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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Great Lake Taupo, NZ

I really can’t wait to get out on a trail, start moving my ass, sweating like hell and be finally back home. Less than 12 months to go. (YESSSSS!;) Even though i have to plan for 2 trails, being in 4 countries on 2 continents. Researching gear, resupply stuff, visa and permits, maps and flights. My company offered to support my plans. Not only that they are sports enthusiasts, they also like the message I’m trying to spread. Figuring all that out takes a lot of my freetime which i happily spent on that. Ways to go. Seems to be pretty far away tho…
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It’s no “work” when you love what you do. Listen to your heart!
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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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Shenandoah National Park

Sitting there on the blank surface of those very old rocks with my friends – chatting, having dinner, drinking wine or resting silently. My eyes are wandering around, over those Ridge lines, trees and mountain peaks in the distance. Measuring how much day light may be left by watching the shadows grow. How old they may be? What have they seen? Dinosaurs? Rise and fall of empires? War? Freedom? … And then I look at those people sitting next to me. Pie, Cheesebeard and Click. Who are they? I never met them before and now I’m sitting right next to strangers that are already like family. Watching the sun go down in the Shenandoahs, simply enjoying life. .
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I always knew that I will finish the trail. But I thought that I’m alone and totally on my own. Never expected to find such great folks along the way. I couldn’t be more grateful for that experience!
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Picture courtesy: @nicholasreichard
– thx dude 😉
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New Zealand

When travelling around you will not only face different human beings, animals and landscapes. You have to deal with any possible weather condition that may occur. For me, I’m not the biggest fan of being in the cold and/or rainy weather. But I do love experience them. Staying at a packed shelter during a thunderstorm back on the AT in Pennsylvania. Climbing Mount Moosilauke in New Hampshire in dense fog. Sleeping in a camper van during a heavy tstorm in Bowen Town Beach back in New Zealand. Or simply on the road driving through the back country. I always get goosebumps because of that!
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Even if a situation may look horrible at first sight, it has also it’s beautiful or interesting and inspiring side effects which we’re rarely aware of in such moments. But they do exist, waiting for the brave and present to be seen. Be brave, be present and your life will change!
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Appalachian Trail

When we got to that shelter we still had a couple of hours till sunset so we sat there for dinner, chatting with each other, having fun. we pitched our tents a little bit uphill like 50 feet away. later that night we were sitting under the tarp of blazer and hula watching a thunderstorm rolling over the city at the bottom of the mountains. just a small group of us, talking, just listening, smoking, drinking… enjoying the moment. for me one of the best memories…
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good company, good spirits and an excellent view on nature’s work in action. what else do you need?
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picture by the incredible Mr @nicholasreichard .
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Scotland

There is something unknown behind those skies and beyond that mountains. What it is or may be do you ask? Well, I don’t know. But why can’t we just simply go for a bit and find out? Come and join me. It’ll take you just one little step! .
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And another tiny one… .
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And another one… .
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Now keep going and follow your heart to its destination. Love! .
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Appalachian Trail

We all have our struggles, dramas and complaints every once in a while, but at the end we can see that it’s not as hard as it may seem. As long as you have a warm and dry place to stay, food and good company around, life is awesome. The more we have, the more we are afraid to loose it and to have to let go. Better to find out what you really need and want in life and to let things and people go in peace when needed… groupie taken by @8pawshike when we crossed the NJ/NY border back in 2015.
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Less is always more!
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