Viviane & Steffen

who we are, what we love and how we tick!

About us

we’re Vivi­ane and Stef­fen, two open-minded globe­trot­ters and nature lov­ers, who wish to bring you closer to our world.
How we will achieve that? We’re going to tell you excit­ing, funny and some­times crazy stor­ies about nature and people on our web­site. When we meet oth­er people, we have the desire to know the whole life story, the story from birth to present. Do you feel the same? Then you can spy on us here.
Only one in front: We’re neither pro­fes­sion­al travel blog­gers, Eng­lish nat­ive speak­ers nor skilled storyteller. There­fore, please don’t be miffed about our smal­ler mis­takes and report lar­ger ones… Thanks!

Sunshine and Pocahontas

I’m Vivi, a north­ern Ger­man happy soul. Two things influ­enced me pro­foundly in my child­hood: Disney’s movies, espe­cially Pocahontas, and the mono­ton­ous land­scape in Lower Sax­ony. Prob­ably those two – or also oth­er aspects – were decis­ive for me to study envir­on­ment­al man­age­ment. Nev­er­the­less, I couldn’t get rid of mono­cul­tures and so I trav­elled to South East Asia to see amaz­ing rain­forests. How­ever, what I got to see were destruct­ive oil palm plant­a­tions. With an extremely high frus­tra­tion level and a res­ult­ing motiv­a­tion to change some­thing, I con­tin­ued to study and did a lot of volun­teer­ing, e.g. for food­shar­ing and the Youth Coun­cil for Sus­tain­ab­il­ity. Net­work­ing and nature con­ser­va­tion became my two new leit­mot­ifs, which I’m able to act out as a cam­paign­er at the nature con­ser­va­tion found­a­tion EuroNatur.

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Humorous Oceanlover

That’s me, Stef­fen. I’m a per­fec­tion­ist and full of humor. I love diving, explor­ing the under­wa­ter world, mar­vel­ling at nature and get to know the life story about oth­er people. I grew up in the south of Ger­many — in an indus­tri­al city close to the Lake Con­stance. In this envir­on­ment, I decided to become an indus­tri­al mech­an­ic. Dur­ing this time, I made thou­sands of repairs on man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­it­ies. The study­ing as a mech­an­ic­al engin­eer opened up a new job as a mech­an­ic­al design engin­eer. Although I enjoyed the work, my big dream of trav­el­ing around the world didn’t let me go. So I set off to new adven­tures in Ocean­ia and South­east Asia. After the biggest travel fire was fought, I returned home. Since then I´ve been work­ing as a indus­tri­al engin­eer in a lar­ger com­pany. I’m very much look­ing for­ward to leave the daily routine and travel with Vivi­ane to get to know oceans, forests and the people behind them.

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