About Karin + Michael

We are a couple since 1999 and married since 2005. One of our common interests is the drive to explore the world. Michael is also traveling a lot on business for IBM in a sales related role around Eastern Europe at the moment Karin is working for Bosch and based out of Vienna. Being from Germany Vienna is our home since 2001 after spending some time in the south of England. Moving to Vienna was a good decision and we enjoy it here a lot. Still, at some point we would like to spend a couple of years in South America. Let's see how this works out.

 

One of Karin's favorite projects is to up-cycle old clothes into something new. If you are interested to learn more just click on the logo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today the number of vacation days is the main limiting factor of our travel time. Still  we have been to quite some places already.  Starting out in Europe of course, exploring Florida and especially Key West we’ve spent a significant amount of time in Africa. Christmas 2007/2008 we went down under for the first time and traveled across the northern island of New Zealand. In 2009 we had a summer vacation in Ireland as we were invited to a wedding.

 

After a lot of discussions about which part of the world it should be next, we decided fairly spontaneously that we should go to South America and visit Venezuela. This was in February 2011 and in 2013 we been on a three month sabbatical which has taken us back to South America. In those three month we spent one month in Buenos Aires and two months on the road traveling through Argentina and Chile which was a great experience. So fantastic that in 2015 we went back for one month to explore more of Argentina and visit our new friends again. With our “new” VW Camper that we call Laubfrosch we recently have started to explore Europe again as well.

 

Our journey has just begun and life is too short to wait for retirement, or as Mark Twain used to say:

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

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