to the park, we spent 2 nights in an apartment in a …

DRESDEN, Germany | weekend city trip to the capital of German state Saxony

Katja CITY BREAKS, FAMILY TRAVELS, GERMANY, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS 10 Comments

This year´s 1st of May came conveniently on a Monday, which meant we had a longer weekend without taking a day off work. Already a couple of months ago we decided to head to the wonderful SACHSEN SWITZERLAND NATIONAL PARK and possibly make a stop in Dresden on the way, as I´ve never been there yet. Due to our separation …