About Happiness and Things

What is Happiness and Things

To me, travel equals happiness. It’s the minute you catch the first glance of a marvellous view after labouring up a hill. It’s the new sensation of authentic food that finds the way to my table. The moment when you realise that everything in this world is just true perfection.

Travel is also a dream. And I love chasing that dream.

Born and bred in Germany, I lived for almost 13 years in Sydney, Australia – this means that I lived pretty much all my adult life abroad. In Sydney, I worked in the online travel industry for more than 10 years, translating copy, creating content, and managing a team of marketing professionals.

I cannot remember a life without packing my suitcases, and until today I have visited more than 24 countries, some of them multiple times.

Writing has always been a part of me, and I particularly enjoy the storytelling aspect of travel writing. I started publishing online in around 2000 – back then there were no WordPress, no social media, and Google was still a baby.

Recently, we decided to move back to Europe for a much needed sea-change. But instead of Germany we picked Spain as our home base. New experiences, new challenges and a whole lot of unknowns.

As a full-time travel blogger I share my experiences on this blog, combining compelling story-telling techniques with stunning photography. I want to look deeper into a destination, to find out what it’s all about. Inspire my readers to explore the world and appreciate our differences.

Work with me

Sign up now to the Happiness & Things Newsletter for your weekly dose of travel stories.

Want a postcard from Spain? Send me an email to silke@happinessandthings.com or use the contact form on the bottom of this page.

PR and media, please click here to find out how to work with me: Media & Advertising

Check out also my German language blog for family travel Miniglobetrotter.de

Feel free to contact me for any questions, suggestions, or offers I cannot resist 🙂 Or maybe you would like a postcard from Spain?

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