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About Us

We’re Kati and Sabrina, an Austrian and an American couple who met in San Francisco, lived together in Germany, and are now roaming the world together. We’re active travelers who love to hike, drink wine, go on road trips and learn about new places. Wherever we go, we seek out local experiences and cultural understanding. We created this site to help you plan your next trip and to document the best culinary hiking destinations in the world. We’re not into counting the countries we’ve been to. We’re into traveling at our own pace – sometimes fast, sometimes slow – and following our curiosities.

 

We’re here to help

We launched this website in November 2017 in order to chronicle where we’ve been and what we’ve learned so that we can help you plan an unforgettable trip. That’s why we take a lot of time to thoughtfully craft travel guides for countries, cities, and regions we’ve explored. These guides are designed to help you familiarize yourself with a new destination and discover the “not-so-obvious” things to experience there. We won’t give you a list of attractions to check-off, unless we’re head-over-heels in love with them. Here are some of our favorite travel guides: Cologne (City), Algarve (Region), Iceland (Country), Germany (Country), and Thailand (Country). We really hope that our guides and blogs will help you whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, taking a vacation, or traveling indefinitely.

 

Culinary Hiking Trails 

As a couple, we have two great shared loves: food and hiking. And when paired together, we’re in heaven. In the last few years, we’ve developed a love for hiking for food. We can appreciate the experience of hauling our own meals up a mountain. But how glorious is it to reward yourself with a delicious feast during a hike – one that you didn’t have to prepare? Or go on a wine tasting hike? As we travel the world, we’re actively seeking out the best culinary hiking trails and sharing them on this site. Some of our favorite culinary hiking destinations are Appenzellerland (Switzerland), the Dolomites (Italy), and the Ahr Valley (Germany). Learn more about our favorite Culinary Hiking Trails.

 

Why Moon & Honey Travel?

Our name, Moon & Honey Travel, is a play on honeymoon. When we met in San Francisco, Kati was on vacation. At that time, Sabrina was living in SF and Kati was living in Vienna. So, our dating life was defined by transatlantic flights and long skype calls. During our first trip together in Norway (basically our 3rd date), Sabrina said “this really feels like a honeymoon.” And then, on subsequent trips, we kept joking that we were on our second and third honeymoon. We’ve lost count. But, we’re still “honeymooning” and determined to keep the honey and the moon in our travels. So, that seemed like the appropriate name for our travel site.

About Moon & Honey Travel
About Sabrina
I love the mountains, half-timbered houses and the smell of bergamot. I’m passionate about visiting castles, going to the opera, and drinking wine. I’m responsible for writing our travel guides and designing our website.

 

Home | California, USA

Favorite Hiking Destination | The Dolomites & Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Favorite Food Destination | Thailand

Favorite Beach Destination Algarve, Portugal

Most Memorable Travel Experience | Eating Rösti with a view of Fählensee in Appenzellerland, Switzerland.

Most Challenging Travel Experience | Getting gastroenteritis while trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

Something Interesting | When I’m not traveling, I paint mixed media portraits.

About Kati
I love playing and watching soccer, drinking espresso with Manner Schnitten (Austrian Cookie) and taking pictures of all types of animals during our hikes! I’m mainly responsible for our photography, travel logistics and newsletter.

 

Home Vienna, Austria

Favorite Hiking Destination | New Zealand

Favorite Food Destination | Italy

Favorite Beach Destination Algarve, Portugal

Most Memorable Travel Experience | Learning to surf in Kauai

Most Challenging Travel Experience | Backpacking in Thailand with a debilitating stiff neck.

Something Interesting | Before traveling full-time, I played Fußball (soccer) for almost 20 years. I was part of the Austrian National Team. When I see a rolling ball, I still get itchy feet.

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  • In the Bay of Petrovac, there are two rocky islands called Katic and Holy Sunday. According to legend, the chapel was built on the island by shipwrecked sailors who survived a devastating storm and took refuge on the island. Next time we visit, we‘ll definitely rent a boat and explore these islands.
  • The coastal village Rose in Lustica Peninsula. Settled as early as the 4th century, this seaside village is one of the oldest in the region. We stopped here for lunch at Adriatic, before continuing our drive around the peninsula.
  • After a week in the mountains, we’re now exploring Montenegro’s coastline. From delicious seafood, crystal-clear water and idyllic coves, there’s so much to fall in love with.
  • Can’t get enough of these Karanfili Peaks in the Accursed Mountains of Montenegro. We‘ll be writing a Prokletije hiking guide soon - stay tuned.
  • We were hiking to the glacial cirque Krosnja and upon arriving we saw a promising footpath (but no markings) leading across high sloping meadows. We took the path, knowing that it would bring us in a full circuit back to Grebaje Valley, but not sure how. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw this natural arch called Kissing Cats. The trail goes right through the arch. Luckily, there are some ropes to aid the ascent. #hikemontenegro
  • Looking at the Albanian Alps from the Montenegro border. From the summit of Popadija, we saw a few trails leading into Albanian villages. It‘s easy to cross the border on foot, but hikers have to secure border permits from both countries prior to crossing.

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