Travel Psychology

The section Travel Psychology is divided into three sub-categories:

Transformational Travel is all about reminiscing about my past trips and talking about inner transformations through many both positive and negative experiences abroad. Some of these posts hopefully inspire you to muster all of your courage, put on your own shoes and walk over the earth, through foreign cultures and your own insecurities. Until you feel the same transformational process going on within yourself.

In Ethical Tourism & Sustainability I take up tourism-related issues, such as overtourism, soft tourism and sustainability. These posts are sometimes thought-provoking and criticizing and influenced by my personal experiences combined with my theoretical knowledge about the tourism industry I could gain during my tourism studies.

Travel & Well-being focuses on the benefits of travel in terms of personal health and well-being.

Transformational Travel

3 Incredible Wisdoms I Gained In Fiji

3 Incredible Wisdoms I Gained In Fiji

At the beginning of my personal travel story, I went on a transformational journey, which I usually refer to as my own Eat Pray Love experience. I was merely 18 years old, and my life at the time had been subject to radical change. I had just graduated from high school, no idea what I […]
How I Overcame The Fear Of Creepy Crawlies In The African Bush

How I Overcame The Fear Of Creepy Crawlies In The African Bush

African Giants The camp, where I was staying at, is literally in the middle of the bush – between springboks, zebras, elephants, monkeys, hyenas as well as crocodiles in the Limpopo River approximately ten meters away from my tent. I had been told that they stay in the water, though. When I opened my tent […]
Why It´s Common To Experience Culture Shock In The African Bush

Why It´s Common To Experience Culture Shock In The African Bush

The journey to Botswana took me around 30 hours from Europe, including a red-eye flight, two domestic flights, a three-hour drive to the Botswanan border, and another almost two-hour ride in a game vehicle until I finally reached camp. Having done so much reading beforehand, I´d thought I´d be well-prepared when I get to see […]

Ethical Tourism & Sustainability

6 Kick-Ass Benefits Of Teaching Abroad

6 Kick-Ass Benefits Of Teaching Abroad

Many developing countries around the world are becoming increasingly urbanized, thus speaking English is essential for getting a good job in any kind of business. As a result, the demand for foreign volunteers and English teachers is steadily growing and hundreds of positions are available in many places all year round, such as in Asia, […]
5 Reasons Why Coron Is The New El Nido

5 Reasons Why Coron Is The New El Nido

When I was still working in the Philippines as a Divemaster, I was frequently asked by guests whether I preferred traveling to El Nido or Coron. It is definitely a legitimate question. Most people only have limited time in the paradise province of Palawan and have a hard time picking one of the locations. Although […]

Travel & Well-being

4 Key Benefits Of Getaways

4 Key Benefits Of Getaways

Great for the soul and easy on your wallet – over the past decade, getaways have become a trendy alternative to multi-week vacations. In fact, more than 50% of the tourism trips that EU residents make are short trips with an average of 3 overnight stays. And there is a good reason why so many […]