Born and raised in Münster, Germany, I am a child of the 80s, born to parents who instilled a sense of adventure at an early age. The list of places I have called home has grown quite long and until the end of 2016 was Shanghai, China for six years. Then it was time for a change, fresh air, and a slower life and now I love living in Hawaii.
Born with a sense of adventure, exploring and traveling have always been important to me. From family holidays and youth group trips in my childhood to stable holidays in my teenage years, I have always had the yearn to go places. By the time I reached age 16 I was all set to spend a high school year abroad in the US living with a host family. As I started university I made sure to complete all internships with a bit of spare time to travel before the next semester would start. Now in my professional life, I am well known for planning out the year already in January to ensure I get all my adventures lined up and maximize travel time.
“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer