I have reached a point in my life where I close a chapter to open a new one. I went out of my comfort zone and left my job as the wanderlust got me again after a long time. And there I am, a new year – a new chapter which awaits to be filled with a story. This story has just started and I can’t wait to experience it.
Straight after the sport & outdoor fair ISPO, another highlight happens in Munich. The leisure and tourism fair called f.re.e – Travel & Leisure Fair. For me as a travel & tourism nerd, this is a must attend event, ha. I am here as a blogger for the first time and already have the privilege of getting in for free isn’t that great! It‘s the best place in Munich to get inspiration for your next travel. The f.re.e is much more a B2C than B2B event as the World Travel Market in London or the ITB Berlin for example. Nevertheless, there are some seminars and lectures for people from the tourism industry as well.
Beginning preparations of my 2015 mega summer trip
As I love to be active in the outdoors I often thought about doing a long bike trip. A trip which is about the simple things in life – back to the basics – back to nature. Eating, sleeping, surviving. Like backpacking, but on a bike. At the fair there is an entire hall about bike travel which is very valuable for me as a source of inspiration.
I learned about tour bikes and the equipment I need for such a big trip. Quite a lot of things to consider but I am highly motivated to go traveling again. After 3 days of talking to people, meeting friends and collecting information I am whacked. I am now officially in the beginning of the preparation phase of my bike trip. So far, the only thing I know is to start in Munich and to ride all the way down to Athens, where I will meet my good friend Panos.
Next on is the tourism fair ITB Berlin where I will meet old friends and colleagues, visit seminars and of course, plan to finalize my bike route…