Janina


About Janina

Traveling around the world is my passion. On www.travel-steps.com, I'm writing about my backpacking trips with all ups and downs.

11 travel highlights between Marseille and Nice

How to become a happy traveler in France? Laissez faire! Open your eyes for amazing street art in Marseille, try Pastis, play Pétanque, swim at secret bays, while along the Calanques, become a boat captain in the Gorges du Verdon, get high in the Route des Crêtes, find a run-down cheap hotel and enjoy the best croissant for breakfast in Nice.

Streetart in Marseille, Frankreich

One day in medieval Lüneburg in Germany

If you want to see one of the beautiful cities of Germany, Lüneburg is definitely one of the places to be. We have the best travel advise to spend one day in medieval Lüneburg sightseeing, find bars, shops, hostels, sightseeing attractions and things to do.


Backpacking tips: How to spend budget holidays in Krakow

You will taste the bitter-sweet tourist flavor of Krakow as soon as you arrive in the old town on a summer day. Just ignore the bored horse carriage drivers and their far too expensive offers. Be ready to share experiences with thousand other tourists. And be clever enough to visit the famous Wawel Castle and other attractions for free, go on a culinary time travel and try cheap traditional food in a Bar Mleczny. Open your ears for exceptional street musicians. Encounter your own fear in the Alley of Lost Souls and dive into shocking history. We loved Krakow. We spend two days on a backpacking trip in Krakow in summer and clearly want to go back. It was just too nice…


Taghazout: One of the top backpacking destinations in Morocco

Taghazout is one of the top backpacker destinations in Morocco, where the waves are louder than the sounds of the Mosque. You will probably see more surfboards than beards and burkas. Meet surfers, hippies and travelers in Taghazout and visit the legendary Paradise Valley. We found cheap hostels, great cafes and bars right at the Atlantik Ocean. If you need a place to chill out on a backpacking trip around Morocco, Taghazout can be the place to be.


Sofia: Between Moussaka, Fur Coats, Smoking Bus Drivers and Cyrillic Letters

Between Moussaka, Fur Coats and Cyrillic letters: Yes, there is a place in Europe, where you can find a traces of a multi religious past, a church, a mosque and a synagogue within a few meters walk – all old and impressive. Where you can eat a plate of Moussaka for lunch for 1,50 Euros. Where women are wearing fur coats to resist the cold and where some bus drivers still smoke behind the wheel. Sofia is one of the European capitals, that might surprise and impress you at the same time.


Lost in a tourist hotspot: Why I didn’t like my stay in Dubrovnik

Lost in a tourist hot spot: Why I didn’t like my stay in Dubrovnik. There are not many places on this planet, that I didn’t enjoy visiting a lot. But Dubrovnik’s old town is one of them. A backpacking trip to Dubrovnik is nothing, that I would necessarily recommend to individual travelers, that love to discover authentic places, to meet locals and to find hidden spots on a backpacking trip around Croatia. When I had traveled to Dubrovnik, I expected to arrive in a historical dream world. And it is true, that I saw interessting architecture in the old town of Dubrovnik. But where had the magic gone? I just felt lost between hordes of cruise ship tourists, the smell of cheap instant noodles in my overcrowded small hostel and overpriced town wall sightseeing.


Boom Festival 2016: One week of flying high

It was one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Boom Festival 2016. It was about psy trance music and dancing. But it also was about relaxing and diving into my mind at the same time. Letting loose. Letting thoughts flow and intense feelings develop. A few hours of flying high, of feeling light and walking slow while being sourrounded by sounds of the worldwide best psytrance DJs.