I’ve been wanting to tell you about it all summer long, but when it became official I was so deep into travel preparations for our US Road trip to have time to write. The next moment I was in the Wild Wild West, stunned by nature and totally forgot about what has been going on back home. Now I’m in Gothenburg for one month for an internship and suddenly some kind of a daily routine comes back into my life. And with it the memory of what I had wanted to share with you: The Travellerista Magazine.
Never heard of it? I’m pretty sure, because this project of my sister and me is still in its “infancy”. But to spread the word I want to tell you a bit about it.
It all started in October last year, when my sister moved to Vienna – sleeping on my couch until we moved into a new apartment together. During this time we had been talking a lot about traveling more often together, because our trip to Barcelona was so much fun. This is when we came up with the idea on staring our own magazine and came up with many amazing ideas. But then the first exams came up and we totally forgot about our plans as well as traveling.
But then we traveled to Valencia and Berlin visiting friends and came back to where we ended a few months ago. Ideas and motivation mixed with lot’s of content from our city trips. It had been a cray (brainstorming) time but finding a name was so difficult that we almost gave up on it again. Only when we stuck at Berlin Tegel Airport for more than 4 hours we sat down and seriously racked our brains.
We wrote down names – literally hundreds – and finally ended up a combination of Traveller and Barista: “Travellerista“. Which is actually a funny story because at that time we were sitting at Starbucks having the most “medium” coffee ever. But the idea behind this name was that we are both coffee junkies always on the hunt for nice cafés and coffee shops when we are traveling. And this is what we really like to share with our readers. Because nice coffee places and nice areas are normally a package deal. But often you don’t find them in the city center or near tourist attractions. So we want to give our readers an prior insight into a city she/he might travel to one day. This will give them a headstart on really getting to know the place.
Coffee tells the story of a city in a very unique way that you won’t find in normal travel guide. But wild at heart we can’t only focus on cities and coffee shops. That’s why we also share our road trip and backpacking stories on Travellerista and much more – still to come 🙂 .
We finally went online with www.travellerista.com at August, 1st getting really great and helpful feedback. But we are still learning, testing and adjusting things so honest feedback is always welcome!
I hope you pop by at Travellerista any time soon and share your thoughts with me here or over on the magazine! We would really appreciate it ♡.
picture by my beautiful sister Hanni – find her on Instagram @hannibunny_203