Hi there, I am Sabrina and I am a passionate travel blogger exploring the world full-time.
Have I always wanted to become a travel blogger? Secretly, It has always been my dream. However, my road to actually living my dream and becoming a travel blogger had quite a few unexpected turns in it.
How It All Began
I have always enjoyed traveling. Back when I was in High School, we started going on class trips abroad and I have enjoyed it so much.
During that time, I also started traveling abroad with friends from school, but it really started to become my thing during Law School. I had a lot more time off and I found some new friends that enjoyed going along with me.
I visited many places during that time, including:
And, of course I took my first cruise. We discovered the Eastern Mediterranean on the MSC Magnifica.
In the following years I worked in corporate law, and sadly did not have as much time to travel. I did squeeze in another cruise – this time to the Western Mediterranean. A bigger cruise from Hong Kong to Sydney followed.
Corporate Law did not make me happy – so I decided to change something!
Moving to the Netherlands
Three years ago I left my career in corporate law in Austria. I moved to the Netherlands to start a new life with my soulmate.
I initially planned to live my life very strictly according to social standards. Go to university, find a job, get married, have children and work until you retire! The COVID-19 crisis introduced me to a more fulfilling alternative of living my life.
While I was chasing the societal idea of success, I failed to recognize that I was living life merely by default. The first lockdown hit Austria and I suddenly found myself slowed down. I was living a simple and quiet, yet beautiful life with my then-long-distance boyfriend.
The time came to return to the office full time and say goodbye to my boyfriend again! The idea filled me with absolute terror. Not long after my first couple of weeks back in the office I decided to quit my job. I moved to the Netherlands to be with my boyfriend permanently.
Traveling has always been a passion of mine. I have been regularly going on many different trips, usually in Europe, ever since I started University. However, I have never really had the money or the time for bigger (and longer) adventures while working my 9 to 5.
So, I decided to use my newfound freedom to change my career path in a more creative direction. After taking photography and social media management classes I found my passion in creating inspiring content. I love documenting all the beautiful places I am lucky enough to experience.
Due to my husband’s job, we get to travel the world almost full-time. We spent about 70 % of the year abroad, sometimes to popular destinations, sometimes to hidden gem places.
Discovering Slow Travel
At the same time we discovered the art of slow traveling, which was very much aligned with the new values I started to incorporate into my life.
Slow travel is an approach to travel that emphasizes connection to the local people, food, music, culture, and history. We started exploring off the beaten tracks. We spend hours sitting in cafés and watching the scenery, trying local delicacies, and making connections all over the world.
We decided to redefine the idea of Slow Travel according to our preferences and added a little twist of affordable luxury into the mix. In our mind, seeing the world should not only fulfill the soul but rather also bring relaxation to the body.
Discovering gorgeous resorts and sipping a pre-flight mimosa is as much part of our ultimate travel experience as a cooking class with locals or a wine tasting experience. Part of my wish of becoming a travel blogger is sharing how to have and enjoy these kind of experiences.
Slow Travel is good for the soul – Luxury Travel is good for the body!
Discovering the World Together
With out new mindset in hand, we decided to explore the world together – by prioritizing quality of experiences over quantity.
We mostly traveled around Europe, and saw some really beautiful places:
In between our trips to the Caribbean, we have also gone to New Mexico a couple of times for work.
With over 200 days abroad each year, I have become somewhat of an expert in travel. I learned how to make it comfortable, while still seeing a lot.
Why I Blog
My goal is to make a more relaxed way to travel accessible to everyone. I started to feel a lot better during and after my trips, since we started prioritizing quality of experiences over quantity.
This page features many great itineraries and travel tips for the most beautiful destinations. But in comparison to other travel blogs, they are not filled to the brim with trips and excursions. My itineraries leave time to wander and wonder.
They will lead my readers to the most relaxed places, sweet family-owned businesses, and cultural and historical highlights. Without a rush.
Many of my posts and itineraries feature luxury travel experiences. That is simply because we feel strongly about small group or private excursions and non-touristic experiences.
Lastly, I want to change the overall perspective of cruising on this blog. You can have a relaxed and high-quality experience on and from a cruise ship – if you know how to. My one-day shore excursion itineraries will show you the way!
I hope this page will help everyone to have a more relaxed travel experience, and to make the most out of their vacations.