Nachhaltigkeit: Grüner leben im Alltag

Sustainability: Living Green

(Deutsch) Für mehr Nachhaltigkeit in Europa: Das EU-Parlament hat am 24. Oktober für ein Verbot von Einwegplastik gestimmt. Viele von uns kennen bestimmt schon die alarmierenden Zahlen von Plastik im Meer. Knapp 13. Mio. Tonnen. Das ist auch als Reisender kein schöner Anblick, wenn die Strände zugemüllt sind mit Plastik und Schrott. Dabei kann jeder einzelne was dagegen tun. Und es ist nicht mal schwer. Ich möchte euch in diesem Beitrag meine Beweggründe für ein grüneres Leben näher bringen und einfache Tipps für ein nachhaltigeres Leben im Alltag geben.

Walfänger Haus auf Pico

Unique accommodations on the Azores

In my last post I already spoke about my love for the Azores. The rough, green nature of the islands has inspired me. In this post I would like to show you two of our (very) short-term homes on the Azores. These were absolutely unique. They could not have been more different, but they were both beautiful and we would have liked to have spent more time in each. On the one hand there was the former whaling house on Pico and on the other hand our glamping tent in the middle of a banana forest on Faial.

Tom, Emil und ich

Lifeupdate #1 – New Job & New Home

Hey guys! You haven’t heard from me for a long while. For almost 6 months there hasn’t been anything new on thestorybooktravel.com, but this has an end now! Honestly, the whole last year was first a roller coaster ride and then everything was suddenly paused. I wanted to tell you about so many great trips and things, like the Azores or our life with our dog Emil. But there it was … or not: The motivation lack. So I want to give you a little life update, what has happened since last year. Let’s start:

Bagpiper auf der Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Love at first sight: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is known for whiskey, bagpipes and men without underpants (under their kilt). Of course, the best ingredients for a city trip. Before the flight, I had looked at some blog posts and videos about the city and did some research. Nevertheless, I never thought that I would fall in love with this city so intensely. Edinburgh is not too big to be overrun by people and yet it’s a hodgepodge of history, monarchy, modern and funky neighborhoods (Stockbridge!) And the cutest gift shops I’ve ever seen. Every corner wants and needs to be photographed. I’m still thinking about when to travel to Edinburgh again  …

Mailand Duomo di Milano

Milan – Explore Fashion & Culture

All roads lead to Rome. But not this time! On my itinerary is the Italian fashion city of Milan. Famous for their cathedral, or better known as “Duomo”, Prada and Italian women on murderous high heel shoes. In Milan, you can satisfy your shopping pleasure and at the same time glance at the detailed antique buildings. I would like to show you my favorite sights and places and give you tips for your shopping tours!

Zürich Uetliberg Zürichsee

Switzerland: nature and city life in Zurich

In recent years it seems that Switzerland is increasingly popular as a holiday destination. I often see pictures of lush green pastures, happy cows, crystal clear mountain lakes and snowy mountains on Instagram, Facebook and on the front covers of travel magazines. Fortunately, there is a direct flight connection from Hamburg to Zurich and since I have a friend who currently lives in Zurich, I thought why not take the opportunity and visit Switzerland!