It’s me, Sabrina, the author of walkingitoff.de. You landed on this page because you want to know more about me or the blog, so I better get to the point.
I grew up in the Black Forest in southern Germany, went to school there and made an apprenticeship as a bank clerk. I had it pretty good at home, still, I had to get out of there and see some of the world around me. Of course, at this time I didn’t know yet what I wanted or where I wanted to go.
The most responsible thing was to go to College and therefore leave home for another place, a bigger city, different people. I studied “Digital Media Design” and went to London for 5 months worth of internship. Then off to Berlin, as a marketing manager (of course not from the very beginning), at one of Germany’s leading online retailers for shoes and fashion.
It was a good time, exhausting and very informative in many ways. During all these chapters in life, I was always traveling, for example, as a…
- teenager and dirtbag with friends in a VW bus through France, Spain, Portugal
- surfer girl in a Portuguese surf camp
- classic backpacker in Ecuador (2012), Nicaragua (2013), Vietnam (2014), Laos (2014), Cambodia (2014)
- hiker in Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic
- long-term traveler with the Van in the United States (2017/2018)
- long-distance hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail (2016), Arizona Trail (2017), Appalachian Trail (2017) in the United States
About the blog
WalkingItOff.de is primarily, but not exclusively, about long-distance hiking. So far, I’ve gathered over 4,000 miles of long-distance hiking experience in the US and more countries and trails will follow. It’s important to me to only report about places I’ve seen myself and therefore am able to evaluate.
Currently, on walkingitoff.de, you can find my travel diaries of the Arizona Trail and the Appalachian Trail, as well as some posts about ultra-light hiking gear and my favorite piece of clothing for hiking, the skirt.
I have planned a lot more informative content, design updates, more trips and trails…but this should remain a surprise. Stay tuned and check back in. I’m looking forward to it.