101 Things in 1001 Days

Trading work for food and lodging – The wonderful world of WorkAwaying

Do you want to change your life? What if I told you that you can test drive this new life at an extremely low cost? The answer is WorkAwaying (or WWOOFing or HelpXing,… – click here to see a comparison of the three). You want to move to the country? — Find a host in…

Travel 101

A brief guide to WWOOFing, WorkAway & Co.

After having laid out in my last post what WorkAway can do for you and why it’s a great tool to spice up your vacation while being kind to your budget, here is a brief overview of the main contenders in the work for food and lodging market. WWOOFing WWOOFing was started more than 40…

Backpacking Africa

I am a solo traveller

It’s not like I don’t like to be around people. When I encircled Africa I did a big chunk of the Eastern lag with the same guy. We’re still friends. I love couchsurfing and prefer WorkAwaying over housesitting. However, finding a partner to travel life and the world with somehow still hasn’t happened for me.…

Find Out How It All Began

Travel-B.com was born after my first backpacking trip through Africa to share the stories from the road and my lessons learnt.

Sweet Memories: Africa 360°

Between September 2011 and August 2012 I took a truck, busses, boats and trains to encircle Africa from Berlin to Cape Town and back.

Walking Home Project

In 2014 I walked the word 'home' on the map between Berlin (Germany) and Biarritz (France). As you do.

My Twisper Travel Tips

Twisper is my go-to platform / app to collect places I've been to and my personal highlights and thoughts about those places.

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  • I am a solo traveller

    I am a solo traveller

    By on February 14, 2015

    It’s not like I don’t like to be around people. When I encircled Africa I did a big chunk of the Eastern lag with the same guy. We’re still friends. I love couchsurfing and prefer WorkAwaying over housesitting. However, finding a partner to travel life and the world with somehow still hasn’t happened for me.…

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  • A brief guide to WWOOFing, WorkAway & Co.

    After having laid out in my last post what WorkAway can do for you and why it’s a great tool to spice up your vacation while being kind to your budget, here is a brief overview of the main contenders in the work for food and lodging market. WWOOFing WWOOFing was started more than 40…

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  • Trading work for food and lodging – The wonderful world of WorkAwaying

    Do you want to change your life? What if I told you that you can test drive this new life at an extremely low cost? The answer is WorkAwaying (or WWOOFing or HelpXing,… – click here to see a comparison of the three). You want to move to the country? — Find a host in…

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  • Father feelings

    Father feelings

    By on January 31, 2015

    I first met Ian and Judy when my WorkAway host Bob from up the road in Campes and I walked the dog and visited them for coffee. We met again at a curry and quiz night organized by another expat neighbor in the village. Their eldest son, Andy, and I were paired up and we…

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  • How to make a Polly to help you carry your backpack

    Earlier this week I gave you tips on how to prepare for your first long distance walk and how to sustain the hike. I hope I was able to inspire you to at last give it a try. In case you are still worried about lugging all that baggage with you here is a quick…

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  • Long term walking for beginners, pt. 2

    When I set out to do “Walking Home” I had done exactly one multi-day hike: When climbing Mount Cameroon in 2012 I had chosen the two and a half day route with one day ascending and one and a half days descending from the mountain via lava fields. Porters were carrying most of our baggage,…

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  • Long term walking preparation for beginners

    When I set out to do “Walking Home” I had done exactly one multi-day hike: When climbing Mount Cameroon in 2012 I had chosen the two and a half day route with one day ascending and one and a half days descending from the mountain via lava fields. Porters were carrying most of our baggage,…

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  • Metz, 3000 year old city by the Moselle

    Its location at the confluence of the rivers Moselle and Seille has attracted settlers to Metz as early as 3,000 years ago. I visited the capital of Lorraine region in early summer. My couchsurfing host Eric proofed not only a great host but also a knowledgable guide to the city and its grand history. It is…

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  • Three years

    Three years

    By on November 25, 2014

    It is not the first thing you will learn about me when we meet. It is not the first thing you will learn when I talk about travelling Africa. It is not even the first thing I will mention when you ask me about whether I was scared as a white woman travelling the continent…

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  • Five tips for working in the wine harvest in France

    This October I got the opportunity to work for almost two weeks picking grapes in the stunning Loire Valley in Central France. It’s an experience I can recommend to anyone (fit enough to do a few dozen squats a day and walking for about 5 km). Here is a more formal compilation of things I…

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  • Château de Minière, a complete wine experience – Grape picking in France

    I spent most of October in the Loire Valley. This region in central France is known above all for two things: its magnificent castles and its wines. Though I did find some time to explore the former, I had come for the latter: Ever since I had read about how every autumn thousands of French…

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  • Walking Home, Week 23 and a Day: Getting there

    Day 155 – Bordeaux At the moment sightseeing in Bordeaux is the least of my concerns. The city is only a train ride from Biarritz. I may come back for a few days when it’s done. At the moment I have only one thought in my head: get my blog up to date. Not to…

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  • Walking Home, week 22: Wisdom

    Walking Home, week 22: Wisdom

    By on August 31, 2014

    Day 148 – to La Rochelle With a heavy heart I say goodbye to Sophie and Oléron. La Rochelle, or more specifically, Biarritz and the end of my march are awaiting me. We use the morning to explore the citadel and the market in Château. I buy a local fresh cheese, jongée on the market.…

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  • Walking Home, week 21: Because, la mer

    Day 141 – to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Another night in which I have hardly slept. The damp cold has spread throughout my body. From up the river drums and bass could be heard all night. A metal club I presume. Paul, who shares a tent with his father two pitches down, hands me a wonderfully hot tea…

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  • Walking Home, week 20: One lucky couchsurfer

    Day 134 – Rocamadour Thanks to the busy road next door the night was noisy. There is no way I will stay here another night. I pack and say goodbye to Alix. The Belgian couple in the camper next door agrees to store my luggage so I can visit Rocamadour again. After my tour I…

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