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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.

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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  • Eltz Castle is easily the most enchanting medieval castle in Germany. The castle is perched on a steep rock in the middle of a wooded valley. Fully encircled by forest, Burg Eltz stands prominently isolated from the modern world. The effect of seeing the castle with its green backdrop is nothing short of bewitching. Apart from the excellent view of the exterior, it’s also possible to see the interior of the castle via a guided tour. Unlike most castles in the region, Burg Eltz was never destroyed. And for that reason, you’ll see authentic medieval furniture, original 17th century flemish tapestries,  Chinese porcelain, weapons, and armor. #burgeltz #castle #medievalcastle #eifelexplorers
  • The coastal village Rose in Lustica Peninsula, Montenegro. Settled as early as the 4th century, this seaside village is one of the oldest in the region.
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#visitmontenegro #insta_montenegro #montenegro_dreamers #gomontenegro
  • The hike to Mt Turska Gora in the Kamnik-Savinja alps, Slovenia. As we approached the summit, we were met with unbeatable views of the Kamnik Saddle. Diffused by light, the mountain saddle and Mount Planjava seemed engulfed in another realm.
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If you’re daydreaming like us about epic adventures in 2019, consider heading to the Slovenian Alps. We wrote a detailed trekking guide for our hut to hut hike across the Kamnik-Savinja Alps (link in Bio). #ifeelslovenia #wanderwomeninc #AllAboutAdventures
  • Did you know that champagne used to be called the Devil’s wine? In the mid-19th century, champagne bottles often exploded in cellars, during shipping and as a result of pressure from too much carbon dioxide. Because of the varying quality of bottles and the different fermentation processes employed, champagne bottles seemed to have a mind of their own and could explode at whim.
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Given the hazards of the job, people who worked in champagne cellars wore iron masks for safety. They looked like they were wearing medieval instruments of torture - thus giving rise to the name “the Devil’s wine.”
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We learned about this tale and how traditional champagne (sparkling wine) is produced in the Schlumberger Cellar World, Austria’s oldest sparkling wine cellars. #vienna @schlumberger.sekt
  • One of the most peaceful places in Montenegro: Komovi Mountains. Looking back on this trip, I’m (Sabrina) filled with longing to go back. This small country has everything. We’re excited to share our Montenegro travel and hiking guides with you. We’ll keep you updated so you know when they are live on our site.
  • In the last few weeks, we’ve finally ticked off some of the things we’ve wanted to do in Vienna for years. We finally made it to the Catholic High Mass at Augustinerkirche. The Mass is almost entirely sung, and there’s a phenomenon orchestra and choir who elevate this religious service to an art. We’ve also revisited some of our favorite places, like Gasthaus Quell.

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