The Author behind Smile4Travel

I am Stefanie, my passion is my passport and travelling makes me smile since I have started exploring the world on my own back in 2007. Since then I have visited almost 40 countries and counting. As a travel enthusiast with a big love for writing and photography, my mission is to share my experiences, individual travel tips and personal insights combined with eye-catching pictures on my Blog and Instagram (German & English). Born in Thuringia,(Germany), I have lived in Würzburg, Cape Town, Frankfurt and Nuremberg. Now Shanghai (China) has become my new travel hub since the beginning of 2018. Just click to find out more about my person, the blog and my references.

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On my travelblog Smile4Travel I want to share my travel experiences, provide travel tips and most importantly: get you inspired! That´s why besides the Travel Stories as such, photos play as much a leading role as the editorial-parts do.

Besides travel documentaries, which sometimes can be split in several chapters (e.g. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Island Hopping Cyclades, Backpacking Indonesia), you will find route descriptions, showing you important hints and visualize the route. I want to provide you with a better understanding of duration and the different stops, in order to make up your mind about the respective tours. You will also find recommendations for hotels or guesthouses, as well as for restaurants (eg. Japan / Sri Lanka). In City Exploration you can re-live my personal highlights and familiar yourself with the “Things to do in…”, which can be truly special restaurants, stunning locations, colourful markets, hidden corners or absolute Must-Sees.

My travel destinations often are far away and exotic. During the past few years I frequently visited Africa and Asia. But also Europe with its coastlines, islands and metroplolis plays an important role on Smile4Travel. Because so often the most beautiful places can easily be found just around the corner of your own front-door, without travelling to the end of the world and back again. Simply keep your eyes open to not miss what´s unfolding right in front of you – like I did in the summer months of 2017 when visiting 14 Franconian cities.

My passion for the Outdoors is another red thread running allover Smile4Travel. Whether it´s hiking tours in the Franconian Switzerland, biking through meadows and fields of Belgium, fishing in the fjords of Norway, or scuba-diving in tropical oceans: Click on Nature & Outdoors to read my about my encounters with and in Mother Nature.

Sleep Extraordinary: From feudal castles to comfortable shepherd ventures, or rocking houseboats – just basic or truly luxury: This series is dedicated to extraordinary overnight stays I came across during my travels and is extended on a a regular Basis.

 

My TOP10 travel adventures (German only so far):

Größtes Abenteuer: In 6 Tagen zu Fuß auf den knapp 6.000 Meter hohen Kilimandscharo

Kulturelles Länder-Highlight, weil es in jeglicher Hinsicht außergewöhnlich anders ist: Japan

Tierisch(ste) Erlebnisse: Die Safaris in Tansania & Die Orang Utans von Kalimantan (Borneo)

Ängste überwinden: Beim Paragliding an/über der Türkischen Ägäis

Meine Insel-Lieblinge: Sri Lanka – Sansibar –Kuba – Kapverden

Europäische SchönheitenInselhopping Kykladen

Bezauberndste StädteBrügge/Gent, RomDresden

Die schönsten Wüsten-Momente: Mit dem 4×4 durch den Oman

Meine erste Kreuzfahrt: Mit AIDAperla auf der Nordsee

Meine neuesten Reiseabenteuer Fernost: Smile4TravelinChina 

In short: What to expect on the Blog and on my Social Media Channels?

On Smile4Travel.de: Detailed Travel Stories and eye-catching, inspiring photo galleries
Follow my Facebook-Page to stay up-to-date about the latest articles, pictures, travel plans and trips.
Go to my Instagram to not miss any of my snapshots from travels and daily discoveries.
Find me also on Twitter and YouTube, even if not used as actively as the other channels.
Not to forget, follow me on BlogLovin and Flipboard.

I am always keen on your comments, feedback and recommendations and like to read about your very own experiences or answer your questions.
If you like Smile4Travel and its content, feel free to mention and share it or even reach out to work with me.

 

 

 

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