HI, I AM PIA.
I´m a Dusseldorf, Germany based girl who is dreaming about seeing and discovering the world and trying to fulfill my dreams by traveling as often as possible. Usually, I travel all by myself, and I made it to quite a few destinations so far. I recently reduced my working hours to have a four-day working week, to have more time for traveling the world. Unfortunately, my salary decreases accordingly. However, I´ll always find a way to go to a place which I´d like to visit!
WHO AM I?
I grew up in East Germany and whilst in school already I dreamed of visiting all those countries which we talked about with my own eyes. Now that I earn my own money, I can live my dreams, be happy, and do whatever I want to and go where ever I want. And to be honest, in most cases, this is traveling!
WHY THE BLOG?
As soon as I started traveling the world, I always wonder what to do with my experiences and photos. I want to share my thoughts and adventures and maybe develop my writing skills; so the perfect solution is a Blog.
Like most people, I take vacations, but my real “travel-life” began in 2014. Then I started traveling alone! Don´t get me wrong; I love my family and friends, but if you don´t live your dream, then something is wrong.
It was the best decision I have ever made in my life! I could not imagine the experiences I was to experience, what things were waiting to happen, and what I was about to expect. The best time in my life was about to begin.
I am not a full-time traveler; I still have a job at home and a life besides traveling. But I use every single day off, bank holiday or weekend to travel as much as possible. Maybe one day, I will quit my job, move out of my flat, and start my nonstop journey around the world. Who knows? But until then, I will discover the world step by step, one destination at a time!
My solo journeys started in 2014. It was a three weeks trip to Louisiana and Florida, which began in New Orleans. I was so excited and could not believe that I do this! Just me, myself and I…no friends, no family, no one else but me.
At the end of 2016, I launched this web page, and I was so excited about the travels which were to come and how this whole blogging thing goes.
Now in 2017, I am still here, and I love it. I found a second passion besides traveling. Writing about all this, share it with you and maybe inspire you a little bit to follow your dreams, too, is so amazing and I do not want to miss it anymore.
After almost one year of blogging and realizing that this is not just another hobby, of course, I think about how I can develop my page more, how to let it grow and of course making a little bit of money with it. At least, to get all the expenses paid, which brings such a web page and all the other stuff around it.
By the way, I also have a not so secret plan; visiting all seven continents until 2020.
In 2018, I made it to my fifth continent when I traveled to South America. So usually, for 2019 would have been the year for Australia, and 2020 for Antarctica, we´ll see if this is going to happen. Plan B would be to do the remaining two continents by the end of 2022. Of course, it´s not a drama, that this plan might be delayed, as long as I fulfill that dream somehow!
I am looking forward to 2019! New adventures, new ideas and much more are ahead already!
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WHERE HAVE I BEEN?
So far I have travelled to 32+ countries including Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Greece, Italy, Croatia, France, Morocco, Belgium, Netherland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Slovenia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Poland, Cambodia, Vietnam, Ireland, England, Wales, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, and the USA.
You´re wondering why my favorite destination is? Well, I love visiting the US. But I also loved France and Cambodia. But one of my all-time favorites is Ireland.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Perhaps you’ve come across my page because you’re looking for advice on a particular destination, or because you´re looking for an inspiration or because you need a motivation to start your adventure. Whatever the reason, thank you for stopping by!
As I travel solo the most of the times, you might find content which is for solo travelers in particular. So if you want to start your solo adventure, this is the right place for you! Maybe you already find some inspiration in my post about why you should travel alone once in your lifetime!
I hope you will find something of interest or a little bit of inspiration or motivation for whatever you want for your life. Just keep in mind that you can do anything anywhere in the world. The only thing you need do is following your dreams, and you will find a way!