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You’re in the right place if you are a young professional who dreams about travelling around the globe!

Are you a young professional with a passion for travel? Do you seek inspiration in travel blogs but never follow through? Do you dream of being an adventurer, but are actually a couch potato? Are you a habitual dreamer who rarely takes action? Then this blog is for you! I created this page to help you plan your perfect trip. I know from ten years of experience that smart planning can save you money and time. I have learned the lessons so that you can avoid making the same mistakes. Not sure where to start? Don`t worry! Below is an overview and rough summary of each section in this blog. Check them out by clicking on the pictures.

Get to Know the Author of A Life Beautifully Travelled

Author of A Life Beautifully Travelled

Hi, my name is Katharina. I am an Architect by day and the author of A Life Beautifully Travelled by night. In this website, I aim to:

  • Show you how it is absolutely possible to create a life of travel despite having a full-time job
  • Discuss the best types of travel experiences and resources that will help any kind of traveller in planning a memorable getaway

I plan to accomplish these goals by:

  • Inspiring other people through my life story and personal travel adventures
  • Sharing my detailed and information-packed articles that will revolve around travel hacks, guides, recommendations, and tips

Check out my About the Author page to read my story and get to know me a little better. Alternatively, Drop me a note to introduce yourself. Tell me where you plan to travel next. I´d love to hear from you!

How to Navigate a Life Beautifully Travelled

>> MAIN BLOG <<

In this section you can browse through the main blog page to see the latest posts, which include a mixed combination of itineraries, travel tips and advice and reviews

>> LONDON LIFE <<

Two years ago my boyfriend, Gary, and I moved to London, in the pursuit of a more fulfilling and exciting life and matching careers. We live in a small flat with a garden in North East London.
I am very lucky to be able to afford life in this great metropolitan city. There is so much to do here, so much to see. And you will certainly never grow bored. Because as they say, when you are tired of London, you are tired of life.

Nonetheless, we won’t be living in London forever. This is why I have created a London Bucketlist that I want to complete by the time we leave. Make sure to check it out. It might inspire you if you are living in London or planning a trip to the capital.
In this section of the blog you will also find restaurant, bar, museum, and hotel reviews specific to London.

A Nostalgic Day Out at Hyper Japan 2016

A Nostalgic Day Out at Hyper Japan 2016

A Visit to the Churchill War Rooms

A Visit to the Churchill War Rooms

Climbing to new Heights– Up at the O2 – My Review

Climbing to new Heights– Up at the O2 – My Review

Inherently keen to discover new places, whether abroad or close to home, Gary and I love to travel around the UK. We make the most of each weekend, either by exploring our home-town London or the countryside further afield. England has a lot to offer to the keen traveller and after three years in London we still haven’t discovered everything there is to see nearby. My own personal definition of travel is the general act of discovering places that you haven’t seen before. I therefore believe that a great way to initially dip yourself into travel is by exploring new destinations that are on your own doorstep. We often underestimate our home countries and towns and focus bucket-lists on destinations further afield. In this section you will find itineraries, city guides and reviews for a vast range of destinations in the United Kingdom, as well as Europe.

Experiencing History at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

Experiencing History at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

A Literary Weekend Getaway on the Isle of Wight

A Literary Weekend Getaway on the Isle of Wight

A Family Friendly Weekend in Guildford

A Family Friendly Weekend in Guildford

>> TRAVEL ABROAD <<

Although I assign the same value to all of my travel experiences, whether close to home or further afield, it sometimes nice to test your boundaries with an adventure in this big wild World. I am a lucky girl and have traveled to many places, starting at a very young age. I have even created a page specifically to track all the destinations I have visited.

In this section of the blog, you will find itineraries for destination around the world as well as articles about my childhood travels.

What to expect from a Sumo Match at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Stadium

What to expect from a Sumo Match at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Stadium

Two luxurious and cultural weeks in Thailand – The Ultimate Itinerary

Two luxurious and cultural weeks in Thailand – The Ultimate Itinerary

11 Experiences you must have in Bandung Indonesia

11 Experiences you must have in Bandung Indonesia

Since starting this blog I have become somewhat of a food and hotel critique. In this section share our best and worst experiences. Mostly the former.

In this section you will, therefore, find reviews of absolutely everything, from airlines, to restaurants and bars, to activities, to travel gadgets and gear.

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Do you want me to review your products or services? Please get in touch with me here. (Read here to find out why you should work with A Life Beautifully Travelled!)

LATEST REVIEWS

Experiencing History at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

Experiencing History at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

Darbaar – Possibly the best Indian Restaurant in the city of London

Darbaar – Possibly the best Indian Restaurant in the city of London

Hotel Ranga – The Perfect Base for your trip around Southern Iceland

Hotel Ranga – The Perfect Base for your trip around Southern Iceland

I have traveled a lot for my relatively young age. Along the way, I have made a lot of mistakes, lost a lot of money and not always gone about things the right way.  The good news is that I have made these mistakes so that you don’t have to. You might call me your travel crash test dummy.

In this section of the blog, I have therefore decided to include some of my best travel tips and hacks. I might not have all the answers, but I certainly have a few.

OVERCOME YOUR TRAVEL EXCUSES

  • Common travel excuses that should not hold you back
  • Money saving tips to start a life of travel
  • How to learn a new language for free or on a budget
  • How to cope with your fear of flying

TRAVEL PLANNING

  • How to plan your next vacation
  • How to save money when booking accommodation
  • How to find the bets bargain for your next flight
  • How to apply for a Visa
  • What to Pack in Your Carry-On Baggage?

TRAVEL TECH

  • 10 FREE Must-Have Travel Apps

TIPS FOR FLYING

  • How to Cope With Your Fear of Flying
  • What to Pack in Your Carry-On Baggage?
  • How to get upgraded to First-Class

MEMORIES

  • Create Stunning Photo Album with Cheerz
  • Ultimate Guide: How to Start a Travel Blog From Scratch

KEEP THAT HOLIDAY MOOD

  • How to overcome your post-vacation blues

BEST DESTINATIONS

  • 15 most romantic getaways and destinations
  • 20 underrated countries in Europe
  • Must-try travel activities worldwide
  • The best experiences, tours, and more!

COUNTRY GUIDES

CITY GUIDES

  • The Ultimate City Guide to London
  • The Ultimate City Guide to Paris
  • The Ultimate City Guide to Prague
  • The Ultimate City Guide to Vienna

MONEY SAVING TIPS

TRAVEL BUDGETS

PART-TIME TRAVEL

RELATIONSHIPS

MAKE FRIENDS

  • Best & Supportive Facebook Groups for Travelers

FITNESS & HEALTH

  • How to Stay Fit While Traveling: 5 Tips That Keep Me in Shape

LATEST TIPS & ADVICE

What you absolutely need to know before you visit Vienna

What you absolutely need to know before you visit Vienna

Life Lately and Why I will be travelling less in 2017

Life Lately and Why I will be travelling less in 2017

Gear Review: Scrubba WashBag – The Pocket-Sized Travelling Washing Machine

Gear Review: Scrubba WashBag – The Pocket-Sized Travelling Washing Machine