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VACAYMOOD - Kathrin & Dominik
Kathrin & Dominik - that's us, that´s Vacaymood. We have not always been Vacaymood. Four years ago, we met and learned to love each other. Soon we found out that we share a passion: The strong desire to travel the world and discover new parts of the earth.
Our first trip together was to Africa: three and a half weeks, four countries and many adventures and thousands of new impressions. We had an amazing combination of safari, sightseeing and beach holiday. This journey taught us what´s our way of travelling.
We do not ask a travel agency to put together a complete package holiday for us, but we plan and book everything on our own. Relaxing on the beach for several days is not our thing.
After two more years and a few trips, we still did not have a travel blog, but it was important to us to give others a good time while traveling. It is enough, if bad experiences are made once. Good experiences should be shared with other travelers. And so it came that we wrote down our experiences with hotels, tour operators and generally everything worth knowing about our destinations. That was the spiritual birth of our blog. First, a name had to be found. In a SPA in the Austrian Alps, we thought about where to travel next. Do you know that feeling of thousand little butterflies flying in your stomach, when thinking of exotic destinations? That’s what we felt in this moment. So we were in vacay mood. But where do you get inspiration when you're in vacay mood, but you still have no idea where to go. Well, we did not find good inspiration on the internet. So we decided to bring up a website, which inspires people in vacay mood and helps them to find their dream destination. This is how VACAYMOOD was born.
Now we are travel bloggers for two years and we love it.
Dominik is the creative mind and writes the articles, shoots some pictures and takes care of the SEO of the website. Kathrin manages everything about photography and is admin for website and Instagram.
VACAYMOOD - Boutique Hotels
The culinary experience always has great influence on our mood while traveling and thus also on our opinion of a country. We try to avoid restaurants that have adapted to the tourist palate. We want to get to know the original cuisine of a country. This can go terribly wrong once in a while, but mostly it is worth it. The restaurant does not have to be fancy, just tasty and authentic.
For accommodation that looks different again. We are not backpackers. We have let these times of budget accommodation and hostels behind us. Also excessive luxury is not our world. We see ourselves hotel-technical in the upper middle class and love small boutique hotels with a cool design, great food and a sense for sustainable business. Take a look at the hotels, we visited during the last years.
VACAYMOOD - Tour Operator
In our opinion the salt in the soup of a trip are the experiences, people make while traveling. Some tours we do completely on our own - others, we are happy to be accompanied by a professional guide on our side. Many of you have certainly had bad experiences with tour operators. You are looking forward to a day trip to a lonely paradise island. The website of the provider shines in the most beautiful colors. But suddenly you find yourself on a speedboat with 45 people. And 13 of these speedboats are already off the island when you arrive. Last but not least, a souvenir guy sells you some overpriced crap. We´ve been testing some tour operators for you. In addition to service and organization, our focus is the privacy factor. We always try to avoid the masses, because the experiences are of course more authentic and stay longer in the memory when you get the chance to enjoy your trip being alone or with few other people.
VACAYMOOD - Travel Tips
In our travel tips we provide you with important information about countries, regions or cities. The travel tips discuss arrival & visa, transport, money & price level, cell phone reception, cuisine, health precautions and much more. Take a look at our travel tips. We have arranged them for you according to continents.
Let yourself be inspired and let your Vacaymood run wild.