Hi! I am Marta, a Polish girl who dreamt of an unconventional lifestyle and proved that dreams do come true! See the journey that got me to this point.
The distance I walked last year! I should thank my dog.
It’s how many recounts of the adventures across the world you will find on my website
I never wanted a 'normal' lifestyle
A steady office job, a house in the suburbs, 2 kids and a dog? None of it ever sounded appealing to me (excluding the last part). What’s normal anyway? With each year passing I gain more lust for life and am excited about what adventures life will throw at me, so follow me!
18 years old and straight out of high school I get on a plane to New York and start my 2,5 year long adventure as an Au Pair in America.
I spend first half of 2008 attending German language school in Germany, then return to Poland to start my university degree in journalism.
I receive a grant to study abroad and spend the next two years living and studying in Potsdam in Germany and travel around Europe with my friends.
I finish my degree and with the money I've saved from working evenings and weekends, I go travelling around South America for 7 months.
I settle in Berlin naively thinking I got travelling out of my system, then one day a coworker introduces me to a "Working Holiday" youth exchange program.
I begin a 4 year long stint doing back to back working holidays across New Zealand, Australia and Canada. I start my blog which slowly turns into my career.
I return to Europe, purchase a campervan and spend three summer and autumn seasons exploring the Italian Dolomites and Norway.
I never plan further than 6 months in advance. For now I want to stay in Europe and keep exploring its mountainous regions.
Get to know me!
I am a minimalist
Experiences over possessions, that’s my life’s motto! Having too much stuff gives me anxiety. At one point in my life, right after I left New Zealand, all my belongings fit into a small backpack and a carry on suitcase!
I am multilingual
I speak 4 languages, 3 of them fluently, however I always laugh to my friends, that I am not a native speaker of any of them. I grew up speaking Polish, but after living abroad for half of my life my Polish suffered greatly. Nowadays I feel the most comfortable speaking English.
I am a dog mum...
…and not afraid to admit it. For a long time I wanted a dog, but travels always got in the way. At the beginning of 2020 I finally took the leap! Nowadays my dog Jasper travels with me everywhere and he is the best hiking companion. Yes having a dog comes with challenges and lots of responsibilities, but at 35 years old I think I can finally handle those! 😉
I am obsessed with mountains
After my trip across the Andes in South America I fell in love with mountainous landscapes. This love was cemented after I spent over a year roaming through the Southern Alps in New Zealand and another year living in the Canadian Rockies. Nowadays I choose my travel destinations based on the hiking opportunities they offer!
Would you like to work with me?
With 10 years of experience in photography and 7 years in blogging I can bring a lot to the table! Below are a few ways we can work together!