Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Integratron


After a short break we continue with our california desert trip.

Today is alien day, but more on that later.


“Have you ever heard about the Integratron?” our friend asks at breakfast, “You need to go there. This place is magical.”


According to the website (integratron.com) the place is an “acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.” A quote from a local newspaper elaborates: “Whether you're interested in space aliens, Sound Baths, or local history of the strange kind, the Integratron is a can't-miss Morongo Basin landmark."

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Endless Amble, No. 3: Istanbul by Ufuk Inci

Leb-I Derya



Colorful,  surprising and eventful. The only city in the world which is situated on two continents has so much more to offer than chai tea, baklava and the bosporos.

Berlin-based graphic designer Ufuk Inci proves it with his amble trough the perfect places to get away and get together in his hometown Istanbul. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Endless Amble, No. 2: Berlin by Tod Wodicka




Galerie Crystal Ball
Before we continue blogging our latest trip we are happy to announce our second Amble in cooperation with Louis Vuitton Amble about Berlin-Kreuzberg and it's hidden treasures. 

Todd Wodicka, Berlin-based American novelist experienced new spots you might even not know as a native berlin insider. 


Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Break at the Ace Hotel


It started so well with Radiohead and Johnny Cash. For the first time, I'm not annoyed by music at the pool. The kids and I have gone swimming early in the morning while daddy is at work in LA making some money to feed the family. Actually, it’s super-nice here at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. The service is not too cool for school like we’d heard – in fact, everybody is friendly and really easy-going.

Palm Canyon

In the morning we’re off to Palm Canyon, a “must”, as a mom told me at La Quinta. “The palm-tree arrangements look like they were built for Disneyland.” Part of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, Palm Canyon is quite impressive, perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities.
 


Thursday, April 12, 2012

A very sad lake

Salton Sea 
Before we arrive to our next hotel we make a short trip to the Salton Sea. As we get out of the car, we are overwhelmed by the stink of dead crabs and algae. It is deathly silent, except for the lonesome howl of passing freight trains, a sound I had previously only known from movies.


Running at La Quinta Resort Palms Springs


Today I completed the 7-mile trail in 1 hour, 38 minutes. I had to stop at every water dispenser to cool myself down, although it's not too hot. It’s actually quite comfortable, about 28-30°C in the afternoon. When we were here last time in the summer the average temperature was about 40° and it didn’t cool down by night. Our savior was the water sprinklers placed on the balconies to cool down the air with a fine mist in the evening – sexy indeed.

 

Monday, April 9, 2012

PALMS SPRINGS DESERT

A DESERT IS A PLACE WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS 
(NADINE GORDIMER) 






Palms Springs: La Quinta Resort




Best wishes from La Quinta Resort. We are very happy here. The weather is great, and the sun is burning. The food is Mexican and delicious. The margaritas are organic and also fantastic. Last night I had two of them, big ones with straws, and slept very well afterwards.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Los Angeles, could I live here?

We are at the Urth Caffé (8565 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA; 310-659-0628), which is an organic coffee company offering a wide selection of healthy meals and fresh baked desserts. It is quite an international, European place – you hear a lot of different languages. I look at the surrounding streets and wonder why LA doesn’t feel quite as American as I was expecting it to.
 
Maybe it’s because I’ve been here recently and the stranger no longer seems so strange to me. Or is it because of the cars, which are exactly the same cars we drive at home…?


There are a lot of BMWs, Mercedes, Volkswagens, Toyotas and Hondas as far as I can see – but not a lot of American brands. Sorry for being in the comparison mode, but comparing helps me to categorize and describe my environment. And no matter where I go, I ask myself: "Could I live here?"

Friday, April 6, 2012

On the road: Arrival in LA

After a 13-hour flight we land in LA. 
The family is getting used to long-distance flights.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Endless No.2 California

You might remeber this and as you can see we didn´t change much in our packing habits...
the two new equipment cases then didn´t make it to join us.

Ok here we are, Taxi is waiting once again and off we go to ENDLESS No.2 California ! 


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quote of the week

"Remember
happiness is a way of travel, 
not a destination."

(Roy Goodman)

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Endless Amble, No.1: São Paulo by Marcelo Burlon and Guto Requena

Bob Cabelo de Autor hair salon
Today we are happy to share our first amble from our collaboration with Louis Vuitton Amble. Louis Vuitton Amble is an iPhone application which provides an easy way to share your discoveries from all over the world. We have a lot Amblers located in many cities around the globe. In addition to the official website of Louis Vuitton Amble, you will find at least one new Amble a month on our blog.

Let's start with art director Marcelo Burlon and architect Guto Requena who visited their favorite, stylish spots in  São Paulo.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quote of the week

“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”

(Antoine Saint-Exupery)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tip of the week: Epic Tomato

"Expedition led adventures around the world.
Unique, inspirational, challenging and rewarding.
Take an epic adventure."






Although springness is already in the air and thus also the colorful season is yet to come we still love to dream and gaze into the distance and demanding experiences. We would like to recommend Epic Tomato, an adventure offering from Black Tomato (the award-winning luxury travel company).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ENDLESS NO.1 OUT NOW

 

Travelling involves the unexpected. Change of location provides sensation. Always. The details are the language for the stories that remain. Travelling provides change. Change is good. Todays communication gets faster - todays communication gets more personal.Travelling is experience. Even in todays more than structured transport infrastructure. ENDLESS discovers, but more than this, provides inspiration to discover oneself.

We are the Trip family, we travel the world and would love to invite you to join us, be inspired and then go out and see for yourself.

 




Monday, March 12, 2012

Say hello to ENDLESS magazine



After we finally printed our first issue of ENDLESS magazine we are happy to also freshen up our website. Besides the print magazine wich will come out twice a year with our recent travels we will feed your adventure and aethetic hungry eyes with a colourful mix of personal impressions, eyecatching product finds, exotic souvenirs, yummy recipes and some videos we took in between. Also and in collaboration with Louis Vuitton Amble we will feature little city guides,  wich are very individual travel advices from our friends and cities around the globe. If you are permanently afflicted with wanderlust or just looking for some inspiration for your next vacation or adventure, you are at the right spot with us.

We would like you to follow us...beyond just travelling, beyond simple holidays. 

In a world far away from outdatet travel guides and -advices you could easily find anywhere else.




music: "Grace and Music" by Workhorsesong
video edit: Klara Plainer

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Indonesian Gourmet - Alila Soori - Yum !

So, this is what executive chef Ashton Hall´s tasting menue at Alila Soori looks like. Hungry? guess what, I got it all....

 Baby beets, goats cheese, balsamic gelee, pecan