How it all started

DSCN4542Do 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 did my own study of 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 trips on my own, 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. Many people are surprised to hear I do have a degree and still I’m picking up minimum wage jobs all over the world. My CV is mix of exotic jobs, totally unrelated to my education in media, but it is a great representation of myself. 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 summers taking people around Europe as a tour leader, winters on the ski slopes.

I recently landed in Berlin to take on a new challenge. I am now responsible for the team of tour leaders in Eastern Europe. It is great to have a home, but I miss the road. I’m glad my job still gives me opportunities to see new places. Working for a travel company has its perks!

I love taking photos and documenting my trips. I’m usually freakishly well prepared, but in travel some things cannot be predicted. I’m always keeping an eye out for new destinations and little adventures. 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!


17 thoughts on “How it all started

    • I have so many places on my wish list. Everywhere I go I hear about more. One place I really want to explore more is my home counrty. It’s funny how that’s never happened.

  1. “Money is the biggest decider on where I can go, so I try to travel on a budget.” This is really true. And sometimes, I even forego some activities and things to save money for my next travel.

  2. You have a wonderful blog and what pulled me here is same interest and passion for travelling. I have been bitten by a travel bug and I get to wander too every chance I get.
    Happy to be a follower 🙂
    Happy Travels!!


    • Hi Aanchal!
      Thanks for your wonderful comments. I guess once you start travelling you can’t go back. I love the life I’m living and cannot imagine doing it any other way right now. I loved your about page! I used to keep a travel journal for myself too and now I’m trying to translate my experiences to this blog. Thanks for visiting.


      • Hi Andrea.. Thank you for stopping by. We have a same story. Glad you liked my page. Looking forward to read more from you.
        Happy travels.


  3. I find myself in this sentence “I’m usually freakishly well prepared” 😀 I understand that so well, I like planning and trying to know a lot about my next destination. Thank you for visiting my blog, I’m going to have a look at yours! 🙂

  4. Hello there

    My name is Brigid from Cape Town, South Africa. I found your blog on the Big Blog Exchange competition and think it is pretty awesome.

    I thought I would start my own little blog exchange by extending an offer to other bloggers thinking of visiting my beautiful city 🙂 If you ever make it to Cape Town please do get in touch – I will do my best to offer you a bed/ couch and will definitely show you around what I think is the most beautiful city in the world.

    I am also participating in the Big Blog Exchange – though the Africa standings seem to have very few votes compared to your region.

    Could you please vote for me? I voted for you 😉
    My profile on Big Blog Exchange

    Thank you and good luck!

    Brigid (@The_B_Boss)

    • Hi Brigid,

      Thanks for visiting my blog and voting for me. The competition is really fierce! I’ve voted for you as well. I loved my stay in Cape Town a few years ago and have been meaning to come back to SA some time to travel some more. Good luck with the BBE!

  5. Hello Andrea! Thank you so much for following our blog! Travel is just so awesome, right?! We are forever wanderlusting….and although on away now, are dreaming of what is next on the cards! Let’s connect on FB, Twitter and Instagram as well if you are on those 🙂

  6. heyyyy andrea! i got reading over your travel blogs at work on a slow!!! love reading about your stories , inspiring! 🙂 great writing, and looks like you’re enjoying BC! 🙂

    • Hey! Thanks! Great that I can provide you with some entertainment on the quiet days ha ha. I love it here so far! I’m so excited to explore again and to have Christmas in the snow and to travel around. It is an amazing place!

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