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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Save Money On Travel Adventures

The Sharing Economy

When it comes to finding accommodation your options are countless, from hotels, hostels, guest house to even staying with a local family. There are many websites online that help you in finding authentic people in different countries who are ready to share their house with you. This is one of the most economical ways of managing accommodation.

Stay In Hostels

Hostels are the cheapest regarding accommodation all over the world because you pay only for the bed not for the whole room. The dorm offers a shared bedroom experience that ranges from ten to forty other roommates. You get a locker with it so you can put your belongings in it. Most hostels also have a kitchen with it as well. Staying in a hostel is the cheapest way to save money on accommodation. Additionally, you get to meet different people from the world and make some new friends from around the world.

Cook Your Meals

Whether you have decided to live in a rented apartment or a hostel, cooking your food will help you save money. Since getting groceries are cheaper than buying food. Buying fresh groceries and cooking fresh, clean food yourself is far hygienic than eating at a restaurant. There will be no chance of getting sick or paying visits to a doctor. Because if you are travelling on a budget, then you don’t have to waste any money in the pharmacies or hospitals. This is another good way to save money while visiting.


Instead of hiring cabs or going for car rentals, try exploring the destination by walking. Walk as much as you can in day time this way you will see a lot of different places and things. Only use cab services when you are visiting a distant place or travelling in the night hours.

Beauty Holiday Hacks

Use The Medicine Containers As Jewelry Boxes

Don’t throw away your old medicine boxes and save them to put jewelry inside while you are travelling. This will not only save space in your luggage, in fact, but it will also protect the jewelry from any damage too.

Treat Your Sunburn With Some Yoghurt

Yes, you heard it right, there are times when you don’t have any sunscreen or other aloe-vera type products to heal your sunburn so in that case, try some natural yoghurt and you will be surprised by the results.

Private Browsing, Cheaper flights

Always switch to private browsing while you are searching and booking flights, this way you will encounter much cheaper flights.

Charge Via TV

If you forgot your cellphone charger at home and there is no way you can find one in the market then head to your Television and charge your cell over there. All the modern TV’s have a charging slot at the back which is often used as a USB slot, so it can be utilized when you are in trouble!

Mark Your Baggage As Fragile

There are times where your luggage contains valuable stuff inside but it is not fragile, and you are worried about the chances of it being lost or damaged. Well, do keep in mind to mark all your bags as fragile, not only will it be handled with care, in fact, you can get back your baggage sooner than the standard ones.

Tangle Free Headphones

People mostly use headphones when they are travelling on long flights, and after 2 or 3 hours, you surely are going to have your headphones, full of tangles. Well, it is no longer a problem now as you can wrap your headphones around a binder, and here you go with a tangle free set!

Heini Klopfer Ski Jump in Oberstdorf

The ski jumpers will take off with a speed of 106 Km/h, and when they land their speed has further increased to 130 Km/h. From the highest launch point to the last landing is 207 meters of height distance with the tower rising up to 72 meters over the snowy hard ground below. Modern and elegant, the new design tower at Oberstdorf is of a compressed concrete construction with a flying track raked at 39 degrees. The waiting platform can hold 100 ski-jumpers at one time. Reached by a slanted elevator system carrying twelve skiers to the heated tower with waxing areas, bathrooms and a concierge kiosk. 220 skiers can be carried to the top of the tower in an hour.

Also check out the Erdinger Arena in Oberstdorf which is located at the foot of the Schattenberg. Here at the highest jump, which is 125 meters, the Vierschanzentournee takes place yearly.

In addition the arena has 4 more jumps of 100, 60, 30 and 19 meters. Here, you can witness mat jumps in summer in front of a bigger audience as one of the big events in Oberstdorf. This jump can also be visited all year round.

This article has been written by Bettina Kraft. She likes to write Germany related travel articles on Live Like a German – a site for exploring Germany, to learn more about its culture / language, and to find great Germany vacation rentals or holiday apartments when going on a Germany vacation. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.

Holidays In The Ammergauer Alps

The Ammergauer Alps, also called Ammergebirge is a mountain range that partly belongs to Germany, Free State of Bavaria and to Austria, federal state Tirol. It is framed by the well-known towns Füssen, Oberammergau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ehrwald and Reutte. The border between the administrative districts of Upper Bavaria and Swabia, runs from south to north through the Ammergauer Alps. In the snow guaranteed valleys between Unterammergau, Oberammergau, Ettal and castle Linderhof is a wide net of cross-country ski-tracks and on the first weekend in February the annual König-Ludwig-Langlauf, attracts numerous international professionals to this most beautiful location.

Snow fun in the Ammergauer Alps

Alpine skiing can be fun for the whole family, as much as sledding, ice-skating, Nordic walking or snowshoeing. Ok, the latter first feels a bit like walking on tennis rackets with your legs apart, reminding a bit of Django, but once you are off the beaten track, you feel like a trapper in a pristine winter wonder world. The ski areas of the Ammergauer Alps include mount Steckenberg in Unterammergau, mount Kolben in Oberammergau and mount Hörnle in the Spa Town of Bad Kohlgrub. 150 km of cross-country ski-tracks lead you through the Ammergauer Alps with both, the classic and the skater tracks available. If you or your kids are beginners, plenty of schools are nearby to get you started in your new favorite sport.

Steckenberg in Unterammergau

Here you can choose from 7 lifts and 10 slopes with an altitude between 830 and 1,100 meter. From Mondays through Fridays night ski-runs are offered. At the foot of the mountain is a very good learning area for kids and beginners. Join the fun between the middle of December until March daily from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and in the evenings between 7.00 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Kolben in Oberammergau

This mountain has 1 chair lift, 7 drag lifts and 7 km of ski-runs with an altitude between 874 and 1,276 meter. Mount Kolben has 90 % of blue slopes and 1 km of red slopes, who are convenient located in wide forest aisles. That guarantees a good visibility on snowy days and that the snow stays long.

Laber in Oberammergau

This mountain is the place of the cult chair lift, that can only transport 11 people at a time and the only way down is Germany’s steepest slope, the free riding slope. Adrenaline will pump through your system on this 2.5 km long and very demanding stretch.