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About Us

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 your 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?

Our name, Moon & Honey Travel, is a play on honeymoon. When we were on 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 (Puglia) and third (Kauai) 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, Italy

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.

@moonhoneytravelers
  • We spent the last 5 days hiking the Schladminger Tauern High Trail in Austria. This hike challenged us with its daily mountain ascents and rewarded us with epic scenery. On Day 1, we passed this stunning alpine lake, Brettersee.
  • An alpine ibex (Steinbock) grazing on a high alpine plateau in the Hochschwab mountains. These beautiful creatures live in the alps above the snow line. It’s such a gift to see them in the wild.
  • A slice of paradise in South Tyrol. When I’m (Sabrina) sick and stressed, this is the place I envision. In Naturpark Drei Zinnen, pale colored mountains frame jewel-colored lakes and our earth meets heaven. #dreizinnen
  • This sexy building is Schiestlhaus, the highest refuge in the Hochschwab mountain range in Austria. After summiting Hochschwab, we hiked down to this mountain hut for dinner and a bed. We were delighted by the cheerful interior and cuisine. #culinaryhiking #hikeforfood

We just published the hike details (link in bio). Take a look 👀
  • The Hochschwab Group is a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps of Austria. On a day like this, these sun-kissed mountains look violet. Simply stunning! It takes 4.5 hours to reach the summit from the guesthouse-restaurant Bodenbauer and another 30 minutes to the mountain hut Schiestlhaus, where we spent the night. Have you hiked in Austria?
  • We spent last weekend hiking in the Hochschwab Group in Styria. Our two-day hike was filled with gorgeous mountain vistas and plenty of wildlife viewing, including ibex and chamois. #chamois #gams

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