New York Off The Beaten Path

You are going to New York and are overwhelmed by all the things there are to do and see? Let me show you how not to be yet another tourist: These are my top 11 alternative ideas for your stay in New York!

You are planning a weekend trip or short vacation in the city of dreams, but want to skip the stressful crowds and impress your friends with some real NYC insider knowledge? I have the Top 11 alternative ideas for your stay in New York! Or how I would like to headline it: How not to ruin your New York experience!

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The Best Co-Working and Co-Living Spaces Worldwide

Exploring and creating are my passions. They determine where I live and work. So why not bring the two together in some of the world’s most beautiful places?

I have been dreaming of spending some time in a co-working and co-living space since I started this exciting journey. I haven’t taken the advantage of sharing ideas, skills and living space with fellow digital nomads just yet. But this shall change soon!

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Green Protein Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies have always been one of my favorite ways to start the day. Packed with fresh fruits and veggies, they are a great and delicious way to get your fill of energy-boosting proteins and healthy fats.

Not all smoothies are the same: There are bright pink smoothies, yellow or healthy green smoothies, thick purple açai bowls and nice cream, which is basically a banana smoothie without additional milk or water. We even see golden tumeric and deep blue smoothies on Instagram.

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Vegan Food Guide to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known worldwide for it’s delicious coffee, but when it comes to more substantial foods are vegetarians left high and dry?

By no means! I feel that Costa Rica is probably one of the easiest places to travel as a vegan. Even as a raw vegan it is fairly easy since you can always get fruit plates (oh my god the fruuuuuit), smoothies and salads.

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7 Day Itinerary For Costa Rica

Costa Rica might look small on a map, but don’t fool yourself. You can’t see it all in a week. When I took my trip to this Central American gem, I knew I didn’t want to rush. “Pura Vida”, the typical Costa Rican greeting, was going to be the motto of my trip and I took it to the heart.

Costa Rica might look small on a map, but don’t fool yourself. You can’t see it all in a week. When I took my trip to this Central American gem, I knew I didn’t want to rush. “Pura Vida”, the typical Costa Rican greeting, was going to be the motto of my trip and I took it to the heart. Be inspired by my recommendations, learn from my mistakes and (not so serious) survival tips!

Pura Vida
Spanish for "pure life." The law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos (Costa Ricans) follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it.

7 Day Itinerary For Costa Rica

Arriving to the capital San José

In late April, I arrived without set plans to Costa Rica. I came into the country through the airport of San José, which lies northwest of the capital. I only had booked my stay with Aldea Hostel for the first night, since I planned to continue to the beach as soon as possible. (Un)fortunately Costa Rica had other ideas.

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How To Travel Blog And Not Ruin Travelling

Travel blogging promises to be the perfect way to live the dream of being a full-time traveller and getting payed for something you truly enjoy. But is it all peace, cake and roses or is there more to it? Let’s take a close look at the challenges of being a travel blogger.

Sure, the idea of funding your travels with sponsored posts, banner advertising, affiliate sales and eBooks seems intriguing. The possibility of being ‘location independent’ makes your heart skip a beat. But have you ever considered that blogging about your travels to make money, could take the joy from an otherwise beautiful experience?

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Traditional German Apple Pie

Your family and friends will rave when you serve them this amazing German Apple Pie!

This is without lying one of my most requested recipes.

A friend ́s birthday coming up? A new flatmate moved in? Is it already Sunday again? Time to bake German Apple Pie! By now I can probably recite the ingredients in my sleep. Actually, I am pretty sure that I do dream of Apple Pie once in a while… Fresh from the oven and topped with vanilla caramel ice-cream. Hallelujah.

This family favorite is as simple and quick as it is comforting and delightful. My grandma is the proud creator of a German delicacy, or “Apfelstreuselkuchen” as she would say. Don’t worry if this tongue-twister challenges you, I know what will definitely not… You guessed it. Making a bad-ass vegan German Apple Pie.

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Earth Day Smoothie Bowl

Better than any Unicorn drink you could ever imagen: The magical Earth Day Smoothie Bowl, straight from a baby blue fairy tale!

A sparkly pink drink sold by a huge coffeeshop chain, has been making baristas cry for a couple of days now. A barista in Colorado, published a video rant on Twitter about the drink, saying that it is terribly difficult to make and very messy. “Please don’t get it!” he said in the video. “I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my entire life.”

The most magical ingredient of the expansive pink frapuccino though? A shitload of refined sugar. 59 g to be exact. That is 15 teaspoons ladies and gentleman. 15. I am just going to let that number sit.

Not to mention, that the frap is not vegan. Though it could be made without cream and milk. But think twice. Do you really want a drink made from your barista’s tears??? We all know that this drink exists only to be instagramed. So, I took it in my hands to come up with a much healthier, cheaper and homemade version – that is equally pretty to look at and totally instagramable!

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Trader Joe’s Vegan Food Haul

Here we go!

About Relationships Between Vegans and Meat-Eaters

“I would send her off to where she came from. I mean…of course, she shouldn’t go vegan JUST for me. But if she doesn’t make the connection after two, three months of dating me, with all the information I provide, then I will cut her loose without a second thought. Can’t handle that much indifference and ignorance.”

That was what I got from a guy, I met not so long ago at one of New York’s weekly meet ups for vegans, when I asked him curiously, if he would ever date a meat-eater. I was astonished by his blunt honesty and a tiny bit offended. In all the years of my plant-based journey, it had never occurred to me, that I should rule out a date because the person I wanted to sleep, eat and spend most of my days with, didn’t mind eating animals for lunch. In fact, all the men I have ever seriously dated were heavy meat-eaters. Dang… Now that I see it infront of my eyes like that, I can not but wonder, was that a mistake?

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