In fall 2022, I tried out something new: I combined (a bit over) three weeks of vacations with (a bit under) three weeks of teleworking. In total, I spent six weeks on the Canary Islands – more precisely, on Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
After two years of Corona, it was finally time for a trip abroad again in early Summer 2022 – though still quite close to home: I spent three weeks exploring South Tyrol and Slovenia.
After touring the central region of Austria the year before, I focused on the West (i.e. Vorarlberg and Tyrol) during my trip in the second year of the pandemic. In the end, I (almost) crossed the whole country from West to East – including a day trip to Liechtenstein.
After spending most of my vacations further abroad in the past few years, the Corona crisis made me explore my home country Austria in more detail. Luckily, there are a lot of beautiful places to be found even that close to home.
As I only had time for some of the highlights during my first visit to South Africa in 2018, I explored some other parts of the country in fall 2019, namely the Garden Route and the Wild Coast.
For the first time, I visited Southeast Asia: I spent three weeks in Vietnam, travelling through the whole country from South to North.
For a very long time, Africa was still a (mostly) blank spot on my travel map. In fall 2018, I managed to change that with a trip to South Africa (and Lesotho).
In spring 2018, I treated myself to a very special trip: a visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands.
In spring 2017, seven years after my previous trip, I finally returned to the United States for another holiday. This time, I crossed the whole country by train: from New York via Chicago and Utah all the way to California.
In October 2016, it was time to explore a region of which I did not know much about before: China. I spent three weeks there, exploring some of the most well-known sights of this country.
In Winter 2016, I got to know the culture of the Mayas (in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). I also had some relaxing days on the beach, and went hiking in the Guatemaltecan highlands.
In autumn 2013, I spent a relaxing holiday in Croatia. In the years 2014 and 2015, however, the focus was more on hiking: in Scandinavia, in the Caucasus, and in the Himalaya.
Thanks to two months of unpaid vacation, I could spend eight weeks in New Zealand in February/March 2013. Again, I really fell in love with this beautiful country and its friendly people.
Between autumn 2010 and summer 2012, I explored Europe on several trips: I have been to the Balkans and the Baltics, to Spain, and to Norway.
On our trip through the Western United States, we experienced pretty much every type of weather imaginable: from hail to rain to snow, from sunshine to strong winds (including a snow storm, and a sand storm). Despite these adverse conditions, however, it was a really great holiday.
In just under eight months, I literally travelled around the globe. The main focus, however, was on New Zealand/South Pacific and Central America, respectively.
From Sommer 2003 to Winter 2007/08, I was travelling overseas a lot: a term abroad in New York (including a trip through California before the start of the term), a month each in Australia and South America, and trips to both Western and Eastern Canada. But I also spent some time abroad in Europe.