Do you know that itchy feeling you get when you stay in one place too long? I get that all the time. I can recall plenty of days where I should have been studying and instead I started creating my next travel plan. Money usually has the biggest influence on where I can go, so I try to travel on a budget. Spend less, travel more!
My first ever trip alone was a week to New York. Adrenaline was pumping through my body as I arrived at the airport and the airport shuttle drove through the mighty streets of New York City. This was the start of many solo trips, staying in hostels and counting my money so that I could see as much of the world as possible.
I promised myself I would one day go back to NY, because I fell in love with the city. I haven’t been yet, but there are so many places to explore. In search of adventure I’ve picked up jobs all over the world. My CV includes ski instructing, working on a farm, ziplining guide, tour leader and customer service agent. I love a lot of things and have a lot of interests and I don’t see why you’d have to choose one and drop the rest. I spent some summers taking people around Europe as a tour leader and winters on the ski slopes.
I landed in Berlin a couple of year ago to take on a new challenge: leading a team of tour leaders in Eastern Europe. But as a great traveler knows, things never really go according to plan. The pandemic hit, tourism went down and so did my job. After 9 blissful months without work, but being in the dark about the future, I was finally made redundant. A new adventure started in looking for a new job, in a new field, in a different industry. And that’s where I’m at now, working for a Tech company, but still in beautiful Berlin. It is great to have a home, but I miss the road. Fernweh the Germans call it. And so I look for adventures near and far.
I love taking photos and documenting my trips. I’m usually freakishly well prepared, although I’m learning to let go. I’m always keeping an eye out for new destinations and little adventures. And, oh yeah, I started doing a master degree. Here I’d like to share my experiences with you. Maybe you enjoy reading about others’ experiences like me, maybe you are actually planning a trip. Either way, I like to share my experiences and create a blog full of ideas, stories and inspiration. I hope you enjoy my memories as much as I do!