I’m Marvin, a Berlin-based travel blogger juggling full-time work and part-time travel.
And I'm so glad you stumbled upon this not so typical travel blog.
What will you find here?
Chances are, we are in the same position - juggling a full-time job and numbered vacation days with an urge to travel the world. I feel you.
I myself work full-time in Berlin, the capital of Germany. Just like you, I have a limited number of vacation days. But so far, that hasn't stopped me from roaming the world.
How, you ask? Smart route planning and extensive research. I have become slightly obsessed with planning trips, that use few of my precious vacation days and (momentarily) still my wanderlust. And I want you to do the same.
What will you find here? Read on for loads of travel inspiration, well-researched and neatly arranged in manageable posts. My focus is on destinations around the world with a maximum travel duration of about 10 days.
Dive right in - or read more about me here. Let’s get started.
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The Part-Time Passenger
When I was 16, I got the chance to spend a year abroad in the States. Ever since, I have used that experience as a handy excuse to travel the world. That travel bug bit hard. And it didn’t let go.
My roots lie in western Germany, right next to the Dutch, Belgian, and French border. Hence, I grew up breathing European air from the very beginning. Currently, I reside and work in Berlin (politics - surprise!). Within Germany, it's hard to beat the vibrant and international atmosphere in our capital.
For me, travel is not only leisure time fun, but a passion. Exploring new places, engaging local conditions, and taking in other views is an incredibly rich experience that only travel can provide. This is the feeling I want to convey through the Part-Time Passenger.
Again, travel is not my sole occupation. I have a tremendous amount of respect for people who lead a nomadic travel lifestyle. But in my opinion, you shouldn’t have to choose between an (unarguably) exciting life on the road and a stable home base.
This is why I travel part-time - and I want you to do the same.
How to Experience the Highlights of Sicily in 1 Week
Sicily fuses centuries of influences by different powers into one captivating isle. The result is a vibrant mix of historic sites, charming hillside towns, rough natural beauty, and delicious Italian food, of course. Check out my balanced 1-week itinerary for Sicily.
A paradisiacal archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are one of the most alluring destinations worldwide. Spread across 115 tropical islands off the coast of Kenya, the Seychelles boast a tropical mix of turquoise waters, granite rock formations, and lush jungle. Read my essential guide for first-time visitors.