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.

Travel Inspiration

14 Unique Bucket List Travel Adventures For Couples In 2019

14 Unique Bucket List Travel Adventures For Couples In 2019

Those who travel together stay together. You might have come across this saying before, and whether you’ve experienced it yourself or not, there’s definitely some truth to it. Traveling as a couple is a memorable, exciting and certainly rewarding experience. Why? Because very often, you’re out of your comfort zones, facing challenges and enjoying incredible […]
Travel Writers Reveal Top Little-Known Castles In Southern Germany

Travel Writers Reveal Top Little-Known Castles In Southern Germany

People from all over the world come to Germany to visit some of its magnificent fairy-tale castles atop mountain peaks and with towers reaching to the sky. Time is precious and so are your travel moments, right? So, why not skip the lines and expensive entry fees at Neuschwanstein Castle and head to one of […]
11 Spectacular June Holiday Destinations In 2019

11 Spectacular June Holiday Destinations In 2019

The month of June is the official beginning of summer. Flowers burst into bloom, the weather is warming up while cool breezes are still tempering the heat. On top of that, early summer is the perfect time to get away before the busy summer months when resorts around the world are expensive and both beaches […]
18 Underwater Photos That Will Inspire You To Go Diving In The Philippines

18 Underwater Photos That Will Inspire You To Go Diving In The Philippines

In 2017, I spent almost half a year in the Philippines, during which time I had the opportunity to work as Divemaster at a dive center in Siquijor for several months. Not only did I discover tons of beautiful dive sites all over the Philippines but I also got to know other dive enthusiasts. One […]
15 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel Into The African Bush

15 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel Into The African Bush

Have you ever visited a place and were blown away by its beauty? This happened to me when I went to Botswana for a conservation project focused on elephants. I lived and worked in the African bush for about six weeks, among zebras, elephants, and giraffes. It was one of the scariest and most challenging […]
14 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel To Martinique

14 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel To Martinique

Martinique – what a cute hidden gem in the Caribbean. In 2015, I went to Martinique for a little bit over one month. Firstly, I wanted to improve my French and was, therefore, attending a four-week language course in Fort-de-France. Secondly, I FINALLY wanted to finish off my diving course, which I´d already started back […]

Transformational Travel

How A Nightdive Became My Worst Diving Nightmare (+ What I Learned From It)

How A Nightdive Became My Worst Diving Nightmare (+ What I Learned From It)

In case you’ve ever wondered what’s a scuba diver’s worst nightmare… Well, probably something like this: ascending after a dive in the middle of the ocean with no dive boat in sight. It’s like one of the Open Water movies coming to life with you in the leading part. Now, imagine this scary and uncomfortable […]
3 Incredible Pearls Of Wisdom I Gained In Fiji

3 Incredible Pearls Of Wisdom 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 […]