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Want to skip the major tourist attractions and get a sense for the real Berlin?  We’ve got you covered!  On this page you can read about a few of our favorite Berlin blogs and websites which can help visitors gain a deeper understanding about the city.  Whether your interests lie in food, art, politics or something else entirely, these blogs can help enrich your experience while visiting the German capital.  Don’t just visit Berlin…experience it!


Stil in Berlin

food / style / art / life

Stil in Berlin is a beautifully designed lifestyle blog written by Mary Scherpe, a Berlin resident. The blog is updated regularly and includes helpful information on the best places to eat, shop, and discover new things in the city.  It’s a really helpful guide to Berlin for visitors looking for a more authentic Berlin experience.  Stil In Berlin also has the distinction of being one of the longest running Berlin blogs (started in 2006).



Slow Travel Berlin

food / literature / photography / experiences

Slow Travel Berlin was founded by British guidebook author, travel journalist and photographer Paul Sullivan.  Paul created STB to act as a repository of information about the city from a range of different perspectives.  STB offers visitors articles on food, literature, photography and even personal experiences from other locals.




fashion / art / entertainment / travel

iHeartBerlin is one of the most popular Berlin based blogs and updated regularly by a number of Berlin residents. The website covers a wide range of themes from partying to fashion, stories of other locals to city information.  iHeartBerlin also includes a helpful “Upcoming Events” section which can be useful for both residents and visitors to the city.



Berlin Reified

food / experiences / life in Berlin

If you’re looking for unique food experiences in Berlin and surrounding cities, look no further!  Berlin Reified is a food based blog written by Berlin resident Sylee Gore and includes information about food culture and life in Berlin.  This rates as one of my favorite food based Berlin blogs and for good reason, it’s helpful, interesting and fun to read!



The Needle

expats / life in Berlin / food / politics

The Needle is a popular Berlin blog written by Joseph Pearson, a Berlin based writer and historian.  It’s probably best known for its yearly “Moving to Berlin” section that helps expats plan their move to Berlin.  The Needle publishes articles about life in Berlin, food, politics and more.


April 3, 2016 0 comment
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Today we are showcasing our favorite products and travel accessories for international trips.  The travel accessories on this page are actual products we use and recommend.  If you have a question about a specific accessory be sure to write a comment at the bottom of the page.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

This page of travel accessories contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, you can read our affiliate policy here.

Backpacks and Luggage

When it comes to storage requirements we use TravelPro suitcases.  TravelPro is famous for being the brand used by most pilots and flight attendants.  You may have even seen them in the Up In The Air film starring George Clooney and Anna Kendrick.  These suitcases are some of the most reliable out there and used throughout the travel industry.

Everyone has a different packing style, whether that be lightweight (just bring what’s absolutely needed), or the bring two suitcases (bring an extra one of everything — just in case) sort, we will make a few recommendations for suitcase sizes that should fit most people.

If you only want to carry-on your luggage when flying to Europe or within Europe, you need to be aware that the carry-on luggage dimensions are a bit smaller in Europe.

We use the 22″ TravelPro for short trips and carry-on and the larger 29″ TravelPro for trips longer than a week.

Mark your luggage

We try to be as efficient as possible at the airport when picking up our bags and one of the ways we achieve this is by marking our luggage with a luggage tag and/or luggage straps.  These accessories make it easy to identify your bag/suitcase where you’re standing at the baggage claim, or preparing to leave your bus or train.

Uniquely identifying your luggage or bag also ensures that no one else mistakes your baggage for their own.  Arriving in Europe to have someone else accidentally walk off with your bag would be a very unfortunate thing.

Luggage Tags

View all baggage tags on Amazon.com

Luggage Staps

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Travel Adapters for Germany

In order to charge your gadgets, you’re going to need an adapter or two.  Most electronics these days are dual voltage meaning they will work on both of the common voltage systems in use in the US and Germany.  We recommend staying away from the adapters that offer every solution in one “brick” as they aren’t as durable as the single adapters.

Power pack

A power pack is essentially an enclosed battery that can be connected to your mobile phone or laptop to charge it while on the go.  This can be very useful when you’re using your mobile phone to navigate the city and sights and find yourself in desperate need of a charge.  Power packs are very affordable these days and come in all different shapes and sizes, we recommend the Amazon Basics power pack for international trips.


A good set of headphones can make a huge difference in comfort when traveling internationally.  Use them on the airplane to cancel out ambient noise and better enjoy the in-flight entertainment options.  If you’re want to block out everything, the Bose noise canceling headphones are the most popular, followed by the ear buds of the same brand.

Portable luggage scale

We all know you can use the bathroom scale to weigh luggage while at home, but what happens when you’re at your hotel in Europe?  Your bags are packed and your plane leaves the next day.  You nervously lift your suitcase debating the weight and wishing you didn’t buy so many things at Mauerpark flea market.  Don’t stress, just get a travel scale and weigh your luggage on the go. Cut down on airport day stress and avoid extra baggage fees at the check-in counter.

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