Backpacking Tips for Beginners

5 Essential Backpacking Tips for Beginners

So you’ve taken on the challenge of exploring the world backpacker-style. The thought of a trek or hike in exotic destinations without putting a dent on your bank account is a traveler’s dream, but setting off without a plan in hand is a recipe for disaster. From packing light to managing your expenses, these backpacking tips for beginners offer quick …

Ascona Jazz Festival

A weekend in Ascona during Ascona Jazz Festival

This summer I had the chance to visit the beautiful village of Ascona during the Ascona Jazz Festival. In total, I spent one weekend (or almost three days) there. While I visited the Kanton (state) of Ticino, where Ascona is located, already several times before (check out my “one day in Lugano guide” too), it was my first time visiting …