My bicycle - Thorn Nomad MK2

My bicycle – Thorn Nomad MK2

Known as one of the best expedition touring bicycles ever made the Thorn Nomad MK2 is the bike I have chosen to cycle all the way from the Yucatán peninsula down to Patagonia in Argentina.
The Mayan ruins of Ek Balam

The Mayan ruins of Ek Balam

Ek Balam, situated about 30 kilometers north of Valladolid and right next to the Cenote X'Canche, were the first Mayan ruins I was to explore in Mexico. Featuring one of the tallest Mayan buildings on the northern peninsula Yucatán, Ek Balam is definitely worth a visit. Find out how to beat the crowds!
Cenote X'Canche

Cenote X’Canche

The Yucatán peninsula offers countless cenotes (sinkholes) to see and to swim in. One of them is Cenote X'Canche near the ruins of Ek Balam. Find out what a wonderful place we found after my longest day of bicycle touring so far! Sometimes it's worth to visit places at unusual times!
Isla Holbox - harbour on Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox

Endless beaches, white sand, swaying palm trees and a laid-back caribbean feeling... When you read about Isla Holbox and look at photos of it you expect to find a real gem of paradise. But is it really a paradise? After staying there for a few days I left with mixed feelings. Read why!
First experiences with bicycle touring

First Experiences with Bicycle Touring

How does it feel to steer a fully loaded touring bicycle for the first time through the busy streets of Cancún? How does your body hold up, what are the challenges and how can you solve problems? Starting from Cancún in Mexico I made my first experiences with bicycle touring and this is what I've learned...
Solo Hiking for Women - Hiking solo in the Black Forest in Germany

Solo Hiking for Women

Are you planning your first solo hike? Do you still feel a little unsure what to expect? I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone in 2016 and solo traveled the world for over a decade. In this episode of TrailTips "Solo Hiking for Women" I will tell you how you can become a stong and confident solo hiker!