Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a incredible busy place, even in fall when season is almost over. We stopped by to grab a good cup of coffee and sat down for a while. I really loved to just being there, watching the town coming back to life slowly. It was nice and quiet. Kiwis do absolutely know how to live a relaxed and easy life 😉 rare and most valuable moments. Appreciate them.
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Grayson Highlands State Park

When I got to the Grayson Highlands I was completely on my own. @bobogle was a couple of miles behind me, @pieonthetrail and @nicholasreichard still more than a day ahead. It’s been a windy day and i got blown off the trail more than once. Even a 40 lbs pack couldn’t hold me down. But it was still a nice part of the trail. It took me another two days to catch up to the guys. It was pretty rough sometimes because of the fear of being left behind I can feel and am afraid of. The appalachian trail isn’t only a Rollercoaster from a physical but also from an emotional perspective. Caught my mind going crazy every once in a while. Till i realized that I could let them go and to not trusting them anymore blindly. A big game changer to lift your mood and spirits. PS: Wait for the gap between the thoughts ;).
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Dresden, Germany

Hiking the appalachian trail had a huge impact on almost everything in my life. Not only that my personality changed significantly, my attitude, behavior and very own perspective of my life and it’s meaning went through a similar process. It took me quiet a while to figure that out and realize what has happened. I’m not the man I used to be anymore. Then I thought about one thing. What can I do to spread the word and show people how they can achieve the same if they want. For me, words are just words unless you’re acting accordingly. “If you’re going to talk the talk you’ve got to walk the walk” – Right? And that’s what I’m going to do. Literally.
My gameplan is roughly set. When, where, how long. I will leave germany in mid April 2018 flying over to the U.S. taking 10 days to get my missing gear together. Start on the pct going nobo. Flying out to Sidney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand – from Vancouver, Canada. Hike the Te Araroa, then flying back to Sidney and then Germany mid or late May 2019. I’m so excited, greatful and nervous about what’s lying ahead of me. A good sign 😉
So if you’re still asking yourself about what is my point: I want to show you, that everyone is able and capable of going on an adventure. I want you to be inspired by my stories, pictures and words. To show you that it’s doable as long as you put all your energies and power in it. You can do what ever you want! That’s what I learned on the appalachian trail…
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Appalachian Mountains

What is more important than living your life at it’s fullest? Not just existing. Do something you really love and put all your energy in that “project” – in You!
If you don’t know how to start, read a book, read 10 books, watch documentaries and talk to people. Stop talking and start listening. Your heart, your guts, your thoughts and feelings. People around you and everything in between. All and everything is constantly taking to us. And I’m not talking about whatever-media. As soon as you find something interesting, your heart will tell You! Listen carefully and adjust to that New thing in your life. The more you try, the more you grow. You can’t ever fail but always learn. And now: Go! And move your ass 😉
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Fort William, Highland

I simply love those moments of piece and freedom. These are pretty rare and very valuable. Even just a couple of seconds last long enough to survive without them. Taking all in. Watch it, feel it, enjoy it. You can find them – where you’ve never been to get. So go ahead boldly. But you may consider,
Allways choose the road less taken!
It’s worth every detour 😉
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Auckland, New Zealand

Everytime i Get to a new country with access to the ocean i get excited like a little boy the night before Christmas the closer I get. There is a magical moment right before you see the waves rolling in for the very first time. And then, walking slowly to the shore, I realize how small and unimportant i am and how fortunate to have the chance to be here and being able to live my life. I close my eyes, standing still, taking a deep breath. And just like the little boy I used to be, I start exploring and scouting out.
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There lies beauty in every moment, ready to be found, just look closely or you’ll miss it 😉
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Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland

The greenest grass I’ve ever seen, The cloudiest skies I’ve ever watched, the freshest air I’ve ever felt and the most unsteady weather I’ve ever experienced- was in Scotland. Urquhart Castle to be specific. Stand right there in awe, Couldn’t believe that things are about to come true like “see the Scottish highlands”, “go to worlds famous Loch Ness” and “Just be there”… can you imagine that feeling right now?
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Sitges, Catalunya, Espanya

Being in Spain for the very first time was a surprisingly nice experience. I don’t know why but I was never really interested in visiting southern Europe countries. Glad I had a good start with them. Maybe there is a chance for me hiking the Camino de Santiago. But this is still pretty far away. Just saying – you know 😉
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Max Patch

Looking back on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail makes me realize that I wasn’t really prepared for that adventure. And I’m not talking about my gear. I had no plan, just an idea. To find salvation for my wounded soul, suffering from “life”. It was either go and hike or die. So for me I played all in…
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…and, if you believe me or not, I don’t care, I won. A special present and a new perspective. My whole life has changed for the better since then. It didn’t happen just like that. That was just the beginning. Of an awaken life. With a connected heart and soul…. and now, it’s your turn if you’re ready? 😉
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Bowentown Beach Holiday Park

The first step into the world can be hard. Not because of the physical but for the mental aspect. What if…? How do I…? Where can i….? And so much more fearful thoughts one may have in his head when thinking about an adventure. One month of road tripping aotearoa infected me with the most infective travel bug bite. Never felt that free before and got curious again. About all those things that are waiting for me to be explored… thank you, life, for letting me experience all that!
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