A great adventurer once said, "To dare is to do. To fear is to fail." I guess you could say we both share that mantra.
We are both California natives who met in 2003 while rock climbing. At that time, Markus had recently returned from traveling for much of the past three years and I was planning to quit my marketing executive job to travel around the world for a year. After dating for just eight months, we got married in Thailand and returned to Orange County, California to start a career together in real estate. After 20 years we're finally done with work and are starting a new chapter in our lives that we like to call "Adventuring".
Both of us love to travel and had traveled extensively before we met. My German father and Peruvian mother encouraged me to see the world and I grew up experiencing many exciting adventures such as hot air ballooning across the US and tracing the route of the Rhein River in Germany. I've visited many countries and consider the year I spent in Spain as an exchange student especially memorable. I received an MBA in International Business and spent many years as a successful marketing executive, finding time to travel to exotic destinations every year.
Markus grew up spending every other summer in Germany visiting his German mother’s family and traveling throughout Europe as a tag-a-long with his father’s high school German students on bicycle tours of Europe. After graduating from UCLA, Markus traveled throughout Latin America for a full year and became permanently addicted to exploring the world.
Beside our love for travel, we enjoy rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, paddleboarding, surfing, snowboarding, sailing and exploring. We like to take off-roading adventures through the deserts and wild lands of the United States and are shipping our vehicle to Europe to start on our European road trip. Today Europe, tomorrow the world!
This website is a way for us to share our adventures and our love of travel with our friends and family, including any new friends or adopted family we meet along the way! Keep tuned to this website for updates as we hit the road less traveled eager to see what adventures lie ahead.
You're welcome to keep coming back here to see new content. You can also send us a message through the Contact Us section on this site. Looking forward to hearing from you!