Story Time: Trip down memory lane

As we all are at the moment limited to travel virtually only, I looked into really old trips of mine. As I am a kid of the 80s, not all trips were recorded with a digital camera. With that in mind, I can only go back a certain time. The first trips as a kid outside Germany were to Switzerland. I recall the Alps and that everything was really clean and…

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Germany: Our new normal?

I could rather call this series here lockdown dairies but I do not want to dramatize the situation too much. This week we got week six of the lockdown due to the coronavirus in the books. Week seven will not look that much different, except now everybody needs to wear a face mask when entering a supermarket, bakery or similar shops. I mean we got used to the lines on the…

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Germany: Songs of a nightingale

Even that this week was a big announcement how life will go on in the current Corona crisis, there is not much change to expect in a near future. We will face week six of the lockdown, only with slight loosening. In general the outlook seems that this year is nearly totally lost for international travel. It was made already transparent that summer travel will not happen. And even if it…

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Story Time: When things not go as planned

It is great to have picture perfect weather on a trip and everything goes smoothly. Nevertheless, stories live from all the little and bigger things that do not go as planned. These are the situation we can grow with and learn from. Sometimes the unexpected things are even the once that are making the trip. Over the last 10+ years, I were in a couple of interesting situations. Let me share…

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Germany: Easter Walk

This year Eastern is way different as we usually know it. Normally it is the time to met family, have a nice Eastern Lunch or Diner together. Or go on a trip with the partner and extend the public holiday for a short vacation. As this year we nearly can not leave the state - in Germany - the options are limited to do a small or larger trip. Nether the…

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Germany: The world around us

This week we started week four of the lockdown in Germany. As of now it is not clear by when life is coming back to a normal state as we knew it before. Luckily we are still allowed to go outside for walking and biking. I made it a habit in last weeks to walk or bike everywhere. I took the time to make photos of the nature around us and…

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Story Time: We got stuck in Argentina

As we all at the moment somehow stuck at home, let me share a story were we got stuck in Argentina on our Epic Patagonia Adventure in 2018. As we already learned in 2015 in Patagonia, there is always something that can go wrong. In 2015, we had two times car problems. The first car we had in Patagonia was a diesel and was just not good with the altitude. Every…

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Story Time: What if, how our trip around the world would have looked

It already feels a lifetime ago, that we decide to cancel our trip around the world for 2020 due to the coronavirus. At the moment it seems that this was the right decision, as nothing is certain this year. We are currently in week 3 of the lockdown in Germany, without knowing when life is coming back to a normal reality. Worldwide the picture totally unpredictable, every country is doing their…

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Story Time: The beginning

As we all stuck at the home at the moment due to the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, I thought about doing a category called Story Time. Reliving the beginning of my early travel days. Thinking back where everything started. Even that my parents traveled with my sister and myself in Germany and Europe, when I was a kid, the real travel bug did not get me before my first trip…

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Germany: Staying Positive, our hardest decision

One week ago we make the decision to call of our Around the World trip for 2020. That we were planning for the last year and preparing intensively for the last 5 months. Due to the current worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, we need to be reasonable. At the moment nearly every country is closing borders and tourist flights and travel is just not possible anymore. As it is really hard…

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