About me

Hello, my name is Sonja. I love hiking, traveling and basically everything that includes being outdoors and exploring our wonderful planet earth. Last year I had to face an early end to my planned bicycle touring trip from Mexico to Argentina. To forget and recover I was hiking on the E1 for a while – with a length of about 7000 kilometers Europe’s longest long-distance hiking path!

What hiking through Denmark couldn’t heal my favourite mountains finally did! My latest adventure of hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc (from late June to early July 2018) was a blast and I am still scrolling through the photos every day. Hiking around Europe’s highest mountain I felt so alive as I haven’t for a long time. I am thankful for all the people I met on trail and for the experience of an incredibly wonderful hike!

In 2016 I quit a well-paid office job to make one of my dreams come true and hike the Pacific Crest Trail, one of America’s most famous long distance hiking trails. I started writing a blog – Lifetimetrails – and it was meant to be some kind of diary for family and friends to follow. Before I started my trip to Central America I decided to add some essential hiking information and also to write more about my travel experiences all over the world. In 2014 for example I stayed in a local village in Fiji and experienced the Fijian culture first hand! I was lucky enough to see a little bit in the past years. Here are some milestones:

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and experiencing a different lifestyle changed me. Since then I try to be more aware of my surroundings every day and of things we take for granted in normal life. Clean water doesn’t just come out of the tap – in most places on this planet it doesn’t! I try to be aware and treat nature and my fellow human beings with the respect they deserve.

I have seen the best of people while travelling and out on hiking trails. Life is thankfully not what the news want to make us believe. Go out into the world and find out yourself!

You’re stuck in the office? No problem! I’ll take you on the trail with me!

Come on! Let’s hike around Europe’s highest mountain!