Enjoyment tips from our Twitter friends

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At the Heuriger

Since our article about pleasure travel attracted so much interest on our social media channels, we wanted to know from our friends on Twitter what “pleasure travel” means to them. Suggestions emerged that we would like to continue to discuss in our travels. Here are her enjoyment tips:


The dune of Bouctouche
Enjoyment tips – time for…


Enjoyment tips: time

For Sina, the time factor plays a role in pleasure travel, and we agree with her unconditionally. Wanting to see everything on one trip is just stressful and certainly not a pleasure. It is impossible to get to know all aspects of a region, city or landscape in one trip. I know that from my travels around the world. If I only visited the highlights of one region on a trip, the thought always remained: there must be something else? What is hiding behind this street corner?

I had seen the highlights of a destination, but not got to know the country. A visit to a street café and people watching is often enough. Or have time for a break on a park bench or a bench at a vantage point where you let the landscape work its magic. Time and leisure are a factor in enjoyable travel.


Genuss Travel Tips - Get to know regional culture
Enjoyment tips – get to know regional culture


Enjoyment tips: Regional culture

For Michael, immersion in the culture of a region is important, and we agree on that too. Only when you take a closer look at the customs, the way of life, the art and architecture, the food and the history of a region do you develop an understanding of it. You can only understand the background if you deal more intensively with what constitutes a travel destination. Then you learn why things are the way we find them on site. That is one of the reasons why we like to visit a place or a region more often. Because if you only visit one, you get an insight, but on a short vacation you can hardly explore the special features of a region or a city.

In addition, a place is always different depending on the season and offers new perspectives on what there is to be discovered. Getting to know the culture of a region is one of the reasons why we are interested in the Customs and the way of life, Arts and Culture or the Creativity and design employ on site. Of course it plays Culinary and enjoyment also play a role. Jana is a particularly beautiful expression for whom “home-baked food in a family-run guesthouse” is part of Genuss Reisen.


Candy canes turn in Gränna
Rolling candy canes in Gränna – one of our enjoyment tips


Enjoyment tips: experience people

Janas also points out that only people and encounters make eating an experience. We also agree. No matter if it was about Homemade candy canes in Sweden or to cook the delicacies from the Waldviertel at a chef in Vienna, it was always the contact with the locals that brought us closer to the way of life of the local people. Doing things together automatically results in topics of conversation and conversations from which we learn more about everyday life and life in our travel destinations. After traveling with experiences of this kind, we return home with the feeling of having looked a little behind the scenes of a region and got to know it better. An experience that is satisfying!


Nowhere does it taste better - eat fresh fish directly at the fisherman
Enjoyment tips – eat fresh fish directly from the fisherman


1A ambience

Here, too, we agree with the contribution from Luxus Travel 4 Food, if we can have a little more culture. The ambience of an accommodation, a restaurant or an experience is very important to us if we want to get a feeling for the special features of a region. Every travel destination has its own peculiarities that contribute to the character of the place. A  Country cafe in Sweden looks very different than one Fish restaurant in Slovenia or a Buschenschank in Styria in Austria, The same applies to hotels: Hospitality in a trading post of the Hanseatic League emits a different ambience than one Hotel in Holland or a Grand Hotel in Canada, The key is that the ambience is right and helps us to better understand the region or the city. An 0815 hotel or a branch of a restaurant chain can not do that.


Our crew on the houseboat on the Saone - pleasure travel tips
Our crew on the Houseboat on the Saone


The right travel partners

Enjoyment tips for traveling with several people are also important. Outdoor enjoyment is about sharing a bottle of wine for two on a hiking tour. Ultimately, this is a travel partnership that also makes a trip enjoyable. Here too we agree. It is important who you go on a pleasure trip with. The chemistry between the travel partners should be right and their interests should not differ too much. Or, if that is not possible, everyone should have enough freedom during the trip to pursue their interests.

This is one of the reasons why we enjoy our trips as a couple or with travel bloggers who are friends. We are a well-rehearsed team and on our group trips we know how our friends like to travel. We adjust to it, do our thing when the others do something that interests them more. Then after such a day we meet for an evening together, where we tell each other about our experiences. A nice way of traveling that makes our tours a real pleasure - whether as a couple or as a group of friends.

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Enjoyment tips from our Twitter friends

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

8 thoughts too "Enjoyment tips from our Twitter friends"

  1. Nice post! :) I also find it very important with whom you travel and that you can spend a lot of time. It also means taking time to get involved with the culture, the place and the locals.

    I'll follow you on Instagram & Pinterest right away.

    Petra of http://www.anothercopycat.com

    1. Hello Petra,

      I am always happy to meet like-minded people :). I like to look at your Instagram and Pinterest pages.

      Best regards,

  2. Very nice composition. I am delighted to travel with someone who prefers to enjoy and does not run from A to B to take a photo in front of every monument and tourist attraction and run to the next. The best trips I've ever had included talks and dinners with locals, staying in strange apartments that may well be quite different from their own, and of course free time to look around, smell around, the small and the unimposing to notice. :) Greetings, Natalia

    1. Hello Natalia,

      that's the kind of traveling we love :) ... with all your senses!

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  3. I can only agree, are all points that are very important to me when traveling, especially the right travel companion, also plays the weather often a role I think, I make city trips, for example, in the spring or late summer and rain on the beach vacation also pushes the mood

    1. Hello Melli,

      Since we can not influence the weather anyway, we'll just take it as it comes. And if it really pours properly, then the nearest café is not far away. Then we take a break until the rain stops. But we also like to do city trips in spring and autumn. Then it's not so hot, and walking around the city is more fun.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  4. Yes Yes Yes!!! I can only agree with everything. When I read I feel like going directly to the next trip ... Unfortunately, it takes a while, but also memories are beautiful. :-)

    Personally, the local people mean so much to me personally. I also wrote a report on this before (http://findinghummingbirds.de/auf-die-kleinen-dinge-kommt-es-an-und-auf-den-weltmeistertitel/) Nothing makes me so happy to dive into their culture together with the locals. Really priceless.

    But I also love good food and nice accommodations. No matter if street food or interesting gourmet restaurants ... the regional ingredients are important to me. Unbelievable how many delicacies our world holds ready.

    I feel really happy that I have found the right travel partner. From my time abroad in Ireland, I still remember how often I became sad that I could not share nice moments or great places with my loved ones. I like shared joy a lot better ... and that's why I'm really happy to have found my friend as a perfect travel partner. :)

    I wish all of us really nice, intense and enjoyable travel :)

    1. Hi Janine,

      For us, especially the local people make a perfect travel experience. They are one of the main reasons why we travel: getting to know new ways of life, thinking worlds and mentalities can be so exciting. And if the right partner is involved, then that's even better. Everything else is accessory :). Thanks for your nice comment.

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