How to Rediscover Munich with TripScout

Written by David, pictures by David and Michelle

When it comes to city touring, we are more of the improvising explorer type and less of the  planning ahead type. Nothing can beat the thrill of discovering places that have been under your radar even in your own town and that’s where TripScout comes into the game.

High tea hall

Your Guide to High Tea Around the World

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I have been a big fan of high tea for some time now. I don’t know what it is that I like so much. Maybe it is the delicious, miniature morsels of food that you get that are comprised of both savoury and sweet delicacies. Maybe it is the fact that I normally choose the champagne option. I’m not a massive fan of tea so that’s certainly not what draws me to high tea, ironic I know. Perhaps it’s the atmosphere of each of the places, normally classy, in beautiful locations and/ or with magnificent views. The whole experience is just so civil and lovely. Everyone is always happy at high tea.

An insiders guide to Munich's Christmas Markets

An insider’s guide to Munich’s Christmas Markets

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I love Christmas markets! I always look forward to the Christmas market season. The weather has turned cold by the time the markets start so everyone is rugged up against the chilly winter air, and it is sometimes even snowing (unfortunately not yet this year ?). Family and friends seem to make the extra effort to meet up after work or on the weekend or while out doing their Christmas … Read More

How to visit Heidelberg in a day

Why we are delighted we visited Heidelberg and why you will be too

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

During my university years in Barcelona (a long, long, long time ago) I used to spend most of my time among books when I was not sleeping. Probably that’s why I enjoyed Heidelberg so much during our whirlwind tour around southern Germany. You will see why. In 1878, the author Mark Twain arrived in Heidelberg (originally named Heidelbeerenberg, or Huckleberry Mountain in English) by raft along the river Neckar during a trip around … Read More

Why we loved Rothenburg ob der Tauber and can’t wait to go back

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, meaning above the Tauber river, has long been on my bucket list, ever since I bought my Germany Lonely Planet not long after I found out I was moving here. Since living in Germany I have met a few people who have visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber and said that it is a pretty town but over-crowded with tourists. Despite this we decided to see it … Read More

An Overview of our Whirlwind Tour of Southern Germany in a Week

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle & David

I have been living in Munich for more than three years and up until now have only visited Starnberger See, thanks to work, Garmisch Partenkirchen to go skiing and Augsburg and Neuschwanstein which were part of school trips. Since I had my one week autumn break David and I were looking for a cheaper option for our holiday, this is when we came up with the idea of seeing a … Read More

How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I love reading so many of the travel blogs out there. I get incredibly envious of the 20-something year old backpackers that are living footloose and fancy free, backpacking their way around the world, not having a set itinerary or any limit on their time. I wish I had been courageous enough in my twenties to do the same thing. In the beginning… When I was 18 I went back … Read More


How to Survive Oktoberfest as a Gluten-Intolerant

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

Imagine you’re all set up for your first genuine and worldwide famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Yeah, I know, there are more than 3000 Oktoberfest venues around the world, including Australia, USA, Canada and China among other countries. But the one in Munich is the original and you should definitely experience the real deal. So, you just booked your flight tickets to Munich (the one in Bavaria, Germany, not in North Dakota, USA), … Read More